F1 for sale – finally

Formula One Administration have at long last woken up to the potential of F1 merchandise and have begun selling F1-branded gear. The online F1 store has gear starting at ???6 for a humble notepad, up to ???390 for a chronograph watch. It’s great to see these (belated) steps into the kind of promotion that Moto … Continue reading F1 for sale – finally

Trackside: Celebrations and more

This week’s regular Trackside article took in unusual victory celebrations, Katherine Legge’s fine Champ Car drive, and the British Grand Prix. Feedback appreciated! Related links Autotrader.co.uk: Trackside – Crazy car celebrations (external) Tags: f1 / formula one / grand prix / motor sport

F1 vs A1 vs Champ Car

Watching the Indy Racing League from Watkins Glen, where Formula One raced until 1980, got me wondering how three of the top international single seater series compared with one another when using the same circuits. I compared best lap times from the 2005 F1 and Champ Car seasons, and 2005-06 A1 Grand Prix season. No … Continue reading F1 vs A1 vs Champ Car

Accolade for ITV’s Brundle

The 2005 Royal Television Sports Awards honoured ITV with two awards for their Formula One coverage, both connected to Martin Brundle’s excellent work as a presenter. Brundle won the Best Sports Pundit award for the third time in his 10-year career brandishing a mircophone. The judges especially lauded his interview with Bernie Ecclestone at the … Continue reading Accolade for ITV’s Brundle

Trackside: Schu in the dock

No prizes for guessing what this week’s Trackside was about. Feedback appreciated. Related links Autotrader.co.uk: Trackside – Schumacher under fire (external) Tags: f1 / formula one / grand prix / motor sport / ferrari / michael schumacher

Monaco Grand Prix 2006 Media Review

The Schumacher controversy boiled away but the national press found plenty of other things to write about. Find out what in this weekend’s media review. Tags: f1 / formula one / grand prix / motor sport

Alonso grabs Monaco win as Schumacher recovers to fifth

2006 Monaco Grand Prix review

Fernando Alonso took his first win in the Monaco Grand Prix after all the other competitors dropped out of contention. Kimi Raikkonen and Mark Webber suffered car failures – and Michael Schumacher was sent to the back of the grid after a controversial qualifying session. It was a surprisingly lively Monaco Grand Prix with shock … Continue reading Alonso grabs Monaco win as Schumacher recovers to fifth

Horner goes for a swim…

True to his word, Christian Horner plunged (or was plunged) into the Red Bull team’s swimming pool after the Monaco Grand Prix to celebrate David Coulthard scoring the team’s first ever podium finish. But did he take a dip in the nip as advertised? Check out the picture to find out…

Pole #3 in a row for Alonso

Virtually unnoticed amid the furore over Michael Schumacher, Fernando Alonso’s pole position at Monaco is his third in a row. Surprisingly, Jenson Button and Michael Schumacher have the same number of top-three starts. Mark Webber gaves Williams their best qualifying result of the year so far, and McLaren also profitted from Giancarlo Fisichella’s penalty to … Continue reading Pole #3 in a row for Alonso

Press round on Schumacher

The national press are scathing in their condemnation of Michael Schumacher this morning. The Independent, though, could do with a quick update… Related links The Daily Telegraph – Schumacher stripped of pole position in Monaco (external) The Times – Cheating F1 ace banished to the back of the grid (external) The Independent – Schumacher on … Continue reading Press round on Schumacher