A bit of fun for those of you who, like me, use the Facebook social networking site. There are all kinds of F1 groups to join from those who want Ferrari to sign Danica Patrick, fans who want the original Nordschleife back on the calendar, to the Canadians who want their own F1 team. Some … Continue reading 25 best groups for F1 fans on Facebook
Grand Prix Masters, the single seater series for ex-F1 drivers, will face a winding-up petition from its chassis supplier in November. GP Masters has held three races since 2005. The first two at former Grand Prix venue Kyalami in South Africa, and Losail International Circuit in Qatar, were won by Nigel Mansell. The third race … Continue reading RIP Grand Prix Masters?
Years in the future we may look back on Michael Schumacher’s retirement and say to ourselves, ‘if only he had raced for one more year – then we would have seen him compete with Lewis Hamilton’. Hamilton has a long way to go to become a great of Schumacher’s stature. But his performances in his … Continue reading When Hamilton raced Schumacher
Two more new support races will feature at certain F1 events next year: a NASCAR-alike tin top racing series dubbed Speedcar and the new Asian GP2 series. They will support the Malaysian and Bahrain Grands Prix in March and April respectively next year. The new Formula BMW Europe series has already been confirmed as supporting … Continue reading GP2 Asia & Speedcar join F1 roster
The organisers of the Indian Grand Prix claim to have agreed terms with Bernie Ecclestone to hold a race in 2010. One of two sites near New Delhi will be chosen for the race. It is the latest in a string of new circuits set to join the calendar in forthcoming years. Next year new … Continue reading Indian Grand Prix set for 2010
The stats from the Belgian Grand Prix make depressing reading if you’re not a Ferrari fan. But while the red team wrapped up the constructors’ championship – appeals notwithstanding – the figures underline that the racing is hardly unpredictable these days. Only on three occasions has the driver leading at the end of lap one … Continue reading Belgian GP 2007 facts & statistics
After being hit with a record fine plus expulsion from the 2007 constructors’ championship, should McLaren lodge an appeal? It’s the only chance Ron Dennis has of clearing his name and the team’s. But it carries enormous risks with it – further unsavoury details of the espionage could come to light and the penalties imposed … Continue reading Debate: Should McLaren appeal against spying verdict?
Lewis Hamilton holds onto a tiny lead in the drivers’ championship as Ferrari clinch the constructors’ title. Kimi Raikkonen is 13 points behind and needs a slice of luck to overhaul both the McLarens if their reliability continues. Felipe Massa, 20 points behind, may have to give up on his world title dreams until next … Continue reading Championship positions after the Belgian GP
Ferrari’s one-two in the Belgian Grand Prix gives them victory in this year’s constructors’ championship. The Italian team had trailed McLaren before the British team were excluded from the championship for using confidential Ferrari information. McLaren’s disqualification left Ferrari far ahead of new second placed team BMW. Links below.
Ferrari front row, McLaren second row. So what kind of antics can we expect at Spa’s wide, but tight, first corner? It’s been fairly common this year to see the drivers who start on the racing line at an advantage. But at Spa the surface is new and the racing line crosses the grid hatchings. … Continue reading First turn analysis: Spa
The concerns over the narrowness of Spa-Francorchamps’ new pit lane were realised this morning following the second GP2 race. Following the race Racing Engineering’s Javier Villa stopped in the new pit lane and none of the cars behind him (which are similar in width to F1 cars) were able to get around. If a car … Continue reading Spa pit lane fears realised
Sitting in the crowd at the Italian Grand Prix last weekend it seemed clear that the principal object of the Italian fans’ affections was Felipe Massa rather than Kimi Raikkonen. There was plenty of support for Raikkonen, but much of it seemed to come from his fellow Finns that had travelled to Italy. The locals … Continue reading Tifosi not warming to Raikkonen
Karun Chandhok scored his first GP2 win in the sprint race after an excellent pass on Andy Soucek. But the dramatic development in the championship saw Timo Glock fail to even start the race after his was hit by Ricardo Risatti’s car on the way to the dummy grid. With rival Lucas di Grassi finishing … Continue reading GP2 Spa-Francorchamps sprint: Chandhok wins for Durango
At the end of every year comes the inevitable rush of season review annuals. Bright, glossy, heavy, and most of them completely pointless apart from the instalments of the venerable Autocourse. “Racers” is in effect a review of the 1996 season, but with several crucial differences: It is written as straight narrative, with not a … Continue reading “Racers” (Richard Williams, 1997)
Nicolas Lapierre cruised to victory in the GP2 race at Spa-Francorchamps in a manner that made you wonder why he hasn’t been doing it all year. In the fight for the championship Lucas di Grassi finished third but title rival Timo Glock was 17th after yet more reliability problems for iSport. Luca Filippi was second … Continue reading GP2 Spa-Francorchamps feature: Lapierre’s perfect drive
Ferrari locked out the front row of the grid for the Belgian Grand Prix as they launch their final attempts to wrest the drivers’ championship from McLaren. Kimi Raikkonen edged his team mate Felipe Massa by a few hundredths of a second. Fernando Alonso bounced back from a spin to take third ahead of team … Continue reading Belgian GP 2007 qualifying: Ferrari front row
Fernando Alonso has emerged as the villain in the McLaren-Ferrari espionage story as it is being reported by this morning’s papers. Most of today’s reports centre on Alonso’s threat to Ron Dennis that he would expose what he knew about the espionage scandal to the FIA if Dennis did not agree to give him undisputed … Continue reading Alonso under attack over leak threat
Marko Asmer celebrated winning the British F3 championship in style with his tenth win from 20 starts this season. The Estonian came under sustained pressure from Carlin’s Niall Breen early in the race but a driver worthy of a champion secured him the win by 3.2s. Atte Mustonen claimed third after Jonathan Kennard went off … Continue reading British F3 Croft 2: Tenth win for Asmer