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Sauber buys his team back from BMW

Peter Sauber has bought back his team from BMW and it will race next season as Sauber with Ferrari engines. The deal under which Qadbak, the mysterious Swiss Arab investment vehicle was to acquire the …

27 Nov 2009   |  7:29 pm GMT  |  44 comments
Williams looking at bigger picture

I've been thinking about Williams selling a minority shareholding in the team to Austrian motorsport investor Toto Wolff. The deal was announced at the end of last week. It is yet another example, in this early …

23 Nov 2009   |  7:43 pm GMT  |  45 comments
Button pulls the trigger on Brawn, now he has to beat Hamilton

Jenson Button has done what he threatened to do; quit the team he won the championship with and launched a new adventure with McLaren. Button has a three year contract to race alongside Lewis Hamilton in …

18 Nov 2009   |  3:41 pm GMT  |  368 comments
Button and McLaren opt for a piece of theatre

The latest turn of the wheel in the saga over where Jenson Button and Kimi Raikkonen will race next year is that Button and his manager, Richard Goddard visited McLaren's Woking HQ yesterday. In itself that …

14 Nov 2009   |  9:56 am GMT  |  244 comments
“Manufacturer era in F1 is over” says Williams boss

The era of manufacturers dominating F1 is over, according to Williams chief executive Adam Parr. Following a week in which Toyota announced its withdrawal and Renault held an emergency board meeting to discuss its ongoing …

08 Nov 2009   |  9:44 pm GMT  |  50 comments
Williams announces Cosworth deal, driver news to follow

Sir Frank Williams has confirmed that his team will use the Cosworth engine next season and is set to announce his driver line up of Rubens Barrichello and Nico Hulkenberg on Monday. All three decisions show …

30 Oct 2009   |  3:42 pm GMT  |  19 comments
Why Mercedes is moving towards Brawn, away from McLaren

Amid all the furore over the Renault race fixing scandal, this week has seen another important development in shaping the next generation of F1. I posted last week on the news that Mercedes was set to …

19 Sep 2009   |  8:21 am GMT  |  82 comments
Force India in a mix-up over Fisi to Ferrari

It's rare in Formula 1 that a team gets to enjoy a moment of pure ecstasy, without something coming along to spoil it. And so it is proving for Force India, which scored a magnificent …

31 Aug 2009   |  6:36 pm GMT  |  37 comments
Montezemolo gives Badoer one more chance, Bianchi waits for call up

Ferrari president Luca Montezemolo chaired a meeting yesterday at Maranello at which it was confirmed that Luca Badoer would be given the opportunity to have a second race in the Ferrari. But, according to La …

25 Aug 2009   |  7:08 pm GMT  |  52 comments
Why is Toro Rosso an ejector seat?

A few readers have commented this week about the fact that Toro Rosso has one of the worst records in the field for dropping drivers. So far in their short history they have dropped Scott …

18 Jul 2009   |  8:59 am GMT  |  25 comments
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