“Grand Prix Yesterday & Today” (Bruce Jones, 2006)

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Coffee-table picture books about motor racing are ten a penny. So what makes this one special? As the title suggests the theme of the book is ‘then and now’, and each spread places two photographs from different periods side by side and compares the two. It’s a simply but effective approach that has produced an … Continue reading “Grand Prix Yesterday & Today” (Bruce Jones, 2006)

The argument against championship points (III)

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I’ve twice written about why I think championship points should be dropped, and the championship winner decided simply by who has the most wins. For a few more examples of why this is a good idea let’s take a look at two other championships from last year that use the same 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 scoring system as … Continue reading The argument against championship points (III)

What the FIA’s F1 survey really tells us

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“This reaffirms the view that Formula One is an important showcase for technology,”? 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

F1 car makers threaten walk-out

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The stakes have been raised in the dispute between the FIA and car manufacturers over the FIA’s controversial plans to freeze engine development. According to an article in today’s Sunday Times the GPMA-aligned manufacturers are threatening to leave the sport if the terms of Max Mosley’s engine plans are not changed. One executive summer up … Continue reading F1 car makers threaten walk-out

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