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.
The FIA have changed the F1 teams’ car number yet again after a complaint from Force India. Having finished last in 2008, Force India had been expecting to use numbers 20 and 21 for Adrian Sutil and Giancarlo Fisichella’s cars. It had already begun printing its merchandise using those numbers. But when the FIA re-classified … Continue reading Force India and Brawn GP change numbers
Doctorvee from Vee8 joins us as a guest writer and begins with a look at the controversial Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems introduced this year. In a year of big changes to F1, perhaps the biggest is the introduction of KERS, the Kinetic Energy Recovery System. But given the way things have developed over the winter, … Continue reading CURSE – Complicated way to Undermine Revenue, Safety and the Environment
Here’s a collection of my F1 clippings from the past 24 hours. If you’ve spotted any more stories worth sharing please post them below. SPEEDtv.com Spotlight: Voices of SPEED “For too long the dominant rulemaking trend in racing – NASCAR, IndyCar, Daytona Prototypes, you name it – is to make all the cars the same. … Continue reading F1 news round-up: 26th March
The new season is almost upon us so it?óÔé¼Ôäós time for the traditional round of new season predictions. Tackle these 15 questions on how the 2009 season will unfold and compare your answers with those of other F1 fans.
Red Bull will not be able to use Brendon Hartley as a reserve driver this year after the young New Zealander failed to acquire a super licence in time. David Coulthard, who retired from F1 last year, will instead take the role of Red Bull’s third driver and will return to the cockpit if Mark … Continue reading Hartley loses third driver role to Coulthard
F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer concludes his look at the history of the Australian Grand Prix. Albert Park in Melbourne is a very different place from Adelaide’s streets. Where Adelaide had long straights and mostly 90-degree turns, Albert Park has more varied corners. But it still provided plenty of action, as we shall see in … Continue reading Australian GP history 1996-2008 (Video)
Flavio Briatore and Ron Dennis issue threat to boycott race …according to Bernie Ecclestone. "Teams To Blame" For North America Absence Bernie Ecclestone: "The teams wanted too much money to race there. That was the problem." Bernie Ecclestone on drivers, deals, dodgy cars . . . and divorce Bernie Ecclestone on Brawn GP: “Can I … Continue reading F1 links: Ecclestone on F1 boycott threat
Red Bull have confirmed they will protest against Brawn GP’s BGP001 if it is passed legal to race. The cars will be scrutineered by the Australian Grand Prix stewards in Melbourne on Thursday. Williams and Toyota’s diffuser designs have also been called into question. But Red Bull’s Helmut Marko focused his claim on Brawn’s diffuser … Continue reading Red Bull will protest Brawn GP diffuser
Every first race of a new F1 season his hard to predict. But this is different. This is a revolution: the most radical new rules in a generation, and testing form which suggests the world champion’s team are nowhere, and the outfit that was sold over the winter could win the race. Is Lewis Hamilton?óÔé¼Ôäós … Continue reading A giant step into the unknown (Australian Grand Prix preview)
F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer looks back on the history of the Australian Grand Prix. It’s back! F1 2009 is about to get under way, and so are we! I’m back for the new season, ready to share with you the history of the sport. Let’s kick things off with the season-opener, the Australian Grand … Continue reading Australian GP history 1985-1995 (Video)