He may be the youngest ever Formula 1 world champion but the British public snubbed Lewis Hamilton in the voting for Sports Personality of the Year 2008. Hamilton was beaten by cyclist Chris Hoy, who was supposed to be racing Hamilton in the Race of Champions at Wembley today. That event was cancelled due to […]
Sebastien Loeb won the Race of Champions for the third time after beating David Coulthard in the final race by less than a third of a second. Loeb beat Coulthard 2-1 in the finals, winning both races in the Race of Champions buggies while Coulthard won in the KTM X-bow.
Here is the live broadcast of the 2008 Race of Champions via Freecaster.tv. More information on the 2008 RoC here.
Comparisons between Lewis Hamilton and Ayrton Senna never fail to raise the heckles of Hamilton-haters. But if this video from the FIA’s end-of-season awards ceremony is anything to go by, they’re keen to play up those connections as much as possible:
Perhaps the most significant aspect of the cost-cutting plan for F1 approved by the World Motor Sports Council today is the restrictions on development. Not only are dramatic changes planned for 2009, but even tighter controls are envisioned for the future to keep costs down. Is it enough to prevent more teams leaving Formula 1?
Among the proposals agreed by the FIA and the Formula One Teams?óÔé¼Ôäó Association to cut costs are a range of money-saving measures targeted at the engines. The changes include an extension in engine life and severe restrictions in development. Will they achieve the goal of cutting costs while keeping F1 at the technological forefront?
Two months ago Max Mosley rubbished FOTA?óÔé¼Ôäós suggestion that refuelling during F1 races could be banned. Now a refuelling ban is on the cards for 2010. What has brought about the happy change of heart at the FIA?
One of the surprising changes to be announced by the FIA and FOTA was the ban on tyre warmers from the beginning of 2010. These were originally going to be banned for 2009, but the change was dropped following objections from drivers. Why are they now slated to be banned again?