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15 Jan 2009: Over the white line: put a quid or two on Felipe…

Massa has proved he is superb racer who pulled a cracking 2008 season out of the hat to become Ferrari’s lead driver against all expectations. He could do with a clean slate this year, without Bernie stirring things.

12 Jan 2009: Richards: cash crunch still hasn’t sunk in for F1

We’ll pass on more or less without comment some recent words from Prodrive chief David Richards about the economic challenges currently facing top-flight motorsport, because they pretty much speak for themselves.

12 Jan 2009: Anthony Davidson giving up on F1?

British former F1 racer Anthony Davidson has said that the exit of Honda from the sport realistically ends his hopes of getting a 2009 drive, leading him to turn his attention to sports cars.

9 Jan 2009: Over the white line: Send the British GP to Portimao!

This week we heard, to the exclusion of almost everything else, how Donington Park got permission for the redevelopment that will, if successful, see it hosting the 2010 British Grand Prix.

8 Jan 2009: Donington gets approval – conditional on traffic scheme

The redevelopment of Donington Park in a quest to be ready to host the 2010 British Grand Prix has cleared a significant hurdle by being granted planning permission – but the event could still be halted if its transport strategy doesn’t pass muster.

8 Jan 2009: Honda’s and Button’s futures looking bright

The chances of Jenson Button lining up on the grid in Melbourne are looking considerably better, according to team boss Nick Fry. He has revealed that the Brackley-based outfit is considering around a dozen “serious” offers.

4 Jan 2009: F1: when are the ‘motorsport valley’ car launches due?

The launch of 2009’s F1 cars is always a moment of high excitement for fans but in Britain it plays another role – as a showcase for one of the country’s unsung industries, and one that certainly needs every boost it can get in these uncertain economic times.

1 Jan 2009: British GP: East Midlands Airport the key?

Interesting times in the continuing quest by Donington Park to be ready to host the British Grand Prix in 2010 – will the neighbouring airport prove to be a bigger issue than planning or transport, as its radar interferes with TV communications?

1 Jan 2009: F1: How do Honda’s chances look now?

A month ago we heard how the Honda F1 team had until the new year to find a buyer if it was to stand any chance of lining up on the grid in Melbourne in March. Well, January has arrived, and how do its prospects, and those of its driver Jenson Button, look?

18 Dec 2008: F1: Jerez and Portimao test reports 17/12/08

Sebastian Vettel wrested back his crown as Red Bull’s leading young Turk after having been uncharacteristically outpointed by the team’s test driver.

 
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