Radio conversations have shown that in the moments after Lewis Hamilton overtook Jarno Trulli in the Australian Grand Prix McLaren’s first concern was to ensure they had not broken any rules. The responsibility for the controversy that ensued lies as much with the FIA and the stewards as it does McLaren.
Lewis Hamilton has apologised for his role in the Australian Grand Prix controversy after being vilified in the British and international press this morning. What will be the consequences for Hamilton’s reputation and the team’s? Will it have any repercussions for Hamilton’s career? And how has it affected the fans’ view of him?
Formula 1 Management and the Australian Grand Prix Corporation censor spectator videos "I will be filing a counter notice with Youtube disputing the right of FOM to demand that my videos be removed. The AGPC and FOM have not followed due process and have not allowed natural justice to ensue. They use their wealth and … Continue reading F1 links: F1 fan videos censored
At least one of our number is already bound for Sepang: Journeyer, F1 history master and stats guru, is heading out there for the Malaysian Grand Prix. I hope he?óÔé¼Ôäós packed his double-strength anorak, because the rain bearing down on Sepang International Circuit looks pretty fierce. Who else is braving the climate to watch the … Continue reading Are you going to the Malaysian Grand Prix?
F1 Fanatic guest writer Ben Evans, who’s commentated on races at circuits and on television, gives his verdict on the BBC’s F1 coverage. Last year I was lucky enough to get to work on TV side of motorsport making some highlights programmes and subsequently commentating live on-site for the World Series by Renault. I’ve learned … Continue reading BBC F1: a commentator’s verdict
On alternate tires and Sato Takuma Sato is tipped to end up in IndyCar. Meanwhile the championship is considering a version of F1’s ‘alternate tyres’ rule. Its tyres are supplied by Firestone, a Bridgestone subsidiary. F1: The Science Of Liveries "This year’s grid has a wide selection of livery designs. To be honest, none are … Continue reading F1 links: Takuma Sato to IndyCar?
A1GP adds Mexican round but Peraltada gets chopped The daunting Peraltada corner, scene of one of the greatest F1 passes of all time, is to be mutilated beyond recognition ahead of A1GP's next visit to the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico. (From Maximum Motorsport, sister site to F1 Fanatic). Tobey Maguire to star in F1 … Continue reading F1 links: Famous F1 corner chopped
Join us for live blogging during every session of the Malaysian Grand Prix. Last weekend we broke all our records for live blogs on the site with over 2,800 people participating during the five sessions. Lots of fun was had – especially in the final laps of the Grand Prix when it all kicked off: … Continue reading Malaysian Grand Prix live blogs
Brawn GP locked out the front row, led every lap and finished one-two in Melbourne. Can anyone stop them in Sepang? It’s a totally different circuit in a punishing climate – and we just might in for some rain as well.
Abu Dhabi denies track building delay "Abu Dhabi Grand Prix officials have denied suggestions that the circuit will not be ready in time for this year's inaugural race." Toyota and the FIA "The Trulli incident has pointed out a serious weakness in the safety period regulation; in failing to cover the possibility of cars leaving … Continue reading F1 links: Abu Dhabi denies delay
Tomorrow I?óÔé¼Ôäóm being interviewed by BBC Radio 4 for a programme called ?óÔé¼?ôWhat?óÔé¼Ôäós the point of Formula 1??óÔé¼?Ø They?óÔé¼Ôäóre keen to hear opinions from passionate F1 fans about the state of the sport. So let?óÔé¼Ôäós have them!
A big talking point on the live blogs during the Australian Grand Prix weekend was how BBC did with their F1 coverage. I thought they did a great job – but reading around some other sites I’ve noticed a few complaints. What did you think of the BBC’s return as an F1 broadcaster?
Early forecasts indicate the Malaysian Grand Prix this weekend is likely to be affected by rain. Over on the F1 Fanatic Forum ccolanto has been checking out the weather forecasts for Kuala Lumpur and thunderstorms are predicted throughout the weekend. The chance of precipitation is rated around 60% for Friday and Saturday, rising to around … Continue reading Malaysian Grand Prix weather forecast
Brawn march on at the double "It’s very likely that [Brawn GP] will dominate again in Malaysia, although the heat there will test the reliability of this car, which has still not done a huge mileage in testing. They have a good 8/10ths advantage over the Ferrari and more than a second over the McLaren." … Continue reading F1 links: Brawn job cuts
Toyota drivers Jarno Trulli and Timo Glock will start the Australian Grand prix from the back of the grid after being excluded from qualifying. The rear wings of their TF109s were found to be in contravention of the rules limiting how much they may flex. Glock and Trulli originally qualified sixth and eighth respectively. But … Continue reading Toyota drivers lose qualifying positions
F1 has announced a series of music events to be called “F1 Rocks”: Universal Music Group International and its JV company All The Worlds is pleased to announce the signing of an agreement with Formula One Administration Limited creating F1 ROCKS, a pioneering and electrifying new global entertainment platform. F1 ROCKS fuses the world?óÔé¼Ôäós most … Continue reading F1 Rocks, apparently
Here?óÔé¼Ôäós a collection of my F1 clippings from the past 24 hours. If you?óÔé¼Ôäóve spotted any more stories worth sharing please post them below. Turning Point Article in the Wall Street Journal with some quotes from me. FOA issues media statement "FOTA claimed that monies are owed by CVC (FOA’s controlling shareholder) to the teams … Continue reading F1 news round-up: 27th March
The Times claims Brawn GP is about to reveal a sponsorship deal with the Virgin Group. Virgin was previously tipped to buy the team outright but is now expected to join as a sponsor. This could mean a dramatic change in livery for the team which, up until now, has run in white with yellow … Continue reading Virgin to sponsor Brawn GP?
Drivers: Jenson Button (Brawn GP), Robert Kubica (BMW), Felipe Massa (Ferrari), Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) Q: Gentlemen, what are your feelings going into the new season? Jenson BUTTON: I have not slept that much this week, I must say. It is great to be here to start with for me. It is great to be … Continue reading Australian GP press conference: Thursday
Several British newspapers are running stories this morning claiming Lewis Hamilton has said he might leave McLaren. Hamilton has a contract with the team up to 2012 and has previously said he wants to spend his whole career with the team.