The FIA has formally ended its investigation into McLaren’s use of Ferrari intellectual property by cancelling the meeting of the World Motor Sports Council planned for February 14th. However the fall-out from the McLaren and Renault hearings continues. The sport’s governing body also published the full transcripts from the December 6th hearing on whether Renault … Continue reading FIA end McLaren investigation and publish Renault report
This week F1 bloggers asked how Fernando Alonso will get on with Nelson Piquet Jnr – and why McLaren got punished ahead of Renault. Plus a great video review of the F1 season and interview with Lewis Hamilton, and much more…
Renault has confirmed its driver line-up for the 2008 season with Fernando Alonso making a widely-anticipated return to the team.
Among the myriad development that have come from the FIA recently a detailed interview with Max Mosley gives some interesting new insights into the McLaren-Ferrari spying scandal, future F1 regulations, customer cars and more. The interview was published in The Paddock, a recent addition to the world of F1 publications which has just published its … Continue reading Mosley on McLaren, F1 engines, customer chassis and more
The F1 blogs are buzzing with reaction to the Renault spy hearing and Lewis Hamilton’s appearance on Top Gear. Read on for more on those topics plus the rumoured Mercedes’ B-team, wheel fairings, Kimi Raikkonen, and just what is the point of F1 anyway?
The World Motor Sports’ Council has published its verdict on Renault’s alleged spying on McLaren. The council yesterday decided not to punish Renault for possessing the information, despite having excluded McLaren from the 2007 constructors’ championship for obtaining information about Ferrari. The WMSC explained the difference it saw between the two cases: The McLaren confidential … Continue reading The full verdict on the Renault-McLaren spying case
The Renault team have been found guilty of bringing Formula 1 into disrepute but the FIA is not going to punish them.
The most controversial season in memory drags on as the World Motor Sports Council waits to hear another enquiry into alleged spying tomorrow. This could turn out to be an important moment for the sport particularly if Renault are found to be guilty of the same misdemeanour as McLaren. It determine whether Fernando Alonso races … Continue reading The consequences of Thursday’s Renault-McLaren spy hearing (updated)
A leaked dossier detailing McLaren’s case against Renault in F1’s new spy case has been published by PA Sport.
As speculation grows over Fernando Alonso’s future, Renault’s Flavio Briatore had this to say about his driver pairing for 2008: Renault will certainly have different drivers next year. Alonso has a 60% chance of coming to us. Alonso moving to Renault has been tipped for some time. His most likely partner there – assuming it … Continue reading Fernando Alonso and Nelson Piquet Jnr at Renault in 2008?
Bernie Ecclestone is trying to keep a lid on the recent spate of espionage accusations as Renault are now in the dock over alleged spying. Others are asking if the FIA have guaranteed a spate of further espionage claims by prosecuting something that had been going on in F1 for some time. As usual there’s … Continue reading F1 in the news 59: Crisis over espionage
The Renault team is to answer charges that it illegally obtained McLaren intellectual property. The FIA today summoned representatives to appear before the World Motor Sport Council in Monaco on December 6th. McLaren alleged that the French team had illegal data belonging to them after McLaren was thrown out of the constructors’ championship for a … Continue reading Renault in fresh FIA spying enquiry
Renault boss Flavio Briatore has confirmed he has offered Fernando Alonso a drive at his former team in 2008. Alonso announced his departure from McLaren yesterday after a fraught year with the team that saw him fail to win a third consecutive drivers’ championship by a single point. Renault endured a torrid 2007, the sole … Continue reading Fernando Alonso offered Renault drive for 2008
It’s the question on everyone’s lips which has ground the driver market to a halt. Fernando Alonso is contracted to McLaren for 2008. But their falling out this year has been so catastrophic, with Alonso seldom passing up an opportunity to condemn the team since the row at the Hungaroring, surely the Spaniard will be … Continue reading Debate: Who will Alonso drive for in 2008?