Fuji Speedway to disappear from 2010 F1 calendar, things are looking up

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Fuji Speedway, which is owned by Toyota, may not return to the F1 calendar in 2010 as planned. The track is supposed to be rotating the Japanese Grand Prix with Honda-owned Suzuka, which holds this year?s race. But the circuit operators have suggested the 2010 running is in doubt, potentially returning the Japanese round to … Continue reading Fuji Speedway to disappear from 2010 F1 calendar, things are looking up

F1 links: Mercedes plan to save F1?

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Here’s a round-up of F1 news and other interesting links I’ve found today. If you’ve spotted a hot news story, interesting new website or just something funny from the world of F1, please share your links in the comments below. Mercedes take initiative in Formula One row "Haug's plan – the “Mercedes initiative” – allows … Continue reading F1 links: Mercedes plan to save F1?

Brawn set to extend Button’s contract – but will he get a new team mate?

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On the eve of the Australian Grand Prix it emerged Jenson Button had accepted a pay cut in the region of ??12-15m to stay at Brawn GP following the withdrawal of Honda. Now, with a healthy lead in the world championship, he is tipped to sign a new multi-year deal with Brawn. Button looks set … Continue reading Brawn set to extend Button’s contract – but will he get a new team mate?

Mercedes should put a sticker on this car

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At the current rate of scoring*, after the European Grand Prix it will be inevitable that one of the Brawn GP drivers will win the drivers’ championship. And the Mercedes-powered cars have already scored more than twice as many points as any of their rivals. So why haven’t Mercedes plastered their logos all over the … Continue reading Mercedes should put a sticker on this car

“Senna versus Prost” – read the review and win one of six copies

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We’ve already had one new book on Ayrton Senna to mark the 15th anniversary of his death – and here’s another. But this one has a twist. Written after discussions with Alain Prost, “Senna versus Prost” tells the story of their infamous rivalry which dominated F1 from the moment they became team mates in 1988, … Continue reading “Senna versus Prost” – read the review and win one of six copies

Would ‘most wins’ make title race closer?

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Damon wrote an excellent comment on how the championship would look under the proposed ‘most wins’ system. He reckons the ‘most wins’ system would make Button’s championship a virtual certainty. But I’m not sure – and halfway through writing a reply of my own I decided it would be better to dedicate a post to … Continue reading Would ‘most wins’ make title race closer?