McLaren led the field on the first day of qualifying for next weekend’s Indy 500 with Felix Rosenqvist quickest ahead of Alexander Rossi.
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Palou sees off Lundgaard and McLaren trio for emphatic Indianapolis GP win
Alex Palou romped to victory at the Indianapolis Grand Prix ahead of the chasing McLaren drivers and pole winner Christian Lundgaard.
Lundgaard narrowly beats Rosenqvist for first IndyCar pole position
Former F2 racer and Alpine junior Christian Lungaard took his first IndyCar pole position by three thousandths of a second after Felix Rosenqvist slipped up on his last lap.
Indygate remembered, 15 years since F1’s six-car fiasco
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F1’s most infamous farce unfolded 15 years ago today. Dieter Rencken recalls how he witnessed events when 14 out of 20 drivers pulled out of the Untied States Grand Prix.
Why an F1 return to Indianapolis would make a lot of sense
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Liberty Media is desperate for a second F1 race in the USA, but with a Miami street race looking doubtful, a return to Indianapolis may be a short-term solution.
FOTA’s rumoured ‘new F1’ calendar for 2010 revives USA and Canadian roundsPosted on
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 tooPosted on
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 tyresPosted on
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 2009Posted on
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: 1950Posted on
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