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 Formula 1 Drivers Line Up – The July Prediction

Rumours keep flying around (and there will be more) but at the end there are only 20 places on the grid and even less if one aims for race wins … Same as last winter everybody again waits for Alonso’s next move. He however does not really have anywhere to move to. There simply isn’t anywhere to go for most of the drivers. That is unless someone makes a room and starts the big shuffle. At the moment it seems that we may have a period of silence before 2010 driver market storm hits. Here is how I think the not-much-changed line up will look in 2009:

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Does F1 need more high speed tracks, should there be an oval race ?

Indianapolis Motor Speedway - Mark Webber

I believe it was during Saturday’s Free Practice Live Blog that the debate turned to a lack of proper high speed tracks. As Keith from F1Fanatic mentioned, basically Monza is the only traditional high speed track left on the calendar. Some guys said that with the 305 km limit on the race distance the races on high speed tracks would be rather short (meaning higher speeds and same distance). Well exemptions are possible. We have slow track in Monaco where the race distance is only 260 km, we could as well have a high speed race over longer distance …

This short debate finally brought me to the post I had in mind for a while. Back in May, after the Indy 500 race, I started a thread at the F1Wolf Club forum on the possibility of having a Formula 1 race on a proper oval track. There are different opinions on the former F1 track at Indy but I always looked forward to that race. The sight of the F1 cars going around the final banked corner (see the photo above) and then charging down the long straight used to be one of the higlights of the season. (The rest of the track was boring but that is a different story). Now Indy F1 race is gone and the closest we get to banked corner is Turn 13 in Shanghai …

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2009 Formula 1 Sporting and Technical Regulations

I have been checking out the FIA website and I realized that the 2009 Sporting and Technical regulations have already been published. Both documents are quite long (43 and 63 pages) so it would take some time to spot all the changes Max and company made. After a quick read it is clear however that there are still some amendments to come. Not much is changing in the sporting side, all the major changes are in technical regulations:

Here is some very basic summary:

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Interview for Pit Stop with Kenny James on Power 98 FM in Singapore

Singapore

Last week I was interviewed for the radio show Pit Stop with Kenny James on Power 98 FM in Singapore. The interview was over the phone and here are the bits of the show that somehow include me.

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Why did I have to pick Force India as a possible winner in Singapore in case it is a wet race ? Hey, but if that happens remember who said that :-) .

2008 German F1 GP – Wolf’s Race Review

Podium German GP 2008

I do not want to say this was the best race of the season but it sure was entertaining. We could see some serious racing with overtaking up and down the grid, we had a safety car following a crash (luckily without any serious injury), we could see a serious strategy blunder and impressive recovery from it and 2 Brazilians on podium, one of them being Piquet jr. !

McLaren dominated the weekend from Friday but the close fight between Massa and Hamilton in qualifying promised some possibility of a fight for the race win. At the end we had a fight but more thanks to McLaren getting it wrong than Ferrari getting it right. Lewis Hamilton pulled away right from the start and Massa never looked like a serious opposition. Early on even Kovalainen was a threat but after few laps Massa pulled away from him. Not sure why because Heikki was not that much more heavy than Massa. In the meantime Hamilton managed to build a decent lead in front.

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2008

Poll – Kovalainen vs Hamilton in Germany – Team orders or not ?

It looked way too easy when Hamilton passed his team mate after his second pit stop. The presenters at the Star TV studio were rather ironic after the race saying that there are “no team orders in F1″ , the whole bar where I was watching the race was full of boos. So were there […]

2008

2008 Prediction Game Round 10 Results

There was only one correct fastest lap prediction, and not too many people expected Vettel and Piquet to make it to top 8. it goes without saying that no one placed Piquet at 2nd place . So the points were rather low this time and 16 was the most popular score. It is very close […]

2008

2008 German F1 GP – Race result – Hamilton wins, podium for Piquet

Lewis Hamilton managed to overcome apparent strategy blunder and won the 2008 German GP at Hockenheim. Nelson Piquet climbed up to the podium for the first time in his F1 career scoring also the first podium of the season for Renault. Felipe Massa finished 3rd. First time since 1991 Belgian GP (when Senna won and […]

2008

2008 German F1 GP – Live Blog – Race Day

Welcome to Live Blog coverage from 2008 German Grand Prix. Join the debate below ! This live blog has now finished. You can replay it inside this post.

2008

2008 German F1 GP – Adrian Sutil’s Helmet

Adrian Sutil is another German driver sporting new helmet design at his home Grand Prix. Here are few pictures (click on photos to enlarge): Photos: Force India F1

2008

2008 German F1 GP – Qualifying

Lewis Hamilton will start the German GP from pole position after beating Felipe Massa by 0.02s in dry qualifying session. Heikki Kovalainen and Jarno Trulli will occupy row 2. Fernando Alonso recovered from a Q1 elimination scare and will start from P5, just ahead of disappointing Kimi Raikkonen. Robert Kubica who suffered technical problems in […]

2008

2008 German F1 GP – Live Blog – Qualifying

Welcome to live blog coverage of German GP qualifying session. Join the debate below ! This live blog has now ended. You can replay it inside this post.

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Daniel RICCIARDO
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Fernando ALONSO
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Jenson BUTTON
Kevin MAGNUSSEN
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Romain GROSJEAN
Pastor MALDONADO
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