Saturday, November 28, 2009

Montreal GP back on!

Last night it was announced that the FIA and the organizers for the Canadian GP has reached a deal, and that it was back on for the next 5 years!!

I'm thrilled about this, because going to the race was one of the coolest things that I have ever done.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Button to McLaren

I'm going to be short and sweet about this one, Mercedes bought out the Brawn GP team, and seem intent on turning it into some sort of Super German team (much like USF1, who claim to only want to employ American drivers), McLaren seem to be trying to do the same thing with the Brits.

I think that we may be seeing a repeat of the scraps between Alonso and Hamilton the year that they shared the team.

I just hope that McLaren give both drivers an equal chance, as Button doesn't do well as second, and Hamilton never has had to. It could lead to an interesting season of scraps.

Raikkonnen has "elected" to take next year off from F1, being unable to get a seat with the team that he wanted to (Button took his spot).

I am so not happy about this one. My two favourite drivers going to teams that I dislike, this really sucks

Monday, November 16, 2009

Mercedes acquire Brawn GP

Mercedes now have a stake in two F1 teams. Ross Brawn will remain as team principle, but there is a lot of speculation about who the new drivers will be.

Mercedes deal with McLaren expires in 2015, then there may be another split. The current rumours are that Hamilton and Button will switch teams, but who knows.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

No news is not totally bad news...

...just makes for really boring updates. Renault is still a team for the moment, but they have said that they will announce a decision at a later date.

I think that is all in the car news.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Renault's future uncertain in F1

Earlier this week, a meeting was called by the board of directors about the future of the Car Manufacturer's future in F1. Members of the F1 team were not invited to participate in the colsed door session.

It was decided that a full decision would be reached by the end of 2009. the 3 decisions are to pull out entirely, to just make engines, or to stay a team.

**pleasepleaseplease stay a team**

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Toyota to leave F1

It was announced today that Toyota will not be competing in the F1 championship next season. They are withdrawing due to economic issues, but will continue to participate in racing at a grassroots level.

This leaves another 2 drivers without a drive. Trulli and Glock, as well as the new guy Kobayashi.

There are only about 8 drivers confirmed for next season, and a dwindling number of teams. They are down to 12 now, 3 new ones, and 9 who have competed in previous championships.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Abu Dhabi GP

Started out as a fairly quiet race, there were a few little skirmishes, but that was all.

Then the first round of pit stops started, and the drama began, there were a few skirmishes, but nothing to report. Hamilton then was warned over the radio about a potential brake failure, and was subsequently told to come in and retire.

His retirement from the GP, made it so the two Red Bull cars were then one-two. This continued on until the last two laps, when Button made a valiant charge to try and pass Webber and take second. He came really close, but to no avail.

The last race of the season ended as a Red-Bull one-two, with Button in third.

As for the current gossip, Barachello who had been rumoured to not be a Brawn next year, was confirmed to go to Williams with an unknown GP2 driver Hulkenberg.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Abi Dhabi Qualifying

No real excitement, the drivers seem to be taking to the new circuit, and Hamilton (McLaren) was the shocker coming from behind to take pole. Vettel and Webber (red bull x2) were in second and third respectively, Barachello (Brawn), was 4th, and ironically enough the reigning world champion was in 5th, behind all his rivals in the run-up for the championship.