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2009 F1 calendar expected tomorrow with French round at Magny-Cours

A provisional 2009 F1 calendar is expected to be announced tomorrow by Bernie Ecclestone according to Nigel Roebuck. Among the changes for 2009 will be the first Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, announced last year. And on Sunday rumours came to light that Magny-Cours, host of the French Grand Prix, will get a second stay of […]

First drivers, now teams to pay more?

During the French Grand Prix weekend more rumours emerged about the behind-the-scenes discussions over the future of Formula 1 between the teams, the FIA and Bernie Ecclestone. According to Autosport the FIA is urging Ecclestone to increase the amount of money the teams receive from promotion and television rights. But with the FIA’s World Motor […]

FIA set to allow tyre warmers in 2009

The FIA is expected to back down from its proposed ban on tyre warmers for the 2009 F1 season at the World Motor Sports Council’s meeting on Wednesday. A ban on tyre warmers had been proposed for next year along with the re-introduction of slick tyres. However the FIA is now understood to believe that […]

David Coulthard: the driver debates

Red Bull?s David Coulthard is the second most experienced driver on the grid ?ǣ and is famously defiant when asked if he might retire soon. But after four seasons at Red Bull his place in the team looks under threat from the promising Sebastian Vettel. Should Coulthard keep his place in the team?

We are all weathermen now

What has been the biggest talking point on the Live Blogs during the past three races? Plenty has been said about the state of Lewis Hamilton?s driving and Max Mosley?s libido, but I think the most popular question is this: ??Is it going to rain???

2008 French GP Stats and Facts

Here’s a look at the facts and statistics from the French Grand Prix including another new world championship leader. Plus Kimi Raikkonen edges closer to a new record and Lewis Hamilton hits a career low.

Video: Pressure on Lewis Hamilton after error in French Grand Prix

The French Grand Prix went about as badly as it possibly could for Lewis Hamilton – and he has nobody to blame but himself for it. From the moment he got back behind the wheel of the McLaren at Magny-Cours it looked as though he was still working out the frustration from his humiliating crash […]

Birthday boy Dan Wheldon wins in Iowa (Indy Car)

Dan Wheldon took a canny victory in Iowa after covering the final 90 laps without stopping for fuel – and he did it all on his birthday! He was able to stretch out his final stint thanks in part to a length caution period after Tony Kanaan crashed out of third on lap 212 of […]

Problem for Raikkonen hands win to Massa

2008 French Grand Prix review

Felipe Massa took over the lead of the drivers’ championship with a fortunate win at Magny-Cours at the expense of team mate Kimi Raikkonen.

Championship points after the French GP

Felipe Massa now leads the F1 drivers’ championship for the first time in his career. It’s also the first time a Brazilian driver has led the championship in 15 years, since Ayrton Senna topped the table after the 1993 Monaco Grand Prix. There was more good news for another Brazilian driver, Nelson Piquet Jnr, who […]