Button and Brawn can win titles in Japan

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Update: see how Button and Brawn can win the titles in Brazil. The Japanese Grand Prix this weekend could see the conclusion of either or both world championships. Drivers’ championship Jenson Button will seal the drivers’ championship if he scores at least five points more than team mate Rubens Barrichello. He can do that by: … Continue reading Button and Brawn can win titles in Japan

Jenson Button’s career in video (Part 2)

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F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer concludes his look at the career of championship leader Jenson Button. Jenson Button struggled to find some traction for his F1 career at first, being inconsistent in his first few years. But he soon began to show genuine potential, and he made the most of whatever opportunites he had to … Continue reading Jenson Button’s career in video (Part 2)

Rubens Barrichello’s career in video (p2)

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Journeyer concludes his two-part look at Rubens Barrichello’s F1 career. Rubens Barrichello is the most experienced driver in Formula 1 history – and from the end of 1990s and throughout the 2000s he was usually found mixing it with the leaders and regularly winning races himself. But despite a long spell at multiple championship winners … Continue reading Rubens Barrichello’s career in video (p2)

Hamilton to drive Senna’s McLaren

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Lewis Hamilton will drive the McLaren-Honda that Ayrton Senna won his first world championship in at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. The Earl of March announced today that Hamilton will be making his third visit to the festival and will drive a 1988 McLaren-Honda MP4-4. Senna scored his first of three world championships in … Continue reading Hamilton to drive Senna’s McLaren

Brawn GP takes Honda F1’s place on the 2009 F1 grid – official

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Ross Brawn has confirmed that his new team Brawn GP will take over from Honda and contest the 2009 F1 season. As has been rumoured in recent weeks the team will use the same Mercedes engines as McLaren and Force India. Ross Brawn will be team principal of his eponymous outfit and Jenson Button and … Continue reading Brawn GP takes Honda F1’s place on the 2009 F1 grid – official

Brawn Racing? Surely not…

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The F1 world is waiting to discover whether Honda’s team will make it onto the grid next year. Becken has unearthed an interesting detail potentially revealing the name of the new team as Brawn Racing: There?s an interesting history regarding an internet domain registered by a lawyer named Caroline McGrory (former BAR employee!). She taken … Continue reading Brawn Racing? Surely not…

Newspapers claim Honda F1 deal done

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Several newspapers this morning are claiming a deal to rescue the Honda F1 team has been done. According to The Times: Sources close to the Brackley-based outfit confirmed last night that the deal is going ahead and that the team will conduct a ??shakedown?? test of their new car at Silverstone next Thursday, which will … Continue reading Newspapers claim Honda F1 deal done

Ray of light for Honda as team goes testing

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A very surprising story on Autosport.com this evening: Despite no confirmation that a buyer has been found to secure the future of the Brackley-based outfit, autosport.com has learned that with the 2009 car now ready, team personnel have been instructed to get ready to go testing. It is not clear whether the preparations are advanced … Continue reading Ray of light for Honda as team goes testing

David Richards says F1 costs are still too high – and he’s not buying Honda

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David Richards didn’t exactly say “I’m not buying Honda”, but he dropped a big hint today that he won’t be taking over the Brackley team in 2009: The cost-cutting process that has been put in place has not yet seen its full benefit, and I don’t think it will be until 2010 that you will … Continue reading David Richards says F1 costs are still too high – and he’s not buying Honda

Why more manufacturers will follow Honda out of F1 (Ben Evans column)

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Earlier this week I asked if Honda’s F1 pull-out would be a one-off or the first of many. Guest writer Ben Evans sees more manufacturer withdrawals in the near future. So Honda is F1?s first credit crunch victim having, in the space of 12 months, gone from two F1 teams to none. Surprising? Well not … Continue reading Why more manufacturers will follow Honda out of F1 (Ben Evans column)

More signs that manufacturers are starting to favour specification racing

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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?t joining rivals BMW and Mercedes in Formula 1 ?ǣ it?s chosen the American Grand-Am sports car championship. What, if anything, does this tell us about F1?s appeal to car … Continue reading More signs that manufacturers are starting to favour specification racing