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Break over. I’m back, and this is the 100th post here at The F1 Files, as the site embarks on it’s first full year. Proper coverage of last season was always going to be a little tricky, seeing as I started out after the first few races had been run and had no preparation. This year, however, there’s no excuse, so here’s what to expect in 2009.

News will become more frequent. That’s as far as I got with news. How can you try and make news more exciting? Hopefully increased frequency will be enough, if only to keep the site more up to date then it would be without. The Drivers and Teams pages was an idea that never really took off and, on second thoughts, never will. I’ve decided to combine these into a ‘Reviews’ page, which will allow me to have total freedom as to what subject I write, and therefore probably be written better too. Not sure when this will go up, but not before the 2009 page, which I’ve been working on during my silence. The Entrants page will become analysis of each team’s chances for 2009, which will also be posted here as team previews before the season gets under way. I’ve got lots of snazzy pictures lined up for the Calendar and Entrants pages, as well as a review of the off-season before we hit Melbourne again. Also a few of the basics, including rule changes, testing archives and the race results. None of this will be put up, however, before that pesky 2008 Season Review is complete. That should hopefully be this weekend… ish.

And then comes the History page, which is the most ambitious part of this whole project. I plan to review the entire history of F1, separated into different ‘eras’ to make it readable. Just. I’ve put on the history page that the review will be split into 10 parts, but in truth I have no idea how many parts it’ll be. Probably a lot more. I’ll be starting with the 2005-2006 seasons, then the 07-08 seasons, and then work my way backwards I guess. Oh yeah, and I have a pre-season video to make too.

Stop laughing! It may be true that technically I don’t have enough time to do all of this, but thankfully, with the exclusion of the 2009 related stuff, I have set myself no time limit. Best get stuck right in then. I have a couple of news stories to catch up with, but other than that Ferrari are kicking off the ‘launch season’ today, so stay tuned for plenty of updates. Plenty.

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It’s been quite a month for Formula One. The Belgian Grand Prix kicked off September with those incredible closing laps, then we had the annual F1 controversy before Sebastian Vettel’s Italian adventure and the return of Fernando Alonso at F1’s first ever night race. Dare I say the best three races of the season? Not for a long time has so much action been packed into 30 days. With all this going on, there has been little time to update the site, but this is what has been done over the past month.

Former champions Graham Hill and Niki Lauda are the first to be added to The F1 Files driver index. Jordan F1 is also the first addition to the teams index. Full lists of F1’s drivers’ champions and runners-up along with constructors’ champions and runners-up have been completed too. That’s pretty much it in terms of finished projects. The next updates will be on the 2008 page in preparation for the final three rounds of the season, so keep your eyes peeled. With just under a month of the championship remaining, though, it looks as if any major work will get underway in the off-season.

That is all for now. The next two races are early morning affairs for me here in the UK, so expect the news reports to be at all sorts of sporadic times.

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