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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FOTA comes up with proposal – Limit spending at £100 million for 2010, technical assistance for new teams

A day before the deadline for 2010 F1 entry submissions FOTA came up with their own plan how to assist new teams to enter F1. The new entrants would receive technical assistance from the established teams in order to be able to compete on a credible level with the much better funded teams. However, contrary to rumours circulated yesterday it seems that the new FOTA proposal still does not allow customer cars in F1. The technical partnerships would only assist new teams with some parts (especially the non-performance differentiators) and some design know-how.

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FOTA meets again today, three days left to submit 2010 entries

Williams signed up for 2010, will other current teams follow ?

Williams signed up for 2010, will other current teams follow ?

Following the constructive but not exactly conclusive talks in Monaco the FOTA representatives will meet again today, this time in London.

The comments coming out of all the camps (FIA, Bernie and FOTA) after Monaco were much calmer and much less confrontational than much of the talk in the past few weeks. However FOTA still felt it is important to send a signal of unity to FIA. They did so by all teams signing a letter requesting 2010 rules to be scrapped and F1 to revert to 2009 regulations only adding the clauses that all already agreed on (like the ban on refueling).

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2009 Prediction Game Round 6 Results

The results of round 6 are here. The best scores of this round go to Wil and alicotero with 20 points – very respectable ! Few regulars missed this round and dropped down the provisional order. Well, no need to worry. Each player will have the worst score erased after Abu Dhabi so nothing is lost (yet) .

Round 6 results:

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A record for Jenson Button and Mercedes-Benz

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This what Ross Brawn Nick Fry had to say (among other things):

“I think the other huge credit has to go to Mercedes-Benz. I don’t know if it has been observed but the engine in Jenson’s car is the first F1 engine to win three races in succession. To have an engine which is that good in terms of its performance, durability and reliability is a tribute to the guys in Stuttgart and Brixworth.”

Impressive.

Quickly on Indy 500

It was a big day for motor racing yesterday. Monaco GP for Formula One fans, the Indy 500 for those who prefer IRL and the oval racing.

We had the Indy500 here on TV live last night. Unfortunately thanks to time difference the race start in this part of the world is at 1am. That makes it really difficult to stay awake for the entire race, really difficult. At the end I ended up watching around 120 laps of the Indy500 action.

It was not too bad, actually I quite enjoyed the spectacle. But what surprised me was that there was not that much overtaking on the track. The main place to gain or loose postions was the pitlane. It somehow reminded me of another open wheel racing series …

After last Indy500 race, I was wondering whether it would or would not be fun to have one F1 race a year on oval. Well, I think it is better to stop wondering. F1 is F1 and for the taste of oval racing action I can continue with my once a year Indy500 TV experience :-) .

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2009 Monaco GP – Race result – Another win for Button

Jenson Button won the 2009 Monaco Grand Prix, his 5th win of the season. Rubens Barrichello completed 1-2 for Brawn GP. Kimi Raikkonen brought Ferrari to the podium for the first time this year. Felipe Massa finished 4th. 2009 Monaco GP race result: 1. J. Button – Brawn GP – 1:40:44.282 2. R. Barrichello – […]

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2009 Monaco GP – Post qualifying weights

FIA published the post qualifying weights short while ago. Brawn cars are the heaviest ones among the front runners while Sebastian Vettel is very lightly fueled. Fisichella, Bourdais, Kubica and Glock are extremely heavy. Jenson Button – 647.5 Kimi Raikkonen – 644.0 Rubens Barrichello – 648.0 Sebastian Vettel – 631.5 Felipe Massa – 643.5 Nico […]

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Video – McLaren and their new rear wing for Monaco

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes released this video offering a closer look at their new aero for the high downforce Monaco track.

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2009 Monaco GP – Qualifying – Another pole for Jenson Button

Jenson Button will start Monaco Grand Prix from pole position. Next to him on front row will be KERS equipped Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen. P3 went to Rubens Barrichello, P4 to Sebastian Vettel. Q3 times of some of the fornt runners are rather quick when compared to Q2 suggesting that top 8 may not have […]

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2009 Monaco GP – Saturday practice – Alonso on top

Fernando Alonso posted the fastest time of the final practice session in Monaco, followed by Jenson Button and Heikki Kovalainen. Top seven drivers were separated only by 2 tenths. Looks like we are in for very unpredictable qualifying session with Brawn, Ferrari, McLaren, Alonso and perhaps Red Bulls as well all looking like pole position […]

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FIA FOTA talks to continue, first 2010 entries submitted

There was no agreement reached during the talks between the teams and FIA yesterday in Monaco. The talks were however branded “constructive” and “making good progress”. The talks are set to continue although according to BBC there are no more talks planned for this weekend, Luca di Montezemolo has already left Monaco and is not […]

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2009 Monaco GP – Thursday Practice

The Monaco GP weekend started today with free practice sessions. Rubens Barrichello was the fastest driver this morning, followed by Felipe Massa and Lewis Hamilton. Sebastian Vettel’s engine blew up earlier in the session. Nico Rosberg ended on the top of timesheets in the significantly faster second practice session, ahead of Lewis Hamilton, Rubens Barrichello […]

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2014 Teams and Drivers

Red Bull
Sebastian VETTEL
Daniel RICCIARDO
Ferrari
Fernando ALONSO
Kimi RAIKKONEN
McLaren
Jenson BUTTON
Kevin MAGNUSSEN
Lotus
Romain GROSJEAN
Pastor MALDONADO
Mercedes
Nico ROSBERG
Lewis HAMILTON
Sauber
Adrian SUTIL
Esteban GUTIEREZ
Force India
Nico HULKENBERG
Sergio PEREZ
Williams
Felipe MASSA
Valtteri BOTTAS
Toro Rosso
Daniil KVYAT
Jean Eric VERGNE
Caterham
Marcus ERICSSON
Kamui KOBAYASHI
Marussia
Jules BIANCHI
Max CHILTON

2014 F1 Calendar

14-16 March - Australia
28-30 March - Malaysia
4-6 April - Bahrain
18-20 April - China
9-11 May - Spain
22-25 May - Monaco
6-8 June - Canada
20-22 June - Austria
4-6 July - Great Britain
18-20 July - Germany
25-27 July - Hungary
22-24 August - Belgium
5-7 September - Italy
19-21 September - Singapore
3-5 October - Japan
10-12 October - Russia
31 October-2 November - USA
7-9 November - Brazil
21-23 November - Abu Dhabi

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