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  • 2010 Canadian Grand Prix - Live Thread

    06/10/2010 6:05:03 PM PDT · by Chode · 23 replies · 294+ views
    6/10/2010 | Chode
    CANADIAN GRAND PRIXVenue: Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, MontrealDate: Sunday 13 JuneLap length: 2.71 milesRace laps: 702009 winner: N/AFirst grand prix: 1978
  • 2010 Spanish Grand Prix - Live Thread

    05/27/2010 5:12:37 PM PDT · by Chode · 29 replies · 363+ views
    Chode ^ | 5/27/2010 | Chode
    TURKISH GRAND PRIXVenue: Istanbul ParkDate: Sunday 30 MayLap length: 3.317 milesRace laps: 582009 winner: Jenson Button (Brawn)First grand prix: 2005 Istanbul Park, Turkey Friday day weather SunnyMax: 28°CMin: 16°CWind: W 1mph Saturday day weather SunnyMax: 27°CMin: 17°C Wind: SW 2mph Sunday day weather Light Rain ShowerMax: 25°CMin: 19°CWind: NNW 4mph
  • Formula One Returns to the United States

    05/25/2010 2:29:27 PM PDT · by highnoon · 17 replies · 546+ views
    Formula One World Championship Limited and Formula One Administration Limited (together, the F1 Commercial Rights Holder) and Full Throttle Productions, LP, promoter of the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™, announce that a historic agreement has been reached for Austin, Texas to serve as the host city of the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™ for years 2012 through 2021.
  • Texas signs 10-year deal for US Grand Prix

    05/25/2010 2:12:26 PM PDT · by Elle Bee · 56 replies · 815+ views
    GP UPDATE ^ | May 25 2010
    Texas signs 10-year deal for US Grand Prix After plans for a New Jersey street circuit were scrapped just a day after they were revealed, the Upper State New York Monticello circuit put forward a proposal last week although it has now been confirmed that a deal has been signed between Texas and sporting commercial rights holder Formula One Management (FOM). more here .
  • 2010 Monaco Grand Prix - Live Thread

    05/13/2010 4:58:15 PM PDT · by Chode · 44 replies · 559+ views
    Chode ^ | 5/12/2010 | Chode
    MONACO GRAND PRIXVenue: Circuit de Monaco, Monte CarloDate: Sunday 16 May, 1300 BSTLap length: 2.075 milesRace laps: 752009 winner: Jenson Button (Brawn)First grand prix: 1929 on/off... if you want on or off the F1 list mash here to get added/removed F1-Grand Prix Live Feed International Motor Racing Research Center
  • 2010 Spanish Grand Prix - Live Thread

    05/06/2010 6:42:42 PM PDT · by Chode · 24 replies · 316+ views
    Chode ^ | 5/6/10 | Chode
    SPANISH GRAND PRIXVenue: Circuit de Catalunya, MontmeloDate: Sunday 9 MayLap length: 2.892 milesRace laps: 662009 winner: Jenson Button (Brawn)First grand prix: 1991 Day Weather Max. Day Temperature(°C°F) Min. Night Temperature(°C°F) Wind Direction and Speed(mphkm/h) Humidity Pressure Visibility Help for Next 5 Days Help Thu Night weather Partly Cloudy 9°C 48°F This data unavailable for night More info for Thursday's weather Fri Day weather Sunny Intervals 17°C 63°F 11°C 52°F South South Westerly9mph 14km/h 53% 1008mb Good More info for Friday's weather Sat Day weather Heavy Rain Shower 18°C 64°F 11°C 52°F South South Easterly7mph 11km/h 87% 1008mb Moderate More info...
  • 2010 Chinese Grand Prix - Live Thread

