The video I posted yesterday of the new Mercedes “Anything you can do” advert has proved so popular I thought you all might like this behind the scenes film.
Sebastien Bourdais returned to Champ Car after his recent F1 test and showed his rivals why he’s tipped to be Grand Prix racing next year. He dominated the third of the Canadian Triple Crown races, comfortably beating Justin Wilson and seizing the initiative in the championship as rivals Will Power and Robert Doornbos struggled.
Scott Dixon won his third consecutive IRL race and closed to within 24 points of championship leader Dario Franchitti with five rounds remaining. The New Zealander moved to the front in a processional race at the Mid Ohio road course by playing a canny strategic game. But Franchitti minimised the damage by following him home … Continue reading IRL Mid Ohio: Dixon seals his hat-trick
If you believe in fate, it certainly had it in for Lewis Hamilton this weekend. His fortune swung from one extreme to the other in the blink of an eye at the Nurburgring. He suffered a massive accident in qualifying that was not of his own making – hitting the barriers at 140mph after a … Continue reading Hamilton’s rollercoaster weekend
Kimi Raikkonen’s retirement from this afternoon’s European Grand Prix will cause his supporters to lament his misfortune once again.
His jubilant post-race celebrations didn’t show it, but a cloud hangs over Fernando Alonso’s victory this afternoon.
The current drivers’ and constructors’ championship positions, pending any appeals. Drivers’ championship 1. Lewis Hamilton 70
Fernando Alonso finished first after a frantic race at the Nurburgring.
I opened up this week’s F1 Racing magazine to discover their rankings of the drivers’ performances so far this year look pretty similar to my own that I posted last week. F1 Racing polled 28 top F1 personalities on their opinions to compile their list, including Martin Brundle, Flavio Briatore, Keke Rosberg, Jody Scheckter, Pat … Continue reading F1 Racing’s driver rankings look familiar…
Javier Villa dominated the sprint race at the Nurburgring taking a consummate lights-to-flag victory. But the tense battle for second place was fought until the dying stages.
Lewis Hamilton will race in today’s European Grand Prix. The FIA medical team agreed that he had suffered no major ill effects from his 140mph crash at the Schumacher S yesterday. Hamilton will start the race from tenth on the grid, the first time he has started outside the top four in his rookie season … Continue reading Hamilton set to race at Nurburgring
I had the fortune to meet the author of this book, Philip Porter, at the Goodwood Festival of Speed a few weeks ago. He explained how this series of books had begun as a means of publishing some of Stirling Moss’s extensive collection of racing mementoes, including his diaries. The Stirling Moss scrapbook is now … Continue reading “Graham Hill Scrapbook 1929-1966” (Philip Porter, 2007)