Wolf is taking a break

After almost 4 years the wolf is tired and needs a break. The motivation is no longer there. With that also is gone the willingness to voluntarily sacrifice all the time needed to keep the site going. Even that bare minimum of time the wolf devoted to the site in 2010 … So, after a […]

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2010 F1 calendar has 19 races

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Canada is back

Besides the Renault verdict the WMSC today also published the latest version of 2010 Formula One calendar (see the previous version here). Two more races than this year are planned – Canadian GP is set to return (although the contract talks are yet to be finalized) and Korean GP is to debut in October 2010. Korean GP will be part of the autumn leg of Far East races while China will keep the April spot, two weeks after Malaysian GP. The 2010 F1 season will start in Bahrain on March 14 and end in Brazil on November 14.

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Renault – The crashgate verdict

Renault F1

The World Motor Sport Council handed suspended lifetime F1 ban to Renault (suspended for 2 years), life time motor sport ban to Flavio Briatore (it appears to include driver management as well) and 5 years ban to Pat Symonds. The WMSC concluded that Fernando Alonso was not in any way involved in Renault F1’s breach of the regulations. Here is the full text of the verdict:

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Ayrton Senna tribute in Rome

Ayrton Senna

Ayrton Senna

The Brazilian embassy in Rome is paying tribute to Ayrton Senna this weekend (September 18-20) to mark the 15th anniversary of the driver’s death during the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix at Imola. Here are two videos. One introduces the event (have to click here), the other one shows what is on display:

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Briatore and Symonds leave Renault

Flavio Briatore

Flavio Briatore

And here it comes. ING Renault F1 Team issued statement today informing that its managing director, Flavio Briatore and its executive director of engineering, Pat Symonds, have left the team. The team also announced that it will not dispute the allegations made by the FIA concerning the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix. So, it took Piquets only about 6 weeks to get their revenge …

It will be interesting to see what effect will this have on the outcome of September 21 WMSC meeting….

The full text of the statement:

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BMW Sauber sold team aims to race next year

BMW Sauber sold

BMW Sauber sold

Only few hours after FIA confirmed Lotus as the 13th team on F1 grid news came out of BMW. The company announced that Qadbak Investments Ltd, a Swiss-based foundation which represents the interests of certain Middle East and European based families, has agreed to purchase the BMW Sauber F1 Team:

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2010

Team Lotus gets the 13th place on 2010 grid

FIA issued a press release earlier today with the new F1 team announcement. The 13th spot left vacant following the withdrawal of BMW Sauber will go Malaysian governement backed Team Lotus F1 entry. The Lotus cars will be powered by Cosworth engines. Tony Fernandes, the owner of current Williams sponsor Air Asia will be the […]

2009

F1 will have brand new champion this year

It is official now. Formula One will produce new champion this season. Only Jenson Button, Rubens Barrichello, Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel are now left with the chance to win the 2009 F1 title. All the previous champions on 2009 grid – Alonso, Raikkonen and Hamilton – now have no chance to do better than […]

2009

2009 Prediction Game Round 13 Results

Here are the results of round 13 of our prediction game. I don’t think there was a single prediction for Barrichello’s win but there were several correct predictions for Hamilton on pole and Sutil’s fastest lap. The best performers in this round were Chobi, pk_dude04, Flying Dutchman and sky with 19 points. Queen Bee took […]

2009

2009 Italian GP – Race result – Rubens wins

Rubens Barrichello won the 2009 Italian GP, his second win of the season. Jenson Button finished second, Kimi Raikkonen 3rd, Adrian Sutil 4th. Rubens Barrichello cut 2 more points from Buttons lead, he is now 14 points behind Jenson Button. This was first Brawn GP 1-2 since Monaco, their 4th of the season. This is […]

2009

2009 Italian GP – Post qualifying weights

The post qualifying weights for Italian GP have been released by FIA. The drivers on the front row, Hamilton and Sutil, are the lightest ones in the field. They will probably make their first pit stops around lap 15. Kovalainen, Barrichello, Button, Webber and Vettel carry quite heavy fuel loads and may go for around […]

2009

2009 Italian GP – Qualifying – Pole for Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton will start the Italian GP from the pole position. For the second race in a row Force India car will start from front row – P2 for Sutil. Behind them will line up Raikkonen, Kovalainen, Barrichello, Button, Liuzzi, Alonso, Vettel and Webber. Looking at the times in Q2 and Q3 it looks like […]

2009

2009 Italian GP – Saturday practice – Sutil again

Adrian Sutil was fastest also in the final practice for the 2009 Italian GP, 0.068 ahead of Jenson Button and 0.154s ahead of Nick Heidfeld. Brawn GP and Force India look good for Italian GP – Barrichello finished the Saturday practice in 4th and Vitantonio Liuzzi 7th. McLarens will probably also fancy their chances this […]

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2013 Teams and Drivers

Red Bull
1. Sebastian VETTEL
2 Mark WEBBER
Ferrari
3. Fernando ALONSO
4. Felipe MASSA
McLaren
5. Jenson BUTTON
6. Sergio PEREZ
Lotus
7. Kimi RAIKKONEN
8. Romain GROSJEAN
Mercedes
9. Nico ROSBERG
10. Lewis HAMILTON
Sauber
11. Nico HULKENBERG
12. Esteban GUTIEREZ
Force India
14. Paul di RESTA
15. Adrian SUTIL
Williams
16. Pastor MALDONADO
17. Valtteri BOTTAS
Toro Rosso
18. Daniel RICCIARDO
19. Jean Eric VERGNE
Caterham
20. Charles PIC
21. Giedo van der GARDE
Marussia
24. Jules BIANCHI
25. Max CHILTON

2013 F1 Calendar

15-17 March - Australia
22-24 March - Malaysia
12-14 April - China
19-21 April - Bahrain
10-12 May - Spain
23-26 May - Monaco
07-09 June - Canada
28-30 June - Great Britain
5-7 July - Germany
26-28 July - Hungary
23-25 August - Belgium
06-08 September - Italy
20-22 September - Singapore
04-06 October - Korea
11-13 October - Japan
25-27 October - India
01-03 November - Abu Dhabi
15-17 November - USA
22-24 November - Brazil

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