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Fernando Alonso not happy with R29



Fernando Alonso is not happy with the R29 performance at slow speeds.

New safety car rules will be similar to 06 with some tweaks.

Nicolas Todt still trying to get Sebastien Bourdais confirmed at STR.

Bernie is happy with the Malaysian Grand Prix time slot.

The new eight engine rule for 2009 includes Friday practice.


Mike Hawthorn 50 years ago.


L’equipe has reported that the French senate has given approval for the construction of a Formula 1 circuit in the outskirts of Paris.

50 Years ago on January 22, 1959 the racing driver Mike Hawthorn was killed in a road accident on the A3 Guildford by pass in Surrey.

He was 29 years old, and had just become the first British driver to win the Formula 1 World drivers championship.




Mike Hawthorn at Le Mans 1956

Kimi finishes in 13th place


No58 Brumos Porsche wins the Rolex 24 hours at Daytona.

Kimi Raikkonen finishes the Artic Lapland Rally in 13th place.

Neal Jani wins the feature race in the A1GP round at Taupo.

Fernando Alonso looses weight to make room for KERS.

Carlos Reutemann running for President.

2009 make or break year for Heikki Kovalainen.



Renault launch the new R29 at Portimao circuit.

Romain Grosjean Renault’ primary test and reserve driver this season.
Williams unveils their new FW31.
Dennis stepping down no surprise to Hamilton.

Flavio Briatore joined Fernando Alonso, Nelson Piquet and Romain Grosjean to unveil the R29, which was sporting an exciting new livery and radical aero package inline with the 2009 regulations. The flash bulbs went crazy as the photographers tried to capture the car from every angle as well as the beaming smiles on the drivers faces as they inspected their new car and posed for photos. The team’s new RDD recruits were also on hand for photos: Davide Valsecchi from Italy, Charles Pic from France and Marco Sorensen from Denmark.