A brilliant race in Turkey shows F1 is on the right track (Making F1 better)

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The Turkish Grand Prix was a fantastic race – and it didn’t need a single drop of rain to liven things up. F1 Fanatic readers rated the Turkish Grand Prix higher than any other dry race weekend since our “Rate the Race” polls began at the start of 2008. After the criticisms of ‘boring F1’ … Continue reading A brilliant race in Turkey shows F1 is on the right track (Making F1 better)

KERS return could improve racing – Simon

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The FIA’s director of powertrain and electronics, Gilles Simon, has given another indication that F1 could return to using Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems soon. He stressed the potential benefits of reintroducing KERS in an interview with the FIA magazine In Motion: I think that could actually add to the show because with reduced displacement engines … Continue reading KERS return could improve racing – Simon

When was F1 at its best? The rose-tinted spectacles problem (Making F1 better)

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In the golden days of F1 every Grand Prix was a classic, with 20 changes of lead and a photo finish. Dashing drivers would climb from beautiful, sponsor-free cars, light a cigarette and regale the world’s press with quick-witted quips. Nonsense, of course. It’s easy to write off modern F1 as a pale shadow of … Continue reading When was F1 at its best? The rose-tinted spectacles problem (Making F1 better)

FOTA consider new 2011 downforce cuts

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The Formula One Teams’ Association is considering further restrictions on how much downforce F1 cars can generate as the 2010 cars are already producing almost as much downforce as they were in 2008. The changes introduced last year at the urging of the Overtaking Working Group have not succeeding in reducing downforce levels. FOTA is … Continue reading FOTA consider new 2011 downforce cuts

“F1 2010” – first play (Pictures & video)

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Codemasters claim “F1 2010” will be “a departure for F1 games”. F1 fans have been waiting four years for a new official F1 game for the latest generation console formats. In the last 12 months we’ve had hundreds of comments on this site discussing what should be in the game. F1 Fanatic put your questions … Continue reading “F1 2010” – first play (Pictures & video)

YouTube starts broadcasting live sport, but will F1 ever get on board?

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YouTube has signed its first deal to broadcast sport live on the internet. Its contract with the Indian Premier League has surprised media analysts because it allows YouTube to stream live coverage in every country including those where TV deals for the IPL are already in place (apart from the USA). F1 rights holders FOA … Continue reading YouTube starts broadcasting live sport, but will F1 ever get on board?

??120K Cruden Hexatech racing simulator is the ultimate gift for an F1 fan

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Still not sure what to buy for the F1 fan in your life? How about a full size professional racing simulator as used by F1 teams? The Cruden Hexatech promises the most convincing racing experience money can buy with realistic G-Force simulation and steering feedback. It comes with software to simulate fast lap shoot-outs, 24-hour … Continue reading ??120K Cruden Hexatech racing simulator is the ultimate gift for an F1 fan

“F1 2009” by Codemasters (Sony PSP)

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After a three-year wait, F1 fans finally have an official Formula 1 game. New licence-holders Codemasters have produced a game based on the 2009 season for the Sony PSP and Nintendo Wii, while a 2010 game is under development for the more sophisticated PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms. It’s fair to say most F1 … Continue reading “F1 2009” by Codemasters (Sony PSP)

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