F1 links: Nakamoto walks, Pantano gripes

Nakamoto leaves Honda F1 team "Honda's Shuhei Nakamoto has this week left his position with the Formula One team." The former aerodynamicist had shouldered some of the blame for Honda's post-2006 slump. He said last year: "To be honest, I don’t have enough development experience in Formula 1 cars. Everyone knows my background is as […]

Ultimate F1 gifts guide 2008: Gadgets, games and other gifts

Lego! Scalextric! Wine! Sausages! More fun and unusual gifts with an F1 link (however tenuous)…

Are FOTA a force for good in Formula 1?

The Formula One Teams’ Association meets tomorrow to discuss changes it would like to introduce in F1. Writing on F1-Pitlane Dan Brunell declared: I hope with the teams having a new sense of power with FOTA, they can stand up to the FIA. Are FOTA a positive influence in F1? Do they have the strength […]

F1 links: Only 4 races sold out in 2008

High costs, empty grandstands "This year only Canada, Great Britain, Singapore and Brazil could boast full houses, with special circumstances prevailing in each instance." South Africa getting serious about F1? "The story in The Citizen indicates that track designer Hermann Tilke has been to Guateng in the last month and spent three days looking at […]

Ultimate F1 gifts guide: 2008 annuals & 2009 calendars

Annuals and calendars are pretty typical gifts at this time of year and as you’d expect there’s a good selection of F1 versions available. Here’s a look at which are the best.

What cars do F1 drivers use on the road?

Christopher Gleason suggested “A look at cars the driver’s love outside of work” as the topic for an article. I’ve had a scour around the internet to find out what cars F1 drivers own and here’s what I’ve found, from supercars to superminis…

Renault show visits Sao Paulo (Pictures)


Nelson Piquet Jnr appeared in Sao Paulo, Brazil to round off Renault’s series of F1 roadshows. He entertained the crowd with a demonstration in an R27. Renault’s roadshows has visited Johannesburg (South Africa), Rotterdam (The Netherlands), Kiev (Ukraine), Lisbon (Portugal) and New Delhi (India) this year. With Red Bull cutting its Red Bulletin magazine and […]

F1 links: Hamilton’s ideal circuit

Lewis Hamilton’s 180mph F1 super circuit "Lewis Hamilton has come up with his own plan for a Formula 1 ‘super circuit’. Hamilton’s F1 track vision features real-life corners taken from the world’s premier racing tracks." Senna vs. Prost "We all remember or know of the great Ayrton Senna versus Alain Prost battle of two decades […]

Ultimate F1 gifts guide 2008: Models

Whatever holiday you’re celebrating over the coming weeks make sure you – or the F1 fanatic in your life – gets the present they want. This is the first instalment in a seven-part series with hundreds of different gifts ideas for Formula fans including DVDs, books, clothes, games and more. Today we start with a […]

2009 F1 testing dates and tracks

2009 F1 testing is under way and we’ve already seen most of the F1 teams in action. Here’s a summary of the known dates for 2009 testing, along with maps of the tracks they will be visiting.

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