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Fri 19 Jun 2009
KERS: Curse or blessing?Headline

KERS: Curse or blessing?

Lots of things have been said about the introduction of the KERS system in Formula 1. The basic idea is very simple: recover the energy that is lost during braking, store the energy and release the energy again whenever a driver feels it is ...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
'Formula GP3': Who are they?Headline

'Formula GP3': Who are they?

During the Monaco Grand Prix, Luca di Montezemolo denigrated the new applicants for the 2010 Formula One season, saying that the series should be called 'Formula GP3'. This article takes a brief look at each of the new teams known to have lodged...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
F1 2009 aerodynamics: Good, bad or ugly?Headline

F1 2009 aerodynamics: Good, bad or ugly?

One of the most intensely discussed topics amongst Formula 1 fans today is without a doubt the new 2009 technical regulations, and the influence they have on the front and rear wing design. Detail of the new McLaren Mercedes...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Schumacher back into Ferrari cockpit for MassaHeadline
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Schumacher back into Ferrari cockpit for Massa

Ferrari confirmed today that seven-time world driving champion Michael Schumacher will come out of retirement to complete the Formula One season of Felipe Massa. The Brazilian suffered head injuries in a high-speed crash during qualifying for ...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Formula 1 sponsors falling: Bank on itHeadline

Formula 1 sponsors falling: Bank on it

On the heels of a second planned government bailout and the exit of its chief executive officer, Dutch financial services company ING announced Monday that it will end its sponsorship of the Renault Formula One team after this season. A deal...

Wed 30 Dec 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Johnson, F1 exodus - top storiesHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Johnson, F1 exodus - top stories

Ingram's Flat Spot On By: Jonathan Ingram Johnson, F1 exodus: top stories The Top Ten motor racing stories in 2009, according to one man's opinion. 1. Jimmie Johnson wins four straight -- This is the story of the decade. It only changes...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Raikkonen, Latvala confirmed for Rally FinlandHeadline
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Raikkonen, Latvala confirmed for Rally Finland

The entry list for Rally Finland, released earlier today, reveals that Formula One star Kimi Raikkonen will be contesting his first World Rally Championship-level rally at one of the WRC's classic events next month. Kimi Raikkonen, ...

Wed 07 Oct 2009
Night scene on Singapore city streetsHeadline
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Night scene on Singapore city streets

Singapore 2009 preview Round 14 of the 2009 FIA Formula One World Championship takes place at the Singapore Marina Bay Street Circuit. Situated in the heart of downtown Singapore, the tight circuit passes various famous landmarks...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
The new Formula One World OrderHeadline

The new Formula One World Order

Cost-regulated teams Last week the FIA presented some new facts about the earlier this year announced cost cap regulations which will be applied to the sport from 2010 onwards. Again, the FIA did not come up with the technical ...

Mon 16 Nov 2009
Donington, Silverstone and EcclestoneHeadline

Donington, Silverstone and Ecclestone

Two weeks ago it became painfully clear that Donington Park CEO Simon Gillett was not able to pull off his stunt to host the British Grand Prix from 2010 onwards, after the circuit failed to meet the third deadline imposed by Formula One...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
F1 2009 aerodynamics: Fast is always beautifulHeadline
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F1 2009 aerodynamics: Fast is always beautiful

See also the first part of this article: F1 2009 aerodynamics: Good, bad or ugly? Toyota TF 109 Toyota introduced their 2009 Formula 1 car at a "virtual" launch on the Internet. The new car should bring Toyota its first win: there is a lot of...

Tue 15 Dec 2009
A wind of change?Headline

A wind of change?

A wind of change? After yesterday's meeting of the WMSC (World Motor Sport Council), the FIA announced a number of changes that were approved, ones that should improve Formula One and its governance, and also published the final version of the...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Wins should determine the F1 championshipHeadline

Wins should determine the F1 championship

The F1 World Championship should go to the driver who wins the most races. Try it, you'll like it! It's not often that this writer agrees with Bernie Ecclestone on anything, but he's absolutely right with his plan for basing the Formula One...

Wed 04 Nov 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: US F1 ready for Busch?Headline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: US F1 ready for Busch?

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram US F1 Ready For Busch? If NASCAR Valley is the source for America's next Formula One car, it seems fitting that Kyle Busch is being wooed by the US F1 team. Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing ...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Hamilton and Kovalainen uncover McLaren MP4-24Headline
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Hamilton and Kovalainen uncover McLaren MP4-24

The Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula One team has been working on their latest creation since September 2007. Now it has been revealed it to the world at the Formula 1 team's headquarters in Woking, England. Lewis Hamilton and Heikki ...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Massa critical, in induced comaHeadline
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Massa critical, in induced coma

Felipe Massa has undergone successful surgery at the AEK hospital in Budapest after crashing heavily during the qualifying session for the Hungarian Grand Prix. However, the Brazilian's condition remains critical. Felipe Massa is taken...

Sun 25 Oct 2009
Bouman's guide to FIA Presidential electionsHeadline

Bouman's guide to FIA Presidential elections

FIA Presidential elections, a guide for dummies On Friday October 23 the members of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) will elect a new president, as current 69-year old president Max Mosley will step down after a reign of 16...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Henry Surtees dead after Brands Hatch accidentHeadline

Henry Surtees dead after Brands Hatch accident

Henry Surtees was 18 years old when he was struck by a flying wheel at the Brands Hatch Circuit in Kent, England, in the FIA Formula Two Championship series' second race of the weekend at his home venue. Henry Surtees. Photo by ...

