Italian GP weather update: rain again?

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Earlier this week the signs pointed to a dry weekend at Monza for the Italian Grand Prix. But now forecasts are starting to indicate a chance of wet weather this weekend. The Metrociel precipitation map shows rainfall arriving at the circuit on Saturday afternoon – potentially during qualifying – and remaining into Sunday. (See here … Continue reading Italian GP weather update: rain again?

Monza’s new kerbs are not likely to stop corner-cutting controversies

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The Monza circuit operators have installed new kerbs in four places on the track. Significantly, the kerbs feature high raised parts to discourage drivers from using anything more than the flattest part of the corners. Ferrari themselves have acknowledged their car is not so good over kerbs, which could lead to suspicion that the Italian … Continue reading Monza’s new kerbs are not likely to stop corner-cutting controversies

Monza will be a race between the KERS cars (Italian Grand Prix preview)

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Two of the last three Grands Prix have been won with cars with Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems – and there’s every chance the Italian Grand Prix will too. This year the passionate Tifosi will have something extra-special to cheer for. For the first since Nicola Larini steered a prancing horse to a forgotten second on … Continue reading Monza will be a race between the KERS cars (Italian Grand Prix preview)

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

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

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