Archive for the ‘F1’ Category

18 Nov 2009: F1: Button to join Hamilton at McLaren for 2010 season

It’s official at last – McLaren has confirmed that Jenson Button will be leaving the team with which he won the 2010 drivers championship to drive alongside fellow Brit Lewis Hamilton next year.

16 Nov 2009: Your last chance to grab a SPOTY ticket

Will Jenson Button be in the running for this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year? Here’s your chance to find out in person.

16 Nov 2009: Sadness for fans as Brawn’s perfect year ends in Mercedes buyout

One perfect year – and then it was all over. Brawn GP is consigned to the pages of F1 history as the new Silver Arrows team takes to the grid – and Button still waits to firm up his 2010 drive.

9 Nov 2009: Q&A with Rob Tarlton

Rob Tarlton, a 21-year-old aerospace engineering student from the University of Illinois, USA, flew over to Britain last week with his twin brother Tom. We had the chance to chat with him during his prize day, at the point when he had been out in a F3 car but was yet to attempt his F1 drive. Here’s what he had to say.

9 Nov 2009: Rob Tarlton’s F1 drive: what the experts thought

So, what happens if you put a novice driver in an F1 car? It turns out that, with plenty of expert help and assistance, he does just fine. Here are three of the people who worked to make Rob Tarlton’s prize a success.

9 Nov 2009: The Philips/Williams F1 Driving Academy winner’s day in photos

After months of preparation and anticipation, it came down to this: one powerful car, one iconic race track and one amateur driver about to go where millions of fans would give their eye teeth to follow. Except, as this photo gallery shows, there was far more to it than just one man and one machine.

9 Nov 2009: The fan, the F1 car – and the experience of a lifetime

Imagine this: instead of watching the British Grand Prix from the safety of your sofa at home, or sat in the Silverstone grandstands with ear protectors and a bacon sarnie, you’re suddenly transported to the pitlane, strapped into a powerful F1 car, and told ‘off you go’. Reckon you could cope?

8 Nov 2009: F1: Lewis’ end-of-season Q&A

Lewis Hamilton looks back over the 2009 season with a Q&A released via his website.

1 Nov 2009: F1: Vettel secures runner-up spot with Abu Dhabi victory

Sebastian Vettel led home a Red Bull 1-2 as the new Yas Marina circuit served up a contest every bit as dull as the billion-dollar venue was sparkling.

1 Nov 2009: F1: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix liveblog

The last race of the Formula One season – and, even with both championships decided, there’s still plenty to keep us interested.

 
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