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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So, Honda is out of Formula 1, what’s next ?

See Ya ! Message Honda sent to Formula 1 today

See Ya ! Message Honda sent to Formula 1 today

This was very quick sequence of events. First less than 2 days ago Nick Fry announced there will be no posh lunch with media, then Shuhei Nakamoto (blamed by many for the uncompetitve 2007 car) left the team. Half a day later rumours about something serious going on at Honda surfaced. By late last night it was open secret that Honda is planning a pull out from Formula One. Now it is official, Honda is yet again leaving the sport.

Although surprising (there was not much talk about Honda considering departure from F1) this step is rather logical. Honda spent huge money on their Formula 1 program but they never really made it.

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It is official, Honda quits Formula 1

Honda is pulling out of Formula 1

Honda is pulling out of Formula 1

It is official now – Honda Motor Co. withdrew from Formula One, saying racing costs too much amid the global fiscal crisis. Honda may put Brackley based team up for sale, President Takeo Fukui said today at a news conference in Tokyo.

Honda also said it has no plans to continue supplying engines for Formula 1 cars.

So the rumours became reality…

Statement from Takeo Fukui:

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Honda to announce Formula 1 departure ?

Where will they be next year ?

Where will they be next year ?

They started the year running and supporting 2 Formula One teams – Honda and Super Aguri. not being able to find a buyer they pulled the plug on Super Aguri after 4 races. Now one of the biggest spenders in Formula One are about to pull the plug on the entire Formula One operation. The official announcement is expected early today, according to Reuters at 1:30pm Japan time. The news about Honda pull out are all over the place, but nothing at the moment on Honda websites.

The reports are that Honda aims to find a buyer for the team by March, if not they will simply shut it down. It is not clear if the pull out will be complete or if Honda will continue to supply engines. We may need to wait for the official annoucement.

I must say I found the one day old news about Honda cancelling the expensive media lunch a bit weird but I haven’t expected that to be a prelude to something this much bigger. Now I am going to digest this news and wait for some official word from Honda. But it looks like instead of asking where are some new Formula 1 teams going to come from we may start wondering how many teams are actually going to stay …

Formula 1 – 1998 Liveries

Here come the liveries of 1998 Formula 1 season, the next part of the F1 Liveries History series of posts. The look of the 1998 grid was quite similar to season 1999. The biggest difference – Tyrrell was yet to turn into BAR, Arrows was yet to turn orange and Minardi had more Williams like look than Williams car itself :-) .  I must say the cars looked quite neat back then although that front wing and long nose on Prost is a bit funny. And that Jordan rocked …

Season 1998 was also the season when the grooved tyres arrived

McLaren-Mercedes

McLaren-Mercedes

Ferrari

Ferrari

Williams-Mecachrome

Williams-Mecachrome

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Heikki Kovalainen explains 2008, but what’s in the bag for him and McLaren for 2009 and beyond ?

Silverstone, the only pole position of the year for Kovalainen

Silverstone, the only pole position of the year for Kovalainen

The news yesterday were full of Heikki Kovalainen’s remarks in the interview to Motorsport Aktuell. I wonder how many people actually have read the interview. Even the Motorpsort Aktuell website only talks about that interview, that probably is for its printed version. But let’s assume that excerpts from the interview were accurate.

Here is what Heikki Kovalainen is said to have said:

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2008

My 2008 Formula 1 trips – Photo review

Melbourne, Montreal, Valencia, Singapore – these were my 2008 Formula 1 destinations. Melbourne and Montreal were new for me, Valencia and Singapore new even to Formula 1. Montreal and Singapore were also 2 of only 4 sell out races in 2008. Here is a mini photo review of the events that unfolded in front of […]

2008

Robert Kubica, shouldn’t he be happy about his 2008 season ?

The BMW Sauber team bosses are generally happy with the 2008 season. They are also happy with the overall progress of the team since the purchase of Sauber by BMW after 2005 season. Mario Theissen: “BMW kept its schedule that was set in 2005 after acquiring Sauber: to be in the points in 2006, to […]

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How to save the German Grand Prix ? Few tips

The news are full of reports that following the French and Canadian GPs we may soon see the German Formula 1 races go too. This would be sad development in the country that between 1995 and 2006 had been hosting two Formula 1 races per year – the German GP proper at Hockenheim and European […]

Ferrari

So this is what it is all about – The Formula 1 trophies

I went to the FIA website to see if there is any information on the FIA Gala – the annual prize giving ceremony. I haven’t found much, but at least the trophies are on display now. Here are those for the Formula One champions that will this year be presented to Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari: […]

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The Formula 1 Off Season News Round Up – Part 4

The last few days have been pretty quiet in F1, the main topic of the past week was Red Bull’s purchase of Gerhard Berger’s share in Toro Rosso and all the implications of this (Gerhard Berger’s departure from the team, the future of Toro Rosso itself). This however may have been only the silence before […]

2008

2008 F1Wolf’s Driver Of The Year Awards

The season of all the awards is here and F1Wolf is jumping on the wagon as well . You already know my 2008 Formula 1 drivers rankings (in case you don’t please check them out – click here ). Now I would like to know what the regular and accidental readers of F1Wolf think about […]

2008

2008 Macau GP – Formula 3 video highlights

For those who had no chance to see anyting from Macau GP, here are some video highlights from Formula 3 race: 2008 Macau GP Formula 3 from F1Wolf on Vimeo.

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