More woe for BusinessF1

16 Jun 2006 |

The often-controversial magazine BusinessF1 has been brought into disrepute once again. Editor Tom Rubython is being sued for libel by FIA director of publicity Richard Woods. Woods is claiming US$550,000 worth of damages. Rubython has suffered defeat in a series of recent cases. Not only that, but an enterprising and anonymous individual has set up … Continue reading More woe for BusinessF1

The new breed

13 Jun 2006 |

Two papers this morning followed up the British Grand Prix coverage with interviews with the two drivers most likely to make their debuts in F1 next year. The Guardian picked Heikki Kovalainen, Renault’s test driver whom Nico Rosberg narrowly beat to the GP2 title last year. Kovalainen’s conventional racing credentials are strong (2004 World Series … Continue reading The new breed

Alonso flies to Silverstone victory

2006 British Grand Prix Review

12 Jun 2006 |

Silverstone provided an ultra-fast spectacle this year, but not the scintillating racing we so memorably saw in 2003. No, this was a Barcelona-style procession: a demonstration of the phenomenal cornering abilities of modern cars, but not the combative talents of their drivers. If you needed proof that the cause lies with the aerodynamic properties of … Continue reading Alonso flies to Silverstone victory

Silverstone snaps

10 Jun 2006 |

The first gallery of pictures from the 2006 British Grand Prix are now available – including British World Touring Car Champion Andy Priaulx in the BMW F1 Park… Related links 2006 British Grand Prix Gallery part one Tags: f1 / formula one / grand prix / motor sport

F1 Fan Forum: Muzza audio

8 Jun 2006 |

As promised, here’s a clip of last night’s F1 Fan Forum with yours truly asking a question to Murray Walker. Unfortunately people find my surname difficult to pronounce even when it’s been written clearly. So not only did they get my name wrong, but my handwriting was mocked on national radio! Regardless, I was delighted … Continue reading F1 Fan Forum: Muzza audio

Trackside: Andy Priaulx

8 Jun 2006 |

Making a Trackside double-bill this week we featured my interview with World Touring Car Champion Andy Priaulx. As usual, it would be great to get some feedback. Related links – Trackside special: Andy Priaulx interview (external) Tags: motor sport / andy priaulx / bmw

Radio 5 Live F1 Forum

7 Jun 2006 |

Tonight from 7pm BBC Radio 5 Live will host a special forum previewing the British Grand Prix. Participants slated to appear include Murray Walker, Pat Symonds, Gil de Ferran and Anthony Davidson. I’m going to be in the audience, so if you’ve got any questions you’d like putting to these four please leave a comment … Continue reading Radio 5 Live F1 Forum

F1 for sale – finally

7 Jun 2006 |

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 ?ܣ6 for a humble notepad, up to ?ܣ390 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

UK National Motorsport Week

6 Jun 2006 |

The UK Motor Sports Association have launched the National Motorsport Week which will take place from 12th-20th August 2006. Chief Executive of the MSA Colin Hilton said: Motorsport is one of the UK’s greatest success stories. We can boast champions in almost every discipline and our reputation on the world stage is second to none. … Continue reading UK National Motorsport Week

Trackside: Celebrations and more

6 Jun 2006 |

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 Trackside – Crazy car celebrations (external) Tags: f1 / formula one / grand prix / motor sport

F1 vs A1 vs Champ Car

4 Jun 2006 |

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