Posts Tagged ‘Formula One’

24 Jan 2009: F1: Portimao testing report 21/01/2009

Damp conditions on Portugal’s Algarve saw a subdued start to Lewis Hamilton’s 2009 campaign as he took the wheel of the McLaren MP4-24 on his first public outing with the car.

24 Jan 2009: F1: Portimao testing report 20/01/2009

It was close to being ‘as you were’ on day two of the inaugural 2009 test at the Portimao circuit as Sebastien Buemi topped the timesheet again. Only the kind of weather that would raise eyebrows in Britain, never mind on The Algarve, introduced a note of drama.

23 Jan 2009: Over the white line: Ben Collins is still The Stig…

What we’d really like to know is, if Ben Collins (aka The Stig) was a stunt driver on recent Bond film A Quantum of Solace, how many Aston Martins does he have on his conscience?

22 Jan 2009: F1: Portimao testing report 19/01/2008

Toro Rosso’s Sebastien Buemi, one of the newest drivers on the F1 grid, brought his timesheet-topping habits into the new year as he continued to make a splash in winter testing.

19 Jan 2009: F1: Dennis says FOTA – and proper research – crucial to sport’s future

Co-operation between all the teams on the F1 grid, whether front-runners or back-markers, privateers or manufacturer-backed, will be the only way to secure the support’s survival, according to Ron Dennis.

19 Jan 2009: F1: Is this the 2009 championship-winning car?

The world of F1 got its first, long-awaited look at the car that’s a leading contender for the 2009 World Championship on Friday – the McLaren MP4-24 with Lewis Hamilton’s number one on the nose.

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: 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.

 
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