Guide to the 19 former F1 drivers taking part in this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours.
The Le Mans 24 Hours has been won by 64 different F1 drivers since it was first held in 1923. Last year the winning car was piloted by three former F1 racers – Alexander Wurz, Marc Gene and David Brabham. This year 1992 world champion Nigel Mansell is among the 24 F1 drivers taking part … Continue reading F1 drivers in the 2010 Le Mans 24 Hours
This weekend sees the 77th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours. The great race has been won by 117 different drivers and over half of them – 62 – also competed in the Formula 1 world championship at some point in their career. Many of them were race winners in F1, some were even … Continue reading F1 drivers who won at Le Mans
Lola has issued a press release criticising Aston Martin for what Lola describes as ‘misrepresentation’ of its Le Mans effort: Following a number of inaccurate and misleading quotes given by the Aston Martin Chairman David Richards, regarding the supply of the Lola LMP1 chassis to Aston Martin Racing for this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours … Continue reading Lola criticises Aston Martin over Le Mans publicity
For many people motor racing means Formula 1. For evidence of that, see how many news sites list ‘F1’ in their sports sections instead of ‘motor sport’. But F1 is not the only international racing series. Which championship comes closest to matching F1’s intoxicating blend of speed, glamour and cutting edge technology?
There has been a lot of doom and gloom for the motor racing fan since the end of last season. First Seat announced an abrupt withdrawal from the British Touring Car Championship – just as it finally seemed to be on the cusp of success with its diesel Leons.
Over at F1 Insight Clive is concerned about possible future F1 engine regulations: The FIA seem to want every engine involved to produce the same amount of power. Where is the logic in that unless what they really want is a spec formula? There are rumours the FIA wants to extend its control over F1 … Continue reading Engine rules and the F1 monopoly
None of the current F1 drivers are racing in the Le Mans 24 Hours this weekend – although 28 former F1 pilots are. There isn’t a Grand Prix on this weekend so, if a free car did come up in the race at short notice, and you had to fill it with drivers from the … Continue reading Which Formula 1 drivers would you put in a Le Mans 24 Hours team?