The Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend is expected to be dry and sunny as usual. Since F1 first visited the Hungaroring in 1986 the race has only seen rain on one occasion – when Jenson Button scored his maiden victory three years ago. Friday is expected to be the hottest day this year with temperatures … Continue reading Hungarian Grand Prix weather forecast
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Jean Todt vs Ari Vatanen (Poll)Posted on
After beating Jean-Marie Balestre in 1991, Max Mosley never had to face an opponent in an FIA election. But his successor will: this October Mosley’s preferred choice Jean Todt will stand against ‘independent candidate’ Ari Vatanen. But which is the right man for the job?
New Abu Dhabi F1 track videoPosted on
Here’s a new video preview of the Yas Island circuit which will host this year’s F1 season finale.
F1 links: EC may look into FIA againPosted on
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. F1 at risk of EC investigation "The gaze of the European Commission may soon fall … Continue reading F1 links: EC may look into FIA again
Hungarian Grand Prix TV timesPosted on
Here are the times for the BBC?óÔé¼Ôäós F1 coverage in Britain this weekend. Friday 24th July Free practice 1 – 8.55-10.35, BBC Red Button and online Free practice 2 – 12.55-14.35, BBC Red Button and online Saturday 25th July Free practice 3 – 9.55-11.05, BBC Red Button and online Qualifying – 12.10-14.15, BBC One, BBC … Continue reading Hungarian Grand Prix TV times
McLaren expect strong Hungaroring result (Hungarian Grand Prix preview)Posted on
If the first half of the championship was about the domination of Brawn, the second half will be about whether Red Bull can catch them. The Hungarian Grand Prix will be the perfect test of Red Bull’s improved RB5. The slow track and warm temperatures should favour the BGP 001, so if Red Bull can … Continue reading McLaren expect strong Hungaroring result (Hungarian Grand Prix preview)
F1 links: De la Rosa tipped for CamposPosted on
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. De la Rosa back in F1 with Campos? "38 year old Pedro de la Rosa … Continue reading F1 links: De la Rosa tipped for Campos
Ecclestone wants Donington Park and Silverstone to share British Grand PrixPosted on
Bernie Ecclestone has changed his mind on the future of the British Grand Prix yet again. To recap, he started the year saying there was no way the 2010 race would be held anywhere other then Donington Park. He later suggested in an interview with The Times that this wasn’t the case, and then took … Continue reading Ecclestone wants Donington Park and Silverstone to share British Grand Prix
1964 British Grand Prix flashbackPosted on
In 1964 the honour of hosting F1 in Britain went to Brands Hatch for the first time.
F1 links: More leg surgery for WebberPosted on
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. Mark Webber set for surgery on leg in Formula One summer break "Mark Webber will … Continue reading F1 links: More leg surgery for Webber
Is F1 2009 less exciting than 2008?Posted on
A lot of effort went into changing the design of F1 cars this year in the hope it would make for more exciting racing. But with half the season gone the signs are not good. The ‘rate the race’ polls on this site after every Grand Prix are getting worse results this year compared to … Continue reading Is F1 2009 less exciting than 2008?
Ari Vatanen: Exclusive interview on Mosley, budget caps and the F1 calendarPosted on
Ari Vatanen anounced his campaign to run for FIA president last week. Since then Max Mosley has said he won’t stand but has come out in support of Jean Todt to be the next president. Today I had a lengthy chat on the phone with Vatanen – he gave me his reaction to Mosley supporting … Continue reading Ari Vatanen: Exclusive interview on Mosley, budget caps and the F1 calendar
F1 should not be too hasty to drop KERSPosted on
A waste of money. Pointless greenwash. White elephant. Just a few of the criticisms levelled at the Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems that were introduced into F1 this year amid much fanfare. Nine races in, no KERS-equipped car has won a race or even set a pole position. Of the four teams that began the year … Continue reading F1 should not be too hasty to drop KERS
F1 links: Bourdais may sue Toro RossoPosted on
Sebastien Bourdais isn’t taking his dismissal by Toro Rosso lying dow – he’s threatening to launch a legal action against them. I can’t imagine it being successful, but stranger things have happened… Statement from Sébastien "I consider that, in doing so, Scuderia Toro Rosso has breached its contractual duties towards me; also I believe that … Continue reading F1 links: Bourdais may sue Toro Rosso
More F1 people (and others) on TwitterPosted on
Update: Use the F1 Twitter directory to find more F1 people on Twitter. Something cool has happened since we first looked at F1 people on Twitter: actual F1 drivers have started appearing on there. Not many, mind you, but given the number of up-and-coming drivers using the social messaging service we could soon see every … Continue reading More F1 people (and others) on Twitter
The Red Bull driver merry-go-roundPosted on
Toro Rosso has confirmed Sebastien Bourdais will not race for the team at the Hungarian Grand Prix next weekend. Jaime Alguersuari is expected to take over his place. This sparked a debate here about whether the Spanish 19-year-old is ready for F1 yet. But Red Bull’s policy of getting racers from their young driver scheme … Continue reading The Red Bull driver merry-go-round
F1 links: Barrichello spoof videoPosted on
I think we’re all a bit sick of the politics in F1 at the moment so let’s lighten things up with the first link today: Rubens Blah-Blah-Blah-rrichello – The Single Barrichello’s unwise worlds to the world’s media spoofed in this video – with cameo appearance by some F1 Fanatic charts from these race analysis pieces: … Continue reading F1 links: Barrichello spoof video
Max Mosley will give up FIA presidency – but he wants Jean Todt in chargePosted on
Max Mosley’s latest promise to step down from the FIA presidency in October will inevitably be met with some scepticism. After all, he’s already gone back on similar promises made in 2004, 2008 and earlier this year. But this time we can be more confident that he actually is going, for two reasons. First, the … Continue reading Max Mosley will give up FIA presidency – but he wants Jean Todt in charge
Hamilton and Button drive a Mercedes W25
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Both of Britain’s Mercedes-powered F1 drivers have sampled the same historic W25 in recent weeks.
F1 links: Nurburgring in doubt for 2010Posted on
With an end to the FIA-FOTA row finally in sight the silly season is gearing up as usual – for circuits and drivers. German GP in doubt for 2010 season The Nurburgring's managing director Walter Kafitz has said his circuit will only hold a Grand Prix in 2010 if Ecclestone reduces his fee. Raikkonen to … Continue reading F1 links: Nurburgring in doubt for 2010