McLaren debut 2009 front wing and nose "The test car [was] sprayed with green oil paint to mark the airflow around the car's bodywork. This method is often used to verify simulations from the wing tunnel and CFD tests and indicates McLaren's desire to clearly understand how the new front wing influences the car's airflow." […]
Overtaking can be rare in Formula 1. But when the planets align and someone actually gets close enough to make a move, a genuinely exciting pass is a thing to savour. Although next year sees new regulations designed to enhance passing opportunities there were some fine overtaking moves this year. We?óÔé¼Ôäóve seen double passes, wet […]
While Honda joins Audi and Seat in scaling back its motor racing programmes for 2009, Porsche is doing the opposite. But the German premium marque isn?óÔé¼Ôäót joining rivals BMW and Mercedes in Formula 1 ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ it?óÔé¼Ôäós chosen the American Grand-Am sports car championship. What, if anything, does this tell us about F1?óÔé¼Ôäós appeal to car […]
The true impact of the global recession on Formula 1 became clear week as Honda suddenly axed its F1 team. It?óÔé¼Ôäós not clear how deep and how prolonged the recession will be, but we can get an idea how it will affect F1 by looking back on what the 1989-1992 recession did to the sport.
Robert Kubica had the chance to sample a very special BMW last weekend: the V12 LMR which won the 1999 Le Mans 24 Hours. Kubica demonstrated the car along with a 2007 F1.07 racer at Mexico?óÔé¼Ôäós former F1 venue, the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, which last held a round of the world championship in 1992. It […]
Honda’s stay in F1 has been remarkable, achieving many a win, and scoring a couple of titles along the way. But the 1990s and 2000s never quite saw Honda return to their glory days of the 1980s.
Having held its first Grand Prix Singapore is adjusting to having grandstands and other racing construction dotted around its harbour front all year long. One fan took a look around the track to see what evidence he could find of the night race that captivated out attention two months ago. Here are some of his […]