Accolade for ITV’s Brundle

2 Jun 2006 |

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

1 Jun 2006 |

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

Zanardi to get BMW test?

29 May 2006 |

Rumour abounds that former Formula One driver Alessandro Zanardi will get to test a BMW F1 car later this year. Zanardi’s raced in Formula One from 1991-94 and made a failed comeback in 1999. He returned to Champ Cars, where he had earlier won two titles, but suffered a horrendous accident at the Lausitzring in … Continue reading Zanardi to get BMW test?

Monaco Grand Prix 2006 Media Review

29 May 2006 |

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

28 May 2006 |

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…

28 May 2006 |

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

28 May 2006 |

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

28 May 2006 |

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

Gallery: Magnificent Monaco

26 May 2006 |

The Monaco Grand Prix can always be counted on to provide stunning backdrops for Formula One photographers to work with. Here’s some of the best pictures we’ve seen so far from Thursday practice. (Click ‘Read more’ below for the gallery and click on a picture to enlarge). Related links Monaco Grand Prix 2006 Preview Tags: … Continue reading Gallery: Magnificent Monaco

A1GP founder to leave

26 May 2006 |

A1 Grand Prix has seldom been free of speculation about its future. Rumours are currently gathering pace that series founder Sheikh Maktoum will be ending his stewardship of the series ahead of a share issue on the London Stock Exchange. The Initial Public Offering (IPO) of A1 Grand Prix shares has been confirmed by the … Continue reading A1GP founder to leave