2007 June 06 archive
Switzerland ends 52-year motor sport ban 6th June 2007, 23:37
Switzerland’s parliament has voted to end the country’s ban on motor racing. It was outlawed in 1955 following the crash in that year’s Le Mans 24 Hours that killed over 80 spectators along with Mercedes driver Pierre Levegh. Time trials have been the only legal form of motor sport since 1955. Five world championship Swiss […]
This year marks 40 years since Mazda started using the Wankel rotary engine in its road cars. It’s a classic example of an innovation that could have benefited enormously from being perfected in the white heat of technological progress that is Formula 1. What a shame it was never allowed to compete.
Jacques Villeneuve has launched a surprising attack on Lewis Hamilton, comparing the Briton to Villeneuve’s former F1 nemesis Michael Schumacher. Referring to Hamilton’s starts he said: “When will these chopping moves stop? Lewis is not getting penalised for these things and his behaviour off the start line has started to look the way Michael Schumacher […]
With the Canadian Grand Prix coming up this weekend we’ve got a selection of photos from past Grands Prix at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve available for you to download for your desktop. Enjoy! Related links Canadian Grand Prix wallpapers More F1 wallpapers Tags: f1 / formula one / formula 1 / grand prix / motor […]