Max Mosley’s U-turns for 2009 and 2010

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You can accuse Max Mosley of many things, but you can’t accuse him of being consistent. The next two years will see at least three reversals of major policy decisions taken by Mosley during his 17-year presidency of the FIA. Why the U-turns? Is Mosley being forced to take decisions he doesn’t agree with? Is … Continue reading Max Mosley’s U-turns for 2009 and 2010

F1 teams lobby for equal engines (Poll)

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Honda and Renault are leading the push for F1 engines to have equal power outputs in 2009. Renault?σΤιΌΤδσs Flavio Briatore is said to have demanded the equalisation because Renault, unlike many other teams, did not get around the ?σΤιΌ?£engine freeze?σΤιΌΤδσ rules to enhance its power output in 2008. Should the FIA equalise engine power in … Continue reading F1 teams lobby for equal engines (Poll)

Sebastian Vettel confirmed as Red Bull driver for 2009 ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ try to look surprised

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Sebastian Vettel will take David Coulthard?σΤιΌΤδσs place at Red Bull in 2009. Anyone not see that coming? Vettel is one of the stars of Red Bull?σΤιΌΤδσs young driver development programme. Dozens of aspiring young drivers have worn Red Bull colours at one stage or another in their careers. Only a handful made it into F1. … Continue reading Sebastian Vettel confirmed as Red Bull driver for 2009 ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ try to look surprised

Bridgestone to widen difference between tyres in 2009 ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ but how will we know?

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Slick tyres are making their long-awaited return to Formula 1 next year. Drivers and fans have largely welcomed the return of proper racing tyres to F1. The FIA apparently intends to keep the rule requiring teams to use two different compounds per race. But in order to make this more of a challenge Bridgestone plans … Continue reading Bridgestone to widen difference between tyres in 2009 ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ but how will we know?

If Giorgio Pantano wins the GP2 championship should he get an F1 drive?

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The GP2 championship has helped several top F1 drivers get into the championship in the three years it’s been running. Every GP2 champion is currently racing in F1: Nico Rosberg (Williams), Lewis Hamilton (McLaren) and Timo Glock (Toyota). Giorgio Pantano is leading the championship at the half-way point. But this year is his seventh in … Continue reading If Giorgio Pantano wins the GP2 championship should he get an F1 drive?

Sebastian Vettel probably at Red Bull in 2009 ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ so who will be at Toro Rosso?

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After announcing his retirement from Formula 1 at the British Grand Prix this weekend, David Coulthard heaped praise on up and coming Toro Rosso driver Sebastian Vettel saying he, “has everything a future F1 winner needs.” Vettel has long been tipped to take Coulthard?σΤιΌΤδσs seat at Red Bull. Coulthard?σΤιΌΤδσs words of praise probably were a … Continue reading Sebastian Vettel probably at Red Bull in 2009 ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ so who will be at Toro Rosso?

Provisional 2009 F1 calendar has good news for France, bad for America

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The first details of the 2009 F1 calendar were published today with the F1 schedule set to return to 19 races ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ a high it has only reached once before, in 2005. As was expected the French Grand Prix is remaining at Magny-Cours. The Australian Grand Prix also appears as a provisional fixture. However there … Continue reading Provisional 2009 F1 calendar has good news for France, bad for America

2009 F1 calendar expected tomorrow with French round at Magny-Cours

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A provisional 2009 F1 calendar is expected to be announced tomorrow by Bernie Ecclestone according to Nigel Roebuck. Among the changes for 2009 will be the first Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, announced last year. And on Sunday rumours came to light that Magny-Cours, host of the French Grand Prix, will get a second stay of … Continue reading 2009 F1 calendar expected tomorrow with French round at Magny-Cours

First drivers, now teams to pay more?

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During the French Grand Prix weekend more rumours emerged about the behind-the-scenes discussions over the future of Formula 1 between the teams, the FIA and Bernie Ecclestone. According to Autosport the FIA is urging Ecclestone to increase the amount of money the teams receive from promotion and television rights. But with the FIA’s World Motor … Continue reading First drivers, now teams to pay more?