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Rubens Barrichello has waded into the Renault Singapore row by siding with Nelson Piquet Jnr over remarks made by Flavio Briatore. Briatore made disparaging remarks in the Italian press referring to a man Piquet Jnr used to live with, his mechanic Agnaldo Furlani. Barrichello slams Briatore’s remarks "Barrichello said the newly painted helmet that he … Continue reading F1 links: Barrichello enters Renault row
Nico Hulkenberg has taken a step closer to becoming an F1 driver in 2010 by winning the GP2 championship at Monza.
The Monza parkland in autumn sunlight is one of F1’s finest sights. Anyone who didn’t see this afternoon’s GP2 race might find it hard to believe that, shortly after F1 qualifying finished, the sunlight and mid-30s temperatures gave way to dark skies and pouring rain. We may get more rain tomorrow, but in the meantime … Continue reading Italian Grand Prix qualifying in pictures
Adrian Sutil will be able to go one lap longer than Lewis Hamilton at the start of the Italian Grand Prix. But Heikki Kovalainen could be the man to watch as he’s fuelled to make his pit stop much later than the three drivers in front of him. Here’s the fuel weights in full.
Lewis Hamilton and Adrian Sutil will share the front row of a grid for the Italian Grand Prix tomorrow. It’s the first time they’ve done so since 2005 at Zandvoort – when the pair were team mates in the F3 Euroseries. A last-gap effort from Hamilton seized pole position from the Force India driver. Sutil … Continue reading Lewis Hamilton beats Adrian Sutil to pole (Italian Grand Prix qualifying)
1. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes – 1’24.066 2. Adrian Sutil, Force India-Mercedes – 1’24.261 3. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari – 1’24.523 4. Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren-Mercedes – 1’24.845 5. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’25.015 6. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’25.030 7. Vitantonio Liuzzi, Force India-Mercedes – 1’25.043 8. Fernando Alonso, Renault – 1’25.072 9. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault … Continue reading 2009 Italian Grand Prix grid
British F1 journalists at the Italian Grand Prix gave Max Mosley a farewell present as he prepares to give up the presidency next month. At a dinner on Thursday he was handed a leaving present bought by the writers – a ?é?ú150 brown leather whip. According to a report in The Times, one journalist said … Continue reading A whip-round for Max Mosley
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F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer concludes his look back at Giancarlo Fisichella’s racing career. Giancarlo Fisichella had a knack of being at the right team at the wrong time. He left Jordan for Benetton in 1998 just as Jordan was reaching its peak. And at the end of 2001 he left Benetton to return for … Continue reading Giancarlo Fisichella?óÔé¼Ôäós career in video (P2)
Rubens Barrichello is using a special helmet design for this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix. His children Eduardo (eight) and Fernando (four) helped with the design. It’s Fernando’s birthday this weekend and Barrichello sent him a special message (and posted a picture) on Twitter. The sign on the back of the helmet is the design of … Continue reading Barrichello’s helmet designed by his children
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Since Nelson Piquet Jnr’s statement leaked online yesterday the story has exploded, commanding back-page coverage on many of Britain’s daily papers and dominating the build-up to the Italian Grand Prix. There are accusations of blackmail, complaints about the media’s handling of the story, more material appearing online and statements flying around. Here’s a quick summary … Continue reading Piquet-Renault scandal: more new evidence and complaints about leaks
There must’ve been some hasty revisions to the Italian Grand Prix programme as a new home driver was added to the entry list at the expense of another, As Giancarlo Fisichella moved over to Ferrari, Vitantonio Liuzzi took his place at Force India. Here’s the first pictures of them in action for their new teams … Continue reading Fisichella makes Ferrari debut and Liuzzi returns for Force India (pictures)
Friday practice for the Italian Grand Prix has finished and that means it’s time for the latest round of the F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship. Enter your predictions for pole sitter and the top three of the podium and you could be in with a chance of winning a prize – even if you haven’t played … Continue reading Enter your Italian Grand Prix predictions
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F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer turns his historical eye to Ferrari’s new star Giancarlo Fisichella. Giancarlo Fisichella finally had his dream come true: this weekend at Mona he will race for Ferrari. Fisichella has taken a circuitous route to F1’s most famous outfit, changing teams eight times in 14 seasons. In this two-part series we’ll … Continue reading Giancarlo Fisichella’s career in video (P1)
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Join us for live blogging during every session of the Italian Grand Prix this weekend. It’s an extra-special weekend as one of our regular moderators Elly is at Monza and will be keeping us up-to-date from the track live via Twitter. To follow every moment of the race weekend as it happens, head over to … Continue reading Join our Italian Grand Prix live blogs
There’s a huge debate going on about Nelson Piquet Jnr’s crash in last year’s Singapore Grand Prix and some F1 drivers have been talking about the affair as well. Here’s what Rubens Barrichello and Nick Heidfeld had to say about the matter, plus more of the day’s news stories. Italian GP Press Conference Rubens Barrichello … Continue reading F1 links: Barrichello and Heidfeld on Piquet