This week in Trackside the races that went wrong – including the notorious 2005 United States Grand Prix and the 1982 San Marino race. Plus A1 Grand Prix’s problems in Beijing last weekend and the 2001 CART race at Texas that was cancelled after the drivers started blacking out. Related links Autotrader.co.uk – Trackside: Grand … Continue reading Trackside: Grand Prix farces
The press begin their farewells to Michael Schumacher and although Lewis Hamilton is put on hold Peter Windsor is still championing him. Jenson Button, meanwhile, is told to buck up – by Bernie Ecclestone. Also in the F1 news this week circuits are in the spotlight as Imola looks set to miss out on a … Continue reading F1 in the news
Faced with the formidable debating skills and forthright opinions of President Max Mosley, those who disagree with his deeply divisive views have turned to all manner of methods of attack. But I’m pretty sure this is the first time I’ve heard it being done in a satirical Jamaican dub stylee: Well the GPMA forgot to … Continue reading Maxi Mosley inside the place
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?
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
Both are hailed as masters of motor racing: Michael Schumacher on four wheels, Valentino Rossi on two. Earlier this year, Rossi was even tipped to be joining – or replacing – Schumacher at Ferrari next year. And in another coincidence Rossi is set to turn the kind of trick that Michael Schumacher was hoping to … Continue reading Rossi to do what Schu wanted to
Another look at the A1 Grand Prix debate in last week’s Trackside. Related links?âÔÇÜ?é?á Autotrader.co.uk – Trackside: Can A1 be number one? (external) Tags: f1 / formula one / grand prix / motor sport
In the F1 news this week: Banned fags, Dubai drags and did you know that pork is the other white meat?
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
Dr Steve Olvey’s book on safety developments in CART and IndyCar racing is a fascinating and thought-provoking read.
The trend of Formula One drivers’ sons making their way into the sport is nothing new. World Champions Damon Hill and Jacques Villeneuve both had celebrated lineages, as did Michael Andretti, although he failed to match the achievements of father Mario by some way. But the trend has taken off in a big way with … Continue reading F1: It’s nepo-tastic!
This week in F1 in the news the NASCAR film Talladega Nights officially opens: We took a look at it last week but what is everyone else saying? (All links external)
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
A round-up of Formula One news and comment from around the world this week. (All links external)
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
A round-up of Formula One news and comment from around the world this week. (All links external) New rules cost F1 workers dear – Pitpass (and others) have explained the dire consequences of the FIA’s engine freeze for employees of Cosworth – a plight a friend of mine was telling me about only last week. … Continue reading F1 in the news
This week’s Trackside was on Nigel Mansell’s much-vaunted return to Silverstone with Grand Prix Masters. It may have been a disappointment for Mansell and fellow British driver Derek Warwick, but the ex-F1 pilots still gave us a fantastic race. Related links Autotrader.co.uk: Trackside – Hero’s homecoming is damp squib (external) Tags: f1 / formula one … Continue reading Trackside: Mansell at GP Masters
The height of the summer sporting season is passing and once again two sports are left to rue another year spoiled by drugs scandals. In cycling, Floyd Landis faces being stripped of his Tour de France victory after testing positive for excessive and unnatural levels of testosterone. In athletics, world and Olympic 100 metres champion … Continue reading F1 winners don’t use drugs
Former Formula One driver Cristiano Da Matta recently suffered a terrible crash in testing for the Champ Car World Series round at Elkhart Lake. At over 140 kph he struck a deer that had somehow gotten onto the track. Da Matta (pictured in 2003 with former team mate Olivier Panis and the managing director of … Continue reading Will Villeneuve replace injured Da Matta?
This week’s Trackside followed up Paul Tracy and Alex Tagliani’s fist fight in San Jose Champ Cars with a look at some of the most memorable pit lane punch ups. Featuring Nelson Piquet vs. Eliseo Salazar, Nigel Mansell vs. Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher vs. David Coulthard. Plus win Lotus books and tickets to next … Continue reading Trackside: win GP Masters tickets and more