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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Mr. Briatore can’t really be serious, or is he ? – Updated

Flavio Briatore

Flavio Briatore

Flavio Briatore (as probably everybody else) does not like loosing. But I think his remarks on the current situation in Formula 1 went a bit too far …

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2009 Chinese GP – Friday Practice

The usual order was restored in the second free practice with Jenson Button fastest, Nico Rosberg 2 hundreds behind in second and Rubens Barrichello 3rd. The times of Button and Rosberg are about 7 tenths quicker than Lewis Hamilton’s pole position last year …

Lewis Hamilton was the fastest driver out there in the first practice, with Button and Barrichello behind him. Ferrari cars seemed to be struggling a lot with their tyres during the first session. The temperatures in Shanghai were rather cool during the first session, about 18 degrees ambient and 33 degrees track. It was all sunny though.

Chinese GP Practice 1 times:

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Changes in McLaren

Ron Dennis ends his involvement with McLaren's F1 operation

Ron Dennis ends his involvement with McLaren's F1 operation

At a press conference held this morning at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, McLaren Group Chairman Ron Dennis announced a major restructuring of the McLaren Group. McLaren has for more than two years been engaged in a programme to develop a range of pure McLaren sports cars that will build on the great successes of the McLaren F1 and Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. As part of this plan, it is intended that McLaren Automotive, currently one of a number of companies within the McLaren Group, will become an independent company later this year. The launch date for the first model in the new range of McLaren sports cars will be in 2011.

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The diffusers – Where the teams are at the moment

Williams version of the rear diffuser

Williams version of the rear diffuser

Yesteraday Cruz Gonzales suggested in his comment a post on the technical requirements of every team for the implementation of the super diffusers. Unfortunately that sort of technical post would require some serious insider technical information from seven F1 garages but here is at least a brief summary on the current rear diffuser situation of all the teams as compiled from the news reports and team statements:

Brawn, Toyota, Williams

These three as we all know have their double decker diffusers :-) .

Renault

Renault representative Andrew Ford confirmed that his team has its own prototype version, which could be ready to run as soon as China should the case be called in favour of the ‘diffuser gang’. The diffuser gang won the case now, so we may see new diffuser at the back of R29 this weekend.

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2009 Prediction Game – Round 3 – Chinese GP

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Here is the round 3 of 2009 Prediction Game – Chinese GP. We had some impressive scores in round 2 despite the fact that the race was wet (and short). If you haven’t seen the results of round 2 yet click here. If your current point tally seems to be too low, don’t panic. Only best 16 out 17 results for each player will count at the end of the season ! But let’s move to the round 3 now.

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2009

2009 Chinese GP Preview

This week F1 circus moves to Shanghai for the 6th Chinese F1 GP. This will be the first time the Shanghai race is happening at the beginning of the F1 season instead of the usual end of season October date.

2009

FIA declares the diffusers legal

This is the statement published by FIA short while ago: The FIA International Court of Appeal has decided to deny the appeals submitted against decisions numbered 16 to 24 taken by the Panel of the Stewards on 26 March at the 2009 Grand Prix of Australia and counting towards the 2009 FIA Formula One World […]

Chinese GP

Chinese GP – The moments in its short history

I visited all the Chinese GPs between 2004 and 2007 and all of them produced some interesting moments. Here is the selection (including the 2008 Chinese GP that I skipped): 2004

Australian GP

The power of F1 blogging ?

Last night a story appeared at Autosport.com – FIA requests BBC’s Whitmarsh tapes. Still in Melbourne Martin Whitmarsh had something to say about the Hamilton/Trulli incident to BBC TV and radio reporters. And that something somehow does not seem to mix well with his later statements regarding Dave Ryan’s actions. This part of the Autosport […]

2009

ESPN Star Sports and F1 – How are they doing so far in 2009 ?

Back in September 2008 ESPN Star Sports revealed their new 5 year F1 broadcasting contract for 24 Asian markets. The good news is that we continue to have F1 coverage in this part of the world. I hoped (or it was my wishful thinking) that there will also be something in their new contract that […]

Quizz

Ten to tackle – Weekly F1 Quizz Number 11 – Chinese GP

It is Monday again, it is also the week of Chinese Grand Prix. So here is the new quiz with all questions are related to Chinese 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 […]

2009

2009 Chinese GP – Video preview

The Chinese GP is now only a week away. Here is a short video preview that also includes brief look back at the rainy Malaysian GP action, few photos showing the different side of the Shanghai International Circuit as well as the usual animated track intro:

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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
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31 October-2 November - USA
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