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17 Jan 2009: F1: What gives at Honda?

A question British F1 fans are asking this week: what on earth is going on at Brackley? Strange stories have started appearing in the public prints indicating that all is not proceeding smoothly with the sale of the team formerly known as Honda.

17 Jan 2009: F1: Dennis hands McLaren reins over to Whitmarsh

We’d expected it for a long time – but when it finally happened, it came out of the blue. Ron Dennis has announced that, following his successful 2008 World Championship campaign with Lewis Hamilton, he will be handing over McLaren F1 to Martin Whitmarsh.

16 Jan 2009: Brits on dole as rides dry up

Big-name British drivers on both sides of the Atlantic are facing a season on the sidelines as the global economic downturn sends teams out of business and forces the survivors to hire ride-buyers.

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: A1GP: Test car gets a crack at new Portimao circuit

So, what’s all the fuss about with this new European circuit, we hear you cry? No sooner have McLaren and Ferrari tested there than GP2 announces it will hold its season finale on the Algarve and A1GP takes its car for a run-out.

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.

 
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