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Off-track action dominates again in Abu Dhabi

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FORMULA 1’s global circus finally reaches its conclusion this weekend in Abu Dhabi.

Jenson Button arrives in the Middle East with the world title already tucked in his pocket and thus it would make sense if that was the sole focus going into the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

But this being F1 it is not. Read the rest of this entry »

Alonso’s action affects Button’s 2010 ambition

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LAST Wednesday Ferrari revealed Formula 1’s worst kept secret – Fernando Alonso will drive their cars from next season.

This news was as not surprising as a perfectly healthy person waking up in the morning. Read the rest of this entry »

My dad can have your dad

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NELSON PIQUET JNR has thrown Formula 1 into another bout of turmoil, with his dramatic statement explaining how and why he deliberately crashed at last year’s Singapore Grand Prix to help teammate Fernando Alonso win the race.

FIA President Max Mosley first heard about Piquet’s allegations from his father – three-times world champion Nelson Piquet Snr.

Renault team boss Flavio Briatore has announced that he will take legal action against Piquet and his father, over their accusation that the team ordered the crash.

Piquet Jnr is 24 years old, so surely it is time to step away from his dad’s leash. Read the rest of this entry »

Badoer notches up defeat for the journeyman

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LUCA BADOER returned to Formula One on Sunday after 10 years without a race.

And he was rubbish.

Really rubbish. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Andrew Brook

August 25, 2009 at 1:11 pm

Webber is a happy bunny

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MARK WEBBER won his first Grand Prix on Sunday in Germany.

His reaction after crossing the line touched and amused me in equal parts, so here it is. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Andrew Brook

July 14, 2009 at 5:49 pm

Sometimes there’s nothing sexier than knowing that you’re doomed

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FORMULA One has got a trifle silly.

FOTA, the teams association, has got the hump with Max Mosley and Bernie Ecclestone, so have decided to run off and play on their own.

And who can blame it? Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Andrew Brook

June 19, 2009 at 7:21 pm