The season is so close you can almost smell it, but before we get there, it's worth catching up on the recent goings on.
In the news:
• Super Aguri missed out on plenty of pre-season testing but have confirmed that they will be on the grid in Australia.
• Rumours have been ongoing about the future of Ron Dennis at the helm of McLaren. At first it appeared he was going to be pushed aside for Mercedes to have more control, but Mercedes boss Norbert Haug has said they're behind Dennis 100%. At the moment, it looks as though he might be stepping down at some point this month, but nothing is confirmed as yet.
• Predictions have been coming in thick and fast, with Trulli saying Toyota will be opening eyes this season, Button saying Honda have made progress but he's staying realistic about the first few races, and Williams saying they are much closer to McLaren and Ferrari this year.
Sporting Regulation Changes
- The 2008 season sees a lot of changes to both the sporting and technical regulations. Take a look at what the difference between the two is, what the changes are, and how they will affect the teams on the grid.
The 2008 Calendar - Australia to France
- A handy guide to the tracks featured on the 2008 calendar - what to expect from each one, and what makes thems special. This is the first half, from Australia to France.
Sponsorship in Formula 1
- The cars are littered with names and logos and it´s all in the name of sponsorship. But how much do those companies pay for the adverts and what do they get in return?
An Article from the Archives:
What Makes An F1 Car Special
- New to Formula 1? Not sure why you should be interested? Start with the basis of the sport - the cars.
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Will Raikkonen repeat his win from 2007? Ferrari are looking pretty strong at the moment. But McLaren will want to get right back into the swing of things, and Alonso is bound to want to prove something, if his Renault is up to it.
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