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
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F1 links: More on the Ferrari feudPosted on
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
Your pictures: Malaysian Grand PrixPosted on
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…
F1 links: Ferrari vs FIAPosted on
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
Lessons for F1 in NASCAR’s horror crashPosted on
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?
Official: Real qualifying returns in 2010
2010 F1 seasonPosted on
With the refuelling ban made official F1 fans can look forward to the return of proper, low-fuel qualifying in 2010.
FIA aims to get all teams to cap budgets using one-sided regulationsPosted on
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
How new rules will change 2010 F1 carsPosted on
The FIA has announced further details of changes to F1?óÔé¼Ôäós technical rules for 2010. Chief among these is the widely-expected banning of refuelling and tyre warmers. The minimum weight of the cars is also being increased from 605kg to 620kg, and there are revisions to the rules governing KERS. How are these changes, together with … Continue reading How new rules will change 2010 F1 cars
F1 links: Dave Ryan and DaimlerPosted on
Never mind McLaren, does Dave Ryan deserve a life sentence? "Knowing Dave as I do I find it difficult to understand why he made that decision. You can be sure it was not for the extra few hundred thousands pounds that come with third place. Ryan has given his life to the sport and has … Continue reading F1 links: Dave Ryan and Daimler
Is budget capping realistic? (Poll)Posted on
Aside from the latest McLaren drama the other major point of discussion at the FIA World Motor Sports Council has been plans to limit F1 teams’ budgets. I’ve always been sceptical about this and when we first did a poll on it here almost a year ago so were two-thirds of you. But with the … Continue reading Is budget capping realistic? (Poll)
The FIA should send McLaren home without a punishment for the good of F1Posted on
With a depressing air of familiarity, McLaren head off to the World Motor Sports Council today to hear the outcome of the latest investigation into the team’s conduct. The team have already been stripped of Lewis Hamilton’s third place in the Australian Grand Prix for what some elements of the media have dubbed, with little … Continue reading The FIA should send McLaren home without a punishment for the good of F1
Vettel’s frustrating race and Barrichello’s gamble (Bahrain Grand Prix analysis)Posted on
Did Rubens Barrichello’s strategy switch cost him a top three finish? And would Sebastian Vettel have won if he’d got past Lewis Hamilton? Here’s how the Bahrain Grand Prix unfolded.
Five-way tie in predictions championshipPosted on
After two rounds we have a four-way tie at the top of the F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship between ianhaycox, greg76, Dougie and Jess. We’ve already got 328 people competing for this year’s prizes – find out how you’re doing below.
F1 links: Bernie softening on Silverstone?Posted on
Bernie Ecclestone hints at mild McLaren penalty Bernie Ecclestone backing down over Silverstone and Donington? “If they were to do what they should have done, and what we've been asking them to do for five years, we'd have to have a look at it. We've got nothing against Silverstone.” Paddock Life: Sakhir edition "For those … Continue reading F1 links: Bernie softening on Silverstone?
Bahrain Grand Prix facts and statsPosted on
After 203 starts and over 10,000 laps, Jarno Trulli finally set his first fastest lap in a Grand Prix yesterday. Plus, Nick Heidfeld is set to finally beat Michael Schumacher’s records for most consecutive race finishes if he’s still running at the end of the Spanish Grand Prix in two weeks’ time.
F1 fan beats FOM over right to upload video from Grand Prix weekendsPosted on
F1 fans have gotten used to seeing video from Grand Prix weekends taken down from sites like Youtube as quickly as it is uploaded – even if the video was filmed by a fan using their own camera. But now one F1 follower in Australia has successfully challenged FOM’s censorship of fan videos after his … Continue reading F1 fan beats FOM over right to upload video from Grand Prix weekends
F1 links: ITV award for Brazil coveragePosted on
ITV F1 wins 3rd straight BAFTA for Brazil coverage The BAFTA thing is odd because ITV seem to win it when a British driver does something good, rather than where their coverage is any good. For example, they won it in 2007 at Canada, when Hamilton won his first race, even though so many people … Continue reading F1 links: ITV award for Brazil coverage
2009 Bahrain Grand Prix in pictures
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Look back on the 2009 Bahrain Grand Prix in pictures. More F1 pictures
Button extends title lead with third win
2009 Bahrain Grand Prix reviewPosted on
Jenson Button scored his third win of 2009 after fighting through from fourth on the grid.
How Sebastian Vettel lost the race (Bahrain Grand Prix start analysis)Posted on
Before the Bahrain Grand Prix started Sebastian Vettel was favourite to win – with 64% of us on the live blog picking him to come home first. But his chances evaporated in a frantic first lap where he slipped from third to fifth behind Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton. Here’s how the first lap unfolded: