Posts Tagged ‘Formula One’

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.

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: 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?

31 Dec 2008: Lewis Hamilton appointed MBE

Lewis Hamilton has been appointed an MBE in the New Year Honours list for services to motor racing after becoming the sport’s youngest-ever Formula One world champion this year.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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