KERS and the argument over costs

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Bernie Ecclestone has changed his approach in his ongoing row with the Formula 1 Teams’ Assoication over the distribution of money in F1. When Ferrari and FOTA boss Luca di Montezemolo first pressed Ecclestone to incresae the share of money the teams received, Ecclestone’s response was to try to embarrass Montezemolo by publicly reminding him … Continue reading KERS and the argument over costs

F1 links: New technical rules analysed

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The 2009 Technical Regulations Analysed ?ǣ Part 1 Changes To The 2009 Technical Regulations (Part 2) Alianora begins a huge dissection of the 2009 F1 rules – essential reading. It was the biggest challenge since 1982 – Symonds “It?s more extreme than the changes we made in 1994, when we added the plank and cut … Continue reading F1 links: New technical rules analysed

Is this how the Renault R29 was supposed to look?

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Renault launched its R29 F1 car for 2009 today to more howls of revulsion about what they’ve done with their livery. But Renault’s bizarre front nose arrangement also drew some concerned glances. Its bulbous shape and low-hanging vertical strips look unwieldy compared to most of its rivals. In the comments thread Luke and PrateekF1 unearthed … Continue reading Is this how the Renault R29 was supposed to look?

Renault R29 revealed in Portugal – pictures (2009 F1 car launches)

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Renault’s 2009 F1 car has broken cover. The R29 is the car they hope will improve on the performance of the R28 (two wins last year) and propel Fernando Alonso into contention for the drivers’ championship. The first pictures of the new Renault R29 are below. Alonso starts his sixth season for Renault alongside Nelson … Continue reading Renault R29 revealed in Portugal – pictures (2009 F1 car launches)

Williams FW31 introduced in interim livery

2009 F1 season

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Williams has revealed its 2009 F1 car – the FW31. The team go into 2009 with Toyota engines for the third year in a row. The FW31 has been presented in an interim livery. Its final paint scheme for the 2009 F1 season will be revealed next month. Pictures of the new Williams below. Drivers … Continue reading Williams FW31 introduced in interim livery

Renault R29 pictures leak out early

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Pictures of the Renault R29’s bodywork have appeared on the internet ahead of the car’s official launch later today. The pictures of Renault’s 2009 F1 car appear to show a revised livery with more use of yellow and orange and less blue. Dutch website F1today.nl claims the team will carry Total branding in additional to … Continue reading Renault R29 pictures leak out early

Massa?s number four and Kubica?s number five ?ǣ but who’s number 13?

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Earlier this week the FIA published the list of official team and driver entries for the 2009 season. Pitpass* found it surprising that Robert Kubica had been elevated to number five, giving him a lower number than Nick Heidfeld, which wasn?t the case last year. I didn?t find that remarkable in the slightest. What caught … Continue reading Massa?s number four and Kubica?s number five ?ǣ but who’s number 13?