F1 links: New Briatore broadside from Piquet

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Nelson Piquet Jr. again criticizes Flavio Briatore “A manager, in his view, is someone who takes 20 percent from the drivers’ money. In our view, it would be someone trying their best for a good contract.” Ele ta otimo …vivaaaa Picture posted by Rubens Barrichello of him with a recovering Felipe Massa The Name’s Alguersuari… … Continue reading F1 links: New Briatore broadside from Piquet

Youth and experience: the leading candidates for USF1’s seats in 2010

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USF1 is considering some very different drivers for its inaugural F1 season next year. The team has indicated it is looking at a mix of young American drivers (Jonathan Summerton, Graham Rahal or Ryan Hunter-Reay) alongside a more experienced F1 driver from Europe (Pedro de la Rosa or Alexander Wurz). Who will they pick? Here’s … Continue reading Youth and experience: the leading candidates for USF1’s seats in 2010

Luca Badoer could be the first Italian to race for Ferrari at Monza since 1992

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Although it’s a disappointment that Michael Schumacher will not return to F1 in the European Grand Prix, Ferrari’s second choice of replacement – Luca Badoer – is an interesting one. Not everyone’s happy about it, though – Spanish motorsport federation president Carlos Gracia has criticised Ferrari’s decision to pick Badoer over their other test driver, … Continue reading Luca Badoer could be the first Italian to race for Ferrari at Monza since 1992

Jenson Button’s 250mph Bugatti Veyron up for sale – a snip at ??899,995

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Jenson Button’s taste in road cars reveals an appetite for machnes almost as quick as his Brawn BGP001: this is his 250mph Bugatti Veyron, up for sale on Auto Trader. It has just 1,500 miles on the clock – and if you want to sample nought to 62mph in 2.5 seconds you’ll have to part … Continue reading Jenson Button’s 250mph Bugatti Veyron up for sale – a snip at ??899,995

Michael Schumacher cancels F1 return

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Michael Schumacher has announced he will not be returning to race at the European Grand Prix at Valencia. A statement on his website says: Yesterday evening, I had to inform Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo and Team Principal Stefano Domenicali that unfortunately I’m not able to step in for Felipe. I really tried everything to … Continue reading Michael Schumacher cancels F1 return

Domenicali criticises 2009 rules (Video)

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Ferrari’s Stefano Domenicali believe the 2009 technical rules haven’t helped promote overtaking as planned. In an interview with Ferrari’s fuel partner Shell (above) Domenicali said the new rules had only changed which teams were competitive, but not improved racing: If you look at the races that objective was not really achieved, so far, at the … Continue reading Domenicali criticises 2009 rules (Video)

One final spot left on the 2010 F1 grid – who could get it and who won’t

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All the active F1 teams bar BMW have signed the Concorde Agreement committing them to F1 until the end of 2012. But with BMW withdrawing their team next year, and former team owner Peter Sauber unable to complete a takeover bid before the deadline for signing the Concorde Agreement, there are doubts over whether the … Continue reading One final spot left on the 2010 F1 grid – who could get it and who won’t

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