Why teams could build two cars for 2009 to get the maximum out of KERS

Robert Kubica has given some insight into how Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems (KERS) are influencing 2009 car design: Our car for sure will also run without KERS. And it is my opinion that the car built without KERS can go quicker compared to the car that was built with KERS but is not using it. […]

FOTA wants more money for F1 teams – it should get some for circuits too

Having taken on Max Mosley over F1 cost cutting – and come out with some positive changes for the sport – the Formula One Teams’ Association is now aiming to get a bigger share of F1’s revenue. FOTA president Luca di Montezemolo told Gazzetta dello Sport: I’ve known Ecclestone since 1973, and I think he’s […]

2009: Hamilton vs Alonso Part 2?

Almost lost among the news of the many cost cutting changes made by the FIA last week was the news that Renault will be allowed to increase the power of their engine to catch up to the other teams. This raises the prospect of Fernando Alonso being able once again to challenge for wins all […]

Five last-minute F1 gift ideas

Update: Find the new F1 Fanatic gift guide for 2012 here: 2012 F1 Fanatic Gift Guide Still need a present for the F1 fan in your life? Here’s five last-minute ideas including the five most popular purchases by F1 Fanatic readers, a brand new model of Lewis Hamilton’s Brazilian Grand Prix McLaren MP4/23, a special […]

Max Mosley’s U-turns for 2009 and 2010

You can accuse Max Mosley of many things, but you can’t accuse him of being consistent. The next two years will see at least three reversals of major policy decisions taken by Mosley during his 17-year presidency of the FIA. Why the U-turns? Is Mosley being forced to take decisions he doesn’t agree with? Is […]

Will a buyer be found for Honda? (Poll)

Almost two weeks have passed since Honda made the shock announcement it was selling its F1 team. The deadline for what Honda calls a ‘credible’ buyer to be identified is a little over two weeks away. Will one be found?

F1 links: Williams test team doubts

Williams to fire test team? "Several mechanics of the test team declared to f1today.nl that they are already searching for a new job as from January the race team will take over the test sessions." Trulli says he will win a race in 2009 Jarno Trulli: "I can feel it: 2009 will be the year […]

Curtains, romance novels, bacon… is there anything NASCAR won’t brand?

Is there any kind of product you can’t buy with a NASCAR logo on? After a few minutes searching it turns out probably not…

And the F1 Fanatic Pass of 2008 is…

…Felipe Massa’s double pass on Heikki Kovalainen and Rubens Barrichello. Massa’s move came out on top, narrowly beating efforts from Nick Heidfeld and Lewis Hamilton. Here’s the video of the pass from the Canadian Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton loses Sports Personality of the Year Award for a second year

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 […]

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