Bernie Ecclestone has confirmed Formula 1 will return to the United States of America in 2012.
The F1 teams are on their way to Shanghai for the seventh Grand Prix in China this weekend. But with no deal in place for a race next year, could this be F1’s last visit to Shanghai?
Bernie Ecclestone has said F1 can “afford to lose” certain rounds to make way for races in New York and Russia – two venues he’s been trying to get on the F1 calendar for decades. He told Autocar: We’re going to lose some races for sure, there are some races we can afford to lose … Continue reading Which races should Ecclestone cut? (Poll)
The Italian Grand Prix will remain at Monza at least until 2016, the BBC has reported. Last week Bernie Ecclestone claimed Rome would hold a Grand Prix in 2013. If it does, it would mean Italy having two rounds of the world championship for the first time since 2006. The Italian round is one of … Continue reading Monza keeps Italian Grand Prix until 2016
Bernie Eccletone has told the FIA the Indian Grand Prix will appear on the 2011 F1 calendar. An FIA statement said: Subject to final approval of the calendar by the World Council, Mr Bernie Ecclestone, President of FOM, has informed the FIA that India will host a Formula One event in 2011. The Indian Grand … Continue reading Ecclestone confirms 2011 Indian Grand Prix
I’ve had a lot of questions from people asking when the 2010 F1 Fanatic Google calendar will be ready – so I’m pleased to announce it’s ready now. By popular demand, I’ve added each practice session, qualifying and race of the 2010 F1 season separately so you can see the times for every part of … Continue reading Don’t miss any of the action this year: get the 2010 F1 Fanatic Google Calendar
Toyota has admitted the Fuji Speedway will not be on the 2010 F1 calendar, confirming rumours that circulated at the end of May. As I said at the time, I’m not sorry to see Fuji go – it’s not a great circuit in its own right and it pales in comparison to Suzuka, which will … Continue reading Toyota confirm Fuji Speedway will not hold an F1 race in 2010
With so much attention focused on which teams might be racing in F1 in 2010, less is being said about what circuits might feature on the world championship calendar. Many circuits are facing pressure from falling audiences and Bernie Ecclestone’s unrelentingly high prices. There is significant doubt over the planned races at Hockenheim, Fuji and … Continue reading The state of the 2010 F1 calendar
I’ve been sent a few questions about F1 drivers’ helmets, the 2010 F1 calendar and how the teams help the drivers improve their racing lines. Here’s my answers – add your comments and send in questions of your own below.
The F1 drivers have collectively voiced their unhappiness about late race start times. A GPDA representative confirmed to Autosport the Malaysian Grand Prix might have been re-started had it not been started so late: It wasn’t the rain that was the problem in Malaysia, because it can rain just as heavily at 2pm as it … Continue reading Drivers object to late race starts but Abu Dhabi wants special start time for finale
We’ve had a glimpse before of South Korea’s F1 track, which is due to hold its first Grand Prix next year. But now the official home page for the 2010 South Korean Grand Prix is live, complete with new pictures of the Jeonnam track.
“Unworkable demands” blamed
When – or if – the British Grand Prix moves to Donington Park in 2010 the new circuit will take Silverstone’s place as the fourth quickest circuit regularly used by Formula 1. Documents submitted by the circuit owners to North West Leicestershire District Council projects an average lap speed of 220.75kph with cars hitting a … Continue reading F1 cars will hit 298kph in Craner Curves at the new Donington Park in 2010
The FIA has published an updated 2009 F1 calendar. The Chinese Grand Prix is now the third round instead of the 15th, and will be held in April. This means F1 will have visited the circuit twice within seven months, and next year’s Grand Prix may see different climactic conditions to what we have been … Continue reading 2009 F1 calendar shortened
The French Grand Prix has been cancelled for 2009 in a surprise move by the event organisers, the Federation Francaise du Sport Automobile. The FFSA issued the following statement: After examining the economic situation, the FFSA renounces to be the financial promoters of a Formula One Grand Prix. As a result, and as long as … Continue reading 2009 French Grand Prix cancelled
Indian F1 race delayed from 2010.
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)
The Canadian Grand Prix has been dropped from the 2009 F1 calendar in a shock move as the FIA published full details of next year’s schedule. No reason has been given for the deletion of the Montreal race, held at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.
F1 team bosses have put more pressure on Bernie Ecclestone to put the United States Grand Prix back on the calendar in 2010. However the venue for the race may not be the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where the race was last held from 2000-2007.
The first details of the 2009 F1 calendar were published today with the F1 schedule set to return to 19 races – 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