McLaren called before WMSC again: what will their punishment be?

Some developments are met with such little surprise they barely even qualify as ‘news’. The FIA summoning McLaren to appear before the World Motor Sports Council surely meets this criteria. The team are being called to explain why they misled stewards about Lewis Hamilton allowing Jarno Trulli past under the safety car in the closing […]

F1 links: Brawn’s exhausts under scrutiny

Brawn GP bodywork legality questioned "A small scandal is brewing about the legality of the winning Brawn GP cars at the Australian Grand Prix. It is claimed that the cars ran throughout the weekend with its exhaust pipes protruding from the bodywork by 10cm, which could be outside the regulations. The Brawn bodywork was changed […]

Alonso’s mega-start and Button’s killer laps (Malaysian Grand Prix analysis)

Here’s a closer look at some of the outstanding moments of the Malaysian Grand Prix: Fernando Alonso’s incredible getaway, Jenson Button’s race-winning pace, and Timo Glock’s inspired switch to intermediate tyres.

Technical review: Australia and Malaysia

F1 Fanatic guest writer John Beamer examines the technical changes and controversies over the first two races of 2009. Formula 1 never changes. We’re not even two races in and controversy continues to rage around the paddock – as it has done so every year since 1954 and will do so until we humans are […]

Unravelling the mayhem in Malaysia

F1 Fanatic guest writer Duncan Stephen, who writes Vee8, reflects on the chaotic ending to Malaysian Grand Prix and how it was handled. Before I write about the Malaysian Grand Prix, it is worth reflecting on the issues surrounding the curtailment of the race. I have no particular problem with a race being stopped if […]

BBC F1 TV ratings for first two races of 2009

How is the BBC faring since taking over from ITV as Britain’s F1 broadcaster? Here’s its preliminary viewing figures for the first two races: 2009 Australian Grand Prix live: 2.1m average, 3.4m peak 2009 Australian Grand Prix repeat: 2.8m average 2009 Malaysian Grand Prix live: 4.4m average, 5.2m peak Last year ITV’s replay of the […]

2010 South Korean F1 track shown in new pictures on official website

We’ve had a glimpse before of South Korea’s F1 track, which is due to hold its first Grand Prix next year. But now the official home page for the 2010 South Korean Grand Prix is live, complete with new pictures of the Jeonnam track.

F1 links: Twilight fallout

Ecclestone stands by late start time Bernie Ecclestone: "I don't see anything wrong with the start time, we just didn't know about the rain. If we had started at 2pm then it would have rained as well." Martin Brundle column “In theory, the race could have run beyond the specific two-hour time limit. That is […]

2009 Malaysian Grand Prix facts and stats

The Malaysian Grand Prix will be remembered as one of the shortest F1 races ever. But Jenson Button will recall it as the first race where he started from pole position, set fastest lap and won the race. Here’s more of the stats and facts from the Sepang race.

Malaysian GP prediction results

Fer No. 65 did the best job of the Malaysian Grand Prix predictions – correctly picking Jenson Button for pole and victory and Timo Glock for third place. Here’s the results.

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