Will Force India make a leap forward in 2009 after their McLaren deal?

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Force India?s technical tie-up with McLaren-Mercedes, which was rumoured for several weeks, was announced today. Having used Ferrari engines in 2006 (as Spyker) and 2007, Force India is embarking on an ambitious project which will see them use the same gearbox, KERS, Mercedes engine and other parts as McLaren. How will this massive acquisition of … Continue reading Will Force India make a leap forward in 2009 after their McLaren deal?

FIA to provide video evidence and improve stewarding of incidents in 2009

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The FIA is to introduce a series of changes to how its rules are enforced during F1 weekends. In a significant change the FIA will ensure all video evidence relating to controversial moments is made available to the public via its and FOM’s websites. It did so following the questionable penalties given to Lewis Hamilton, … Continue reading FIA to provide video evidence and improve stewarding of incidents in 2009

F1 2009: 10 questions for the off-season

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As the 2008 F1 season ends on a high we now look forward to what should be one of the most fascinating off-seasons for many years. With radical changes to the technical rules, fraught political tension between the rule-makers and the teams, and two holes suddenly appearing in the calendar, these are the questions that … Continue reading F1 2009: 10 questions for the off-season

ITV F1: goodbye or good riddance?

2008 F1 season

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Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix will be the final F1 broadcast by ITV. Since taking over from the BBC as the UK’s F1 broadcaster at the 1997 Australian Grand Prix, ITV will bow out having covered 206 grands prix. But because they interrupt races with adverts they have missed over 31 races’ worth of live action … Continue reading ITV F1: goodbye or good riddance?

FIA-FOTA agreement: Teams’ proposals accepted as Mosley backs down on KERS

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Details are emerging about the agreement reached between the FIA and FOTA, representing the F1 teams, following their meeting at Geneva today. A joint statement from the two declared “significant cost savings for 2009 and 2010” had been agreed but added no further detail. However Autosport has published details of some points of the agreement … Continue reading FIA-FOTA agreement: Teams’ proposals accepted as Mosley backs down on KERS

2009 French Grand Prix cancelled

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The French Grand Prix has been cancelled for 2009 in a surprise move by the event organisers, the Federation Francaise du Sport Automobile. The FFSA issued the following statement: After examining the economic situation, the FFSA renounces to be the financial promoters of a Formula One Grand Prix. As a result, and as long as … Continue reading 2009 French Grand Prix cancelled

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