F1 on the Nurburgring Nordschleife wallpapers

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Nick Heidfeld became the first driver in 31 years to lap the Nurburgring Nordschleife in a Formula 1 car on Saturday. The track last staged a Grand Prix in 1976, when Niki Lauda crashed at Bergwerk sustaining serious burns from which he almost died. The circuit was swiftly declared too dangerous to race on, because … Continue reading F1 on the Nurburgring Nordschleife wallpapers

A1GP Brands Hatch Feature: H???lkenberg’s last hurrah

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

A1 Grand Prix’s second season ended on a high as the Brands Hatch feature race produced a thrilling duel between Germany’s Nico H???lkenberg and Britain’s Robbie Kerr. H???lkenberg held Kerr off to the flag after making a fractionally better getaway than the British driver at the start. The two raced wheel-to-wheel halfway around the first … Continue reading A1GP Brands Hatch Feature: H???lkenberg’s last hurrah

“Ken Tyrrell: The Authorised Biography” (Maurice Hamilton, 2002)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Should teams be allowed to buy chassis from other constructors and race them in Formula 1? It’s one of the most divisive arguments in F1 today and it’s not a new debate. Up until the early 1980s it was entirely commonplace for teams to race customer chassis. Those in support of it today maintain that … Continue reading “Ken Tyrrell: The Authorised Biography” (Maurice Hamilton, 2002)

Hamilton “worth ???10m” – and good for TV!

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Lewis Hamilton could earn up to ???10m in brand endorsements in only his first year of Formula 1. And his swashbuckling start has given British F1 TV audiences a much-needed boost. ITV has also seen a boost in its F1 TV audiences. Hamilton’s vigorous defence against Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen in the Malaysian Grand … Continue reading Hamilton “worth ???10m” – and good for TV!

Silverstone offers family tickets from ??79

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Reacting to the increased demand for British Grand Prix tickets, Silverstone have introduced a new ticket. The ‘family’ ticket allows a group of two adults and two children to attend on Friday for ??79. Saturday attendance is priced at ??139. It’s a shame they’re not offering a Sunday ticket along those lines but the Saturday … Continue reading Silverstone offers family tickets from ??79

“Beyond the limit” (Sid Watkins, 2001)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

At the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal on 15th June 1997, Olivier Panis’ Prost speared into a tyre barrier, breaking both of Panis’s legs. The race was stopped and, as ever, Professor Sid Watkins led the efforts to treat Panis as quickly as possible. After the race the two championship protagonists of that year spoke … Continue reading “Beyond the limit” (Sid Watkins, 2001)

The Ben Evans Column – Super Bikes

Posted on | Author Ben Evans

Cursed ironic timing. Last weekend – the most Motorsport-tastic of the year so far with F1, GP2, World Superbikes, British Superbikes and more – coincided with a visit from some non-F1 Fanatic friends. (Yes, I do have some). My proposed schedule for Saturday and Sunday was rejected – admittedly it was a little Eurosport heavy … Continue reading The Ben Evans Column – Super Bikes

Bahrain Grand Prix 2007 facts & statistics

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Lewis Hamilton is deservedly in the limelight for his record-breaking exploits in Bahrain. But fellow British racer Anthony Davidson also set a record in the last race – a most unusual and obscure one somehow befitting the cult status of his Super Aguri team. Find out about Davidson’s achievement and all the other landmarks that … Continue reading Bahrain Grand Prix 2007 facts & statistics