Sport may be ‘killing’ the planet – but don’t kill sport

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Writing in last edition of the Observer Sport Monthly George Monbiot savaged sport in general and motor sport in particular for causing climate change. Motor racing he says is, “simply incompatible” with finding a solution to global warming: “the faster the car, the quicker it cooks the planet.” Never mind that Monbiot fails to make … Continue reading Sport may be ‘killing’ the planet – but don’t kill sport

Hakkinen and Paffett set for F1/DTM swap?

2007 F1 season

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The possibility that Mika Hakkinen might make a sensational comeback to Formula One was raised again today as it emerged that Gary Paffett will return to the German Touring Car Championship (DTM) in 2007. Mercedes has already confirmed three of its four drivers for its top DTM team. The only driver yet to re-sign is … Continue reading Hakkinen and Paffett set for F1/DTM swap?

Could F1 go green with bioethanol?

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FIA President Max Mosley characteristically courted controversy in July this year when he warned of the implications of a global oil crisis for Formula One: Motor racing could be vulnerable if there’s an oil crisis of some sort, then there could be a major problem because politicians like something symbolic, something like F1, to show … Continue reading Could F1 go green with bioethanol?

Coulthard and Moss in London

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Sir Stirling Moss and David Coulthard will be appearing in Oxford Street, London tomorrow (Tuesday 17th October) to promote Coulthard’s ‘Pole Position’ line in men’s fragrances and shaving accessories. The British racers are apparently, “just two of the celebrity drivers that will be chauffeured to the store in one million pounds-worth of supercars.” Others expected … Continue reading Coulthard and Moss in London

Trackside: Legge’s 165mph Champ Car crash

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Last week’s Trackside considered motor sports safety in the light of Katherine Legge’s incredible escape from a 165 mph shunt at Road America in the Champ Car World Series. Related links Autotrader.co.uk – Trackside: British racer Legge is our cup of tea (external) Tags: f1 / formula one / grand prix / motor sport

Red Bull: Klien out for Doornbos

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While the F1 world was still coming to terms with Michael Schumacher’s retirement announcement the news also slipped out that the Italian Grand Prix was Christian Klien’s last as a Red Bull driver. He will be free to drink whatever he pleases next year… The team’s test driver, 2005 Minardi racer Robert Doornbos, will take … Continue reading Red Bull: Klien out for Doornbos

Trackside: Britcar and Donington

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In this week’s Trackside we previewed the Britcar 24 Hours race on the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit. Also this week we did a feature on the fantastic Donington Grand Prix collection. Related links Autotrader.co.uk – Trackside: Racing ’round the clock (external) Autotrader.co.uk – Donington Grand Prix Collection (external) Tags f1 / formula one / grand … Continue reading Trackside: Britcar and Donington

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