2006 November archive

Trackside: Top 10s 30th November 2006, 16:30

Lots of lists in Trackside this month. With the racing year largely wrapped up it seemed like the time to pick the ten best British drivers of 2006. And in a shameless re-hashing of the same idea there’s also the top 10 Scottish racing drivers of all top as today is St. Andrew’s Day featuring […]

The Ben Evans Column: F1 review videos 29th November 2006, 17:14

We’re only one month into the off-season and already Ben has re-watched all his F1 review videos. So what makes a good review? Ben has a few ideas – not least of which putting out two reviews for each season. Read on to find out why…

Dear Michael Grade 28th November 2006, 20:47

Congratulations on your new job! I’m sure you have many pressing matters to attend to since being installed as the new boss of ITV, so I’ll keep this brief. I wanted to say a quick few words about ITV’s F1 coverage. Now, I know you’re a sports fan – former Daily Mirror sports correspondent and […]

Super Aguri testing 2006 Honda?

As testing for the 2007 F1 season begins in Barcelona today it seems Super Aguri are running the 2006 Honda RA106 car. The photographs below show 2007 Super Aguri driver Anthony Davidson in what appears to be a RA106 repainted in Super Aguri colours. If so, and Super Aguri are able to run last year’s […]

Why the 2007 calendar is too short 27th November 2006, 12:00

We all have a few writers whose opinions we tend to agree with – but isn’t it surprising when one of them comes out with something that’s totally at odds with your point of view? So it was for me last week reading Damien Smith’s latest The Observer column on Autosport.com. He agrees with Max […]

“Formula One 1970: The Uncrowned Champion” 26th November 2006, 15:51

The Uncrowned Champion?? is the first in the series of F1 season reviews created using footage from the Brunswick archives.

F1 in the blogs 25th November 2006, 12:12

The appointment of Lewis ‘first black F1 driver’ Hamilton is unsurprisingly the number one story among F1 bloggers this week. But there are also those with plenty to say about the new green F1 and the state of F1 television. Read on for more in our weekly round-up. (All blog links external)

F1 in the news 24th November 2006, 18:15

In our weekly roundup of F1 headlines the next generation of F1 stars have impressed at the Formula Three Macau Grand Prix, the ‘Michael Schumacher comeback’ rumours have started already, Juan Pablo Montoya makes a crash-bang debut in the NASCAR Nextel Cup, and Alessandro Zanardi makes an incredible return to an F1 cockpit. All news […]

Sport may be ‘killing’ the planet – but don’t kill sport

Writing in last edition of the Observer Sport Monthly George Monbiot savaged sport in general and motor sport in particular for causing climate change. Motor racing he says is, “simply incompatible” with finding a solution to global warming: “the faster the car, the quicker it cooks the planet.” Never mind that Monbiot fails to make […]

McLaren will race Lewis Hamilton in 2007

McLaren-Mercedes will run GP2 champion Lewis Hamilton alongside Fernando Alonso in 2007, it was confirmed this morning. Hamilton is the first rookie signed to race a full season for McLaren since Michael Andretti in 1993. Andretti didn’t see out the season and was replaced by Mika Hakkinen. Hakkinen had been thought to be considering making […]