Google video of Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost’s final encounter – in karts!

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Google’s excellent new video search feature includes a 13-minute clip from the Eurosport satellite television channel of Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost (and other contemporary Formula One drivers) racing karts in December 1993. The video shows what would be one of – if not the – final battles between the two great rivals before Senna’s … Continue reading Google video of Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost’s final encounter – in karts!

Williams promise wins with FW28

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The Williams-Cosworth FW28 revealed at grove today is good enough to win races claims Patrick Head, echoing the teams confident stance throughout winter testing despite the loss of engine partner BMW. Curiously the FW28’s dark blue-and-white paint scheme appears like an inverse of BMW’s white-and-blue car, but it’s the aerodynamic detailed shrouded in the colours … Continue reading Williams promise wins with FW28

Ferrari shun blue-chip sponsors for fags & booze

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Having lost Vodafone to McLaren for 2006, Ferrari have signed a deal with new sponsors Martini. The team are pushing the angle that Martini have a long historic association with motor sport (particularly rallying). But the true significance of the deal is that it underlines how Ferrari, wedded to Marlboro cash, cannot attract or retain … Continue reading Ferrari shun blue-chip sponsors for fags & booze

British government will not mirror Italian Grand Prix spending

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British Sports Minister Richard Caborn MP gave a strong indication that the government are not interested in supporting their home Grand Prix in an answer to a quetion raised by opposition MP Michael Jack. Caborn denied the his Department for Culture, Media and Sport had any information about how much money, if any, other European … Continue reading British government will not mirror Italian Grand Prix spending

Five-round Grand Prix Masters calendar unveiled

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The inaugural Grand Prix Masters series will visit five venues in 2006: Losail International, Qatar, April 29th Monza, Italy, June 18th Silverstone, Great Britain, August 13th TBA, October 1st Kyalami, South Africa, 12th November The dates chosen do not conflict with any dates on the Formula One calendar, except for the fourth rund at a … Continue reading Five-round Grand Prix Masters calendar unveiled

F1Fanatic supports campaign to issue ‘Grand Prix’ on DVD

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The 1966 film, ‘Grand Prix’, felt by many to be the greatest motor racing film of all time is not available on DVD. The rights holder, Warner Home Video, say they have no plans to release ‘Grand Prix’ on DVD, claiming they have received ‘no requests’ to do so. A group of enthusiasts started a … Continue reading F1Fanatic supports campaign to issue ‘Grand Prix’ on DVD

Davidson signs for Honda, rules out Super Aguri

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Anthony Davidson has been confirmed as Honda F1 Racing (formerly BAR)’s third driver for a fourth year. Davidson has started three Grands Prix – two for Minardi and one for BAR – and has made clear his desire for a full-time race seat. The move ends speculation that he might drive for the nascent Super … Continue reading Davidson signs for Honda, rules out Super Aguri

Kimi Raikkonen in ’07: Place your bets

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The F1 press are getting into a frenzy about Kimi Raikkonen’s plans for 2007, with Fernando Alonso confirmed at McLaren in 2007 and little major news until testing resumes. Although Raikkonen out-scored Montoya in 2005 and is close to Ron Dennis, speculation is mounting that he is frustrated over reliability problems that cost him them … Continue reading Kimi Raikkonen in ’07: Place your bets

2006 Driver Line-up latest

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Renault 1 Fernando Alonso 2 Giancarlo Fisichella McLaren-Mercedes 3 Kimi Raikkonen 4 Juan-Pablo Montoya Ferrari 5 Michael Schumacher 6 Felipe Massa Toyota 7 Ralf Schumacher 8 Jarno Trulli Williams-Cosworth 9 Mark Webber 10 Nico Rosberg T Alexander Wurz Honda 11 Rubens Barrichello 12 Jenson Button T Anthony Davidson Red Bull Racing-Ferrari 14 David Coulthard 15 … Continue reading 2006 Driver Line-up latest

Study hails football as ‘best sport’

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Researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, USA, have claimed football (‘soccer’) is the most exciting sport to watch. The study, excluding motor sport and confined to English football, American football, baseball, basketball and ice hockey, asserts that football is exciting because of the frequency with which it delivers surprise results. Were such … Continue reading Study hails football as ‘best sport’

Renault enjoy it while it lasts

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The winter issue of Renault’s consumer magazine (inspiringly titled The Renault Magazine) carries a 13-page spread by Anthony Rowlinson on Fernando Alonso’s championship success. Renault boss Carlos Ghosn has publicly stated that to him, Formula One is only of value when his team is winning. With Alonso off to McLaren in 2007, can Renault stay … Continue reading Renault enjoy it while it lasts

Coulthard: “Rubens isn’t serious”

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We’re often quick to criticise modern Formula One drivers for being uncontroverial and boring, at least compared to the likes of straight-talking James Hunt and Alan Jones. But hearing David Coulthard being interviewed on ITV’s Formula One 2005 season review programme (ITV, January 1st) was a breath of fresh air. Sat alongside fellow F1 Briton … Continue reading Coulthard: “Rubens isn’t serious”