Wurz gets race drive

Alex Wurz will return to full-time racing in Formula One for the first time since 2000 next year, as he will replace Mark Webber at Williams. The surprise move prompts speculation about the Webber’s future. Is manager Flavio Briatore about to parachute him in at Renault to replace Fernando Alonso? Could a shock move to … Continue reading Wurz gets race drive

Direxiv to quit F1

Direxiv, who sponsor McLaren-Mercedes and Alex Wurz and were unsuccessful in a bid for a place on the 2008 F1 grid, are to substantially reduce their involvement in motor sport, it is being reported. As well as ending their Formula One sponsorships they will terminate their support of Japanese GP2 driver Hiroki Yoshimoto and his … Continue reading Direxiv to quit F1

German Grand Prix 2006 Media Review

The British newspapers marked the continuation of Michael Schumacher’s title assault – and the resurgence of Jenson Button. Find out more in our media review. Tags: f1 / formula one / grand prix / motor sport

GP2 in the limelight

During the French Grand Prix Formula One team owners and the governing body fired accusations back and forth about the future supply and regulation of engines in Formula One. Renault even issued a press release during the race, which certainly provided more interest than what was going on on-track. This has become a talking point … Continue reading GP2 in the limelight

Why F1 needs PR

Bernie Ecclestone has admitted he’s considering appointing a public relations company to assist with the promotion of Formula One. This is something F1 has badly needed for years, thought die-hard fans may struggle to understand why. There are many challenges to projecting a positive image of a sport that is perceived to be environmentally unfriendly, … Continue reading Why F1 needs PR

2007 calendar takes shape

The 2006 calendar saw only two major changes – Bahrain promoted to the first round of the season ahead of Melbourne, and Spa dropped for one year. But Bernie Ecclestone looks to have a few more changes up his sleeve for 2007. Let’s take a look at them.

Superstars with super names

In American racing the names Andretti and Rahal command instant respect. So it’s no surprise that Marco Andretti and Graham Rahal – teenagers both – are being touted as the next two drivers that could make it all the way to F1. Have they got what it takes?

Trackside: Justin Wilson

A fine win by ex-Minardi and Jaguar F1 races Justin Wilson is the subject of this week’s Trackside. Related links Autotrader.co.uk: Trackside – Racing’s “Peter Crouch” walk tall (external) Tags: f1 / formula one / grand prix / motor sport

F1 vs NASCAR

Juan Pablo Montoya shocked the F1 world by leaving the series for NASCAR. 1997 World Champion Jacques Villeneueve praised the move and is rumoured to be thinking of following him if he cannot hold onto his BMW seat. NASCAR boasts gigantic audiences in the United States and dominates the US motor racing scene with vastly … Continue reading F1 vs NASCAR

2007: Who goes where part 1

With no word still on Michael Schumacher’s destination for 2007 paddock speculation is rife. The latest rumour emblazoned across the front of this month’s F1 Racing has Schuey in a BMW in 2008 in a deal worth $1bn to the German superstar. Let’s take a look at how the grid may line up next year:

2006 Stats Update: France

How has the Bridgestone resurgence affected the title battles? Take a closer look at the championship situation with our detailed statistical analysis of the season so far. Tags: f1 / formula one / grand prix / motor sport