    04/15/2010 8:55:34 PM PDT · by Chode · 22 replies · 513+ views
    Chode ^ | 4/15/2010 | Chode
    CHINESE GRAND PRIXVenue: Shanghai International CircuitDate: Sunday 18 April, 0800 BSTLap length: 3.387 milesRace laps: 562009 winner: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull)First grand prix: 2004 Shanghai, China Friday day weather SunnyMax: 14°CMin: 6°CWind: E 2mph Saturday day weather SunnyMax: 16°CMin: 11°C Wind: SSE 17mph Sunday day weather Heavy Rain ShowerMax: 18°CMin: 15°CWind: S 16mph
  • 2010 Malaysian Grand Prix - Live Thread

    04/02/2010 2:46:59 PM PDT · by Chode · 13 replies · 297+ views
    Chode ^ | Chode
    BAHRAIN GRAND PRIXVenue: Sakhir, ManamaDate: Sunday 14 MarchLap length: 3.363 milesRace laps: 572009 winner: Jenson Button (Brawn)First grand prix: 2004 on/off if you want on or off the f1 list mash here to get added/removed F1-Grand Prix Live Feed
  • 2010 Bahrain Grand Prix - Live Thread

    03/11/2010 3:59:45 PM PST · by Chode · 51 replies · 709+ views
    Chode ^ | 3/11/2010 | Chode
    2010 Bahrain Grand Prix - Live Thread on/off if you want on or off the f1 list mash here to get added/removed BAHRAIN GRAND PRIXVenue: Sakhir, ManamaDate: Sunday 14 MarchLap length: 3.363 milesRace laps: 572009 winner: Jenson Button (Brawn)First grand prix: 2004
  • F1 begins this week! Preview and Videos

    03/09/2010 4:29:48 AM PST · by rvoitier · 19 replies · 204+ views
    The return of Michael Schumacher; four world champions on the grid; at least three leading teams in which team mates will be fighting head-to-head for the title honours; and the prospect of drivers having to display genuine finesse in nursing their tyres now that refuelling has been banned.Is it any wonder that 2010 is being billed as a fantastic season for the FIA Formula One World Championship?
  • Toyota pulls out of Formula One

    11/04/2009 12:36:58 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 25 replies · 994+ views
    The Times ^ | 11/4/2009 | Leo Lewis
    Toyota has quit Formula One motor racing, in a move that leaves the scandal-hit sport without any participation by Japanese automakers in the coming season. Jarno Trulli could soon be looking for another team The decision, which was announced in Tokyo this morning, is part of Toyota’s wider efforts to slash costs after an extraordinary board meeting held at the company’s headquarters. Toyota is already rumoured to be looking for an Asian buyer for the team. Toyota’s pullout follows a similar decision from Bridgestone, which announced three days ago that it would stop providing tyres after the 2010 season. That,...
  • 2009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Live Thread

    10/30/2009 5:15:32 AM PDT · by Chode · 22 replies · 574+ views
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  • 2009 Sao Paulo Grand Prix - Live Thread

    10/16/2009 3:39:46 PM PDT · by Chode · 32 replies · 811+ views
    Freerepublic.com ^ | 10/16/2010 | Chode
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  • 2009 Japanese Grand Prix - Live Thread

    10/01/2009 6:31:31 PM PDT · by Chode · 14 replies · 449+ views
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  • 2009 Singapore Grand Prix - Live Thread

    09/25/2009 2:50:16 PM PDT · by Chode · 24 replies · 492+ views
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  • 2009 Italian Grand Prix Live Thread

    09/10/2009 7:29:57 PM PDT · by Chode · 29 replies · 1,218+ views
    Chode ^ | 9/10/2009 | Chode
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  • 2009 Belgium Grand Prix - Live Thread

    08/27/2009 3:43:38 PM PDT · by Chode · 41 replies · 744+ views
    Chode ^ | 8/27/2009 | Chode
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  • European Grand Prix Live Thread

    08/20/2009 2:59:26 PM PDT · by Chode · 25 replies · 658+ views
    Chode ^ | 8/20/2009 | Chode
    European GP Live thread is up...
  • F1 - GP (General Purpose)

