F1 victim of its own greed as Malaysian GP fails to go the distance after late start

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The Malaysian Grand Prix failed to run its full distance after a massive downpour made racing conditions impossible F1 races have always been at the mercy of the weather and everyone understands the impact that can have on them. But Bernie Ecclestone’s decision to start the race so close to sunset was a serious mistake. … Continue reading F1 victim of its own greed as Malaysian GP fails to go the distance after late start

Malaysian Grand Prix grid

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Here is the Malaysian Grand Prix grid following the application of penalties. The drivers’ starting weights have been published – see here: Malaysian GP fuel weights and strategies 1. Jenson Button 1’35.181 2. Jarno Trulli 1’35.273 3. Timo Glock 1’35.690 4. Nico Rosberg 1’35.750 5. Mark Webber 1’35.797 6. Robert Kubica 1’36.106 7. Kimi Raikkonen … Continue reading Malaysian Grand Prix grid

Australian GP hit by sponsor withdrawals

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Several major F1 sponsors have cut their spending on the opening round of the season in Australia, facing its promoters with the prospect of losing significant amounts of money. According to the Herald Sun BMW has axed its ??450,000 (??507,000) corporate hospitality budget for the race, joining Foster’s in cutting its spending on the race. … Continue reading Australian GP hit by sponsor withdrawals

2009 F1 calendar: better than ’08? (Poll)

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The official 2009 F1 calendar has been published with the Canadian Grand Prix mysteriously absent. That?s not the only change for next year, with Abu Dhabi arriving on the calendar as the new season finale. Has the FIA and Bernie Ecclestone done a better job with the 2009 F1 calendar than the 2008 schedule? Compare … Continue reading 2009 F1 calendar: better than ’08? (Poll)