FOTA’s rumoured ‘new F1’ calendar for 2010 revives USA and Canadian rounds

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The Guardian claims to have details of the Formula One Teams’ Associations’ planned calendar for its rival F1 series in 2010. As well as bringing back the United States and Canadian Grand Prix, it suggests race are planned in Argentina, Finland and Mexico. Plus, many of F1’s most popular venues – with two unfortunate exceptions … Continue reading FOTA’s rumoured ‘new F1’ calendar for 2010 revives USA and Canadian rounds

FOTA wants more money for F1 teams – it should get some for circuits too

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Having taken on Max Mosley over F1 cost cutting – and come out with some positive changes for the sport – the Formula One Teams’ Association is now aiming to get a bigger share of F1’s revenue. FOTA president Luca di Montezemolo told Gazzetta dello Sport: I’ve known Ecclestone since 1973, and I think he’s … Continue reading FOTA wants more money for F1 teams – it should get some for circuits too

Renault join Ferrari’s call for softer tyres

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At the beginning of the month Ferrari claimed Bridgestone’s choice of harder tyres was disadvantaging them. Now Bridgestone has revealed its tyre choices for the final four races of the season and again it is bringing a harder set of tyres to one round – Interlagos, for the Brazilian Grand Prix. And now Renault as … Continue reading Renault join Ferrari’s call for softer tyres

Ecclestone under pressure to set United States GP for 2009

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This month’s issue of “The Paddock” sheds some light on last July’s negotiations between Bernie Ecclestone and Indianapolis Motor Speedway owner Tony George. The pair failed to reach an agreement for a 2008 race reportedly because they failed to agree a price. Ecclestone apparently demanded $10m more than George was willing to pay. According to … Continue reading Ecclestone under pressure to set United States GP for 2009

F1 circuits history part 1: 1950

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Starting today is the first in a new series looking at how Formula 1 circuits have changed since the world championship started in 1950. From the days of 14-mile monsters like the Nurburgring to today’s computer-designed autodromes in exotic venues like Shanghai, the evolution of F1 circuits reveals how the sport has expanded beyond its … Continue reading F1 circuits history part 1: 1950