But the author of Post of the Week puts another designer forward as the greatest in motor racing history – and it’s not Gordon Murray, or even Adrian Newey.
Plus the Felipe Massa backlash in the Italian press, football woe for his compatriot Giancarlo Fisichella, and why you look like a real jerk.
F1Fanatic’s Post of the Week
Why James Ellis Hall, father of the Chaparral, deserves a place in history alongside the greatest racing car designers.
More F1 in the blogs
Checkpoint 10’s Alternative Behaviour Championship – In praise of the paddock’s non-conformists, whether they be Flavio Briatore, Honda, or even Kimi Raikkonen.
Fizz gone out of Fisi’s Seven-up – Fact: Giancarlo Fisichella has scored fewer points this year than the number of goals his beloved AS Roma conceded against Manchester United this week. Gutted.
Press, Ferrari criticise Massa – If it sucks to be Fisichella, it sucks more to be Massa…
Motorsport, greener than you’d think – And no, this is nothing to do with Honda.
Pole Position commercial, circa the ’80s – “Hey! You look like a real jerk.” Ah they don’t make racing games adverts like this any more. There’s definite Beastie Boys and Monty Python overtones in this classic.
The Formula Fever – Bahrain doesn’t have a huge native F1 fan base – so they give away stacks of free tickets to make the stands look less empty. Here’s one fan who’s gotten free tickets for three years in a row…
Heidfeld wants contract talks – Already after just two rounds the driver market is stirring.