BMW tests its 2009 Formula 1 car prototype – and it ain’t pretty (Pictures)

Pictures

Several Formula 1 teams were back in action today for the first time since the Brazilian Grand Prix, testing developments ahead of the 2009 season. BMW are the latest team to run developments of the aerodynamics package we can expect to see on its F1 car in 2009. It’s going to take some getting used […]

F1 links: F1 debt

Formula 1 owes $2.3bn, pays $95m…

The teams: McLaren (F1 2008)

The irony of McLaren?s season was that the team?s reliability won Lewis Hamilton the drivers? championship, but their drivers? inconsistency cost them the constructors? championship. That?s putting it rather glibly: Hamilton wouldn?t have been champion without drives like his Silverstone master class. But the points he threw away in races like Bahrain and Montreal could […]

Official: Canadian GP axed

“Unworkable demands” blamed

F1 cars will hit 298kph in Craner Curves at the new Donington Park in 2010

When – or if – the British Grand Prix moves to Donington Park in 2010 the new circuit will take Silverstone’s place as the fourth quickest circuit regularly used by Formula 1. Documents submitted by the circuit owners to North West Leicestershire District Council projects an average lap speed of 220.75kph with cars hitting a […]

Rubens Barrichello wins kart race in Brazil ahead of Felipe Massa (Video)

Video

Felipe Massa and Rubens Barrichello were among the F1 stars racing in the 500 Milhas de Kart Granja Viana 2008 this weekend. Barrichello won the race for a record eighth time – while Massa proved his reliability problems in 2008 weren’t just confined to his Ferrari. Here’s a selection of videos from the race:

F1 links: More on China

Ecclestone wants solution

2008 F1 season in statistics p2/2

It’s been a record-breaking season, with the youngest ever pole sitter, race winner and champion. Plus a raft of first-time winners and more interesting stats and facts about the 2008 championship.

F1 links: KERS concerns

Heavy drivers at disadvantage

2008 F1 season in statistics p1/2

The first in a two-part breakdown of all the statistics of the 2008 F1 season starts with a look at how the championship battles were won. Plus, who was the best qualifier, who crashed the most, and who led the most laps. And, why Lewis Hamilton would have missed the championship in 2002.

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