    08/05/2009 7:57:45 PM PDT · by Chode · 1,735 replies · 6,251+ views
    Chode ^ | 8/5/2009 | Chode
    This will be a general purpose thread for F1 news and pings that really don't require a thread of their own.
  • New deal ends F1 breakaway fears

    08/01/2009 7:03:22 AM PDT · by Chode · 14 replies · 424+ views
    bbc.co.uk ^ | Saturday, 1 August 2009 12:09 UK | BBC
    The future of Formula 1 has been secured after the sport's governing body and 12 teams put pen to paper on a new Concorde Agreement. The agreement, which runs until the end of 2012, brings to a close months of wrangling between the FIA and the Formula 1 Teams' Association (Fota). The FIA said the signing heralds "a renewed period of stability" for F1.
  • Hamilton joy at Schumacher return

    07/30/2009 6:03:37 PM PDT · by Chode · 22 replies · 461+ views
    bbc.co.uk ^ | Thursday, 30 July 2009 16:44 UK | BBC
    Reigning F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton says it will be "an honour and a privilege" to race against seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher. The German is coming out of retirement to drive for Ferrari while Felipe Massa recovers from a crash and will return to racing at the European Grand Prix. "He is one of the sport's greatest competitors, a legend - it'd be great to compete against him," said Hamilton.
  • BMW confirm shock Formula One exit! (WOW! F1 fans)

    07/29/2009 9:17:24 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 25 replies · 915+ views
    BMW confirmed this morning that they are to leave Formula One at the end of the season stating that the resources ‘freed up’ from its exit from the sport will be deployed in other areas. The German car maker took over the Sauber team in 2006 and has since gone on to record one victory. “Of course, we, the employees in Hinwil and Munich, would all have liked to continue this ambitious campaign and show that this season was just a hiccup following three successful years,” said BMW Motorsport Director Mario Theissen. “But I can understand why this decision was...
  • Michael Schumacher to come out of F1 retirement

    07/29/2009 11:38:16 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 9 replies · 658+ views
    BBC News ^ | 29th July 2009 | BBC News
    Michael Schumacher will make a shock return to Formula 1 to replace injured Ferrari driver Felipe Massa. The seven-time world champion retired at the end of 2006 but will drive at the European Grand Prix on 23 August. Ferrari said the 40-year-old will stand in for as long as Massa is sidelined with the serious injuries he sustained in the Hungarian Grand Prix last week.
  • Massa suffered eye damage in crash (F1 list)

    07/27/2009 7:35:56 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 11 replies · 751+ views
    http://planetf1.com/story/0,18954,3213_5456220,00.html
    Felipe Massa's Formula One career appears to be hanging in the balance following confirmation he has suffered some damage to his left eye. Massa is currently in intensive care at the AEK military hospital in Budapest after suffering a skull fracture following a freak accident on Saturday during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix. Although the 28-year-old, still in a medically-induced coma, has shown signs of improvement after undergoing emergency surgery, it has now emerged Massa may have sustained eye problems. If that is the case, and the Brazilian is unable to see properly in the future, it will mean...
  • Massa crash leads to calls to re-examine F1 safety (Survived)

    07/25/2009 4:34:39 PM PDT · by Doogle · 48 replies · 3,489+ views
    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Racing figures called on Formula One to re-examine safety procedures after Felipe Massa sustained life-threatening skull injuries in a high-speed accident during Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying.
  • Formula One driver Felipe Massa 'in life-threatening condition' after freak crash in qualifying

    07/25/2009 12:38:24 PM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies · 2,456+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | July 25,2009 | By Staff
    Brazilian Formula One driver Felipe Massa was fighting for his life tonight following a crash during a qualifying session that knocked him unconscious. Massa was airlifted to hospital where surgeons operated on him to treat a fracture to his skull. The Ferrari driver ran over a piece of debris, thought to be a spring, on the track during the qualification session for the Hungarian F1 Grand Prix in Mogyorod near Budapest, Hungary.
  • Hamilton top as McLaren set pace (Hungarian live thread)

    07/24/2009 12:14:04 PM PDT · by Chode · 38 replies · 506+ views
    bbc.co.uk ^ | Friday, 24 July 2009 14:54 UK | Sean Chaney
    Lewis Hamilton clocked the quickest lap of the day during the second practice session for the Hungarian Grand Prix. McLaren's world champion left it late with a lap 0.047 seconds faster than team-mate Heikki Kovalainen, who had topped the morning timesheets. A low-key day for Brawn's Jenson Button ended with the championship leader posting the 13th fastest time. Red Bull's championship-chasing duo Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel were fourth and sixth fastest respectively.
  • F1 on verge of landmark peace deal

    07/23/2009 3:45:52 PM PDT · by Chode · 19 replies · 396+ views
    bbc.co.uk ^ | Thursday, 23 July 2009 | andrew_benson
    « Previous | Main F1 on verge of landmark peace deal Post categories: Formula 1 Andrew Benson | 16:28 UK time, Thursday, 23 July 2009 Formula 1 is agonisingly close to an agreement that will end the political conflict besetting the sport this year - and insiders expect a deal to be signed as soon as the end of this week. The F1 teams are in the final stages of negotiations on the various documents that need to be finalised to usher in a new era of peace, securing all the interested parties to the sport until the end of...
  • Live - German Grand Prix (Results)

    07/12/2009 7:28:44 AM PDT · by Chode · 12 replies · 435+ views
    bbc.co.uk ^ | Sunday, 12 July 2009 11:30 UK | BBC
    1517: The fall-out from "Rubinho rage" continues on the Red Button, with Frank Williams describing it as a "red card offence". I'm going to stop going on now, but please continue to enjoy live streaming (in the UK) or pore over Andrew Benson's report. I'll see you in (virtual) Hungary on 24 July.
  • Hitler? He Got Things Done, Says Formula One Chief Bernie Ecclestone

    07/03/2009 5:19:27 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 48 replies · 1,679+ views
    London Times ^ | July 03rd 2009
    July 4, 2009 Hitler? He got things done, says Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone (Ben Gurr/The Times) Bernie Ecclestone, the Formula One chief, said yesterday that he preferred totalitarian regimes to democracies and praised Adolf Hitler for his ability to “get things done”. In an outspoken interview with The Times, the 78-year-old billionaire chastised contemporary politicians for their weakness and extolled the virtues of strong leadership. Mr Ecclestone said: “In a lot of ways, terrible to say this I suppose, but apart from the fact that Hitler got taken away and persuaded to do things that I have no idea...
  • Bulgaria keen to host grand prix

    07/03/2009 7:28:30 AM PDT · by Chode · 9 replies · 378+ views
    bbc.co.uk ^ | Thursday, 2 July 2009 17:46 UK | BBC
    Bulgarian motorsport officials will meet Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone next week as they aim to try to secure a grand prix from 2011. The Bulgarian Motorcycling Federation's (BMF) grand prix organising committee chief Rumen Petkov has been invited by Ecclestone to the German Grand Prix. The BMF have two projects for a circuit and want Ecclestone's opinion, with the town of Pleven being a likely venue. Bulgaria has already signed a deal to host MotoGP motorbike racing from 2012. The country is also on the provisional schedule for the 2010 World Rally Championship. "We submitted a plan a few...
  • Mosley warning over F1 peace deal

    06/26/2009 2:52:41 PM PDT · by Chode · 37 replies · 717+ views
    bbc.co.uk ^ | Friday, 26 June 2009 15:25 UK | BBC
    Motorsport boss Max Mosley has claimed Formula 1's peace deal could be jeopardised by continuing antagonism between him and the sport's teams.He accused the F1 Teams' Association (Fota) of misleading the media after an agreement to end the sport's civil war. "If you wish the agreement we made to have any chance of survival, you must rectify your actions," Mosley said. Mosley, who had said he would not stand for re-election in October, added that he now considered his "options open". In the letter, written on Wednesday to Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo, the chairman of Fota, Mosley accused Fota...
  • [Formula One] Max Mosley is forced out of race by an old friend

