A few choice morsels from the world of motor racing blogs including the A1 Grand Prix car based on the Ferrari F2004, the poor crowd at the Turkish Grand Prix and McLaren’s painfully bad PR.
Plus a shameless plug for my interview with Sir Stirling Moss and more.
Ferrari A1GP car for 2008-09 season revealed – Ferrari are providing the engines for the new generation of A1 Grand prix cars to be used from the start of the 2008-09 season. The car is based on Ferrari’s 2004 title-winning F2004.
Turkish Grand Prix has lost its impetus – Sparse crowds at Istanbul. Perhaps considering the last F1 race there was eight months ago instead of the usual 12 we shouldn’t jump to conclusions too quickly, but the audience wasn’t huge when I went there in 2006. As I said on the Live Blog during the race, it was like being at a touring car race in Britain, only much hotter…
Louise Goodmen says women’s influence is growing – Danica Patrick’s recent Indy Car win put the spotlight back on the issue of women in motor racing. ITV’s Louise Goodman reckons, “they’ve been recognised as having a valuable contribution to make within Formula 1 for a while now.”
Sir Stirling Moss on F1 and sportsmanship – As I mentioned last week I got the chance to meet F1 legend and ‘best driver not to win the championship’ Sir Stirling Moss on Wednesday. Here’s my blog post from the Auto Trader blog (you can read the write-up from the interview here).
There’s nothing like a good PR stunt – And McLaren’s cringeingly embarassing antics with Lewis Hamilton last weekend was nothing like a good PR stunt. Meanwhile on a rare PR outing for Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen, “was looking about as pleased to be there as a fat kid at a salad seminar.” More on Blog F1 and more from me on McLaren’s PR disasters.