Mosley and teams set to clash again

Today brought new evidence of an impending and potentially massive clash between the FIA and the Formula 1 teams over costs. While FOTA is already talking about relaxing the restrictions on testing in 2009, Max Mosley is pushing for massive cuts to drastically reduce the cost of competition to around ??50m. And rumours claim he’s […]

F1 links: More cost cutting

FOTA progress continues this week “FOTA also began preliminary discussions about the results of a major market research campaign it has commissioned to find out what fans want to see in F1. Although the full findings from the document are not yet believed to have been delivered, initial results are now being looked at to […]

Biggest change to the F1 rules since??

Pat Symonds remarked recently that the radical changes in the F1 rules for 2009 were the biggest he?d seen since 1983. The ??formula? in Formula 1 has been changed many times since the world championship began in 1950. Which were the biggest changes in recent F1 history?

F1 links: Coulthard on Monaco

Piers Morgan’s full Monte! The tax haven where the jewels are real and the orgasms are fake “I spent an amusing morning with Formula 1 racing star David Coulthard, who fled to Monaco 15 years ago and now owns a hotel there called the Columbus. When I asked him what made him move there in […]

Is the FIA’s take on medals irrelevant? Clive thinks not – here’s why

Guest writer Clive of F1 Insight takes another look at the FIA’s take on Bernie Ecclestone’s contentious ‘medals’ plan. To be fair to the FIA, their list of what would have happened in the past if a medals system had been in place is relevant because it is, at least, an attempt to test the […]

2010 F1 driver market wide open

It may seem preposterously early to start thinking about the 2010 F1 season when this year’s championship hasn’t got started yet. But with only three drivers’ seats confirmed for 2010, little change in the 2009 line-up, and many places in top teams potentially up for grabs for 2010, we could see some surprise announcements during […]

How do the 2009 F1 cars compare to other single-seater racing cars?

The 2009-style F1 cars have got a lukewarm reaction from fans – less than half of F1 Fanatic readers thought they looked good when we did a poll on it last week. To get to the heart of what’s gone wrong with F1 car aesthetics I thought we should compare them to top single-seaters from […]

French site claims Bourdais to sign this week

French website Toile F1 claims to have ‘exclusive’ information that Sebastien Bourdais will sign for Toro Rosso this week. If you can read French, check the original article out here. Thanks to Paul for the tip! Read more: 2009 F1 drivers and teams

Sebastian Vettel’s WSR debut (Video)


Here’s some video I found of Sebastian Vettel, one year before he made his F1 race debut. Vettel, who was racing in the F3 Euroseries at the time, got a chance to enter the World Series by Renault race at Misano in Italy. As the video shows, it worked out rather well for him.

Formula 1’s lost nations: New Zealand

Last world champion: Denny Hulme, 1967 Last Grand Prix winner: Denny Hulme, McLaren, Buenos Aires, 1974 Last Grand Prix starter: Mike Thackwell, RAM, Montreal, 1984 Last Grand Prix: None held Only eight drivers from New Zealand have ever started Grands Prix. But they include a world champion, the founder of one of the great F1 […]

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