Toyota drivers Ralf Schumacher and Jarno Trulli slipped from third and fourth at the start of the Japanese Grand Prix to seventh and sixth by the end. Trulli nipped ahead of Ralf at the first pit stops and despite the fact that Ralf was clearly quicker, the Italian prevailed. Trulli may have done a good … Continue reading Toyota slate Trulli for not breaking rules
“This reaffirms the view that Formula One is an important showcase for technology,”?Ø trumpeted the FIA’s press release on the publication of the results of the 2006 FIA/AMD F1 survey. But the same survey also showed that the number of people who felt that technology was the most exciting aspect of F1 fell compared to … Continue reading What the FIA’s F1 survey really tells us
Toyota appear to be resigned to the future direction of Formula One engines being homologated power plants mated to more environmentally-aware technologies.
Four years ago when rain fell on a race that meant a Bridgestone benefit. But at last weekend’s wet Hungarian Grand Prix the Ferraris, Toyotas and Williams all struggled for pace relative to the Michelin runners – even ‘regenmeister’ Michael Schumacher. That was the third rain-disrupted race in a row than Michelin have won. So … Continue reading Wet tyres: Have Michelin turned the tables?
With no word still on Michael Schumacher’s destination for 2007 paddock speculation is rife. The latest rumour emblazoned across the front of this month’s F1 Racing has Schuey in a BMW in 2008 in a deal worth $1bn to the German superstar. Let’s take a look at how the grid may line up next year:
Juan Pablo Montoya was surely having the worst season of his Formula One career to date this year. But even so the news that he is to leave F1 and to go to NASCAR must have shocked the entire pit lane. Why did such a popular driver with a string of wins and pole positions … Continue reading Shock as Montoya quits
The Canadian Grand Prix marked the halfway point in the 2006 season, which seems a worthwhile time to take stock of how the drivers are faring up and down the pitlane. Don’t miss the second part coming up before the United States Grand Prix. Tags f1 / formula one / grand prix / motor sport
Fernando Alonso stamped his authority all over the Australian Grand Prix – while the field behind him fell by the wayside. Michael Schumacher, Juan Pablo Montoya and Jenson Button were among the casualties. Button rocketed to pole position on Saturday on a very competitive fuel load, and successfully converted the advantage into the race lead. … Continue reading Alonso wins again after pole winner Button blows up
The first decade of the 21st century is proving one of the most turbulent in the entire history of Formula One, in terms of changes to the rules of racing. 2006 sees the biggest change to the engine rules since turbos were banned at the end of 1988, as 2.4- litre V8s replace 3-litre V10s. … Continue reading F1 Fanatic season guide 2006
Put to one side the speculation over the future of F1 and the threats that, if the FIA hit Michelin with an excessive punishment, we could find ourselves watching another six-car race. If normal service is resumed in France, there is a mighty championship battle to be fought. If Silverstone, host of the first ever … Continue reading French Grand Prix 2005 Preview
Four races in and Trulli has given ‘little Schu’ a bit of a thrashing at Toyota so far. Faster in every qualifying session and ahead in every race, Trulli has amassed twice as many points (18-9) and two podium finishes, versus Ralf’s fourth and fifth placings. Ralf blames the ‘handling characteristics’ of the TF105 – … Continue reading Jarno Trulli 4 – 0 Ralf Schumacher
According to Autosport, Ralf Schumacher thinks the relibaility of the Toyota will help him score points in Malaysia. Has he overlooked the fact that only Minardi posted a mechanical retirement in Melbourne? Being charitable, perhaps he’s just banking on a lot of engine failures as they are required to two full distances for the first … Continue reading Ralf & Toyota
Who’s there and who’s nowhere heading into the new season – we break down what the ten teams have got going for and against them.