    06/24/2009 9:15:07 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 5 replies · 461+ views
    The Times ^ | 6/25/2009 | Edward Gorman
    The tumultuous reign of Max Mosley as president of motor racing’s governing body came to an abrupt end yesterday when he was unceremoniously stripped of his power in a coup led by his old friend Bernie Ecclestone. In a dramatic confrontation at the Paris headqarters of the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), Mr Ecclestone, 79, the billionaire promoter of Formula One, told Mr Mosley that his time was up. The autocrat who had reduced the pinnacle championship in world motorsport to chaos was gone. In a deal that Mr Mosley, 69, tried to present as a personal triumph, he was...
  • Ferrari faces $100m fine over threat to split from Formula One

    06/20/2009 9:05:28 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 57 replies · 1,313+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/20/2009 | Christian Sylt and Caroline Reid
    The Ferrari car company faces a $100m (£60.4m) fine from the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), the governing body of Formula One, over its threats to set up a rival racing series. In the build-up to today’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone, Ferrari and seven of the sport’s biggest names announced that they would quit F1 in 2010 due to a dispute over new regulations including a budget cap. If a rival series gets off the ground then the value of Formula One Administration (FOA), F1’s rights-holder which is majority owned by private equity firm CVC, could hit the wall....
  • Will Danica Patrick Be The First Female F1 Driver? (No Hot Rodham Jinx Please)

    05/03/2008 7:11:42 PM PDT · by red flanker · 43 replies · 259+ views
    Auto Racing Daily ^ | May 3, 2008
    Jenson Button could end up with a female team-mate before very long. His Honda boss has offered talks to pint-sized American racer Danica Patrick after she made history in the Indy Racing League series. Patrick made her IndyCar debut in 2005, however, it was not until three years later, driving for Andretti Green Racing, that she claimed her first victory, winning the Indy Japan 300 and thereby becoming the first woman to win an IndyCar race. The American is now hoping to test her skills in Formula One, admitting that she would relish a ‘proper’ test with one of the...
  • Formula One's Michael Schumacher takes wheel of slow cab to airport

    12/14/2007 1:19:24 AM PST · by Drago · 17 replies · 719+ views
    Yahoo Sports/AP ^ | 12/12/2007 | Associated Press
    BERLIN (AP) -- Cab drivers are best known for giving hair-raising rides, not being taken on them. But when one cabbie in southern Germany apparently wasn't driving fast enough, his customer, former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher, took the wheel himself. "It was sheer lunacy," cabbie Tuncer Yilmaz told the Muenchener Abendzeitung newspaper. "He took the curves with full speed, but you couldn't even notice it. He just knows how to do it." Schumacher's spokeswoman, Sabine Kehm, confirmed the story Wednesday. She said Schumacher had flown in from Switzerland on Saturday on his private jet to buy a puppy from...
  • Motor racing-Gearbox glitch cost Hamilton the title, says Dennis

    10/21/2007 6:35:47 PM PDT · by Uri’el-2012 · 3 replies · 59+ views
    uk.rueters ^ | Oct 21,2007 | Alan Baldwin
    SAO PAULO, Oct 21 (Reuters) - A gearbox glitch cost Lewis Hamilton a place in the history books as Formula One's youngest world champion, McLaren team boss Ron Dennis said on Sunday.
  • History for Hamilton Becomes first black driver to win F-1 race

    06/11/2007 11:23:19 AM PDT · by xp38 · 30 replies · 811+ views
    The Toronto Sun ^ | June 11 2007 | DEAN MCNULTY
    MONTREAL -- It was a day fit for a coronation yesterday at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve and the young prince in waiting didn't disappoint his ever-growing band of followers. Britain's 22-year-old Lewis Hamilton assumed the throne in the world of Formula One racing with a dominating victory in the Canadian Grand Prix, passing McLaren-Mercedes teammate Fernando Alonso for the world championship lead in the process. He became the first black driver to win an F-1 event, the first black driver to start an F-1 race on the pole and the first black driver to lead the world drivers championship. In a...
  • F1: HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX - Live on Speed Channel 7:30AM EST

