The FIA wants to “improve the show”. Here’s how to get it right (and wrong)

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Last year the FIA announced: A mandate has been given to the F1 Sporting Working Group to develop detailed proposals to improve the show. The Working Group will meet in January and make recommendations for the World Motor Sport Council to consider in advance of the 2010 F1 season. We’ve seen a lot of positive … Continue reading The FIA wants to “improve the show”. Here’s how to get it right (and wrong)

Did Michael Schumacher’s Spa stunt set a new low? Nico Rosberg thinks so

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Who does Nico Rosberg blame for poor driving standards in F1? His new team mate: It is Michael Schumacher who started this, like at Spa, when Mika Hakkinen tried to overtake him and he ran him off the track. When the guy behind has made a decision [to pass] and the guy in front then … Continue reading Did Michael Schumacher’s Spa stunt set a new low? Nico Rosberg thinks so

Short odds on Schumacher for 2010 F1 title

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Michael Schumacher only announced his F1 comeback a few minutes ago but already bookmakers are giving him short odds to win the championship next year. Paddy Power and Bet365 already have him at 5/1 to win the championship – much shorter odds than team mate Nico Rosberg, who’s at 10/1. William Hill have Schumacher at … Continue reading Short odds on Schumacher for 2010 F1 title

Schumacher-Mercedes deal “imminent”

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Michael Schumacher’sF1 career in pictures Update: Official: Schumacher to make F1 return Michael Schumacher could be about to confirm an astonishing return to F1 in 2010. The BBC claims details of his comeback for Mercedes alongside Nico Rosberg will shortly be made official, although his official spokesperson Sabine Kehm is not confirming them at the … Continue reading Schumacher-Mercedes deal “imminent”

What was the best pass of 2009? (Video)

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Overtaking in F1 is a hotly-debated subject – particularly the view that we haven’t seen much of it this year. That isn’t necessarily the case. The video above compiles a selection of the best passes of 2009 – and there were more besides that don’t feature on there. But which driver made the best overtaking … Continue reading What was the best pass of 2009? (Video)

F1 links: Williams chases Icelandic debt

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Iceland’s Glitnir ‘owes’ £10m to F1 team Williams (Daily Telegraph) "After the Icelandic banking sector collapsed last year, Glitnir bank was taken over by the Icelandic government and Williams has not received sponsorship payments since." F1 Race of the Noughties (Motor Sport Musings) Dank puts the case for the 2005 Japanese Grand Prix – which … Continue reading F1 links: Williams chases Icelandic debt

??120K Cruden Hexatech racing simulator is the ultimate gift for an F1 fan

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Still not sure what to buy for the F1 fan in your life? How about a full size professional racing simulator as used by F1 teams? The Cruden Hexatech promises the most convincing racing experience money can buy with realistic G-Force simulation and steering feedback. It comes with software to simulate fast lap shoot-outs, 24-hour … Continue reading ??120K Cruden Hexatech racing simulator is the ultimate gift for an F1 fan

Montezemolo explains Alonso-Raikkonen switch, denies Santander link (Video)

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As well as dropping big fat hints about Michael Schumacher moving to Mercedes, Luca di Montezemolo has also responded to claims about his choice of driver line-up for 2010. He denied bring Fernando Alonso on board purely to keep new sponsor Spanish bank Santander happy: The role of Santander? Certainly, they are happy, but it … Continue reading Montezemolo explains Alonso-Raikkonen switch, denies Santander link (Video)

F1 links: Mosley-Briatore row continues

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Max Mosley statement (PDF, Autosport) “By persuading The Guardian to publish sensationalist extract from his Court submissions without any mention of the other side of the story, Britaore succeeded in using that newspaper to distract attention from his key role in one of the worst and most dangerous examples of deliberate cheating in the history … Continue reading F1 links: Mosley-Briatore row continues

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