BBC blog: Barrichello back in Williams frame

Formula 1 always goes a little quiet over Christmas, but one team that has been making waves – both publicly and behind the scenes – are Williams.

The team that dominated F1 for much of the 1980s and 1990s are one of only two outfits still with an obvious vacancy in their driver line-up – the other being back-of-the-grid HRT.

And it seems that Rubens Barrichello, the veteran who has driven for the team for the last two seasons, is back in with a chance of staying with them for 2012.

Read the full blog posting here.

Stakes still high in Singapore

Sebastian Vettel may be on the verge of clinching his second world title, a feat he could achieve here this weekend, but the narrative thread of this Formula 1 season is a long way from complete.

In fact, in many ways, when the 24-year-old Red Bull driver finally clinches the title, it will change little – it has looked inevitable from very early on in the season.

But here under the spectacular night-time skyline of Singapore, plenty of issues remain to be resolved.

Read the full blog posting here.

David Coulthard analyses Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull

BBC F1 co-commentator David Coulthard knows Sebastian Vettel well as a former rival and in his position as a consultant to the German’s Red Bull team.

As the youngest champion in Formula 1 history prepares to start the defence of his title in Australia on Sunday, Coulthard analyses the 23-year-old’s status in F1.

“Drivers go through various stages in their career. Winning the title will move Vettel out of the first one – when, if you like, you’re young and somewhat naive and everything’s new and exciting and you’re driving on your instincts – into the next one, when you’re established and starting to mature.

The Changing Worlds Of Formula One

From Italy to India, David Goldblatt examines the ever changing face of Formula One.
At the Monza Circuit in Northern Italy, David discovers the triumphs, tragedies and the nostalgic old style glamour of a past motor racing era in a town that has been hosting the Italian Grand Prix since long before the arrival of Formula One. But now a global super brand, Formula One has changed.
David also visits the embryonic circuit on the outskirts of Delhi, which in October 2011 will become Formula One’s latest hi-tech venue.
In the ever evolving world of motor sport he questions whether Europe will be able to financially support the sport in the future and whether it matters that a country such as India, with a negligible history of motor sports, has been chosen to host Formula One?

Vodafone Mercedes McLaren 2011 car revealed in Berlin

McLaren has already taken the lead by revealing their new car at a unique event in Potzdamer Platz in Berlin. The event was live streamed on the official web site and on Facebook. Look out for their upcoming “Formula One Social Media Chart” — exclusively produced and published by Grand Prix 2.0 on this site!

BBC have the first comment on the new car on Twitter here:

More coverage up on BBC now.