New teams get a taste of Mosley vindictiveness

My previous post was a more-or-less immediate reaction to the FIA’s 2010 entry list. I have allowed the dust to settle (sort of) over the weekend and see what the fallout was, and I now have some further thoughts. Of the 25-or-so teams that are angling for some sort of F1 slot next season, only […]

The FIA-Fota face-off

The Formula 1 news has been dominated by political activity of late. I have struggled to bring myself to write about it, but today’s events seem like a good stage to provide an overview of where things stand. This business with Ferrari taking the FIA to court over a veto is very interesting. Ostensibly the […]

Do Ferrari get special treatment from the FIA?

The perception that the FIA is heavily biased in favour of Ferrari was already a current talking point even before the stewards made their decision on Lewis Hamilton yesterday. In the preview show for qualifying, ITV ran a piece about Felipe Massa’s unsafe release from a pitstop in Valencia. In that instance he was let […]

They don’t call it Formula One for nothing

So the FIA seems to have got its way in terms of the controversial ‘engine freeze’ proposal. For those of you who don’t follow the politics of F1 too closely (and I don’t blame you), the FIA want to ban engine development. Teams will have to use the same engines race after race — not […]

F1 merchandise: why?

Bernie Ecclestone’s official Formula 1 store has opened for business. The consensus from the F1 websites seems to be something like, “At last! Finally F1 has realised what MotoGP / Nascar / ChampCar / Qatari Formula Bum have known for ages.” Well I’m sorry, but I don’t see the point of it. I answered a […]

F1 roundup

A fair bit of F1 news today. MF1 Racing reveals its new look — yuk. But more importantly, Williams have signed the Concorde Agreement, so the chances of a GPMA break-away series are now much smaller.