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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 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 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 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
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 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 ...

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...

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...

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
WIMRC developes chocolate powered racer

WIMRC developes chocolate powered racer

Environ-MENTAL The steering wheel is made from Carrots... powered by Waste Chocolate and Vegetable Oil... with Potatoes used to produce the bodywork... and it goes 125mph round corners! Following the recent turmoil in Formula 1 arising...

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
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...

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...

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 02 Oct 2009
Frank Gardner obituary per BAM Media

Frank Gardner obituary per BAM Media

FRANK GARDNER Australian motorsport legend Frank Gardner sadly passed away at his Gold Coast home at the weekend after a long-time battle with illness -- he was 78. Following is the last biography written when he was BMW Team Manager,...

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 02 Oct 2009
Tribute to Ayrton Senna

Tribute to Ayrton Senna

ROME PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE BRAZILIAN CHAMPION Ayrton Senna Anniversary 18 20th September 2009 "We should give everyone a chance" Ayrton Senna Ayrton Senna Anniversary: Rome pays tribute to the Brazilian champion in September In 2009 it is...

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 ...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Meritus Racing eyes Formula One in 2016
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Meritus Racing eyes Formula One in 2016

MERITUS EYE F1 SEAT BY 2016 KUALA LUMPUR: Meritus Racing have an ambitious plan to be ready to compete in Formula 1 by 2016, making them the first South East Asian country to have an entry in the motorsports' biggest event, and they just might...

Ferrari mourns Henry Surtees' death

Ferrari mourns Henry Surtees' death

Maranello, 20 July 2009 - A tragic accident on the last motorsport weekend. Henry Surtees, the son of John Surtees, the Formula 1 World Champion with Ferrari in 1964, died last night after an accident at the Brands Hatch circuit in this season's...

Wed 07 Oct 2009
Alonso could earn 150m euros at Ferrari
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Alonso could earn 150m euros at Ferrari

Fernando Alonso's new Ferrari contract could see him race for the famous Italian team until the end of the 2015 season, and earn him 150 million euros, according to reports on Tuesday in the Spanish press. The reports, in the newspapers AS and...

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...

Red Bull finds another sponsor in Total
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Red Bull finds another sponsor in Total

On the day the covers came off Red Bull Racing's 2009 Formula One car, the RB5, we are pleased to announce Total is joining as a Team Supplier. Total, one of the World's largest oil and gas companies, will supply the team with all its fuel and...

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 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...

Whitmarsh admits Alonso loss a 'massive regret'
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Whitmarsh admits Alonso loss a 'massive regret'

Martin Whitmarsh has singled out Fernando Alonso's acrimonious departure at the end of 2007 as a "massive regret" of his 20-year McLaren career. Whitmarsh, now team principal, was Ron Dennis' deputy two years ago, when Spaniard Alonso...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Teddy Mayer, a remarkable man, passes away

Teddy Mayer, a remarkable man, passes away

Edward Everett "Teddy" Mayer died on January 30, 2009, at his home in England, a sad loss to those in the racing community who knew him personally and those who knew of his accomplishments. Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania on September 8, 1935,...

Wed 30 Dec 2009
Ralf Schumacher rejected F1 offer for 2010
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Ralf Schumacher rejected F1 offer for 2010

Michael Schumacher's brother might also have made a return to Formula One in 2010, it has emerged. After 40-year-old Michael's sensational comeback with Mercedes GP was announced last week, his younger brother Ralf said: "Honestly, I also would...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Colombian driver Londono killed by assasins
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Colombian driver Londono killed by assasins

Ricardo Londono was killed in Colombia on Saturday, according to the South American country's Caracol Radio and the newspaper El Tiempo. Aged 59 when killed by assasins, Londono had practiced for the 1981 Brazilian Grand Prix with Ensign at ...

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...

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 ...