Stalemate: Ferrari taking FIA to court but who is in the right? (Poll)

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Today’s meeting between the F1 teams representatives, the FIA and Bernie Ecclestone failed to resolve the row over the 2010 regulations. Two hours into the meeting Max Mosley received a text message from his lawyer informing him that Ferrari were beginning legal action in France to block the new rules. The proceedings came to a … Continue reading Stalemate: Ferrari taking FIA to court but who is in the right? (Poll)

Compromise, stalemate, war: What will be the outcome of F1’s budget cap talks?

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Ferrari, Toyota, Red Bull, Toro Rosso and Renault are threatening not to participate in the 2010 world championship. With the deadline for entries just two weeks away, the teams’ representatives are meeting FIA president Max Mosley and commercial boss Bernie Ecclestone to hammer out a deal. Will they get the job done? Will the impasse … Continue reading Compromise, stalemate, war: What will be the outcome of F1’s budget cap talks?

F1 links: Lola and Litespeed’s 2010 entries

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Lola moves ahead with F1 project “Following completion of its evaluation of the technical regulations for cost-capped Formula One teams announced by the FIA World Motorsport Council on 29th April 2009, the Lola Group is pleased to announce that it will be submitting an entry for the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship??.” F3 squad … Continue reading F1 links: Lola and Litespeed’s 2010 entries

Six decades of great F1 drivers in Igor’s collection of pictures and autographs

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Remember I said I didn’t see the point of autographs? I take it all back. Have a look at these great pictures from Igor’s massive collection of F1 driver autographs. From Vettel to Andretti, and Massa to Scheckter, his collection spans six decades of Formula 1 and mainly centres around Ferrari drivers, plus a few … Continue reading Six decades of great F1 drivers in Igor’s collection of pictures and autographs

British Grand Prix to skip a year in 2010? They said that about San Marino…

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Bernie Ecclestone was widely quoted yesterday saying: If the work at Donington is not finished in time, we would be happy to skip a year. I don?t want to lose the British Grand Prix ? that?s the last thing we want to do, but we aren?t going to Silverstone for sure. I’m not in the … Continue reading British Grand Prix to skip a year in 2010? They said that about San Marino…

The FIA must not let its row with Ferrari become a split that would destroy F1

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The Ferrari board confirmed today it will pull its team out of F1 if the FIA does not back down on its controversial plans for the 2010 rules. Toyota and Red Bull/Toro Rosso have already voiced the same objections and several F1 news sites are indicating that Mercedes, Renault and BMW are prepared to do … Continue reading The FIA must not let its row with Ferrari become a split that would destroy F1

Don’t write off the season just yet

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Brawn’s rivals headed to Barcelona with high hopes of pegging back the flying BGP001s. Instead Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello motored serenely to a straightforward one-two. Button now has four wins from five starts. But I don’t think we should give up hope of seeing a close battle for the championship just yet.

Dougie takes the lead in the F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship

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The third round of the F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship saw Dougie take a narrow five-point lead in the standings. Brouard21 and Pankit are close behind on 80 apiece. Lots of people predicted Button would continue his pole position and victory streak – but no-one named the top three correctly last weekend. Here’s the standings so … Continue reading Dougie takes the lead in the F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship

F1 links: Red Bull join 2010 quit threat

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Red Bull will not enter two-tier F1 Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz: "If the proposed rules for 2010 remain unchanged, we will not enter next year's championship." Don’t believe the conspiracy theories… Jenson won fair and square! "Rubens’ comments immediately afterwards were those of a disappointed and possibly angry man, but, if anyone’s reading anything … Continue reading F1 links: Red Bull join 2010 quit threat

Spanish Grand Prix facts and stats

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The wins continue to pile up for Jenson Button and Brawn GP – and Nick Heidfeld continues to grind out astonishing, if unspectacular, consistency. It was also a landmark race for Mark Webber, who matched three-times champion Sir Jack Brabham as the Australian driver to have started the most races. Here’s the facts and stats … Continue reading Spanish Grand Prix facts and stats

F1 links: Racism investigation for Spanish GP

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FIA launches racism investigation “Motorsport’s governing body says it is investigating after a member of the crowd with a blacked-up face was filmed at the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona. The pictures showed a man with a blacked-up face, arms and hands, wearing a McLaren T-shirt and holding a Formula 1-style steering wheel. […] An … Continue reading F1 links: Racism investigation for Spanish GP

Did Brawn deliberately give Barrichello a poor strategy to let Button win?

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Rubens Barrichello made an excellent start to take the lead of the Spanish Grand Prix from third on the grid. With more fuel on board than second-placed Jenson Button, and overtaking very difficult at the Circuit de Catalunya, he should have been very hard to beat. But a strange strategy call left Barrichello second behind … Continue reading Did Brawn deliberately give Barrichello a poor strategy to let Button win?

Championship standings after Spanish GP

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Drivers’ championship Jenson Button 41 Rubens Barrichello 27 Sebastian Vettel 23 Mark Webber 15.5 Jarno Trulli 14.5 Timo Glock 12 Fernando Alonso 9 Lewis Hamilton 9 Nick Heidfeld 6 Nico Rosberg 4.5 Heikki Kovalainen 4 Sebastien Buemi 3 Felipe Massa 3 Kimi Raikkonen 3 Sebastien Bourdais 1 Constructors’ championship Brawn 68 Red Bull 38.5 Toyota … Continue reading Championship standings after Spanish GP

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