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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The FOTA ideas

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The senior figures representing all 10 (yes, all ten, including yet to be named team) current F1 team revealed today at press conference in Geneva the ideas for F1 future that the The Formula One Teams Association (FOTA) came up with. Before I mention any of the FOTA proposals here is the first from the Key Findings Of Global Audience Survey also conducted by FOTA:

1. F1 isn’t broken, so beware ‘over-fixing’ it

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Renault threatens to quit F1

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Renault’s chief operating officer Patrick Pelata issued at the Geneva Motor Show a direct threat to quit F1 if the teams do not get bigger share of the revenue and the cost are not reduced beyond the cost saving measures agreed recently by FIA and FOTA:

“We are seeking to bring down contract costs and receive more of the revenues. We want to remain part of the emotion and the spectacle of Formula One but there are really no taboos if talks fail.”

Will Bernie Ecclestone take a note and back down or will it take another manufacturer following Honda and pulling out before something changes in the way the revenues are shared ?

Brawn, Button, Barrichello and the secretary

One more season for Rubens Barrichello ?

One more season for Rubens Barrichello ?

When it comes to Honda F1 it is still difficult to separate rumours from the real developments. But the news coming out in last few days seem to suggest that:

- the team will be renamed to something close the Brawn Racing
- as expected Jenson Button will drive one of the cars
- as perhaps not that expected Rubens Barrichello will drive the second

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Formula 1 – 1993 Liveries – Mercedes returns

Here comes the latest episode in the F1 liveries series – year 1993. Mercedes made their F1 return in 1993 backing the only new team on the grid – Sauber.

Williams-Renault

Williams-Renault

McLaren-Ford

McLaren-Ford

Benetton-Ford

Benetton-Ford

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Ten to tackle – Weekly F1 Quizz Number 5

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It is again time for a little Monday F1 quiz. This week all the questions have something to do with current Formula 1 drivers (the more experienced ones). You will see I included also Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello, just in case they make it to the grid. So, go ahead, choose the answers or make your guess ! You will find all the answers after you complete all 10 questions. As usual please no googling for answers :-) . And do not forget to share your result in comments ! You can also click here to see and try the previous quizzes.

Felipe Massa was very close to winning 2008 F1 drivers title. But several years ago he had to switch from race driver job with one team to test driver job with another. What year was that ?





How many points did Kimi Raikkonen score in his debut F1 season ?





What engine was in the back of Nick Heidfeld's car during his F1 racing debut season ?





How many different F1 teams have so far used services of Fernando Alonso (both as race driver and test driver) ?





What is Jarno Trulli's highest finish in F1 driver's championship ?





Mark Webber raced with Minardi, Jaguar, Williams and now races with Red Bull. With what team has he scored the most points ?





What is Nico Rosberg's best Macau GP result ?





Giancarlo Fisichella scored the last win for Jordan as well as for Cosworth engines. When was that ?





Jenson Button won his F1 GP in 2006 in Hungary. Where did he start that race ?





Rubens Barrichello has 9 Formula 1 race wins to his name. The first one came in Germany in 2000, the last one in 2004. Where ?







2009

2009 Formula 1 cars – Force India VJM02

Force India F1 unveiled their 2009 F1 car – VJM02. Here are few studio images as well as some images from their Silverstone shakedown with Adrian Sutil behind the wheel. The livery does look similar to the livery we could see in the Force India calendar few weeks ago although the sponsor logos are bit […]

2009

2009 Prediction Game – Rules and the 2009 Champion Prediction

The start of the 2009 Formula One season is getting closer and closer and so it is time to kick off our little prediction game too. The rules are very similar to last year but there will be two small but significant changes compared to 2008 game.

2009

2009 Formula 1 cars – Here comes the official Williams livery

A week after images of FW31 were released by one of William’s sponsors the team put their final version of 2009 livery on display. The livery is almost identical dark blue and white as that that we could see on Allianz website last weekwith most of the advertising space going to RBS and Philips.

2009

Honda getting ready to test ? – Update – Managament buyout approved ?

GrandPrix.com now claims that “multiple sources” are confirming their reports that the management buyout of Honda Racing F1 has now been agreed and that Ross Brawn and Nick Fry will run the team, using Meredes Benz engines, Honda money – plus the money that comes from TV income, plus whatever sponsorship can be found. Jenson […]

2009

Bridgestone and their 2009 tyres – markings and compounds allocations

The return of slick tyres called for different ways of marking the tyres as there are no longer any grooves that can be painted white. Bridgestone decided to paint bands on the edges of the softer tyres sidewalls. They chose to paint those bands in green. They could have chosen any colour or give any […]

2009

2009 Formula 1 Season Countdown – 30 Days To Go

One month to go ! Time to recap what happened in last few days. BMW Sauber, Toyota and Ferrari tested in Bahrain, this time without sandstorms. The times still do not tell us much but there was surprisingly little between performances of these three teams. Force India announced they will show us their car on […]

2010

USF1 Team Announcement – Video – Updated

USF1 Formula 1 team was announced a while ago on Speed TV. Here are three videos available from Speed TV:

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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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