F1 links: Ferrari cake

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Cake about Ferrari for birthday mmm… Ferrari cake Blundell tips Raikkonen to take title Mark Blundell says Kimi Raikkonen will bounce back in 2009 Times are tough on the circuit, says F1 hopeful "Formula One hopeful Jonathan Kennard believes motorsport’s top teams are worried to invest in drivers following Honda’s dramatic departure from the sport." … Continue reading F1 links: Ferrari cake

Council backs Donington Park’s Grand Prix plans ahead of application hearing

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Donington Park’s plans to run the British Grand Prix from 2010 have won the support of South Derbyshire District Council. Director of community services Mark Alflat told the Derby Evening Telegraph he is recommending the scheme gets planning approval when it goes before Leicestershire District Council on Thursday: The development offers substantial economic opportunities. The … Continue reading Council backs Donington Park’s Grand Prix plans ahead of application hearing

F1 links: Walker’s win and Alonso’s deal

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It’s out! Alonso has a Ferrari contract My good friend and colleague Pino Allievi is writing in La Gazetta dello Sport in Italy that Fernando Alonso has a four year contract with Ferrari starting 2011, but with clauses which allow that contract to be brought forward one year to 2010. Fans vote John Motson’s Tottenham … Continue reading F1 links: Walker’s win and Alonso’s deal

What do F1 drivers do in the off-season?

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Chaz sent in this question via Skribit: What do drivers do to keep up their race craft when season ends until it begins again five months later? With poor Mark Webber breaking his leg during an off-season activity this weekend F1 drivers may find their winter fun even more tightly restricted in the future. Here’s … Continue reading What do F1 drivers do in the off-season?

Jimmie Johnson is NASCAR’s #1 again – but how would he fare in Formula 1?

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Jimmie Johnson won the NASCAR title for the third year in a row last week. In the past six years he’s also been runner-up twice, in 2003 and 2004. He doesn’t fit the NASCAR stereotype of a drawling redneck: Johnson is from California and flies to races in a Gulfstream jet. He’s also clearly one … Continue reading Jimmie Johnson is NASCAR’s #1 again – but how would he fare in Formula 1?

Did Bernie Ecclestone really scrap the South African Grand Prix over apartheid?

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The disquiet over Bernie Ecclestone’s remarks on racism which appeared in several newspapers recently has apparently calmed down after Ecclestone cleared things up with Lewis Hamilton and his family: I meant [the supporters who targeted Hamilton in Spain] were a joke, clowns… I’ve spoken with Lewis’s dad Anthony and he understands, everything’s fine. But some … Continue reading Did Bernie Ecclestone really scrap the South African Grand Prix over apartheid?

Nico H???lkenberg wins 2008 F3 Euroseries title at Le Mans

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Nico H???lkenberg captured the 2008 Formula Thre Euroseries championship in a less than inspiring fashion. He failed to get away at the start of the first race at Le Mans in France this weekend, and fell to the back of the field. But with title rival Edoardo Mortara unable to reach the seventh place he … Continue reading Nico H???lkenberg wins 2008 F3 Euroseries title at Le Mans

What cricket fans have to say about F1 as the BBC turns its back on them

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Most British F1 fans I know are delighted the sport will return to the BBC next year. But many cricket fans have reacted with anger to the news last week that their sport of choice will no longer be on the same channel – and lashed out at the corporation taking the F1 rights instead. … Continue reading What cricket fans have to say about F1 as the BBC turns its back on them

Why can?t they show F1 races at BTCC rounds? (BTCC)

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The British Touring Car Championship has revealed the dates of its 2009 races. In the press release the series organisers explained the decision for releasing the dates of the race weekends before announcing where the races would actually be held: Inevitably our dates are largely driven by the desire to avoid as many F1 races … Continue reading Why can?t they show F1 races at BTCC rounds? (BTCC)