F1 boss Mosley’s son found dead The son of Formula One boss Max Mosley has been found dead at his home in west London. Alexander Mosley, 39, was discovered dead at a property in Notting Hill on Tuesday. Brand Health Check: Lewis Hamilton "We do not like dishonesty in our brands, whatever their strengths may … Continue reading F1 links: Max Mosley’s son found dead
Valentino Rossi is the mega star of Moto GP ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ his immense personality is only dwarfed by the scale of his talent. Few F1 drivers generate many column inches on personality alone. But Sebastian Vettel, now in his second full season of F1, could be the man to buck that trend.
F1 has raced at the Circuit de Catalunya for the last 18 years and, compared to many other circuits, the track has changed little in that time. So how have lap times at the circuit changed over the years – and when were F1 cars at their fastest?
Donington plans given extra time "North West Leicestershire District Council gave Gillett's plans the green light in January but has now made it clear that unless certain crucial agreements are signed by 30 June then the planning permission regarding the planned £100m redevelopment will be revoked." FOTA discussions ahead "The Formula One Teams' Association (FOTA) … Continue reading F1 links: Donington gets June deadline
The Circuit de Catalunya will test more than just the drivers’ abilities this weekend – it will also give F1’s new ‘overtaking friendly’ cars their sternest challenge yet. Much of the aerodynamic changes made to this year’s cars were made to make overtaking easier. So far it seems we’ve seen more wheel-to-wheels racing than in … Continue reading Now we’ll find out if they can overtake…
Bernie Ecclestone says budget cap is likely to go up from £40m "One possibility is that, over the next month or so, Ecclestone will intercede between Mosley and the teams and try to get the FIA president to accept a significant increase in the cap, to something like £60 million or more for next year. … Continue reading F1 links: Ecclestone suggests ?é?ú60m cap
Many F1 teams are expecting a boost in performance at the Spanish Grand Prix as the return to Europe gives them a chance to bring a host of news parts. Several of them are likely to introduce their versions of the ‘double decker diffusers’ that were confirmed legal last month. But with Brawn bringing updated … Continue reading Teams bringing new parts to catch Brawn (Spanish Grand Prix preview)
Weather conditions for the Spanish Grand Prix this weekend are set to be warm and dry – but not scorching. After a rain-hit start to the season the Spanish Grand Prix is likely to be free of precipitation. However rain is expected in the Montmelo region on Saturday night. This could have an effect on … Continue reading Spanish Grand Prix weather forecast
Here are the British television times for this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix: Friday 8th May 8.55-10.35 – First practice (online & red button) 12.55-14.35 – Second practice (online & red button) Saturday 9th May 10.00-11.00 – Third practice (online & red button) 12.10-14.15 – Qualifying live (BBC1) Sunday 10th May 12.10-15.00 – Race (BBC1) 15.00-16.00 … Continue reading Spanish Grand Prix TV times
Contrary to what I wrote here yesterday, F1 will be using ‘most victories’ to decide the champion in 2010. Leahonard_e pulled me up for missing a crucial line in the new 2010 regulations: The Formula One World Championship driver?óÔé¼Ôäós title will be awarded to the driver who has been classified first in the greatest number … Continue reading ‘Most wins’ system confirmed for 2010
Update: as Leahonard_e points out, I got this one dead wrong. See here for more: ?óÔé¼?£Most wins?óÔé¼Ôäó system confirmed for 2010 Conspicuous by its absence in the details of the new F1 rules for 2010 was any mention of a change in the points system. In March the FIA announced that the championship winner this … Continue reading ‘Most wins’ system quietly dropped
Three days to save Donington GP "As to whether Bernie might relent and go back to Silverstone if Donington falls through, we’ll have to wait and see. He’s been negative about it lately, but he needs to leave himself some wriggle room. Just look at how many times he’s said we’re not going back to … Continue reading F1 links: More Donington worries
There are many doubts over the FIA’s radical ‘budget capping’ plans for 2010. However, their stated aim of getting 26-car grids into F1 is definitely good news – the only thing I can’t understand is why it’s taken them so long to realise bigger grids is better for the sport. Amazingly, it’s 14 years since … Continue reading The last time we had 26 cars
In October 1993 the first meeting of the FIA World Motor Sports Council announced that refuelling would be re-introduced into F1 for the 1994 season. Earlier this week the same body confirmed refuelling will be banned in 2010 – leading to a mixed reaction from fans. I’ve been surprised how many comments have been posted … Continue reading Why F1 will be better without refuelling
F1 can live without Ferrari, says Mosley Max Mosley: “The sport could survive without Ferrari. It would be very, very sad to lose Ferrari. It is the Italian national team.” Gillett banking on the best of British “I understand that. The best way to fund my business, I’ve found, is to get a pound from … Continue reading F1 links: More on the Ferrari feud
Guio Oblepias was at the Malaysian Grand Prix and, as well as getting soaked to the skin, took this brilliant collection of pictures. Have a look at them now and check out the F1 Fanatic drop.io for more…
Max Mosley on collision course with Ferrari "In a strongly worded letter to Max Mosley, the president of the FIA, which was leaked to The Times, Luca Di Montezemolo, the Ferrari president, says that caps have been foisted on teams without proper warning. Ferrari claim that the rules will cause only damage to Formula One … Continue reading F1 links: Ferrari vs FIA
Carl Edwards’ crash in the closing stages of last weekend’s NASCAR race at Talladega has sparked debate among racing fans: Was this just a freak accident in a championship that engineers crashes for the entertainment of its fans – or are there lessons here for Formula 1 too?
With the refuelling ban made official F1 fans can look forward to the return of proper, low-fuel qualifying in 2010.
The publication today of the FIA’s budget cap plan for 2010 shows it intends to get every team competing under the spending limit. Rather than offering technical regulation that would allow cost-capped teams to compete on parity with the unlimited spenders, it seems to me the rules for next year would favour those sticking to … Continue reading FIA aims to get all teams to cap budgets using one-sided regulations