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F1 in the blogs 42: FIA under fire

The F1 blogging world is still reeling from the many twists and turns of the McLaren-Ferrari spying saga. Read on for more analysis of the scandal plus more on the new Spyker owners, the Fuji Speedway and more.

McLaren will not appeal spying punishment

McLaren confirmed today that it will not appeal against its expulsion from the 2007 constructors’ championship and $100m fine it was slapped with in the espionage hearing last week. The team’s statement read: “McLaren thinks it is in the best interests of the sport, and its goal of winning races and world championships, not to […]

This weekend’s F1 alternative: WTCC Brands Hatch

The World Touring Car Championship makes a rare foray to a decent racing circuit this weekend. Having taken the FIA’s premier tin-top series to a preposterous street track in Portugal and put on some lousy races at Brno and Valencia – neither of which are well suited to touring cars – the series heads for […]

F1 in the news 51: Honda conspiracy

As if Formula 1 weren’t already waist-deep in scandal, now it’s being alleged that the Honda team is deliberately impairing the performance of Super Aguri. After all if Honda know anything, it’s how to make a car slower. Also this week the latest on the spy scandal and Heikki Kovalainen on how F1 drivers actually […]

Debate: 2007 season spoiled by scandal?

The Ferrari fans are railing at McLaren fans for cheating, spying, and using Ferrari’s confidential information to win races. The McLaren fans are saying the FIA are biased in Ferrari’s favour, that the so-called ‘espionage’ was nothing worse than what has gone on in the past, and that it’s not McLaren’s fault that a renegade […]

Ferrari and McLaren secrets leaked in FIA document

2007 F1 season

Highly sensitive Ferrari and McLaren information has been leaked onto the internet in an apparent blunder by the FIA.

Top ten… Reasons race fuel qualifying must go

After several years of messing around with qualifying a neat system was devised for 2006 – two knockout sessions would leave the top ten battling for pole position. But there’s still one problem with the system, which F1 bosses are considering changing for next year. Making drivers qualify with their race fuel loads makes no […]

The Ben Evans Column: A bad day at Spa

F1 has dominated the front and back pages over the past two weeks for all the wrong reasons – spying, bribery, cheating, what the FIA will do with the fine? (how about donating it to charity?). Lost in the maelstrom of McLaren discontent have been the Italian and Belgian Grands Prix – the latter of […]

2008 BTCC calendar revealed

The British Touring Car Championship will return to Silverstone next year after missing the home of the British GP this year. The short National circuit will be used. Also new for next year will be a race on the full Grand Prix circuit at Brands Hatch. The season-closing event will see the championship end in […]

25 best groups for F1 fans on Facebook

A bit of fun for those of you who, like me, use the Facebook social networking site. There are all kinds of F1 groups to join from those who want Ferrari to sign Danica Patrick, fans who want the original Nordschleife back on the calendar, to the Canadians who want their own F1 team. Some […]