Saudi Arabia has launched an investigation into its first fatality from the H1N1 Virus as it tries to head off a swine flu epidemic before millions descend for the annual Hajj pilgrimage, health officials said. A statement on the BMW Sauber F1 Team’s official Web site stated that “the Formula One campaign is [no longer] a key promoter for us” and that “current developments in motor sport” had resulted in the decision
German car manufacturer BMW has announced it is to pull out of Formula One and the end of the current season after a "landmark" decision to restructure the group’s motorsport activities was made by the company’s board in a meeting on Tuesday. A statement on the BMW Sauber F1 Team’s official Web site stated that “the Formula One campaign is [no longer] a key promoter for us” and that “current developments in motor sport” had resulted in the decision. The Chairman of the BMW board of management said: “Of course, this was a very difficult decision for us.
Mark Webber recovered from a disastrous start to claim his first victory in Formula One, winning the German Grand Prix on Sunday in a second successive 1-2 for his Red Bull team. The Australian, who started from pole for the first time in his eight-year career, was given a drive-through penalty after bashing into Rubens Barrichello to stop the Brawn driver from edging past him on the opening lap
Motorsport governing body, the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), plan to sue Ferrari and the seven other Formula One teams threatening to set up a breakaway championship next season, for breach of contract. Following meetings between FIA president Max Mosley and F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone at Silverstone on Friday, the FIA has now decided legal action is their only recourse. Confirming their intentions, a statement read: “The FIA’s lawyers have now examined the threat by the eight-member Formula One Teams Association (FOTA) to begin a breakaway series.
Jenson Button continued his domination of the current Formula One season by taking the Turkish GP in Istanbul, his sixth victory in seven races, to move a step closer to clinching his maiden world title. A mistake from Brawn GP team-mate Rubens Barrichello and an error from pole-sitter Sebastian Vettel in his Red Bull allowed the Briton to cruise to the line for a comfortable success
Ferrari rocked the world of motor racing on Tuesday when the Italian Formula 1 giants announced they will not be entering a team for the 2010 world championships. The decision is the result of a dispute with the sport’s governing body, the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), over proposed regulations to enforcing cost caps upon teams on the Grand Prix circuit
World champion Lewis Hamilton has joined the growing number of critics of the new rules to be introduced to Formula One this season.