Bahrain Grand Prix weekend

Last year’s Bahrain Grand Prix was cancelled (well, at first it was postponed, then reinstated, and then cancelled) due to the ongoing Bahraini uprising. The FIA have announced that this season’s Bahrain Grand Prix will take place as scheduled this coming weekend. BBC News reports “Bahraini security forces have fired stun grenades at protesters outside …

2011 season may start late

With the increasing turmoil in Bahrain, it looks like the first race of this year’s Formula One season could be called off. BBC reports that “this weekend’s GP2 Asia event at the Sakhir circuit has been cancelled after the unrest overnight, when police moved in to clear a protest camp in a square in the …

Mercedes takes over Brawn F1 team

As many people expected, Mercedes have invested in the Brawn team. [source: BBC news] Mercedes will buy 75% of Brawn in partnership with an Abu Dhabi investment company but will continue as McLaren’s engine partner until 2015. This is great news for the Brawn team, but I wonder what impact it will have on McLaren.