In case you missed any of it, here’s our complete 2006 F1 season review in full.
This week in Trackside the races that went wrong – including the notorious 2005 United States Grand Prix and the 1982 San Marino race. Plus A1 Grand Prix’s problems in Beijing last weekend and the 2001 CART race at Texas that was cancelled after the drivers started blacking out. Related links Autotrader.co.uk – Trackside: Grand … Continue reading Trackside: Grand Prix farces
Let’s take a look back at the lighter side of the F1 news from 2006. If you know all the words to “Niki Lauda hat ein Ohr”, laughed at the ITV report which slated their own Formula One coverage, groaned at the gut-wrenching awfulness of Talladega Nights, and voted for (or against) Michael Schumacher’s nomination … Continue reading F1 2006 Review: The strange side of ’06
In this week’s round-up of top F1 posts from the blogging world we have two interesting technical pieces, speculation on an Indian Grand Prix, some F1 video highlights, and one blogger already longing for the 2007 season… Read on for more (all links external).
In our weekly round-up of F1 headlines today we have Williams’ ironic signing of Kazuki Nakajima, Bernie Ecclestone pushing a shared British and French Grand Prix, and David Coulthard diversifying into TV broadcasting. Read on for more from this week’s news. (All story links external)
It’s all too easy when writing about Michael Schumacher career to get stuck in a thick sludge of trivia. The plain and simple fact that Schumacher’s career was so long, so successful and spent with such successful teams that he has obliterated much of the record books – in absolute terms at least. Yes, many … Continue reading F1 2006 Review: Michael Schumacher stats
The teams meet for the first race of the season, with different looking cars, some in strange new colour schemes. Then, in no time at all, the chequered flag is falling for the final time and a new champion is crowned. This year saw controversy off and on the track, but the season was redeemed … Continue reading F1 2006 Review: Race-by-race
I was fascinated to see both Autosport and F1 Racing carried pieces in their most recent issues on Michael Schumacher’s greatest races. I’m not too proud to not have a go at an idea that has already been covered by two other publications, so here are my ten favourite Schumacher races. To me, they are … Continue reading F1 2006 Review: Michael Schumacher?â?ó?óÔÇÜ?¼?óÔÇ×?ós Greatest Hits
All season long we’ve been polling the users of the Autosport.com forums on what they thought of each race as it happened. The Hungarian Grand Prix was the early-season favourite – but has it been surprassed by the thrilling Brazilian Grand Prix? With all the votes counted we can now reveal which were the most … Continue reading F1 2006 Review: Most popular race
A detailed look at the statistical record of 2006 throws up some interesting facts: Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher would have been tied at the end of the year were the points system from 1990 being used. Kimi Raikkonen gained more places in the Bahrain Grand Prix than any drivers had since 1993. And Schumacher … Continue reading F1 2006 Review: Stats
Spanish newspapers Marca have printed a picture of what appears to be a 2006 McLaren running in the 2007 livery with Vodafone sponsorship. Test run or Photoshoppery? Take a look at the link below and decide for yourself… Related links Marca cover – Descubrimos el nuevo coche de Alonso (external) F1 Video Special: Advertising breakdown … Continue reading Is this the ’07 McLaren livery?
Take a look back at the career of 1997 champion Jacques Villeneuve, who retired this year. Villeneuve had already retired from the sport once before, in 2003, when he left BAR before the end of the season. He returned for Renault and then drove for Sauber and BMW before leaving after the German Grand Prix … Continue reading F1 2006 Review: Jacques Villeneuve gallery
In our weekly round-up of top F1 posts don’t miss the excellent Hallowe’en special on lost tracks at Blog F1. Plus, more on the tyre war plus an early look at the first Formula One game for the Playstation 3. (All links external)
In this week’s round-up of F1 stories: good news and bad news for Australian F1 fans, Red Bull juggle their engines, and one very famous name is set to make a return. Click below to read more (all links external).
Jacques Villeneuve’s turbulent F1 career appeared to reach its end this year, with a second retirement from the sport many thought he’d turned his back on for good in 2003. From the dizzying success of his first two seasons, his career never recovered from his disastrously unsuccessful tenure at BAR. And for that, ultimately, he … Continue reading F1 2006 Review: Jacques Villeneuve retrospective
Juan Pablo Montoya may have stayed in Formula One for less than six seasons – but he got into more scrapes and generated more headlines than some drivers do in twice that time. Take a look back at his turbulent times in our gallery.
Good news for Michael Schumacher – he failed to win the ‘Weaseliest Sportsperson of the Year’ award. He ranked sixth out of seven with 3,005 votes to winner Barry Bonds’ 13,122. Bonds was one of several entries in the awards to be nominated for drug use, and frankly, he seems much more deserving of the … Continue reading Michael Schumacher: Not weasel
Juan Pablo Montoya’s shock departure from the McLaren team was, for me, the biggest disappointment of the season. Looking back on his Formula One career it’s impossible to avoid the conclusion that his was a promising talent needlessly squandered – by himself as well as others.
I was delighted to get the chance to talk to former F1 racer Perry McCarthy yesterday – see below for the full interview. McCarthy’s brief F1 career was spent with the notorious Andrea Moda team that came in went within the space of less than a season in 1992. He never qualified for a Grand … Continue reading Perry McCarthy interview