F1 links: McLaren in trouble

McLaren admit problem, but how bad is it? "Looking at the lap times from Wednesday and Thursday, Hamilton doesn’t do any long runs, 10 laps is his maximum and the car runs in the 1m 22s and high 1m 21s. It’s very hard to guess how heavy the car is when they did this run, […]

Who looks good for ’09? Rank the teams

The last full group test ahead of the new season finished yesterday. Two weeks from today, the 2009 F1 cars will be driven in anger for the first time in practice for the Australian Grand Prix. Based on what we?ve seen so far, how accurately can we predict the form of each of the teams […]

Jarno Trulli explains the TF109 (Video)


Jarno Trulli explains how the 2009 technical regulations shaped the design of the TF109 in this video from Toyota.

If Brawn GP really are that fast??

??Honda made a huge blunder by selling the team over the winter. After the disastrous years of 2007 and 2008 their decision to throw all their efforts into the 2009 campaign would have been vindicated. ??Their livery won?t stay plain white for long. Plenty of people have suggested that their stunning pace in testing was […]

F1 links: Ecclestone’s ??1bn divorce

F1 supremo Bernie faces £1bn divorce Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone was facing making Britain’s biggest divorce payout of £1.2billion yesterday. A privacy law would suit Mr Mosley very nicely. Like his father he does not believe in freedom "A privacy law would be a charter for the rich and powerful – something that would […]

The five things that made me an F1 fan

It was pure chance that I happened across a live broadcast of the British Grand Prix on BBC Grandstand in 1989. That first glimpse of Formula 1 captivated me, aged seven, and over the coming years the sport got under my skin. How did I turn into an F1 fan? Here are the five things […]

McLaren vs Ferrari start video


In the ongoing discussion over how fast – or not – the McLaren MP4-24 is, this video shot at the Barcelona test session earlier this week has attracted a lot of attention: It shows Heikki Kovalainen in the McLaren and Kimi Raikkonen in the Ferrari doing simulated starts together. Although Raikkonen starts behind the McLaren […]

2009 F1 testing: March 12th (update: pictures and video added)

It’s the final official test day at the Circuit de Catalunya before the 2009 F1 season gets started in Australia. There’s a huge amount of speculation about what’s going on at McLaren. Compiling all the best times from the Barcelona test sees the MP4-24 down in 16th and 19th. But what about the other teams? […]

F1 links: Briatore criticises rules

Briatore frustrated by diffuser grey area Flavio Briatore: "It's not right that some diffusers are made in a certain way while others in a different way, because I don't think it fair that everyone has his own rule book. Looks like there are two sets of regulations: the one that allows some teams to have […]

Coulthard joins new-look Autosport

Autosport readers will be confronted with a new-look magazine tomorrow. The weekly motor sport magazine gets a complete overhaul while ex-F1 driver and new BBC pundit David Coulthard joins them as a correspondent. According to publishers Haymarket: The title has been redesigned from front to back, with a new masthead, writers, editorial features and changes […]

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