The Ben Evans Columns – Drinking and driving

Posted on | Author Ben Evans

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 … Continue reading The Ben Evans Columns – Drinking and driving

Is this the ugly face of future F1?

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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 … Continue reading Is this the ugly face of future F1?

Video: Great F1 press conference moments (part 2)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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 … Continue reading Video: Great F1 press conference moments (part 2)

Video: Great F1 press conference moments (part 1)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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 … Continue reading Video: Great F1 press conference moments (part 1)

Official 2007 Red Bull RBR3 pictures

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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 … Continue reading Official 2007 Red Bull RBR3 pictures

Four Michael Schumacher cars for sale – just $6.5m!

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Four Formula One cars raced by Michael Schumacher have gone up for sale. All four cars are offered for purchase jointly and include the 1991 Jordan-Cosworth 191 in which he made his Grand Prix debut; The 1991 Benetton-Cosworth B191 in which he scored his first championship points at the Italian Grand Prix; The 1994 Benetton-Cosworth … Continue reading Four Michael Schumacher cars for sale – just $6.5m!

Official 2007 Honda RA107 pictures

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The wraps came off Honda’s new RA107 today – but the final look of the car still won’t be revealed until the livery is launched next month. This is Rubens Barrichello at the wheel in Barcelona. Related links Official 2007 Renault R27 pictures 2007 Renault R27 spy photos More spy shots: Williams FW29 livery Ferrari’s … Continue reading Official 2007 Honda RA107 pictures

Changes to Barcelona for 2007 revealed

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

This is the official diagram showing the changes made to the Barcelona circuit, home of the Spanish Grand Prix, for the 2007 race. The penultimate bend, Europcar, has been tightened to allow for the insertion of a chicane on the approach to New Holland. As mentioned earlier on F1Fanatic the changes have been made to … Continue reading Changes to Barcelona for 2007 revealed

GPWC goes the way of Premier 1 GP

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

In 2006 the grinding tedium of the merciless political row between the FIA and the Grand Prix Manufacturers’ Association (GPMA) finally ended in a ceasefire. And not a moment too soon – the last thing we needed was another Indy ’05 or, much worse, the GPMA’s stated threat of a ‘Grand Prix World Championship’ breakaway … Continue reading GPWC goes the way of Premier 1 GP

How do you solve a problem like Toyota?

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Are you a passionate, devoted fan of Panasonic Toyota Racing? Did you heart beat with anticipation during the unveiling of the TF107 last week? Will you tune in to the Australian Grand Prix in eight weeks’ time, praying for an all red-and-white front row? Probably not. According to last year’s FIA survey Toyota were the … Continue reading How do you solve a problem like Toyota?

“Chasing the Title” (Nigel Roebuck, 1999)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

For many F1 fans, the week isn’t complete without grabbing five minutes to read Nigel Roebuck’s Fifth Column in Autosport. A shame, then, that he rarely finds the time to create an extended volume of his work such as this. “Chasing the Title” broadly covers anything and everything Roebuck chose to turn his mind to … Continue reading “Chasing the Title” (Nigel Roebuck, 1999)