We’ve been getting slightly mixed messages from both camps in the FIA-FOTA battle in recent days which could be read as signs of an impending truce. But today Ferrari and Renault took steps to highlight the seriousness of their threat not to compete in F1 next year if FOTA’s demands are not met. A letter … Continue reading Renault and Ferrari re-state their threat not to compete in 2010
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. Bernie’s warning to warring teams Bernie Ecclestone warns FOTA not to mount a breakaway championship … Continue reading F1 links: Ecclestone warns FOTA over split
This weekend sees the 77th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours. The great race has been won by 117 different drivers and over half of them – 62 – also competed in the Formula 1 world championship at some point in their career. Many of them were race winners in F1, some were even … Continue reading F1 drivers who won at Le Mans
BBC F1 are doing a marvellous job in their first year back as F1’s broadcasters in Britain. That much is clear on the live blogs whenever fans outside Britain get a glimpse of BBC’s work and comment on how good it is. But although it’s great to finally see some improvement in Formula 1 broadcasting, … Continue reading BBC F1 is great but motor sport coverage in Britain is getting worse
According to BBC Sport on Twitter FOTA has agreed to remove its opposition to the 2010 regulations and submit entries for next year pending further negotiations with the FIA over the rules. I’ll post any further updates on this here if they emerge this evening. Here’s more of my bookmarks from today – as ever, … Continue reading F1 links: FIA and FOTA reach deal – report
Hardly a day passes now without some new development in F1’s latest political crisis. Formula 1 has had many similar rows in the past and, so far, it has managed to avoid disaster scenarios of teams withdrawing en masse and rival championships being formed. So how concerned should we be about FOTA’s refusal to accept … Continue reading Is this F1’s worst crisis?
Wrapping up the Turkish Grand Prix coverage at F1 Fanatic, here’s a look back at the rest of the weekend’s stories. Including Rubens Barrichello’s concerns about his reliability, what went wrong for Fisichella and the other changes to the cars.
Sebastian Vettel’s three-stop strategy at Istanbul left him vulnerable to team mate Mark Webber. Webber occasionally managed to match Vettel’s pace despite carrying a heavier fuel which, along with Vettel’s delay behind Button, helped Webber nab second off his team mate. Here’s an analysis of the Turkish Grand Prix including how far McLaren are off … Continue reading It wasn’t just Button that cost Vettel second (Turkish Grand Prix analysis)
Max Mosley has written to the eight FOTA teams saying: It is of course up to you, but the simplest way to ensure that all entrants run under the same rules would be if everyone entered under the cost-cap rules as published and then all entrants cooperated to agree modifications to those rules which would … Continue reading F1 links: Mosley urges teams to enter
Four consecutive wins for Jenson Button – three consecutive no-scores for McLaren. Here’s the Turkish Grand Prix in numbers.
In what looks like another tactical move, the FOTA teams have agreed to push for KERS to be scrapped in 2010. They call the move a cost-saving initiative, which it undoubtedly is, but it’s also likely to rile Max Mosley, who demanded the systems be introduced this year at considerable cost to the teams. Here … Continue reading F1 links: FOTA agrees on KERS ban
From the grid to the champagne – here’s a look at the Turkish Grand Prix in pictures.
Jenson Button added Istanbul Park to the growing roster of circuits he has conquered this year.
Sebastian Vettel had doubts that Red Bull got his strategy right in the Turkish Grand Prix and made his displeasure plain in the post-race press conference. And the team trod a fine line with the rule book by issuing a covert order to Vettel late in the race preventing him from overtaking team mate Mark … Continue reading Vettel questions Red Bull tactics
Jenson Button notched up his sixth win of 2009 in Turkey. What did you think of the race? Rate it out of ten and leave a comment below:
Drivers’ championship Jenson Button 61 Rubens Barrichello 35 Sebastian Vettel 29 Mark Webber 27.5 Jarno Trulli 19.5 Timo Glock 13 Nico Rosberg 11.5 Felipe Massa 11 Fernando Alonso 11 Kimi Raikkonen 9 Lewis Hamilton 9 Nick Heidfeld 6 Heikki Kovalainen 4 Sebastien Buemi 3 Sebastien Bourdais 2 Robert Kubica 2 Adrian Sutil 0 Nelson Piquet … Continue reading Championship standings after Turkey
1. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes 2. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault 3. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault 4. Jarno Trulli, Toyota 5. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota 6. Felipe Massa, Ferrari 7. Robert Kubica, BMW 8. Timo Glock, Toyota 9. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari 10. Fernando Alonso, Renault 11. Nick Heidfeld, BMW 12. Kazuki Nakajima, Williams-Toyota 13. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes 14. … Continue reading Turkish Grand Prix result
Review the Turkish Grand Prix live blog below.
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. BMW deny Turkish GP boycott rumours “Wild rumours are circling in the paddock at Istanbul … Continue reading F1 links: Lotus and Britney
We’ve got the championship leaders in the top four positions, tricky track conditions and one of F1’s best modern circuits. Can Sebastian Vettel keep the heavier-fuelled Jenson Button behind? Is Rubens Barrichello the biggest obstacle to a Button win? And how much of a problem will the soft tyres be? Let’s take a look at … Continue reading Off-line start is bad news for Button (Turkish Grand Prix pre-race analysis)