Bahrain Grand Prix 2010

Image from f1fanatic.co.uk Bahrain GP started of the much anticipated Formula 1 2010 season. The return of Schumacher, banning of refueling, four world champions competing, Alonso’s first race for the most famous team in F1 and a lot of new teams made this the most anticipated start of a season. Vettel got pole, the Ferraris were close behind in 2-3. Schumacher was a few tenths off Rosberg. Will the Ferraris leap ahead of Vettel? Will Schumi’s race pace be way better than Rosberg? … Well Ferraris did pass the Red Bull of Vettel but only because Vettel had a problem. … Continue reading Bahrain Grand Prix 2010

Rule changes for 2010 F1 season

Looks like a couple of rule changes have been made to the 2010 F1 season. The points system has changed to: 1st – 25 points 2nd – 18 points 3rd – 15 points 4th – 12 points 5th – 10 points 6th – 8 points 7th – 6 points 8th – 4 points 9th – 2 points 10th – 1 point The second is that the top ten qualifiers would have to start the race with the same tires as Q3 qualifying!?! Why on earth would they create a rule like that? How does it help racing? The final change … Continue reading Rule changes for 2010 F1 season

Formula 1: The fight is over

Mad Max completely backed off giving the teams all that they wanted. No budget caps, Max wont look to get re-elected, same rules for 2010 as this season plus Max wont interfere with F1 till he retires in October. Wow! Great win for FOTA! Thank god F1 is same and sane. Press report continues… All currently competing teams have committed to the FIA Formula One World Championship. There will be no alternative series or championship and the rules for 2010 onwards will be the 2009 regulations as well as further regulations agreed prior to 29 April 2009. As part of … Continue reading Formula 1: The fight is over

Is Michael Schumacher the Stig?

  The Stig is the super driver in BBC’s Top Gear show. The identity was always kept a secret. But in the new season opener it the identity was revealed as Michael Schumacher. Interesting but probably just a publicity stunt…

FOTA’s breakaway series schedule?

The fight in Formula 1 is still not over. FOTA is pressing ahead with its alternate series. Max has backed down a bit by calling off the legal fight against the FOTA teams. The World Motor Sport Council is set to meet tomorrow to finalize the F1 2010 entry list. Max is all set to run from re-election… In summary everything is still a mess in F1. Anyway here is the provisional FOTA series race schedule: March 3 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Last hosted F1 in 1998 March21 – Mexico City, Mexico – Last hosted F1 in 1992 April … Continue reading FOTA’s breakaway series schedule?

FOTA to form breakaway racing series

Press Release | Formula One Teams Association Silverstone, 18 June 2009 – Since the formation of FOTA last September the teams have worked together and sought to engage the FIA and commercial rights holder, to develop and improve the sport. Unprecedented worldwide financial turmoil has inevitably placed great challenges before the F1 community. FOTA is proud that it has achieved the most substantial measures to reduce costs in the history of our sport. In particular the manufacturer teams have provided assistance to the independent teams, a number of which would probably not be in the sport today without the FOTA … Continue reading FOTA to form breakaway racing series