    08/05/2006 1:17:30 PM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 18 replies · 896+ views
    Formula1.com ^ | 8-5-06 | Formula1.com
    Two-second penalties for both Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher set up a thrilling qualifying session for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday afternoon. With the two key championship contenders eliminated before the top-ten shootout, the honours for pole position fell right at the very end to McLaren’s Kimi Raikkonen, whose last-gasp lap of 1m 19.599s came just as Felipe Massa looked to have bagged the first Formula One pole of his career. Also, Hungarian Grand Prix stewards have cancelled American Scott Speed’s three fastest qualifying times as punishment for impeding another driver during Saturday’s session. The move means the Toro...
  • F1: GERMAN GRAND PRIX - LIVE on Speed Channel 7:30AM EST

    07/30/2006 12:20:24 AM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 10 replies · 717+ views
    Formula1.com ^ | 7-30-06 | Formula1.com
    Kimi Raikkonen repeated his 2005 qualifying position for McLaren at Hockenheim on Saturday afternoon to beat Michael Schumacher. But with Felipe Massa third, Ferrari look very threatening despite too much oversteer in the final session, and everything will depend on fuel loads on Sunday.On paper, Ferrari look set for a strong run tomorrow, and as in Indianapolis, Fernando Alonso has a lot to do to safeguard his championship lead.
  • F1 French Grand Prix -- Live on Speed Channel

    07/16/2006 12:47:37 AM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 16 replies · 459+ views
    Formula1.com ^ | 7-16-06 | Formula1.com
    Michael Schumacher took his 68th pole position here in Magny-Cours this afternoon, underlying that his success in Indianapolis was not just due to any Michelin conservatism but also Bridgestone’s improved performance. The former champion looked strong all day and lapped his Ferrari in 1m 15.493s to seal the issue just as arch-rival Fernando Alonso posted 1m 15.785s for Renault and Michelin. It was not quite the result that the partisan crowd had expected, and it will be fascinating to see on Sunday which of them has the greater fuel load.
  • Formula-1: UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX (at Indy)

    07/02/2006 9:22:17 AM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 37 replies · 848+ views
    Formula1.com ^ | 7-2-06 | Formula1.com
    F1 Grand Prix is on American soil. Don't miss the race LIVE in its entirety from Indianapolis Motor Speedway! SUNDAY: 12:30pm ET on SPEED Channel!
  • Co-Head of Tire Giant Michelin Is Killed in Boating Accident (42 y.o.)

    05/26/2006 12:02:39 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 28 replies · 1,261+ views
    WSJ ^ | 5.26.06 | newswires
    PARIS -- Edouard Michelin, the co-managing partner of France's Michelin, the world's leading tire maker, was killed in a boating accident, the company said Friday. A short statement from the company gave no details about his death or the accident. It said that another managing partner, Michel Rollier, would take over direction of the company. A company official told Dow Jones Newswires that Mr. Michelin, 42 years old, died in a boating accident. The accident took place near Ile de Sein, off Brittany's coast. Mr. Michelin took over the company's reins from his father, Francois Michelin, in 1999. Michelin is...
  • Donkey-riding protestors target French GP

    07/01/2005 8:28:46 PM PDT · by Chode · 15 replies · 975+ views
    Planet-F1 ^ | Friday July 01 2005 | N/A
    This weekend's French Grand Prix at Magny-Cours is being targeted by a group of donkey-riding protestors, determined to drive Formula One out of the country. The protest sees an anti-consumerism group mount their fourth annual attempt at "the suppression of the French Grand Prix of Formula One" by riding a donkey convey from Lyon to Magny-Cours. As practice got underway at the track on Friday, reports were already coming in of traffic congestion 12 kilometres from Magny-Cours as the donkey protest takes its toll. The group plan to march on the circuit on race day, raising fears of serious traffic...
  • Michelin offer US fans their money back (US Grand Prix)

