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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2009 Prediction Game – Round 6 – Monaco GP

The F1 season continues this weekend in Monaco, here is the round 6 of our prediction game – Monaco GP.

You can wait till the last moment before the qualifying or make your prediction right away (and change it later). But do remember, the deadline is the start of the Saturday qualifying session ! So, as usual, make your prediction for the pole position, fastest lap and top eight finishers in the comments below this post. The results of round 6 will be published on Monday after the race.

Just a reminder – in Monaco the action starts on Thursday with free practice …

Ferrari reacts …

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The court ruled but the high stakes game continue. The court confirmed the existence of Ferrari veto but also said that it should have been used at the World Motor Sport Council meetings in March and April.

It did not take too long for Ferrari to react:

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Ferrari vs FIA – Round 1 – Ferrari lost, Advantage FIA

The Tribunal de Grande Instance in Paris has rejected Ferrari’s injunction against the FIA’s rule changes for 2010.

Ferrari was told by French legal authorities on Wednesday that it did not have a valid reason to block plans for a £40 million voluntary budget cap.

Not much more has been said at the moment.

2009 Monaco GP Preview

Monaco Grand Prix

Monaco Grand Prix

Besides all the politics and negotiations and courts there is still F1 racing going on. It is Monaco weekend. Let’s start with a reminder that unlike the other GPs, the Monaco weekend starts on Thursday with the first two practice sessions, Friday is day off.

Usually the teams arrive in Monaco with heavily revised, much more downforce generating aero package. The new regulations however restrict the teams in what they can do with the downforce and as a result we may not see as many obvious changes as in the past few years.

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Quick summary on FIA vs teams situation

Ferrari and FIA - allies no more ...

Ferrari and FIA - allies no more ...

The latest version of 2010 Formula 1 regulations triggered an open conflict between FIA and the current F1 teams. Several teams were unhappy with both what is in the regulations and how the regulations were pushed through. Toyota, Red Bull, Renault announced they will not enter 2010 season if the regulations remain unchanged but the cherry on the pie was the similar announcement made by Ferrari a week ago. The teams met with Bernie Ecclestone and Max Mosley last Friday to discuss the ways how to end the stalemate. The initial reports were that no progress was made but the interviews Mosley and Ecclestone gave to BBC seem to tell a bit different story. The only things we heard from teams are that Ferrari are taking FIA to court (today) and that Toyota’s John Howett was trying to get all the teams to walk out of the meeting …

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2009

New Brawn GP, Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello merchandise launched

Brawn GP added several new products to their merchandise range including some Jenson Button products – cap, T-Shirt or 1:2 Scale Bell Helmet. It however looks like the only new Rubens Barrichello Brawn GP product available at this moment is the cap. According to OnPole this new merchandise is available for pre-orders now and delivery […]

Quizz

Ten to tackle – Weekly F1 Quiz Number 14 – Monaco GP

After a week break the Weekly Quiz is back. This time the topic is the Monaco GP. All the answers will be revealed after you complete all 10 questions. As usual please no googling for answers . And do not forget to share your result in comments ! If you missed the past quizzes you […]

2009

Spain, Ronda, Ascari, Michael Schumacher – photos and videos

Yesterday I posted the onboard video from my ride with Michael Schumacher and here are some photos and comments. Some people asked how I managed to win this prize, so let’s start with that. I joined the Champions Drive Responisibly competion run by Bacardi. Few months ago I answered few questions on their website, left […]

Ferrari

My ride with Michael Schumacher – onboard video

As you may already know I got lucky in the Bacardi competition and won myself a ride with Michael Schumacher. The whole thing happened earlier this week in Spain at the Ascari Race Resort. Here is the onbard video of me in the car with Michael Schumacher. Get the Flash Player to see this content. […]

2010

No agreement between teams and FIA, Ferrari takes FIA to court – Updated

The teams met with Bernie Ecclestone and max Mosley yesterday to discuss the 2010 regulations and perhaps also to try to avoid the looming crisis. After reading different reports on what happened yesterday it is quite difficult to tell where the F1 stands following this meeting.

2010

Ferrari ups the ante …

Max Mosley said F1 can go on even without Ferrari. Bernie Ecclestone said he would protect interests of Ferrari. Here is the Ferrari view: “The same rules for all teams, stability of regulations, the continuity of the FOTA’s endeavours to methodically and progressively reduce costs, and governance of Formula 1 are the priorities for the […]

2010

FIA, FOTA, the budget cap and the high stakes poker game

If getting attention was the ultimate goal of Max Mosley’s budget cap and “two tier F1″ regulations then he definitelly achieved it. Several teams (Toyota, Red Bull/Toro Rosso) suggested they will not enter “two tier 2010 F1 championship”, and even Ferrari’s board of directors is to discuss the Italian squad’s future in Formula 1 today. […]

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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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