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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ESPN Star Sports and F1 – Will they raise their game, finally ?

The F1 fans in UK are wondering (and perhaps are also excited) about what will the switch from ITV to BBC bring to them. We here in Asia can only hope that five more years of the same perhaps will not be the same :-( . Because other than the fact that they at least show the F1 over here there is not much to like about ESPN Star Sports coverage of Formula One, at least not yet.

When it was announced early September that ESPN Star Sports renewed their Formula 1 broadcasting deal for another five years my feelings were mixed. On one hand I was happy that we will continue to have Formula 1 races live in this part of the world. On the other hand I freaked out – five more years of Steve Slater ?!? Can’t be happening …

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Are really the 2009 F1 cars going to be the ugliest ever ? Check these …

2001 Arrows, high wing but at the wrong end of the car

2001 Arrows, high wing but at the wrong end of the car

When BMW Sauber took their latest creation to the track in Barcelona many (including BMW Sauber test driver Christian Klien) branded it the ugliest F1 car ever. Well, the car sure ain’t any beauty but ugliest ever ?

I checked out several f1 forums to see what are the other cars often considered the worst ever. I think thin the latest BMW Sauber is still way too beautiful if compared to some of these :-) :

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November day in Formula 1 – Medals, Bulls, technology, banks and drivers

Santander will switch from McLaren to Ferrari from 2010 season

Santander will switch from McLaren to Ferrari from 2010 season

I planned only one round up a week (roughly) during this off season but this day deserves its own wrap up. Some of the developments of last 24 hours may have some serious implications of the future of Formula 1. Or not …

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Red Bull buys Berger’s stake in Toro Rosso, what does it mean ?

Dietrich Mateschitz and Gergard Berger

Dietrich Mateschitz and Gergard Berger

Interesting and quite surprising news came out of the Red Bull camp. The energy drinks company bought back the 50% stake in Scuderia Toro Rosso from Gerhard Berger taking full control over the former Mindardi team.

Dietrich Mateschitz:

“I am very grateful to Gerhard for his huge input. Together we turned Toro Rosso into a team that qualified on a regular basis in the top 10 and collected world championship points.”

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Formula 1 – 1999 Liveries – Spot the beer !

Here is another part of the trip back in time with the F1 Liveries History series of posts, we are back in 1990s. Season 1999 was the last season for Stewart team before it turned into Jaguar in 2000. But it was also the first season for BAR (British American Racing), the former Tyrell. BAT (British American Tobacco) took full control of the team from 1999 season and planned to enter with two differently painted cars representing their different brands – one in Lucky Strike the other in 555 livery. They were not allowed to do so and so they came up with the infamous schizophrenic F1 car :-) . The other funny livery is the Ferrari one from Belgium where Marlboro brand was replaced with Formula 1 logo … This was also the last year for red painted Williams (Winfield livery).

Hm, and I see at least 2 beer brands on those cars, that is I believe more than we could see on 2008 F1 cars.

Ferrari

Ferrari

McLaren-Mercedes

McLaren-Mercedes

Jordan-Mugen-Honda

Jordan-Mugen-Honda

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2008

The Formula 1 Off Season News Round Up – Part 3

Testing, ugly cars, accidents, drivers future speculations and ideas of those in charge make this off season rather interesting . We are all yet to digest Ecclestone’s idea of having drivers rewarded with medals instead of points and we have FOTA coming with their suggestions to spice up the show. The teams (at least some […]

2008

2008 Macau GP photogallery finally on F1Wolf

I am taking way too many photos … It took me over a week to go through all the pictures from Macau GP but they are all sorted out now. See the gallery inside this post, simply click on the thumbnails to enlarge the photos. You can check the Race Photos page for more photos […]

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Those who never really made it in Formula 1 – Pedro de la Rosa

Pedro de la Rosa’s test for Force India F1 last week sparked speculations about his possible move to Vijay Mallya’s team. Current Force India drivers do not seem to care too much but that is not stopping the media. As this is a hot topic in India, Kaushal asked me for a post on Pedro […]

2009

A Bernie post, on Canada and on those medals one more time

Bernie Ecclestone has been in the news quite a bit in recent days. His divorce, the Canadian GP future, the medals… I do not really care about his divorce at this moment but I would like to return to the other 2 topics for a while. (read on)

Red Bull

Mark Webber injured in road accident in Tasmania

Mark Webber was hurt in a road accident during his Mark Webber Pure tasmania Challenge. He suffered multiple fractures to his arms and legs when he was hit by a car. Webber was cycling along a road near Port Arthur in the southeast of Tasmania when he was involved in a collision with a four-wheel […]

2008

2009 Winter Testing – Barcelona November test summary

Only two weeks after the end of 2008 Formula One season all the F1 teams except Toyota returned to the track to begin preparations for 2009 season. Thanks to major rules and regulation changes this winter season promises to be exciting one. It will take a while before teams roll out anything that is close […]

2008

Photos – Valentino Rossi tests Ferrari F2008 Formula 1 car at Mugello

Moto GP Champion Valentino Rossi started his Formula 1 Ferrari test at Mugello track. Rossi drove the Ferrari F2008 F1 car for 20 laps on his first day of testing. Same as the recent Sebastien Loeb’s Red Bull F1 test this Rossi’s test is a gift for the World Championship title, Rossi’s 6th in MotoGP. […]

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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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