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USF1

Will you buy a US(ed) F1 car from this man?

Boy, does he have a deal for you? Especially if you are a young American driver. “Shame on Formula One for not nurturing your talents”, he lambasted the system that brought you Senna, Schumacher, Clark and Fangio.

He will give you all the bells and whistles. Live TV-cameras to witness the creation of your Grand Prix gizmo. Best of all, he is going to do it “differently” than Ferrari and McLaren.

So differently he plans to have Danica perform the ’93 Donington miracle and Kyle Busch-whack Vettel.

The down payment on your deal is only $8m. Call your country’s tourism board for a journey into the far away la-la land. Sands of time are moving fast towards the Middle East for the season opener. The desert Kingdom of Bahrain has a paucity of precipitation, but this time it just might rain on his parade.

He did all the talk with his grid walk, now his silence is deafening, just like the oft-quoted “Skunk Works”. If the smell of rumors is true, the operation is Hurley-ing towards a no show and his F1 entry may be Balkanized to accommodate a Serbian entry.

Toast, but no extra shrimp on the barbie!

— Nasir Hameed

F1weekly podcast # 409

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F1weekly podcast number 409

Jose Maria Lopez on his way to Campos F1.

Jacques Villeneuve in line for Stefan GP seat.

Takuma Sato will return to racing with the IRL after completing a deal with KV Racing.

Motorsports Mondial and some Motorsports History with Nasir Hameed.

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F1weekly podcast # 408

F1weekly podcast number 408.

Lotus unveil the new T127.

The FIA… each team that has registered for the championship is obliged to take part in every event of the season. Any failure to take part, even for just one championship event, would constitute an infringement both of the Concorde Agreement and the FIA Regulations.

Motorsports Mondial with Nasir Hameed.

Saturday’s testing times.

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1. Lewis Hamilton McLaren 1m19.583s 113
2. Adrian Sutil Force India 1m20.180s + 0.597s 83
3. Rubens Barrichello Williams 1m20.341s + 0.758s 90
4. Robert Kubica Renault 1m20.358s + 0.775s 85
5. Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1m20.613s + 1.030s 83
6. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 1m21.203s + 1.620s 89
7. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m21.485s + 1.902s 160
8. Pedro de la Rosa Sauber 1m22.134s + 2.551s 105
9. Lucas di Grassi Virgin 1m22.912s + 3.329s 63
10. Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso 1m24.072s + 4.489s 98
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Testing

Michael Schumacher testing a GP2 car at the Jerez circuit in Spain.

The Renault team will be making use of a highly-developed, super-light seat belt this season after confirming a 3-year partnership with OMP Racing.

Cosworth announced that its engines for the 2010 Formula 1 season are now ready for shipping.

Nicole Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton can confirm that they have decided to go their separate ways.

The FIA has decided to appeal the decision of the Tribunal de Grande Instance.

USF1 have applied to the FIA for special dispensation to miss the first few fly away races of the season. The team reportedly want instead to start their campaign at April’s Spanish GP.

F1weekly podcast # 330

 

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Honda F1 is now Brackley F1 for the moment.

Brackley F1 to begin testing 2009 hybrid and say contracts are signed!

Motorsports Mondial with Nasir Hameed.

This weeks special interview with Jackie Oliver.

People like Jackie Oliver make motor racing such a fascinating sport. He was born in Essex, England, on August 14th 1942. His racing career started in 1961 at the wheel of a Mini.

After driving for Lotus in Formula 1, he replaced Jim Clark as teammate to Graham Hill in 1968 after the Hockenheim tragedy. Oliver qualified on the front row of his home Grand Prix at Silverstone and was leading when the car broke down.

In 1969 driving the beautiful John Wyer’s Gulf GT40 he won the Le Mans 24 hour race and the Sebring 12 hours.

In 1971, he won the Daytona 24 hours in a Porsche shared with Pedro Rodriguez.

In 1974 Jackie Oliver won the Can Am championship driving for Don Nichols Shadow team. He would drive in Formula 1 for the same team and later became involved in management.

At the end of 1977, Oliver left Shadow and started his won Formula 1 team called Arrows. Some of his drivers included Riccardo Patrese, Gerhard Berger and Eddie Cheever. Team also had sponsors as varied as USF&G, Ragno Ceramiche and Warsteiner.

This conversation took place last month at his business, Arrows Self Storage Limited, in Bletchley, Milton Keynes, UK. My sincere thanks to Mister Oliver for his time and to Mister Brazier for making this possible.