Whilst watching cars make their way down the never-ending back straight at Yas Marina it got me thinking about straights. Corners (rightfully) get all the attention in but straights tend to get little or no recognition at all – and if they are mentioned the corners at either end always get a mention. Are all straights boring or are there some…[Read more]
Nominate the best pass or passes from the Brazilian Grand Prix for our 2015 Pass of the Year poll.
Regular readers will know how the formula works: after every race we have a dedicated thread for you to nominate the best pass or passes. And at the end of the year the nominations are compiled and a list of the top ten created for everyone to vote…[Read more]
Audi has revealed the latest version of its R19 LMP1 car which will contest the World Endurance Championship and Le Mans 24 Hours next year with an unchanged driver line-up. More details below.
The brand with the four rings will be entering the 2016 motorsport season with the most powerful and efficient race car Audi has ever built. The…
Keith Collantine started the topic New Roborace championship for driver-less cars to support Formula E in the forum Formula E 6 years, 1 month ago
From next season the Formula E support bill will feature a new championship for driver-less cars called Roborace.
The plan is for Roborace to form part of the support package of the FIA Formula E Championship, with the first race intended to take place during the 2016-2017 season. Roborace is aimed to take place prior to each Formula E race,…
As no one has started this topic, I’ll start it
21. Pastor Maldonado
Maldonado hasn’t shown signs of imporvement and has collected the most penalties so far this season. Thrashed by Grosjsan
20. Will Stevens
Stevens has impressed me and surpassed my expectations by outqualifying Rossi and Merhi. However he hasn’t been so quick in the…[Read more]
Keith Collantine started the topic Video: Two-year ban for Dan Ticktum after deliberate crash under Safety Car in the forum Off-topic 6 years, 1 month ago
MSA Formula racer Dan Ticktum has been given a two-year ban after deliberately crashing into rival Ricky Collard under Safety Car conditions having first illegally overtaken several cars in order to catch him.
Ticktum had already been given a three-month ban for the incident at Silverstone. As his new ban commences from the date of the incident,…[Read more]
Keith Collantine started the topic Going to the 2016 Mexican Grand Prix at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in the forum Going to the Mexican Grand Prix at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez 6 years, 1 month ago
Are you going to the 2016 Mexican Grand Prix at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez? Join or start a discussion below and swap notes with other people who are going to this race.
Are you going to the 2016 Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka? Join or start a discussion below and swap notes with other people who are going to this race.
I came across this crazy video of a pre-NASCAR stock car racing crash at Langhorne in 1951. It’s a good example of why we should be grateful for pretty much every safety innovation which has been made in the past six decades, not least the Safety Car…
Astonishingly no one was killed although there were quite a few injuries.
Do you know anybody that is involved in the world of F1? If so, please tell us as I and I’m sure many others would be interested to hear about it. For me personally, my father is friends with Tony Ross (race engineer for Nico Rosberg in case you didn’t know).
I was thinking about how we have so many similar tracks now with a long straight and it made me wonder which grand prix has/had the least straights.
Has there ever been a track with no decent straights. Monacco is the obvious candidate but I wondered if anyone can think of a race with less straight sections, especially not on a street circuit?
Patrick started the topic Do you see Renault winning the championship in the next five years? in the forum Formula One 6 years, 2 months ago
So it’s a weekend without F1 and I’m a bit bored.
The acquisition of Lotus is only a matter of time (all sources point towards an announcement at Abu Dhabi) and we already know the team will be rebranded Renault as soon as possible after the takeover.
My question is: do you see Renault winning the championship in the next five years?
My take on…[Read more]
Keith Collantine started the topic Formula E reveals its shortened Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez layout in the forum Formula E 6 years, 2 months ago
Formula E will use a shortened version of the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. It includes both ends of the one mile oval including the Peraltada, albeit interrupted by chicanes, and an extended section in the Foro Sol stadium:
Providing it is approved by the FIA World Motor Sport Council next month, the track will host round five of the 2015-16…[Read more]
Having dominated the World Touring Car Championship since arriving last year, Citroen has announced it will axe its programme at the end of next season.
It’s bad news for the WTCC, which has struggled to develop a solid base of manufacturer competitors, and is yet another reminder of how swiftly car makers can pull the plug on their racing…[Read more]
As so many of us, motorsport enthusiasts, may already know, the 2015 Race of Champions is taking place this weekend at the London Olympic Stadium. The Nations’ Cup takes place on Friday evening (8pm local) with the main event following on Saturday afternoon (3pm local). For the the first time in the history of the ROC, a kart race was added to the…[Read more]
Here’s a driver line up based on the Driver Database ELO ratings. Obviously, in F1 this would be impacted by car strength, but in the junior levels (mostly spec series) this is less of a distortion.
Hamilton, Vettel, Rosberg, Alonso, Raikkonen, Massa, Vandoorne, Button, Bottas, Ricciardo, Rosenqvist, de Vries, Hulkenberg, Grosjean, Rowland,…[Read more]
Keith Collantine started the topic BBC could drop F1 as it seeks £35m saving from BBC Sport in the forum Formula One 6 years, 2 months ago
The BBC says it needs to save £35 million and expects “the loss of some existing rights and events”. Will F1 be among them?
£35 million will be saved from the BBC’s TV sports rights budget. Meeting this savings target will be tough, particularly given the high levels of inflation in the market. We therefore anticipate this will lead to the los…
Those who are asking for Why couldn’t Lewis Hamilton pass Nico Rosberg and a Rookie Max Vestrappen could pass other cars in #BrazilianGP ?
Well here’s the answer by me
Obviously it’s easier to follow a slower car and then overtake the car ahead as after closing in turbulent air will affect but it will be small as you will follow for less laps…[Read more]
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