2006 March 12 archive

Malaysian Grand Prix Preview 12th March 2006, 20:45

Formula One enters the second round of 2006 off the back of a fantastic race in Bahrain – will we get another cracker at the Sepang International Circuit? There are plenty of questions awaiting answers after the first round – the most pressing of which being whether McLaren-Mercedes have the speed and reliability for Kimi […]

2006 Bahrain Grand Prix Review

A storming first round at Bahrain set up a fantastic season’s racing. Champion Fernando Alonso edged out Michael Schumacher in a thrilling tussle as Kimi Raikkonen charged from the back.

Schumacher: Qualifying king?

After qualifying in Bahrain, all the talk was of Michael Schumacher equalling Ayrton Senna’s twelve-year-old record for most pole positions – 65. So does this make Schumacher the all-time premier pole-sitter?

A change for the better

Conventional wisdom has it that when you make a big change to the F1 rules, the better-resourced teams steal a huge advantage. 2006 has already turned that on its head. The new 2.4-litre V8 engines are the most substantial individual change to the technical rules since the imposition of grooved tyres and narrow-track chassis in […]

Going cold turkey

So, how did you cope with five months without Formula One? Ben Evans shares his solutions to off-season boredom. The BBC stepped into the breach with some rather excellent alternatives to the lack of F1 action over the winter. First there was the Winter Olympics – complete with F1 action in the opening ceremony. Admittedly […]

Starting in style

The Bahrain Grand Prix was a bit of a stonker – and there’s nothing like a cracking first race to set you up for the season. Ben Evans reviews some of his favourites.