Fittipaldi joins Canadian stewards

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Two-times world champion Emerson Fittipaldi will serve as the drivers’ representative to the stewards at this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix. Fittipaldi won the world championship for Lotus in 1972 and McLaren in 1974. He made his last F1 start at Watkins Glen 30 years ago. After that he enjoyed a successful career in Indycars, winning … Continue reading Fittipaldi joins Canadian stewards

FOTA wants more money for F1 teams – it should get some for circuits too

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Having taken on Max Mosley over F1 cost cutting – and come out with some positive changes for the sport – the Formula One Teams’ Association is now aiming to get a bigger share of F1’s revenue. FOTA president Luca di Montezemolo told Gazzetta dello Sport: I’ve known Ecclestone since 1973, and I think he’s … Continue reading FOTA wants more money for F1 teams – it should get some for circuits too

Canadian Grand Prix circuit may change for 2009 but will it be necessary?

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Before the Canadian Grand Prix when I asked if F1 had become too fast for the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Cooperman nailed the problem on the head: A bigger issue at Canada has to be why the tarmac reacts in such a way that only the racing line is anywhere near grippy. Why, when a driver … Continue reading Canadian Grand Prix circuit may change for 2009 but will it be necessary?

Why do million-dollar F1 drivers keep making mistakes at red lights?

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Lewis Hamilton would be best advised to skip today’s newspapers. Unless he wants to read several unfortunate comparisons between his father’s prang in a Porsche last week and his crash with Kimi Raikkonen in the pits (see video here). Hamilton is not the only F1 driver to have messed up at a red light in … Continue reading Why do million-dollar F1 drivers keep making mistakes at red lights?