Tony Brooks, six-times grand prix winner and 1959 Formula 1 world championship runner-up, has passed away at the age of 90.
For a driver who won his first Grand Prix and came close to clinching the 1959 drivers’ championship, not an awful lot gets written about Tony Brooks.
Fuji Speedway is to disappear from the F1 calendar once again. Despite a multi-million pounds upgrade ahead of its reintroduction in 2007, its return last a mere two races. But there are venues whose acquaintance with F1 was even more fleeting. Ten tracks held just a single race each and do not look likely to … Continue reading The one-off Grand Prix tracks
Britain has had more home winners of its Grand Prix than any other country. And with Jenson Button favourite to win again this year, that record could grow even further this weekend.
The second part of the series looking at the 100 drivers to win F1 Grands Prix includes Britain’s first world champion, Mike Hawthorn. He’s one of four British drivers on this part of the list, the others being Peter Collins, Tony Brooks and Stirling Moss.
Kimi Raikkonen achieved Ferrari’s 200th pole position in qualifying for tomorrow’s French Grand Prix. The Italian team are far ahead of their rivals in terms of total pole positions, with McLaren on 135 and Williams on 125. Here’s a complete breakdown of their achievement including every driver who scored a pole position for Ferrari.
Three drivers will go into the last race of the season still able to win the championship. It’s the first time this has happened since 1986.
Kimi Raikkonen’s victory in the Chinese Grand Prix was the 200th Grand Prix win for Ferrari. The great Italian team is the only outfit that was present in the first ever championship Grand Prix still competing in Formula One. Until 1988 the team was headed by founder Enzo Ferrari. But it has won more races … Continue reading Ferrari score their 200th Grand Prix victory
Which ten drivers scored their first Grand Prix win right at the start of their careers? Lewis Hamilton scored his first race win at his sixth attempt last week. Find out how many others beat him to it – including the first ever to win for Ferrari.
Say what you like about Lewis Hamilton – it’s a joy to see the morning’s newspapers bursting with Formula 1 coverage. And some of it isn’t scream-till-you’re-hoarse hyperbole – there are some great pieces, especially in The Times and The Guardian. What a contrast it makes with the trash that was written after Monaco. Here … Continue reading What the papers said: Hamilton’s first win
The Monaco Grand Prix threw up plenty of fascinating facts: The fewest retirements in 46 years, the first consecutive winners in over a decade, and yet more astonishing records for that man Lewis Hamilton. Plus McLaren and Ferrari’s domination continues – and Honda finally get on terms with Super Aguri.