    06/28/2005 4:59:07 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 24 replies · 741+ views
    Planet F1 ^ | 6.28.05 | various
    French tyre company Michelin has offered to refund the 120,000 spectators who bought tickets for the US Grand Prix two weeks ago. The tyre company made the offer on the eve of an FIA disciplinary meetingin Paris which will hear why the seven Michelin-shod teams refused to race over safety concerns. All seven teams face charges of bringing the sport into disrepute and could face a range of penalties including suspended bans, fines or even loss of Championship points. A Michelin statement read: "Michelin deeply regrets that the public was deprived of an exciting race and therefore wishes to be...
  • Why Indy Indignity Drove America to Distraction (Yanks spurn limp-wristed Euro sports)

    06/22/2005 5:25:38 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 43 replies · 1,377+ views
    The Times [UK] ^ | June 23, 2005 | Gerard Baker
    The world can learn from the way sport is organised in the US As an exercise in shooting yourself in the foot, the debacle at the US Grand Prix last Sunday takes some beating. Americans are notoriously uninterested in the sports the rest of the world plays and generally need to be bribed, bought and flattered into watching anything other than their beloved national pastimes. Since the heady days of Mario Andretti’s ascendancy, Formula One has been on a precipitous decline in the United States, hastened in the past decade by the stunning success of NASCAR, which now has a...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ The Vent: US Grand Prix Debacle ~ Who Is To Blame? Were The Fans Cheated? 21JUN05

    06/20/2005 7:08:14 PM PDT · by MoJo2001 · 755 replies · 5,320+ views
    The Canteen Crew
           ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ Modern Times: The Vent  Welcome to the FReeper Canteen! It's great to have you with all of us!! We're going to start a new feature on Tuesdays. We're not sure if we'll run this every Tuesday or every other Tuesday. However, we'd like to open the floor to hot topics of the day. None of which are political. Unless something is absolutely appalling or in need of your reaction!!          The Vent     Main Topic: US Grand Prix Debacle! Who is to blame? What You Need...
  • American fans finally fed up with F1

    06/20/2005 12:40:18 PM PDT · by Arkie2 · 99 replies · 3,024+ views
    Fox.com ^ | 20 Jun 05 | Ryan McGee
    Thanks for playing, now get the hell out. This was the message sent loudly and clearly Sunday by the slightly less than 100,000 fans that had traveled from all over the most powerful country in the world to see what is supposed to be the greatest auto racing series on the planet. Take your giant transport planes and your Kevlar-coated motorcoaches and your big fancy remote control cars and go drive them elsewhere. Formula One racing has always been a hard sell in the United States, despite the fact that facilities elsewhere can't seem to build enough grandstands to contain...
  • F1 boss (Bernie Ecclestone) likens Danica to 'domestic appliance'

    06/19/2005 5:11:16 PM PDT · by jern · 36 replies · 1,816+ views
    FOXSports.com ^ | June 19, 2005
    Danica Patrick has surged onto the open-wheel racing world, but that might not be sitting well with the old-school boss of Formula One racing. Formula One is getting its most high-profile United States presence with the U.S. Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend, but Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone doesn't seem to be too crazy about Patrick joining her male competitors on the track, despite her recent Indy 500 success. "She did a good job, didn't she? Super. Didn't think she'd be able to make it like that," Ecclestone told a gathering of reporters about Patrick's Indy 500...
  • Fans Outraged by Depleted Grand Prix Field

    06/19/2005 6:08:44 PM PDT · by baystaterebel · 64 replies · 1,650+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 19 | STEVE HERMAN
    Many Formula One fans were outraged by the withdrawal of all but six cars before the start of the United States Grand Prix on Sunday. The other 14 cars, representing the seven teams that use Michelin tires, pulled off the track after the warmup lap because of safety concerns and a failure to reach a compromise that would have allowed them to compete. Many people left the race and demanded ticket refunds. "I came all the way from South America, from Bolivia, to watch this thing. But for me, this is the last time that I go to Formula One,"...