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?
What was the best overtaking move of 2008? Your nominations for the best F1 pass are in – watch video of each of them below and vote for your favourite.
If the world’s racing circuits disappeared overnight and we needed a fresh set of blueprints to work from, at least we already have a collection of great ideas thanks to the stack of track concepts sent in for the latest F1 Fanatic competition. The winners, who each receive ?é?ú100 courtesy of the Mind Your Own […]
Lewis Hamilton and Mika Hakkinen drove taxis across Tower Bridge in London to promote a campaign to stop people drinking and driving today. Here’s some video and pictures from the publicity stunt that took place this morning.
NASCAR star Jeff Gordon has offered to take a pay cut to ease the strain on his team during the financial crisis: I’ll do whatever it takes for us to have the best team we can possibly have. If that means take part of my salary to keep certain people on… I would be open […]
With F1 moving to the BBC in 2009, fans in the UK should be able to use the iPlayer to watch live F1 action next year. But anyone trying to watch F1 on iPlayer from outside Britain may find it more difficult than when ITV first broadcast F1 online this year.