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A Strategic Choice?

Refuelling has been banned for this season in an attempt to make the racing more exciting (as well as other reasons). Cars will no longer be able to wait behind a lower fuelled car, overtaking them through the pit-stops. Whether … Continue reading

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Simply Unbelievable

As more and more evidence comes out that Renault did indeed ask Piquet to crash, and today’s announcement that Briatore and Symonds are leaving the team seems to confirm this, I keep looking for ways in which this might not … Continue reading

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Who Wants to Drive for Ferrari?

Respectfully putting to one side the horror of Massa’s accident and doubtful recovery, everyone is now getting interested in the top drive that has suddenly become available. There have been lots of exciting, and improbable, names linked with the position, … Continue reading

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Shooting themselves in the diffuser

Ferrari’s lawyer made two very strange arguments on Tuesday, and this may in some way account for why they lost the case. First of all, he attacked Ross Brawn personally. A bizarre strategy, seeing that it was Brawn who had … Continue reading

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A Diffused Problem

The general feeling seems to be that those teams carrying the double (or triple) diffuser won’t be punished by the FIA next week. Perhaps, however, that was never the point of the protesting teams? Perhaps they were merely trying to … Continue reading

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Flawed Analogies

As Bearded Stew has pointed out, the new scoring system won’t be introduced this year. Bernie, however, is adamant that it will come next year. Two strange things appeared in these news reports. The first was this statement from the … Continue reading

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The World’s Greatest Car Chase

That is how the BBC are advertising their coverage of F1. You can watch the current advert here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/7911126.stm Note the hint of Fleetwood Mac at the end, which cannot but get all old F1 fans excited. What else are … Continue reading

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