2007 January archive

The Ben Evans Columns – Drinking and driving 31st January 2007, 19:03

Ron Dennis has once again shown his warm and cuddly side by banning his drivers from drinking alcohol. I’ve heard rumours he is also considering stopping his drivers from watching TV and going to the cinema, lest it detract their minds from racing for even a single second. I can see the logic of Dennis’s […]

Is this the ugly face of future F1?

This image from Spanish F1 forum F1 Latam shows what Ferrari’s 2005 F1 car might look like with the controversial ‘Centreline Downwash Generating’ rear wing. Whether or not you’re convinced by the claims that the CDG wing would improve overtaking, I think we can all agree that it’s not a pretty solution. FIA President Max […]

Red tyre revolution

The first half-baked, half-assed shambles of a ruling for 2007 has got the F1 community chattering. Formula One will borrow the ‘Red Tyre Rule’ from Champ Car this year – albeit with one key difference that almost appears designed to make the whole thing as confusing and opaque as possible. For all this we have […]

Video: Great F1 press conference moments (part 2) 30th January 2007, 9:00

Formula 1 press conferences are usually rigidly boring. Drivers usually stick to their PR scripts, try to get their sponsors and watch suppliers into the camera shot, and refuse even to speculate, never mind criticise or joke. But they’re always worth watching, because every now and then something actually interesting happens. Here’s a few more […]

Video: Great F1 press conference moments (part 1) 29th January 2007, 9:00

Controversy, comedy, and water fights. Formula 1 press conferences have proved the unlikely venues for all manner of hi-jinxs. Today we take a look at some of the funniest moments in F1 press conferences captured on video – and a few of the arguments that erupted in front of the press. And we’ll have a […]

2007 testing round-up 1 28th January 2007, 18:15

A look back at this week’s testing as the Formula 1 teams get ready for the 2007 season. Both McLaren and Ferrari suffered with heavy crashes damaging their new cars and poor weather interfering with their test regimes. Honda are ironing out bugs in the RA107 that caused Jenson Button to stop twice.

“Ayrton Senna: As Time Goes By” reviewed

I can’t tell you how many biographies of Ayrton Senna Christopher Hilton has written, because I keep losing count.

The Hamilton hype starts here 27th January 2007, 22:16

Lewis Hamilton’s high-speed crash in testing on Friday served as a litmus test for the British media’s hunger for news about the exciting and fascinating young talent. He is yet to turn a wheel in anger, but news of his crash splashed across the entire back page of major papers like The Times, regardless of […]

F1 in the blogs 15

Our regular look at the latest material in F1 blogs including the Post of the Week. This week, a fierce row over customer cars, Prodrive get ready to go racing, and Formula One cars driving upside-down. Or maybe not.

Official 2007 Red Bull RBR3 pictures 26th January 2007, 9:18

Red Bull Racing have revealed their all-new Renault-powered, Adrian Newey-designed 2007 car that will be raced by David Coulthard and Mark Webber. Related links Official 2007 Honda RA107 pictures Official 2007 Renault R27 pictures 2007 Renault R27 spy photos More spy shots: Williams FW29 livery Ferrari’s subtle Marlboro branding (and F1 car) revealed Tags: f1 […]