Allianz to sponsor safety car (Pictures)

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Allianz has extended its Formula 1 sponsorship deal and will have its logos displayed on the safety and medical cars. The financial services company which specialises in insurance first became involved in F1 sponsorship through Williams in 2000. According to Allianz: An evaluation of various global sponsorship platforms and of Allianz?s activities over the past … Continue reading Allianz to sponsor safety car (Pictures)

Mercedes SLS AMG to lead the pack as new F1 safety car in 2010 (Pictures)

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F1 is to get a new safety car in 2010. Mercedes are to use their flagship SLS AMG sports car to lead the field when the track is neutralised during races this year. The company, which has supplied F1’s safety cars since 1996, has also used Michael Schumacher to promote the car in a video … Continue reading Mercedes SLS AMG to lead the pack as new F1 safety car in 2010 (Pictures)

Drivers will not get penalties for pitting during a safety car period in 2009

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Alianora la Canta’s rigorous analysis of the 2009 sporting rules turned up a surprising and un-announced change. The ‘pit lane closure’ rule has been dropped. The controversial rule required the pit lane to be declared closed at the beginning of a safety car period, and any driver who pitted during that time received a penalty. … Continue reading Drivers will not get penalties for pitting during a safety car period in 2009

Luca di Montezemolo is right: F1’s safety car rules are humiliating for the sport

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Ferrari’s Luca di Montezemolo was not impressed by the role the safety car had to play in Singapore: When we race on tracks where staging a circus or something else would be better, anything can happen, because the spectacle is supplied by the Safety Car. This is humiliating for F1. Montezemolo may be sore about … Continue reading Luca di Montezemolo is right: F1’s safety car rules are humiliating for the sport