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Saturday, 27 June 2009

Luca di Montezemolo

Ferrari chief Luca di Montezemolo has suggested he will work toward measures to make F1 more exciting in advance of next years series.

Proposals may include a revised qualifying format.

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

FIA Formula 1 Peace Deal

The FIA have agreed a peace deal today in Paris which is acceptable to the Formula 1 Teams Association members. This includes cost cutting measures. Max Mosley will therefore not be seeking reelection.

Sunday, 21 June 2009


Don't hold you breath but according to Bernie Ecclestone an agreement on a five year FIA deal with FOTA is imminent.

Friday, 19 June 2009

FOTA | Silverstone Grand Prix | 2010

So after all Silverstone may have a Grand Prix. The FOTA teams can race there and the FIA can go to Donington.
It will be interesting to compare attendance figures. As noted in the previous post the other circuits who have yet to arrive at a deal for 2010 with the FIA can join in too.

FOTA Breakaway

It looks like the last post was more real than imagined at the time of writing.

FOTA have met and agreed terms of a breakaway series.

Let's see what today brings. No doubt the lawyers will be sharpening their pencils to consider who had signed up for the 2010 series and what compensation is due or obtainable. Notably it is alleged that Ferrari, Red Bull and Toro Rosso have a long-term agreement with the FIA which must be honoured.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Grand Prix 2010

OK I am wound up for this one...

Here's a proposal - Ferrari, Renault, Toyota, BMW, McLaren and Brawn race in 2010 at Silverstone, Imola, Spa, Estoril, Adelaide, Indianapolis, Hockenheim and Magny Cours. Hopefully Williams, Red Bull and Force India can join in too. Lotus and Brabham would add some famous old names into the mix.

Does that sound like a sane solution? I for one would watch it.

Then Team US F1, Campos and Manor can fight it out for the FIA championship at the other circuits booked for next year.

Monday, 15 June 2009

British Grand Prix 2009

OK so this is the big one... The last British Grand Prix at Silverstone for some years maybe. But who knows?

Jenson Button will be more fired up than ever before to continue his astounding run of driving this season.
Everyone wishes him all the best - including Lewis Hamilton.

Monday, 8 June 2009

Brabham Back In F1

The Brabham family are not keen but the Brabham name has been touted as a possible introduction back into F1 for next year
having been bought by a german businessman. Of course Bernie Ecclestone was once team principle...

Ferrari in rival series?

Would Ferrari join a breakaway series?

Meanwhile Brabham and Lotus names are being lined up as entrants for next year.

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Button Sews up in Istanbul

Ascari, Fangio, Clark and Schumacher. Six races out of seven is a record shared by these drivers. Now Jenson Button joins this elite group.

On to Silverstone...!

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Vettel Settles as Button Blips

Sebastian Vettel beat BrawnGP and Jenson Button to pole position for tomorrow's Turkish Grand Prix. However Rubens Barrichello managed to lock out the second Red Bull of Mark Webber leaving him fourth.

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Monday, 1 June 2009

Will Jenson Button Stay in F1 with BrawnGP?

This has become a hot topic - after so much success Jenson Button is likely to be in demand by other teams.

However he appears to value loyalty after so many years with BAR and Honda and has acquired a lot of goodwill for that attitude. This is true both in its own right and in stark contrast to some of his rivals.

Whilst other teams may offer greater financial reward there is an opportunity to start a run of success in partnership with Ross Brawn.