F1’s unwritten rules: team orders edition

We all know team orders are banned. But we also know teams can get away with doing certain things to manipulate the running order of their drivers.

Five more pit box blunders (Video)


Felipe Massa’s accident in the pits at Singapore was dramatic and disastrous. But it wasn’t the first time a drivers’ race was ruined when he reached his pit box. We’ve seen plenty of drivers suffer refuelling fires or knock team members over – but there are other ways to get your pit stop wrong: here’s […]

Four mistakes F1 must avoid

Here are four ideas, which have been tried in other championships to make racing more entertaining, that don’t belong in F1.

Does Bernie Ecclestone want the Singapore GP to be the new Monaco?

Frank Williams joined the chorus of approval for last weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix: It has a good chance of challenging Monaco for being the jewel in the crown of Formula One. That is the most accurate thing to say. They have great weather, a very good track, and the grandstands packed. I think there is […]

2009 F1 driver rumours: Honda consider Bruno Senna and Nick Heidfeld

Fernando Alonso’s place on the grid is central to the 2009 F1 driver market: he is thought likely to stay at Renault, or switch to BMW or Honda. New rumours have arisen suggesting Honda may have given up on acquiring Alonso’s services, but are looking at replacing Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button – or both […]

Nakajima stays at Williams for 2009

Williams will retain its 2008 drivers for 2009 after confirming a contract extension for Kazuki Nakajima as predicted here earlier. With Nico Rosberg’s contract set to run until the end of next year it means the team’s race driver line-up is set.

Luca di Montezemolo is right: F1’s safety car rules are humiliating for the sport

Ferrari’s Luca di Montezemolo was not impressed by the role the safety car had to play in Singapore: When we race on tracks where staging a circus or something else would be better, anything can happen, because the spectacle is supplied by the Safety Car. This is humiliating for F1. Montezemolo may be sore about […]

800 F1 races: how many have you seen?

Singapore was F1’s 800th world championship race: so how many of the 800 have you seen? I started watching F1 halfway through 1989 when I saw a broadcast of the British Grand Prix. Alain Prost won after Ayrton Senna spun off with a gearbox problem, and Nigel Mansell was a charging second after suffering a […]

Lucas di Grassi poised to take Renault seat off Nelson Piquet Jnr for 2009

New rumours on the 2009 F1 driver market suggest Nelson Piquet Jnr will be dropped by Renault at the end of the year. But Brazilian F1 fans need not despair as Piquet’s countryman Lucas di Grassi is being lined up to replace him. Renault is offering Piquet to Toro Rosso according to Autosport – might […]

Should F1 hold more night races?

The first ever F1 race held at night went very well at Singapore. None of the pre-event concerns over the use of artificial light came to pass. Bernie Ecclestone is keen for F1 to have more night races in the future. He’s urging the Japanese to hold their event as a night race. Malaysia had […]

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