Fri 09 Oct 2009
US F1 Team interview with Ken Anderson Headline
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US F1 Team interview with Ken Anderson

5 QUESTIONS WITH KEN ANDERSON, US F1 TEAM PRINCIPAL, PRESIDENT & CEO Author: US F1 Team America's new Formula One team prepares for the 2010 season. Team interview with Ken Anderson follows: Q1: Ken, we're hearing about a lot of activity in ...

Mon 30 Nov 2009
Briatore wants Formula One ban overturnedHeadline

Briatore wants Formula One ban overturned

Today Flavio Briatore, former Renault Formula One team principal, has asked the French High Court in Paris to overturn the decision of FIA's World Motor Sports Council to ban him from Formula One for life. The decision was made in September this...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
McLaren's Dennis hands off F1 role Headline

McLaren's Dennis hands off F1 role

After nearly 30 years, Ron Dennis has earned promotion. The face of the McLaren Mercedes Formula One team and driver of the marque's F1 championship success announced at Friday's launch of the team's new car, the MP4-24, that he will step aside...

Fri 06 Nov 2009
Formula One races into the desert sunset of Abu DhabiHeadline
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Formula One races into the desert sunset of Abu Dhabi

The Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi provided a futuristic Thousand and One Nights-like decor for last weekend's ultimate round of the 2009 Formula One World Championship. The developers and builders of the circuit can rest assured, they have ...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Formula One's sacred cow is a horseHeadline

Formula One's sacred cow is a horse

The so-called two-tier Formula One championship as proposed by the FIA for the 2010 season has caused quite a stir amongst Formula One fans, but also amongst Formula One teams themselves. The general consensus is that a two-tier competition (in...

Fri 09 Oct 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: JPM pointing to Title?Headline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: JPM pointing to Title?

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram JPM Pointing To Title? Juan Pablo Montoya can be either princely or prickly, depending on the mercurial driver's mood. Following the Earnhardt Ganassi Racing team's advancement into the Chase and the ...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Look who's hotHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Look who's hot

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Look Who's Hot To paraphrase Jimi Hendrix: Are you motivated? It's a question most race car drivers answer in the affirmative. But one only need look at recent results -- starting with six victories...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
McLaren's sporting director Ryan 'responsible'Headline
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McLaren's sporting director Ryan 'responsible'

McLaren Mercedes Formula One team principal Martin Whitmarsh told a news conference in Malaysia that team sporting director Dave Ryan was suspended in the wake of Lewis Hamilton's disqualification in Australia because Ryan was "the senior member...

First car rolls out, F1 entries namedHeadline
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First car rolls out, F1 entries named

Formula One and Pinkerton: We never sleep. The global campaign began in earnest again Monday with the first look at FIA World Constructors Champion Ferrari's 2009-spec car, dubbed the F60 to honor 60 years in F1, and the release of the season's...

Toyota takes online step to launch TF109 challengerHeadline
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Toyota takes online step to launch TF109 challenger

Saving costs has become critical in many racing series for the 2009 season and many of the manufacturers and teams are feeling the pinch with the worldwide economy dipping to record lows. The Panasonic Toyota Racing Formula One team elected to ...

FIA summons McLaren to special meeting, Ryan firedHeadline
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FIA summons McLaren to special meeting, Ryan fired

McLaren Mercedes has been called -- "invited" in the lexicon -- to an extraordinary meeting of the World Motor Sport Council of the FIA. The International Automobile Federation (FIA) is the sanctioning body of Formula One. The meeting has been ...

Fri 09 Oct 2009
Renault announces Kubica for 2010 and beyondHeadline
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Renault announces Kubica for 2010 and beyond

Renault on Wednesday announced that 24-year-old Polish driver Robert Kubica will race for the French Formula One team "from the 2010 season onwards". Robert Kubica, BMW Sauber F1 Team. Photo by xpb.cc. "We are very excited to have ...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Formula One rules dispute suffers diminishing returnsHeadline

Formula One rules dispute suffers diminishing returns

Max's letter has arrived! Into the hands of news agency Reuters, that is. International Automobile Federation (FIA) president Max Molsey wrote to teams of the shrinking Formula One Teams Association (FOTA) last week to spell out his next...

Tue 15 Dec 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Same orbit for NASCAR, F1?Headline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Same orbit for NASCAR, F1?

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Same Orbit For NASCAR, F1? The subjects of NASCAR's Sprint Cup and Formula One have been coming up in the same sentence regularly these days. F1 drivers have been testing Sprint Cup cars, Marcos Ambrose...

Mon 07 Dec 2009
Toyota cuts jobs at high tech facility in Germany Headline

Toyota cuts jobs at high tech facility in Germany

It has emerged that 500 of the 650 employees will lose their job at the high tech Toyota Formula One facility in Cologne, Germany. According to the German Auto, Motor und Sport magazine, Toyota had already notified their employers on November 30...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
FOTA agrees to further F1 cost cutsHeadline
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FOTA agrees to further F1 cost cuts

The executive committee of Formula One Teams' Association (FOTA) convened Thursday at Heathrow Airport, west of London, in a meeting that produced unanimous agreement about further cost-cutting measures in the sport. Teams earlier had agreed to ...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Peace in our time, Formula One war is overHeadline
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Peace in our time, Formula One war is over

Formula One drove back on course Wednesday. A meeting in Paris of the World Motor Sport Council of sanctioning body the International Automobile Federation (FIA) resolved money and governance issues that had threatened to remake the top level of...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Mugello awaken with Ferrari F60 debutHeadline
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Mugello awaken with Ferrari F60 debut

Ferrari yet again pip the other Formula One manufactures to the post, being the first to unveil their latest creation on the world. The surrounding area near the Mugello circuit heard the roar of the newest Formula One Ferrari engine at 10:30am...