2009 F1 testing: February 10th (Update: video and pictures added)

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Now the run-up to the 2009 F1 season really gets under way, with major tests on three of the next four weeks. After the launch of Red Bull’s RB5 yesterday there are now seven new F1 cars in action. The first of those starts today with F1 teams running in Jerez and Bahrain. Follow today’s … Continue reading 2009 F1 testing: February 10th (Update: video and pictures added)

Drivers expose holes in FIA budget

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The statement issued by the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association criticising Max Mosley’s demand for them to pay more money for their superlicences has been derided by some as an unwise move. The thinking being that no-one is going to stick up of for superstars earning millions of dollars complaining about a comparatively small increase in … Continue reading Drivers expose holes in FIA budget

Mosley and teams set to clash again

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Today brought new evidence of an impending and potentially massive clash between the FIA and the Formula 1 teams over costs. While FOTA is already talking about relaxing the restrictions on testing in 2009, Max Mosley is pushing for massive cuts to drastically reduce the cost of competition to around ??50m. And rumours claim he’s … Continue reading Mosley and teams set to clash again

Is the FIA’s take on medals irrelevant? Clive thinks not – here’s why

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Guest writer Clive of F1 Insight takes another look at the FIA’s take on Bernie Ecclestone’s contentious ‘medals’ plan. To be fair to the FIA, their list of what would have happened in the past if a medals system had been in place is relevant because it is, at least, an attempt to test the … Continue reading Is the FIA’s take on medals irrelevant? Clive thinks not – here’s why

How do the 2009 F1 cars compare to other single-seater racing cars?

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The 2009-style F1 cars have got a lukewarm reaction from fans – less than half of F1 Fanatic readers thought they looked good when we did a poll on it last week. To get to the heart of what’s gone wrong with F1 car aesthetics I thought we should compare them to top single-seaters from … Continue reading How do the 2009 F1 cars compare to other single-seater racing cars?

Formula 1’s lost nations: New Zealand

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Last world champion: Denny Hulme, 1967 Last Grand Prix winner: Denny Hulme, McLaren, Buenos Aires, 1974 Last Grand Prix starter: Mike Thackwell, RAM, Montreal, 1984 Last Grand Prix: None held Only eight drivers from New Zealand have ever started Grands Prix. But they include a world champion, the founder of one of the great F1 … Continue reading Formula 1’s lost nations: New Zealand

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