Formula 1 starts 2010 with a headache

January 7, 2010

MOTOR-RACING/RENAULTFormer champion Niki Lauda did not mince his words last year when he said that Formula One’s Singapore Grand Prix race-fixing scandal demanded the heaviest of punishments to restore credibility.

The worst kept secret is finally out…Alonso moves to Ferrari

September 30, 2009

In the world of Formula One, it is very hard to keep a secret.

We’ve known for months that Fernando Alonso would be replacing Kimi Raikkonen at Ferrari, a move confirmed on Wednesday.

Suspended sentence for Renault — does the punishment fit the crime?

September 21, 2009

piquetThe news has just come in from Paris, where Renault have been handed a suspended ban from Formula One, while their former boss Flavio Briatore has been banned from all F1 activities, including driver management, and ex-technical chief Pat Symonds is barred for five years.

The worst act of cheating in sport?

September 17, 2009

MOTOR-RACING-PRIXThe back page of today’s Times carries an opinion piece that pulls no punches about Formula One’s race-fixing controversy.

Briatore, Symonds step down from Renault

September 16, 2009

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There’s an extraordinary story breaking just now, with Formula One team Renault releasing a statement saying they will not contest the charge that last year’s Singapore Grand prix was fixed.

Would you drive into a wall if someone asked you to?

September 10, 2009

Crashing a Formula One car is easy. Even I could do that, although fitting into the cockpit might be a bit of a squeeze. It’s the driving that is difficult.

Button the Bollard?

April 18, 2009

MOTOR-RACING-PRIX/Formula One championship leader Jenson Button came up with a nice riposte to being likened (in terms of speed) to a kerbstone (‘paracarro’) by Renault boss Flavio Briatore: