Ferrari’s Bahrain-spec aerodynamic bodywork has been spotted being tested at the Sakhir circuit by Michael Schumacher. A deep front wing scoop, replacing the ‘chin wing’, and cascading inner front wings are clearly discernible, taking styling cues from 2005 front-runners Renault. Tags: f1 / formula one / grand prix / ferrari
Honda appear to have the most reliable car having completed more kilometers per car and per day of testing than any team to date using their 2006 cars. Honda have managed 438 km per car each day compared to Renault, second, with 399 km: Team Distance per car per day (km) Honda 438 Renault 399 … Continue reading Reliable Honda top testing
Is Max Mosley about to pull another rabbit out of his hat by forcing F1 cars to become more fuel-efficent? Remarks made to the Sunday Mirror this weekend seem to suggest so: Some time in the next few years we are almost bound to have a major oil crisis, for political reasons that have nothing … Continue reading Mosley warns of F1 fuel threat
John Frankenheimer’s 1966 classic film Grand Prix is set for a September DVD release by Warner Home Video, according to this month’s F1 Racing. This follows a campaign supported by over 6,000 fans to have the film released.
An excellent hack for Google Earth allows you to sweep across the globe and zoom in on the 18 tracks of the 2006 Formula One season at the touch of a button. Some of the tracks are captured in far greater quality than others, and one or two are missing due to the age of … Continue reading Preview the 2006 tracks with Google Earth
In response to Max Mosley’s comments about A1 Grand Prix, series founder Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Maktoum Al-Maktoum has reportedly told a Shanghai newspaper that Mosley does not wish to see any other motor sport offer competition to Formula One. He is reported to have said It is very unfortunate when the president of the FIA, … Continue reading Maktoum: Mosley is biased in favour of F1
Max Mosley may not be impressed with A1 Grand Prix, but the series has just attracted its seventh Formula One driver to start a race. 2005 Minardi pilot Patrick Friesacher will turn out for his home nation of Austria. He replaces Matthias Lauda, son of three-time Formula One World Champion Niki Lauda, who has struggled … Continue reading Patrick Friesacher is A1’s seventh ex-F1 driver
The Daily Telegraph are reporting that the plans to renovate Silverstone are causing alarm among British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) members. New developer St. Modwen’s proposals include: Building residential homes on part of the site Changing parts of the circuit to accommodate new buidings, which may require reprofiling Club, Abbey and Bridge Although the article … Continue reading Silverstone must adapt to survive
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport are canvassing public opinion on what the greatest icon of England is. One of the nominees is the fantastic Silverstone Grand Prix circuit, recently voted the third best track in Formula One. We urge you to vote for Silverstone and give our great circuit your full support! Related … Continue reading Vote Silverstone!
In recent days FIA president Max Mosley has given all kinds of signals about how Formula One could look in the future including: Preventing manufacturers from receiving F1 revenues to protect independent entries (F1Talk) Insisiting the Grand Prix Manufacturers’ Association (GPMA) rebel teams sign up to Formula One from 2008 by April (The Formula 1 … Continue reading Mosley in overdrive on future formulae
Super Aguri have confirmed press speculation that they will run an all-Japanese line-up in 2006, partnering Takuma Sato with F1 rookie Yuji Ide. Ide joins Nico Rosberg and Scott Speed as the three new drivers for 2006. They have not yet cnnounced a test driver. The full driver line-up for 2006 is as follows: Renault … Continue reading Super Aguri name drivers and complete the 2006 grid
“In the end what (the fans) like to watch is the big names…That is the things the teams often forget, you could run some quite ordinary cars and still have the public.” Max Mosley criticised A1 Grand Prix thus earlier this week, criticising the series for not boasting enough top-line names to be able to … Continue reading Why is Max Mosley slating A1 Grand Prix?
Rumours concerning ITV’s Formula One coverage in 2006 are gathering apace. The broadcaster has already confirmed the departures of Jim Rosenthal and Tony Jardine, and Rosenthal’s replacement with former BBC Grandstand anchor (from the Grand Prix glory days) Steve Ryder. Now Pitpass are suggesting that they may finally give full, uninterrupted coverage of the races … Continue reading ITV to give full live coverage in 2006?
There’s plenty to be said for and against the value of Formula One as a marketing tool. One major car manufacturer who continue to steer clear of the world’s greatest motor sport series is Volkswagen, who instead recently ran a strange marketing campaign ‘to discover what fast looks like’. This is what they came up … Continue reading Volkswagen don’t know the meaning of ‘fast’
Renault are showcasing eight Formula One cars at their Champs-Elysees showroom in Paris to celebrate their first championship win as a constructor. The cars include the 1983 Renault with which Alain Prost finished second in the World Driver’s championship, four championship-winning Renault-powered Williamses, a Michael Schumacher Benetton, and Fernando Alonso’s championship-winning car. They also showcase … Continue reading Renault F1 Story at the Champs-Elysees
Doubt is growing over Team India’s entry in this weekend’s A1 Grand Prix at Sentul, Indonesia. India Times reports that owner Atul Gupta is planning to sell the franchise, while Indian news site Zee News claim the team will race at Indonesia, with Karun Chandhok back at the wheel. New Williams test driver Narain Karthikeyan … Continue reading Team India doubt for Indonesian A1 Grand Prix
The best circuit in Formula One will not be visited by the series in 2006, as the Belgian National Sporting Authority have announced it will instead undergo extensive rebuilding work as demanded by Bernie Ecclestone. The circuit was voted the most popular by Formula One fans in 2005, who evidently cared little about the extent … Continue reading Bernie’s axe falls on Spa
Christian Fittipaldi, nephew of twice-champion Emerson Fittipaldi and a former Formula One driver, will drive for the Brazil team in this weekend’s A1 Grand Prix race in Indonesia in place of Nelson Piquet Jnr. Fittipaldi joins fellow ex-F1 drivers Tomas Enge, Ralph Firman, Hideki Noda, Jos Verstappen and Alex Yoong. Team USA’s Scott Speed will … Continue reading Another ex-F1 driver turns to A1 Grand Prix
British motor sport weekly Motorsport News are suggesting the Formula One’s controversial new qualifying system won’t be used at the first round of the season in Bahrain. The procedure would see the entire field on-track for qualifying with the slower drivers gradually whittled away and twelve slowest cars allowed to refuel before the race. The … Continue reading Motorsport News reckon qualifying will change again
The British Racing Drivers’ Club have appointed St. Modwen Properties PLC to develop and operate the Silverstone circuit, site of the British Grand Prix. St Modwen’s own a substantial sherholding in Northern Racing PLC, who have been co-appointed to the task. St Modwen’s other investments include the site of the Longbridge car manufacturing plant which … Continue reading Longbridge owners appointed to develop Silverstone