Ayrton Senna Road

Listening to the radio this morning I was surprised to learn that there is a road named after Ayrton Senna in Reading. The residential road was apparently named for the three times champion because he had a house in Wokingham during his McLaren years. The radio caller complained that the road was inappropriately covered in … Continue reading Ayrton Senna Road

ITV want more from F1 ads

Are ITV unhappy with the income they generate from advertising sold during Formula One? An interview with their Sales MD Gary Digby in Media Week suggests they are. Digby was interviewed regarding ITV’s coverage of the football World Cup, which apparently failed to bring in enough advertisers to justify the ???50m they spent on the … Continue reading ITV want more from F1 ads

Trackside: DTM

This week’s Trackside article covered the DTM race at Brands Hatch. This was previewed the week before and featured Damon Hill’s DTM test drive. Read on for more… Related articles Autotrader.co.uk – Trackside: Tough home race for Green (external) Autotrader.co.uk – Trackside: British bid for glory at Brands Hatch (external) Tags: f1 / formula one … Continue reading Trackside: DTM

Gallery: Glorious Goodwood

The Goodwood Festival of Speed 2006 began today. We’re got three galleries of pictures from the event including Williams, Ferrari, McLaren, Benetton, Renault and other cars once driven by the likes of Nigel Mansell, Damon Hill, Michael Schumacher, Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen and more. Besides Formula One there are supercars galore including the Bugatti Veyron … Continue reading Gallery: Glorious Goodwood

FIA tweak qualifying

The F1 Commission has made changes to the Formula One qualifying system ahead of the French Grand Prix. From next weekend’s round at Magny-Cours the third part of qualifying will be cut from 20 minutes to 15. This will reduce the amount of time drivers spend burning off fuel which has been widely regarded as … Continue reading FIA tweak qualifying

A1GP calendar expands

The A1 Grand Prix series have releasesd the provisional schedule for its second season which will run over the winter of 2006-07. As expected the British round of the series at Brands Hatch (pictured) has moved from the opener to the finale. 13 events are scheduled – one more than was planned for the first … Continue reading A1GP calendar expands

Gallery: DTM Brands Hatch

Ex-F1 racers Mika Hakkinen, Heinz-Harald Frentzen, Jean Alesi and Bernd Schneider were in action at Brands Hatch last weekend for the British round of the German Touring Car Championship. Seven-times Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen led most of the race but crashed out due to a car failure late on. Briton Jamie Green took over … Continue reading Gallery: DTM Brands Hatch

2006 Stats Update: USA

Michael Schumacher broke Fernando Alonso’s streak of pole positions and victories at Indianapolis. It also breathed new life into Ferrari’s World Constructors’ Championship bid. With eight rounds remaining, we look at how the United States Grand Prix changed the balance of the championship battles. Tags: f1 / formula one / grand prix / motor sport

F1 Exhibition Opens

Formula One – The Great Design Race opens today at the Design Museum in Shad Thames, London. The exhibition features some pioneering examples of design in Formula One such as the ground effect Lotus 79 and active suspension Williams FW14B. It spans the entire history of Formula One from the 1950s (Cooper T51) right up … Continue reading F1 Exhibition Opens

Good news (mainly)

Digital channel ITV4 will be showing the qualifying for the United States Grand Prix live. Earlier information on their website did not indicate whether the session would get live coverage, and the Radio Times website stated it would not, but the listing on the ITV-F1 website now shows that it will be. But it’s scant … Continue reading Good news (mainly)