2009 F1 testing: February 11th (Update: pictures added)

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Testing continues at Bahrain and Jerez today with eight teams putting more miles on their 2009 cars. Among the many things to keep an eye on today is the planned return of Mark Webber to the cockpit, 82 days after breaking a leg in a cycling accident. He was seen limping during the Red Bull … Continue reading 2009 F1 testing: February 11th (Update: pictures added)

F1 links: the German GP and Austrian stamps

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Bernie and the Germans “Ecclestone is not keen on any race getting a cheaper deal and says that the German government should subsidize the event. The German government did a great deal to support Germany’s bid for the soccer World Cup in 2006, offering guarantees which helped win the deal. It also provided improvements to … Continue reading F1 links: the German GP and Austrian stamps

2009 F1 testing: February 10th (Update: video and pictures added)

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Now the run-up to the 2009 F1 season really gets under way, with major tests on three of the next four weeks. After the launch of Red Bull’s RB5 yesterday there are now seven new F1 cars in action. The first of those starts today with F1 teams running in Jerez and Bahrain. Follow today’s … Continue reading 2009 F1 testing: February 10th (Update: video and pictures added)

Drivers expose holes in FIA budget

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The statement issued by the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association criticising Max Mosley’s demand for them to pay more money for their superlicences has been derided by some as an unwise move. The thinking being that no-one is going to stick up of for superstars earning millions of dollars complaining about a comparatively small increase in … Continue reading Drivers expose holes in FIA budget

Mosley and teams set to clash again

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Today brought new evidence of an impending and potentially massive clash between the FIA and the Formula 1 teams over costs. While FOTA is already talking about relaxing the restrictions on testing in 2009, Max Mosley is pushing for massive cuts to drastically reduce the cost of competition to around ??50m. And rumours claim he’s … Continue reading Mosley and teams set to clash again

Is the FIA’s take on medals irrelevant? Clive thinks not – here’s why

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Guest writer Clive of F1 Insight takes another look at the FIA’s take on Bernie Ecclestone’s contentious ‘medals’ plan. To be fair to the FIA, their list of what would have happened in the past if a medals system had been in place is relevant because it is, at least, an attempt to test the … Continue reading Is the FIA’s take on medals irrelevant? Clive thinks not – here’s why

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