Button, Vettel, Webber, Barrichello: one of these men will be champion (Poll)

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With Felipe Massa’s crash, Michael Schumacher’s return, BMW quitting the sport and a new FIA president about to be elected, I have a nagging feeling I may have overlooked something… Oh yeah, there’s a drivers’ championship to be won. Jenson Button may have an 18.5 points lead over Mark Webber, but his car no longer … Continue reading Button, Vettel, Webber, Barrichello: one of these men will be champion (Poll)

Vote Todt, get Mosley?

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Reading Jean Todt’s FIA election manifesto, one line jumped out at me: For each FIA World Championship we propose appointing a Commissioner responsible for the Federation?s day to day management and governance of the championship. Now, who do you think Todt might have in mind for the job of F1 Commissioner?

F1 should bring back testing as an event

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Michael Schumacher’s return to F1 and Jaime Alguersuari’s debut in Hungary has sparked a debate over the problems with the ban on testing during the season this year. The ban was intended to cut costs, but it has caused problems for teams wishing to evaluate new drivers. I think F1 is missing some valuable opportunities … Continue reading F1 should bring back testing as an event

Handbags at dawn part 2: This time it’s Williams versus Ferrari

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Yesterday it was Nelson Piquet Jnr vs Flavio Briatore, today it’s Ferrari and Williams at loggerheads. Infuriated by Williams’ refusal to support Schumacher’s request for a test in the F60, Ferrari published a statement on its website saying: Guess who opposed the test with the F60? A team that hasn’t won anything for years and … Continue reading Handbags at dawn part 2: This time it’s Williams versus Ferrari

Schumacher won’t get F60 test (Poll)

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Michael Schumacher will not get to sample a 2009-spec Ferrari F60 after three teams blocked the move. The opposition came from Williams and Red Bull/Toro Rosso. The latter objected because they claim to have made a similar request for Jaime Alguersuari which had been turned down. Williams, meanwhile, said Ferrari should have used one of … Continue reading Schumacher won’t get F60 test (Poll)

Button runs London Triathlon (Pictures)

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Over 55,000 spectators lined the streets of London yesterday to watch 14,000 competitors tackle the London Triathlon 2009. Jenson Button was among their number tackling the arduous running, swimming and cycling competition. He set a personal best time of 2hr 7min 2sec – almost half an hour longer than it took him to win the … Continue reading Button runs London Triathlon (Pictures)

Interview: Me on Massa on Sky (Video)

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I’ve just had an interview with Sky News about Felipe Massa’s recovery. Happily the news on the Brazilian’s condition is much more positive than it was when I was on their last week and he gave his first (real) interview to the press today. Thanks once again to lookingspiffy via Twitter who captured the video … Continue reading Interview: Me on Massa on Sky (Video)

Piquet’s scathing attack on Briatore

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As first reported here on Saturday, Nelson Piquet Jnr has been dropped by Renault. And a statement from the Brazilian today gives insight into the simmering resentment between him and team boss Flavio Briatore. We discussed the Renault situation last week and there was some disagreement over whether Briatore had compromised Piquet in trying to … Continue reading Piquet’s scathing attack on Briatore

Sebastien Bourdais’ troubles show why IndyCar drivers struggle in modern F1

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F1 Fanatic guest writer Duncan Stephen, who writes Vee8, looks at how Indy Car drivers have fallen out of fashion in F1. The departure of Sébastien Bourdais from Toro Rosso brings into focus two trends that have emerged in the driver market. The first is the high turnover of drivers in the Red Bull teams, … Continue reading Sebastien Bourdais’ troubles show why IndyCar drivers struggle in modern F1

Exclusive: Zoran Stefanovic explains his complaint to the EU about the FIA

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One of the unknown teams that filed an application to be on the F1 grid in 2010 was Stefan Grand Prix. The team’s entry has come to light since it lodged a complaint with the European Union claiming the FIA forced the potential new teams for 2010 to use engines supplied by Cosworth. I spoke … Continue reading Exclusive: Zoran Stefanovic explains his complaint to the EU about the FIA

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