Williams to replace Rosberg for 2010?

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Dissatisfaction in the Williams team with their start to the season has become focused on the performance of lead driver Nico Rosberg. That the merest hint of criticism of Rosberg was allowed to creep into the team?s official press release after the Spanish Grand Prix hints at the depth of the team?s concerns. Patrick Head … Continue reading Williams to replace Rosberg for 2010?

“What’s the point of Formula One?” – Radio 4 programme featuring me today

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A few weeks ago I mentioned I was being interviewed for a Radio 4 programme called “What?s the point of Formula 1?”. The finished show airs today. You can catch the half-hour show on Radio 4 at 9am and 9.30pm, and after that it should be available on BBC iPlayer for a week. As far … Continue reading “What’s the point of Formula One?” – Radio 4 programme featuring me today

Unique Monaco offers opportunities for Brawn’s rivals (Monaco GP preview)

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With a great sense of timing the F1 world, torn apart by rows over how much the teams should be allowed to spend, heads to round six at Monaco – where conspicuous consumption is a way of life. Whatever F1 does to itself, the Monaco Grand Prix will hopefully always remain one of its great … Continue reading Unique Monaco offers opportunities for Brawn’s rivals (Monaco GP preview)

F1 links: Ecclestone to buy Silverstone?

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Silverstone could be sold to Bernie Ecclestone "This could be a sign that the BRDC is considering an end to the unequal struggle to make a profit from the grand prix while attempting to meet the financial demands of Bernie Ecclestone, formula one's commercial-rights holder. It could also pave the way for Ecclestone, or his … Continue reading F1 links: Ecclestone to buy Silverstone?

F1 links: Mosley criticises “childish” Howett

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In-depth interview – Max Mosley Video interview with Max Mosley on the BBC. He criticises Toyota F1 boss John Howett for being “childish” in trying to lead a walkout during the F1 rules discussions yesterday. KERS now available to Brawn GP Ross Brawn: “Mercedes have made [KERS] available to us. We’ve just got to find … Continue reading F1 links: Mosley criticises “childish” Howett

Stalemate: Ferrari taking FIA to court but who is in the right? (Poll)

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Today’s meeting between the F1 teams representatives, the FIA and Bernie Ecclestone failed to resolve the row over the 2010 regulations. Two hours into the meeting Max Mosley received a text message from his lawyer informing him that Ferrari were beginning legal action in France to block the new rules. The proceedings came to a … Continue reading Stalemate: Ferrari taking FIA to court but who is in the right? (Poll)

Compromise, stalemate, war: What will be the outcome of F1’s budget cap talks?

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Ferrari, Toyota, Red Bull, Toro Rosso and Renault are threatening not to participate in the 2010 world championship. With the deadline for entries just two weeks away, the teams’ representatives are meeting FIA president Max Mosley and commercial boss Bernie Ecclestone to hammer out a deal. Will they get the job done? Will the impasse … Continue reading Compromise, stalemate, war: What will be the outcome of F1’s budget cap talks?

F1 links: Lola and Litespeed’s 2010 entries

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Lola moves ahead with F1 project “Following completion of its evaluation of the technical regulations for cost-capped Formula One teams announced by the FIA World Motorsport Council on 29th April 2009, the Lola Group is pleased to announce that it will be submitting an entry for the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship??.” F3 squad … Continue reading F1 links: Lola and Litespeed’s 2010 entries

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