Tyre warmers set for 2009 ban

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Bridgestone is standing firm by its desire to see tyre warmers banned next year despite strong opposition from some teams and drivers. Director of motorsport tyre development Hirohide Hamashima said: Bridgestone has said to the FIA that we have confidence in (producing) a good specification of tyres, in terms of grip and handling, without tyre … Continue reading Tyre warmers set for 2009 ban

Bad safety car rules catch out Heidfeld

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Formula 1’s ill thought-out safety car rules ruined Nick Heidfeld’s race today. The BMW driver was leading when the safety car came out following Heikki Kovalainen’s crash, and even though he had two laps of fuel to spare he was forced to pit while the pit lane was closed, meaning he incurred an unavoidable penalty. … Continue reading Bad safety car rules catch out Heidfeld

Important rules clarification in Spain

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The stewards at the Spanish Grand Prix made a decision this morning that every F1 driver will have to take notice of. In the GP2 sprint race they handed down a drive-through penalty to race leader Romain Grosjean for illegal defensive driving. It’s a topic that’s caused controversy in Formula 1 before and I’d be … Continue reading Important rules clarification in Spain

Problems with KERS and its impact on F1

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Max Mosley has tried to shrug off growing demands for him to quit in the face of lurid revelations about his personal life and pushed ahead with his plans to introduce environmentally-friendly kinetic energy recovery systems (KERS) in F1 from 2009. He has written to teams outlining a vision of how a more powerful KERS … Continue reading Problems with KERS and its impact on F1

The Ben Evans column: qualified failure

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Another week, another qualifying rules change, as F1 strives to create a made-for-TV-extravaganza that also produces a good race. The one-hour, 12 lap, sessions used to be cracking TV and a rare opportunity to see what the teams and drivers could conjure up when they focussed their efforts on a single banzai lap. Problem was … Continue reading The Ben Evans column: qualified failure

Two good reasons to ban refuelling

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Two areas of the F1 rules have come in for criticism following the Australian and Malaysian Grand Prix. The qualifying format is under fire following the incident involving Heikki Kovalainen and Lewis Hamilton in Sepang. And the safety car rules are being examined after several drivers were disadvantaged by them in Melbourne. Happily, both these … Continue reading Two good reasons to ban refuelling

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