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Red Bull Ring & Austrian GP

Red Bull Ring & Austrian GP

Grand Prix History – Austrian GP After hosting a number of sportscar and non championship events between 1958-1963, the bumpy airfield circuit of Zeltweg joined the Formula One calendar to host the Austrian Grand Prix for the first time in 1964, the race marking the Formula One debut of Jochen Rindt in a one off […]

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Dream GP in the Balkans

Dream GP in the Balkans

Liberland is a small nation next to the Danube river, in a pocket between Serbia and Croatia, and not far from Hungary. The Judge 13 had a chance to meet up with the country’s president. TJ13: Liberland. It is not a well-known country. VJ: That is quite normal. We declared ourselves the nation only in April […]

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Leaves Ferrari then wins Championship

Leaves Ferrari then wins Championship

Brought to you by TJ13 contributor The Grumpy Jackal On this Day in F1 1957 – Argentina celebrates as Fangio wins at home On this day, almost sixty years ago, one of the greatest artisans of Formula One opened his season with victory in his home race. The four time champion, Juan Manuel Fangio had left […]

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The European GP

The European GP

With the looming threat of F1 losing the British GP, fans have looked toward Donington and Brands Hatch as possible takers should the worst happen and the longest running F1 race on the calendar disappears. TJ13 looked at other alternatives yesterday and asked readers (the Jury) to give their thoughts on the options. Silverstone finished, British […]

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Silverstone finished – British GP returning to…

Silverstone finished – British GP returning to…

Dark clouds are gathering over the British Grand Prix after Silverstone Circuit owners, BRDC (British Racing Drivers Club), announced they have strong doubts concerning the financial cost of staging the event. Silverstone has a contract to host the British Grand Prix until 2026, but it holds a clause that enables Silverstone to get out of […]

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Hope for Manor Racing

Hope for Manor Racing

Thursday evening the Manor F1 racing team announced it has entered into administration, eventually following the other ‘new’ F1 teams of HRT and Caterham (was Team Lotus). And yet, the partners of FRP Advisory, joint administrators of Just Racing Services LTD (Manor) are hopeful of finding new investors and rescue 200 jobs. Geoff Rowley and […]

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Manor in manure

Manor in manure

The Manor Formula 1 team has officially dropped into administration due to failures in finding a buyer. Widespread reports have claimed that the news was delivered to members of staff at Manor’s Banbury headquarters on this Friday morning. The Banbury outfit employs around 200 people. Allthough the company in danger (Just Racing Services Ltd) is […]

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Liberty changes to F1 aren’t enough, what we need is…

Liberty changes to F1 aren’t enough, what we need is…

La revolucion!! Over the last couple of years F1 has seen domination of a certain team over others. We have seen stints of McLaren, of Williams, of Mercedes and Red Bull. At the beginning of each season the more experienced F1 viewer could already estimate which teams would be on top at the end of […]

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Further Liberty proposals: Less races in Europe – 25 by 2020

Further Liberty proposals: Less races in Europe – 25 by 2020

Yet more bombshells rain down on F1 from the new American owners Liberty Media. Yesterday, TJ13 broke the story on Liberty Media proposing substantial changes to the F1 weekend: New F1 owners no Friday practice & two races per weekend And yet there is more, this time leaking from the Austrian RedBull centric publication Speedweek […]

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New F1 owners: No Friday practice & Two races per weekend

New F1 owners: No Friday practice & Two races per weekend

Update to the Liberty media story: Further Lberty proposals – less races in europe & 25 races a year by 2020 In an effort to make the sport more appealing to the American public, Liberty Media are proposing some very seismic changes to an F1 weekend. A proposal under serious consideration is a big revamp of the race weekend as we know […]

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F1 look to World Endurance Championship

F1 look to World Endurance Championship

The vacancy void created by Rosberg has presented an intriguing change of direction for F1. Fans of Sportscars and one of their better known broadcasters (Graham Goodwin) have rather ironically called F1 ‘their feeder series’ over the years but Mark Webber tweeted a valid possibility for Williams should Bottas leave for Mercedes. Bottas to Merc huh.Williams, Leave FM to […]

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Ecclestone: “We bought Ferrari”

Ecclestone: “We bought Ferrari”

On this Day in F1 – 2008 “Ferrari International Assistance” Red faces at the FIA after it was revealed that an agreement with Ferrari meant they would receive US$80 million more than any of their competitors for winning the constructors championship. Insiders had been aware of the deal which was done in 2003 at a […]

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2017 rules will make starts the only overtaking opportunity

2017 rules will make starts the only overtaking opportunity

The FIA clearly have been looking at Lewis’s misfortune and mistakes during the 2016 season. Several instances of poor starts from the Mercedes driver ‘spiced up’ the season. The regulations for clutch systems next year will therefore be changed to encourage more errors. Current regulation for 2016 allows a double paddle system behind the steering wheel […]

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