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F1 in the news 48: Alonso tipped for Renault

The bookies reckon if Fernando Alonso is to storm out of McLaren at the end of the year it will be to return to his former team Renault. Also in the news this week, work set to begin on the Singapore street circuit and a young Canadian scoops the Gilles Villeneuve award.

Spa acts to stop corner-cutting

Earlier this week I wrote about the problems Spa-Francorchamps were having stopping drivers from cutting corners on its revised track. Happily now the track has installed strips of grass between the track and the run-off at the new chicane in an attempt to stop drivers cutting it. They will be tested out at this weekend’s […]

Ten… Jobs for Ecclestone to do

Bernie Ecclestone is looking into buying football team Arsenal – one can only assume it’s because he doesn’t have enough F1 business to occupy his time. Well I’ve got some good news for him! Having sat down and given it some thought I’ve easily come up with ten tasks for him to get on with […]

One To Watch: Nico Hulkenberg

One To Watch

A new generation of German drivers are following in Schumacher’s footsteps. Nico Hulkenberg is next in line to follow them.

Debate: More street tracks good for F1?

Next year’s F1 calendar will include three street circuits – the most since the 1991 calendar took in Monte-Carlo, Adelaide and Pheonix. Are you glad to see F1 bringing the show right into the hearts of major cities? Or are street tracks slow and potentially unsafe gimmicks that belong in Champ Car and the Indy […]

Five Hamilton books for Xmas market

The Lewis Hamilton cash-in machine is running full steam with five biographies of the 22 year-old to hit the shelves in time for Xmas. And one of them even claims to know how the world championship will turn out. For attention-grabbing jacket quotes, it’s hard to beat this: Thrown in at the deep end ‘on […]

Marco Andretti (Meet the rookies)

With a surname like Andretti, how can he fail? This kid’s got to end up in F1 sooner or later. Whether he’ll sink like father Michael, or swim to the title like grandfather Mario, is the big, big question. It’s big, because it could also be the key to unlocking F1 popularity in the States.

Bird’s Eye View: If F1 drivers were chocolate…

F1 Fanatic contributor Rachel returns with her take on what F1 drivers would be if they were chocolate bars. Make your own confection suggestions below…

Video: F1′s best circuit ruined?

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F1 makes it’s highly anticipated return to the fabulous Spa-Francorchamps circuit next month. But has the great track been dumbed down too far? At Eau Rouge the profile of the corner remains the same but re-surfacing, construction work and the installation of tarmac run-off have made the bend less of a challenge. As this video […]

Spyker & Super Aguri in trouble

The futures of F1′s minnows are uncertain as Spyker cars suffer financial problems and a leading Super Aguri sponsor fails to pay the team. Spyker took over the Midland team last year, which in turn took over Jordan in 2005. The parent company expects to make a loss this year and is considering selling the […]