Formula One on the box

Formula One on the box Formula One is an incredibly wealthy business and has more money flowing through it than any other sport in the world. It is the source of a four billion dollar per year industry which makes it larger than some small countries. The affluence of Grand...

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The race for redemption

It has surfaced during the week that rival American motorsport series, Champ Car and IRL, are close to reaching a formal reconciliation and merging together. This may not seem immediately significant to the Formula One world but it most certainly is. Before the IRL was created in the mid nineties,...

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Breaking into the big time

Two drivers preparing for the 2008 Formula One season may be a little more nervous than the others. Sebastien Bourdais and Nelsinho Piquet are making their debuts in Melbourne and are the only men to be doing so. Both Piquet and Bourdais have made their way into Formula One by...

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Felipe’s fight at Ferrari

Throughout 2007 Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso built up a very strong and bitter rivalry. It was surprising just how much their enmity developed since Formula One teams do everything they can to remain PR-friendly. Now that Alonso has left McLaren to join Renault it seems the biggest battle between...

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Controversy surrounds driving aid ban

There has been a lot of discussion and controversy in Formula One during the winter break about changes to the Technical Regulations in 2008. In particular almost all of the drivers have voiced an opinion about the new standard electronics that come into force. These have been a hot topic...

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Ferrari and McLaren launch their new machinery

Ferrari and McLaren dominated the 2007 Formula One season. They were streets ahead of the competition and there is every reason to suggest that 2008 will be the same. With that in mind there was a lot of interest surrounding both teams this week as they unveiled their new challengers...

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The actual speed of Formula One

Formula One cars are fast. Very fast. In fact if you ever go jogging for half an hour, consider that a Grand Prix machine could have travelled the same distance in just 80 seconds. In theory a modern F1 car could make it from the Tower Bridge in London to...

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Formula One has changed a lot in twelve months

The Formula One World Championship has only been around since 1950 but in that time it has developed a very rich history. Part of that is because, unlike many other sports, it changes so dramatically each and every season. No doubt 2008 will be the same. The new year provides...

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Honda’s satellite team are in trouble

With the exception of busy parents most people have the chance to relax over Christmas. However in Formula One there is no such luxury because the winter break is just as busy as it is any other time. All of the teams will be working around the clock in order...

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