Archive for the ‘Formula 1 News’ Category

Drivers seek safety car tweak

Friday, June 30th, 2006
Formula One drivers are looking to tweak the rules when the safety car makes an appearance following events at last weeks Canadian GP. A number of F1 drivers have complained about backmarkers getting in the way on restarts after the safety car has been deployed. They want to see those cars waived through and cleared out of the way, much like they do in Champ Car and IRL racing. Source: >http://www.tsn.ca/auto_racing/news_story.asp?ID=170074

Fans at Indy get an F1 treat

Thursday, June 29th, 2006
F1 fans in Indianapolis got a rare surprise on Thursday as normally reticent F1 drivers stopped to sign autographs and chat. A year after the Michelin tire fiasco robbed fans of a true race, most drivers were at the track on Thursday and many were taking time out to interact with fans. Source: http://www.tsn.ca/auto_racing/news_story.asp?ID=170041

Future of Indy F1 race to be discussed

Thursday, June 29th, 2006
Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials have yet to schedule a meeting with Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone about the future of the U.S. Grand Prix. Speedway president Joie Chitwood says he expects informal discussions to begin with Ecclestone when he arrives in town sometime Friday. Source: http://www.tsn.ca/auto_racing/news_story.asp?ID=170043

Super Aguri to unveil SA06 in Germany

Thursday, June 29th, 2006
The wait for the new Super Aguri F1 car is almost over. The first year F1 squad had planned to debut the new SA06 at the French Grand Prix but due to several development delays, they will now unveil their first ever chassis at the German Grand Prix. Source: http://www.tsn.ca/auto_racing/news_story.asp?ID=170038

Is this the final lap for F1 in the USA

Thursday, June 29th, 2006
As Formula One returns to Indianapolis this weekend, the series future is at a serious crossroads following last years tire-gate fiasco. All but six cars pulled off the circuit during the parade lap and did not take part in the race, citing safety concerns with their tires. With this Sundays race being the last under the current contract, there are questions whether it will return, not just to Indianapolis, but the United States. Source: http://www.tsn.ca/auto_racing/news_story.asp?ID=170010