Archive for the ‘F1’ Category

17 Dec 2008: F1: Jerez and Portimao test reports 16/12/08

We’re not saying it’s quite time to recall the processional days of Michael Schumacher – but we’re handing out no prizes for guessing who topped the timesheets at Jerez yet again yesterday…

16 Dec 2008: F1: Jerez and Portimao test reports 15/12/08

F1 testing has continued at two venues this week, with five of the nine teams furthering work on their 2009-spec cars.

15 Dec 2008: Sports Personality: Lewis the bridesmaid again

Track conditions meant that Chris Hoy couldn’t take on Lewis Hamilton in a man versus machine race at Wembley – but he won what was arguably the more important contest – the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year.

12 Dec 2008: F1: Jerez test report 11/12/08

Sebastien Buemi has put the seal on a dominant week of testing at Jerez by topping the timesheets once again. Alongside fellow Toro Rosso hopeful Takuma Sato, he was the only driver to clock up a sub-1:18 time.

12 Dec 2008: Awards round-up: who else got what off who

So, those drivers who aren’t named either Lewis Hamilton or Alexander Sims – how have they fared during the awards season?

11 Dec 2008: F1: Jerez test report 10/12/08

The fight for the 2009 Toro Rosso race seats continued to dominate testing at the Jerez circuit yesterday with potential drivers Sebastien Buemi, Sebastien Bourdais and Takuma Sato continuing to slug it out in a bid to lay down the fastest time.

10 Dec 2008: Allen on Button: “Timing couldn’t have been worse”

Yesterday James Allen, writing on his blog, asked a very pertinent question: does Jenson Button have a future in Formula One? It’s something we’d all like to know the answer to – but Allen’s got a slightly more informed view than the rest of us about how Button is viewed in the paddock and what his real chances are.

10 Dec 2008: F1: Could Force India have an all-British driver line-up?

Sick of the grim news from Brackley? Needing to play a little mental ‘fantasy F1 team manager’ to raise your spirits? Well, here’s a far-fetched proposition to put a smile on your face – di Resta and Paffet both lining up on the grid for Force India.

10 Dec 2008: F1: Jerez test report 9/12/08

The first full day of Jerez testing was like a flashback to November and Barcelona for Toro Rosso drivers Sebastien Buemi and Sebastien Bourdais after the duo comfortably topped the unofficial timesheets.

9 Dec 2008: F1: Can a phoenix rise from Honda’s ashes?

Now the dust has settled on the news that the Honda management had been busily digging an exit tunnel out of F1, how are things looking for the team and for its British driver Jenson Button?

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