Here are the British television times for this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix: Friday 8th May 8.55-10.35 – First practice (online & red button) 12.55-14.35 – Second practice (online & red button) Saturday 9th May 10.00-11.00 – Third practice (online & red button) 12.10-14.15 – Qualifying live (BBC1) Sunday 10th May 12.10-15.00 – Race (BBC1) 15.00-16.00 … Continue reading Spanish Grand Prix TV times
Contrary to what I wrote here yesterday, F1 will be using ‘most victories’ to decide the champion in 2010. Leahonard_e pulled me up for missing a crucial line in the new 2010 regulations: The Formula One World Championship driver?óÔé¼Ôäós title will be awarded to the driver who has been classified first in the greatest number … Continue reading ‘Most wins’ system confirmed for 2010
Update: as Leahonard_e points out, I got this one dead wrong. See here for more: ?óÔé¼?£Most wins?óÔé¼Ôäó system confirmed for 2010 Conspicuous by its absence in the details of the new F1 rules for 2010 was any mention of a change in the points system. In March the FIA announced that the championship winner this … Continue reading ‘Most wins’ system quietly dropped
Three days to save Donington GP "As to whether Bernie might relent and go back to Silverstone if Donington falls through, we’ll have to wait and see. He’s been negative about it lately, but he needs to leave himself some wriggle room. Just look at how many times he’s said we’re not going back to … Continue reading F1 links: More Donington worries
There are many doubts over the FIA’s radical ‘budget capping’ plans for 2010. However, their stated aim of getting 26-car grids into F1 is definitely good news – the only thing I can’t understand is why it’s taken them so long to realise bigger grids is better for the sport. Amazingly, it’s 14 years since … Continue reading The last time we had 26 cars
In October 1993 the first meeting of the FIA World Motor Sports Council announced that refuelling would be re-introduced into F1 for the 1994 season. Earlier this week the same body confirmed refuelling will be banned in 2010 – leading to a mixed reaction from fans. I’ve been surprised how many comments have been posted … Continue reading Why F1 will be better without refuelling
F1 can live without Ferrari, says Mosley Max Mosley: “The sport could survive without Ferrari. It would be very, very sad to lose Ferrari. It is the Italian national team.” Gillett banking on the best of British “I understand that. The best way to fund my business, I’ve found, is to get a pound from … Continue reading F1 links: More on the Ferrari feud
Guio Oblepias was at the Malaysian Grand Prix and, as well as getting soaked to the skin, took this brilliant collection of pictures. Have a look at them now and check out the F1 Fanatic drop.io for more…
Max Mosley on collision course with Ferrari "In a strongly worded letter to Max Mosley, the president of the FIA, which was leaked to The Times, Luca Di Montezemolo, the Ferrari president, says that caps have been foisted on teams without proper warning. Ferrari claim that the rules will cause only damage to Formula One … Continue reading F1 links: Ferrari vs FIA
Carl Edwards’ crash in the closing stages of last weekend’s NASCAR race at Talladega has sparked debate among racing fans: Was this just a freak accident in a championship that engineers crashes for the entertainment of its fans – or are there lessons here for Formula 1 too?
With the refuelling ban made official F1 fans can look forward to the return of proper, low-fuel qualifying in 2010.
The publication today of the FIA’s budget cap plan for 2010 shows it intends to get every team competing under the spending limit. Rather than offering technical regulation that would allow cost-capped teams to compete on parity with the unlimited spenders, it seems to me the rules for next year would favour those sticking to … Continue reading FIA aims to get all teams to cap budgets using one-sided regulations
The FIA has announced further details of changes to F1?óÔé¼Ôäós technical rules for 2010. Chief among these is the widely-expected banning of refuelling and tyre warmers. The minimum weight of the cars is also being increased from 605kg to 620kg, and there are revisions to the rules governing KERS. How are these changes, together with … Continue reading How new rules will change 2010 F1 cars
Never mind McLaren, does Dave Ryan deserve a life sentence? "Knowing Dave as I do I find it difficult to understand why he made that decision. You can be sure it was not for the extra few hundred thousands pounds that come with third place. Ryan has given his life to the sport and has … Continue reading F1 links: Dave Ryan and Daimler
Aside from the latest McLaren drama the other major point of discussion at the FIA World Motor Sports Council has been plans to limit F1 teams’ budgets. I’ve always been sceptical about this and when we first did a poll on it here almost a year ago so were two-thirds of you. But with the … Continue reading Is budget capping realistic? (Poll)
With a depressing air of familiarity, McLaren head off to the World Motor Sports Council today to hear the outcome of the latest investigation into the team’s conduct. The team have already been stripped of Lewis Hamilton’s third place in the Australian Grand Prix for what some elements of the media have dubbed, with little … Continue reading The FIA should send McLaren home without a punishment for the good of F1
Did Rubens Barrichello’s strategy switch cost him a top three finish? And would Sebastian Vettel have won if he’d got past Lewis Hamilton? Here’s how the Bahrain Grand Prix unfolded.
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Bernie Ecclestone hints at mild McLaren penalty Bernie Ecclestone backing down over Silverstone and Donington? “If they were to do what they should have done, and what we've been asking them to do for five years, we'd have to have a look at it. We've got nothing against Silverstone.” Paddock Life: Sakhir edition "For those … Continue reading F1 links: Bernie softening on Silverstone?
After 203 starts and over 10,000 laps, Jarno Trulli finally set his first fastest lap in a Grand Prix yesterday. Plus, Nick Heidfeld is set to finally beat Michael Schumacher’s records for most consecutive race finishes if he’s still running at the end of the Spanish Grand Prix in two weeks’ time.