F1 links: 2011 Indian Grand Prix bid

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India ‘will host 2011 Grand Prix’ ‘Ecclestone insists he and Indian company Jaiprakash Associates Ltd are “fully committed” to the project. “Of course we will deliver… otherwise we wouldn’t have entered into an agreement,” said Ecclestone.’ The financing of Formula 1 “Formula 1 is a big draw but when one analyzes the brand, there are … Continue reading F1 links: 2011 Indian Grand Prix bid

Damon Hill to get honourary fellowship

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The University of Northampton is to give 1996 Formula 1 champion Damon Hill an honourary fellowship. Hill, who is now President of the British Racing Drivers? Club, will receive the award next month. Press release in full: Formula One World Champion and President of the British Racing Drivers? Club Damon Hill OBE and Theatre Director … Continue reading Damon Hill to get honourary fellowship

2009 F1 testing notes: January 22nd (Update: new video and pictures added)

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Testing for the 2009 F1 season continues at three different venues today in Italy, Spain and Portugal. Heikki Kovalainen and Kazuki Nakajima are among the drivers getting their first taste of 2009 F1 cars. Ferrari and BMW are still testing on their own but yesterday we saw the first side-by-side test of 2009-specification cars in … Continue reading 2009 F1 testing notes: January 22nd (Update: new video and pictures added)

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)