Rain was one of the trends that defined the 2008 championship. Talk of the weather was seldom far from people’s lips this year, especially in the second half of the season. Time and again we were reminded of how a few drops of rain can transform a Grand Prix from a tedious procession into an […]
It’s Hamilton’s title: Formula One diary, October 28 to November 4 "I am subsequently crushed by a cosmopolitan mish-mash of TV crews as I make a desperate bid to record an early Hamilton sound bite. The bruises are scarcely worth it as I escape to discover my voice recorder missed most of what he said, […]
One of the surprises of 2008 was Toro Rosso beating its sister team Red Bull in the constructors’ championship and claiming its maiden win. Toyota, meanwhile, had one of their best ever F1 seasons. Here’s a look at how these three teams performed in 2008.
These four teams ended 2008 propping up the constructors’ championship table. One of them had gone bust so long ago many had forgotten they were ever there. Where did it go wrong for Williams, Honda, Force India and Super Aguri in 2008? And will things be better for the three that remain in 2009?
Todt, Briatore, unlikely for FIA top job "Radovan Novak, a member of the Paris body, the chief of the Czech motoring federation, and believed to be a close ally of Mosley…believes Mosley will opt to remain in the job for 'another term'." Novak was the same man who suggested Ron Dennis was linked to the […]
Honda and Renault are leading the push for F1 engines to have equal power outputs in 2009. Renault?óÔé¼Ôäós Flavio Briatore is said to have demanded the equalisation because Renault, unlike many other teams, did not get around the ?óÔé¼?£engine freeze?óÔé¼Ôäó rules to enhance its power output in 2008. Should the FIA equalise engine power in […]
Force India?óÔé¼Ôäós technical tie-up with McLaren-Mercedes, which was rumoured for several weeks, was announced today. Having used Ferrari engines in 2006 (as Spyker) and 2007, Force India is embarking on an ambitious project which will see them use the same gearbox, KERS, Mercedes engine and other parts as McLaren. How will this massive acquisition of […]