Stepping into the unknown at a dazzling new venue (Abu Dhabi GP preview)

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The first race at a new circuit is always something special – which is just as well because F1 is turning up at the last race of the season with both the titles decided. Each new venue the world championship visits has to out-do the last for splendour. As the last newcomer was the spectacular … Continue reading Stepping into the unknown at a dazzling new venue (Abu Dhabi GP preview)

Of course the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is sold out, they’ve only got 50,000 seats

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Yesterday the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix organisers put out a press release patting themselves on the back for selling out their first Grand Prix. Several other F1 sites obligingly regurgitated it for them. Although it’s nice to hear the phrases “F1 race” and “sold out” together for once, I think a little more attention should … Continue reading Of course the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is sold out, they’ve only got 50,000 seats

Provisional 2009 F1 calendar has good news for France, bad for America

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The first details of the 2009 F1 calendar were published today with the F1 schedule set to return to 19 races ?ǣ a high it has only reached once before, in 2005. As was expected the French Grand Prix is remaining at Magny-Cours. The Australian Grand Prix also appears as a provisional fixture. However there … Continue reading Provisional 2009 F1 calendar has good news for France, bad for America

2009 F1 calendar expected tomorrow with French round at Magny-Cours

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A provisional 2009 F1 calendar is expected to be announced tomorrow by Bernie Ecclestone according to Nigel Roebuck. Among the changes for 2009 will be the first Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, announced last year. And on Sunday rumours came to light that Magny-Cours, host of the French Grand Prix, will get a second stay of … Continue reading 2009 F1 calendar expected tomorrow with French round at Magny-Cours