Archive for the ‘F1’ Category

9 Dec 2008: Honda’s F1 years: 1963 to 2008

Honda’s withdrawal from Formula One marks the third time the Japanese car giant has walked away from the sport, although never before has it written off a financial investment of such magnitude on the way out.

5 Dec 2008: F1: Honda is gone, but Fry and Brawn will fight on

Japanese car giant Honda confirmed its withdrawal from Formula One this morning, becoming the first in what could turn into a chain of falling dominoes that would change the face of the sport.

4 Dec 2008: F1: Jenson Button’s drive about to disappear

Word is tonight that Honda is on the verge of announcing its complete withdrawal from F1 – what terrible, heinous, unforgiveable sins did Jenson Button commit in a previous life that mean nothing seems to go right for him?

2 Dec 2008: F1: How McLaren is tackling the 2009 rule changes

Holding onto a world title is no mean feat at the best of times – but what is McLaren planning to do in the face of what it describes as the most comprehensive shake-up of regulations in the history of the sport?

28 Nov 2008: Over the white line: Drivers to be confined to ping-pong

Compound fractures, gold medals and the hitherto completely unsuspected fluffy side of Dietrich ‘Didi’ Mateschitz. Read on for the best of the week’s F1 and motorsport news…

28 Nov 2008: British GP: ‘We have the time and the money’

Construction of the new grand prix-worthy circuit at Donington Park is set to take nine months and has finance in place, according to the venue’s CEO Simon Gillett. He has also revealed that the circuit plans to deal with potential congestion problems on the race weekend by banning cars.

24 Nov 2008: F1: Coulthard, Brundle, Kravitz… and Eddie Jordan too

The BBC has finally got around to confirming what we all knew already – that David Coulthard and Martin Brundle will make up the crux of its next year’s F1 team.

21 Nov 2008: Lewis Hamilton Airfix kit: get yours here

At last! Details of how to get your hands on what is shaping up to be this year’s must-have Christmas pressie. Motorsport merchandiser OnPole.com now has the kit available for pre-order – in limited numbers, so if you want one you had better get your name down now.

21 Nov 2008: Over the white line: DC’s had his Irn-Bru and is man enough to race…

Gosh, what a week. You’d never know we were in the F1 close season, would you? Join us in ignoring the credit crisis, the ugly-duckling cars and the loss of races, and instead searching out some of the more fun and interesting things to happen this week.

20 Nov 2008: F1: Barcelona test report 19/11/08

It was down to business on the third and last day of Barcelona testing but, even with most of the newbies on the plane home, the cars from the Red Bull stable were able to retain their dominance.

 
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