Weekend Preview : 1-2 August 2009

Feature Events IRL IndyCar Series – Meijer Indy 300– Kentucky Speedway– Sparta, Kentucky, United States– (12/17)– http://www.indycar.com Changes to the aero rules for this race (see previous post) should mean an improvement in the racing on this 1.5 mile oval, as it has been fairly bad on ovals earlier this season. Since side by side […]

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Michael Schumacher Returns

It was too good to be true, wasn’t it? He’s back. HE’S back. Him. That man. The one we thought we’d got rid of. We’ve had a great year and a half without him and it has been brilliant to see new drivers come to the fore and make F1 their own, and also watching […]

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BMW Announces F1 Withdrawal

The board at BMW has today announced the company’s withdrawal from Formula 1 racing, effective at the end of the season. There have been rumours for some time now that this or that F1 team was withdrawing, most frequently about Renault and Toyota and consistently denied by all parties. Announcements may yet prove forthcoming from […]

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A Push To Pass

As reported in several places, the IndyCar Series will adopt a ‘Push to Pass’ system this weekend and for the remainder of the year. This system will provide a horsepower boost for a duration of 12 seconds per button-press. The amount of extra hp will depend on the fuel mixture setting selected (there are several […]

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Felipe Massa

I am glad to hear news that Felipe Massa is recovering well after his terrible accident on Saturday. I’m sure I need not go into the details of the accident, I think all reading this are aware of the nature of it by now. The good news is that he is being brought out of […]

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Weekend Preview: 25-26 July 2009

Feature Events FIA Formula 1 World Championship – Formula 1 ING Magyar Nagydig– (ING Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix)– Hungaroring, nr.Budapest, Hungary– (10/17)– http://www.f1.com F1 returns to the dustbowl of the Hungaroring, where as usual the forecast is for high temperatures. The dust of the surrounding area has a tendency to get all over the […]

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The Passing of Henry Surtees

I am sure readers of this blog will know by now that Henry Surtees died yesterday from injuries sustained during a Formula 2 race at Brands Hatch, he was 18. Will Buxton reminds us of Mario Andretti’s words upon the death of his Lotus team-mate Ronnie Peterson in an accident at Monza.“Unfortunately, motor racing is […]

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