Abu Dhabi Grand Prix technical analysis – and a look ahead to 2010

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F1 Fanatic guest writer John Beamer examines the technical updates from Abu Dhabi and gives his early thoughts on the major changes for 2010. As evident from my recent musings on the technical side of F1 every team has focused its development resources on 2010. Suffice to say there is little to report from Yas … Continue reading Abu Dhabi Grand Prix technical analysis – and a look ahead to 2010

F1 links: Barrichello wins $500K lawsuit

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F1 Racing Driver Barrichello Wins $500,000 Libel Suit Against Google (TechCrunch) "Google has been ordered by a Brazilian court to pay Formula One racing driver Rubens Barrichello $500,000 in damages for the presence of fake online profiles of the driver on its social network Orkut, which is hugely popular in the man’s home country." Ross … Continue reading F1 links: Barrichello wins $500K lawsuit

Nick Craw on USF1 and US Grand Prix (Video)

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New president of the FIA Senate Nick Craw has addressed rumours about whether America’s new F1 team USF1 will make the grid in 2010. In a video interview with Speed TV Craw told the channel he had inspected the team’s facilities twice and they had recently paid their $440,000 (??265,000) entry fee. He was also … Continue reading Nick Craw on USF1 and US Grand Prix (Video)

F1 links: N.Technology loses FIA court case

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Court rejects N.Technology’s claims (Autosport) "N.Technology's legal action against the FIA over the way that the process for the selection of the new teams for the 2010 Formula 1 World Championship has been unsuccessful after French courts rejected all of its claims." Jaime Alguersuari: F1 debut without testing was like entering a slaughterhouse (Daily Mirror) … Continue reading F1 links: N.Technology loses FIA court case

Michael Schumacher’s 1994 title-winning F1 car on sale for ??2.3m (Pictures)

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The Benetton-Ford which Michael Schumacher won his first world championship with in 1994 is up for sale on eBay. According to the seller it is the very car which Michael Schumacher used in the last race of the season, when he infamously crashed into title rival Damon Hill. A bidding war has broken out for … Continue reading Michael Schumacher’s 1994 title-winning F1 car on sale for ??2.3m (Pictures)

F1 links: How Honda’s team was saved

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Catching up with Ross Brawn (Autocar) "'They were clearly surprised at this because their view was that the team was unsaleable. Equally, the notion of a management buy-out is something virtually unknown in Japanese business circles.' Thank heavens Ross introduced to the concept, is all I can say." And hopefully someone's explained it to Toyota … Continue reading F1 links: How Honda’s team was saved

2009 F1 DVD is called “Not in a hurry”

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The official Formula 1 season reviews often get lumbered with bad names and the 2009 F1 DVD is no exception. This year’s F1 review will be called “Not in a hurry” according to a sleeveshot posted on Twitter. It’s hardly the most imaginative title they could have come up with. But then, this is from … Continue reading 2009 F1 DVD is called “Not in a hurry”

Brazil voted best race of 2009, Turkey named worst of a bad bunch

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After the millions ploughed into radically revised aerodynamic packages and Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems to improve racing, did we get a more entertaining season in 2009 than 2008? Not according to how your voted in our post-race polls. Interlagos served up the best race of the year for the second season in a row – … Continue reading Brazil voted best race of 2009, Turkey named worst of a bad bunch

Is the FIA to blame for teams leaving?

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As the F1 world waits to learn whether Renault will join Toyota in quitting the sport, the finger-pointing for the manufacturers’ exodus has already begun. The FIA reacted to Toyota’s decision by claiming it could have been avoided if Max Mosley’s budget cap had been introduced. Meanwhile Ferrari blamed “those who managed Formula 1 over … Continue reading Is the FIA to blame for teams leaving?

Silverstone given until tomorrow to accept Ecclestone’s ??370m offer

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Bernie Ecclestone has told Silverstone it has until tomorrow to accept his offer to host the British Grand Prix in 2010. Silverstone has been left to pick up the pieces after Ecclestone’s attempt to take the race from them and give it to Donington Park failed. Just as it did when he tried to do … Continue reading Silverstone given until tomorrow to accept Ecclestone’s ??370m offer

Bridgestone to make surprise F1 exit

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F1’s exclusive tyre supplier Bridgestone has made a surprise announcement it will quit the sport at the end of the 2010 season. This means F1 will have a new tyre supplier from 2011, but there’s no indication yet the FIA may allow the resumption of the ‘tyre war’ by letting in more than one supplier.

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