Williams FW31 introduced in interim livery (2009 F1 car launches)

Williams has revealed its 2009 F1 car – the FW31. The team go into 2009 with Toyota engines for the third year in a row. The FW31 has been presented in an interim livery. Its final paint scheme for the 2009 F1 season will be revealed next month. Pictures of the new Williams below.

Can you make 2009 F1 cars look good?

As we’re in the thick of the F1 launch season there’s much discussion about the look of the cars. Do the new wings make them look stupid? Are the teams’ liveries too boring? Bruno Mantovani has designed alternative liveries for Ferrari (above), McLaren, BMW and Toyota’s 2009 which you can see on his website. How […]

Renault R29 pictures leak out early


Pictures of the Renault R29’s bodywork have appeared on the internet ahead of the car’s official launch later today. The pictures of Renault’s 2009 F1 car appear to show a revised livery with more use of yellow and orange and less blue. Dutch website F1today.nl claims the team will carry Total branding in additional to […]

Mike Hawthorn memorial this Sunday

A parade and memorial service to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Mike Hawthorn will be held in Surrey on Sunday 25th January. Hawthorn won the world championship in 1958, becoming the first British driver to do so. He retired from the sport after that victory, but was killed in a road accident […]

F1 links: BMW F1.09 teaser video

I was at a stag party last night so no time to do the links round-up. Here’s a bumper weekend collection of F1 reading instead! BMW Sauber F1.09 – The countdown is on. Part 1/3. Video teaser for the 2009 BMW launch on Tuesday. New-look Vodafone McLaren Mercedes MP4-24 makes debut in Portugal “After a […]

Massa?s number four and Kubica?s number five ?ǣ but who’s number 13?

Earlier this week the FIA published the list of official team and driver entries for the 2009 season. Pitpass* found it surprising that Robert Kubica had been elevated to number five, giving him a lower number than Nick Heidfeld, which wasn?t the case last year. I didn?t find that remarkable in the slightest. What caught […]

How the F1 rules changes for 2009 are meant to improve racing (part 3/3)

F1 Fanatic guest writer John Beamer concludes his review of changes in the 2009 F1 rules designed to allow cars to follow each other more closely and encourage overtaking.

2009 McLaren, Ferrari and Toyota F1 cars side-by-side (Pictures)

With McLaren’s MP2-24 unveiled yesterday we can now see how the first three 2009 F1 cars to be launched compare. Here’s some close-up comparisons of the new McLaren alongside the Ferrari F60 and Toyota TF109.

Massa in Ferrari ice kart race (Pictures)


Felipe Massa and Luca Badoer joined in the ice karting race at Ferrari’s annual Madonna di Campiglio ‘Wrooom’ ski event in Italy. But both the F1 drivers were beaten to victory by Ducati MotoGP star Casey Stoner, who passed Massa one lap before the chequered flag. See below for some great pictures from the kart […]

F1 links: F1 Fanatic P7

Best Sports Blog – The 2008 Weblog Awards Congratulations to Kissing Suzy Kolber who win the award once again. F1 Fanatic finished seventh. The four S’s of Formula One’s future Some wise words from Luca di Montezemolo at Ferrari’s Wrooom event: “I think that this sport has four S’s: stability, seriousness, spectacle and sustainability,” Montezemolo […]

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