David Richards says F1 costs are still too high – and he’s not buying Honda

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David Richards didn’t exactly say “I’m not buying Honda”, but he dropped a big hint today that he won’t be taking over the Brackley team in 2009: The cost-cutting process that has been put in place has not yet seen its full benefit, and I don’t think it will be until 2010 that you will … Continue reading David Richards says F1 costs are still too high – and he’s not buying Honda

Autosport International starts tomorrow

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I’m going to be in Birmingham for the Autosport International show over the next two days. As usual I’ll be writing about the show for Auto Trader and there’ll be lots of coverage of on the Auto Trader website. I’ll also being putting up F1-related pictures here. I should be talking to Donington Park boss … Continue reading Autosport International starts tomorrow

F1 links: Tyre wear concerns

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Bridgestone downplays degradation issues "Bridgestone is confident that teams will quickly adapt to the challenges of setting up their cars to work with the new slick tyres, despite complaints of chronic rear degradation in earlier testing. 'It is still early days for the teams working on their understanding of the slick tyres and the aerodynamic … Continue reading F1 links: Tyre wear concerns

Jackie Stewart’s criticism is persuasive but he can offer more than words

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Sir Jackie Stewart’s interview in yesterday’s Times, spread across the inside back pages, is a must-read. Stewart’s criticism of Bernie Ecclestone and Max Mosley’s governance of Formula 1 is as rational as it is critical. His message is simple – they have stayed too long, they must be replaced – and it’s entirely persuasive. But … Continue reading Jackie Stewart’s criticism is persuasive but he can offer more than words

F1 links: Schumacher and Honda

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Michael Schumacher and Honda "One intriguing rumour to surface over the Christmas period is the suggestion that Honda Racing F1's Ross Brawn may have been talking seriously to Michael Schumacher about working together to save the Brackley team. Schumacher has plenty of private money but it is unrealistic to believe that anyone will spend their … Continue reading F1 links: Schumacher and Honda

F1 links: Donington musings

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Track’s bid to clear skies 'Councillor Nicholas Rushton, county council cabinet member for highways, said: "As far as I am concerned, they (Donington Park) are completely and utterly bonkers. East Midlands Airport is completely commercially run and I would be surprised if they would agree to stop their flights."' Why Donington might well work "I … Continue reading F1 links: Donington musings

F1 links: Ferrari cake

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Cake about Ferrari for birthday mmm… Ferrari cake Blundell tips Raikkonen to take title Mark Blundell says Kimi Raikkonen will bounce back in 2009 Times are tough on the circuit, says F1 hopeful "Formula One hopeful Jonathan Kennard believes motorsport’s top teams are worried to invest in drivers following Honda’s dramatic departure from the sport." … Continue reading F1 links: Ferrari cake

Council backs Donington Park’s Grand Prix plans ahead of application hearing

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Donington Park’s plans to run the British Grand Prix from 2010 have won the support of South Derbyshire District Council. Director of community services Mark Alflat told the Derby Evening Telegraph he is recommending the scheme gets planning approval when it goes before Leicestershire District Council on Thursday: The development offers substantial economic opportunities. The … Continue reading Council backs Donington Park’s Grand Prix plans ahead of application hearing