Ari Vatanen: Exclusive interview on Mosley, budget caps and the F1 calendar

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Ari Vatanen anounced his campaign to run for FIA president last week. Since then Max Mosley has said he won’t stand but has come out in support of Jean Todt to be the next president. Today I had a lengthy chat on the phone with Vatanen – he gave me his reaction to Mosley supporting … Continue reading Ari Vatanen: Exclusive interview on Mosley, budget caps and the F1 calendar

F1 links: Bourdais may sue Toro Rosso

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Sebastien Bourdais isn’t taking his dismissal by Toro Rosso lying dow – he’s threatening to launch a legal action against them. I can’t imagine it being successful, but stranger things have happened… Statement from Sébastien "I consider that, in doing so, Scuderia Toro Rosso has breached its contractual duties towards me; also I believe that … Continue reading F1 links: Bourdais may sue Toro Rosso

More F1 people (and others) on Twitter

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Update: Use the F1 Twitter directory to find more F1 people on Twitter. Something cool has happened since we first looked at F1 people on Twitter: actual F1 drivers have started appearing on there. Not many, mind you, but given the number of up-and-coming drivers using the social messaging service we could soon see every … Continue reading More F1 people (and others) on Twitter

Max Mosley will give up FIA presidency – but he wants Jean Todt in charge

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Max Mosley’s latest promise to step down from the FIA presidency in October will inevitably be met with some scepticism. After all, he’s already gone back on similar promises made in 2004, 2008 and earlier this year. But this time we can be more confident that he actually is going, for two reasons. First, the … Continue reading Max Mosley will give up FIA presidency – but he wants Jean Todt in charge

F1 links: Piquet dropped as well?

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While news breaks of Jaime Alguersuari replacing Sebastien Bourdais at Toro Rosso, similar claims are being made that Romain Grosjean will replace Nelson Piquet Jnr at Renault: Thank you and goodbye! Translated article from well-regarded Finnish newspaper Turun Sanomat claims Romain Grosjean will replace Nelson Piquet Jnr at Renault. Facebook – Ari Vatanen for FiA … Continue reading F1 links: Piquet dropped as well?

Jaime Alguersuari set to take Bourdais’ place at Toro Rosso in Hungary

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Jaime Alguersuari will join Toro Rosso for the next race at the Hungaroring, several sources are reporting this evening. We took a look at the Red Bull Junior driver’s biography last week and he’s been on the radar for some time. But the consensus in the comments was he looks promising but might be a … Continue reading Jaime Alguersuari set to take Bourdais’ place at Toro Rosso in Hungary

Sutil and Raikkonen go unpunished after another clash costs Force India a point

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Not for the first time, Force India were on course for their first points finish until Adrian Sutil had a collision. And also not for the first time, that collision was with Kimi Raikkonen. But unlike Monaco last year Raikkonen is not to blame – and happily the stewards have decided not to punish either … Continue reading Sutil and Raikkonen go unpunished after another clash costs Force India a point

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