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Doubt over facts of Villeneuve-Pironi row 24th July 2007, 21:42

The details of one of the most famous and tragic episodes in Formula 1 history have been disputed by one of the sport’s long-standing figures. It had long been claimed that Didier Pironi ‘stole’ victory from team mate Gilles Villeneuve in the 1982 San Marino Grand Prix by refusing to follow team orders. Livid with […]

Toro Rosso denies plan to replace Speed (updated)

Scuderia Toro Rosso have denied they plan to replace Scott Speed with Sebastian Vettel, following a report on an American website. Speed criticised the team after the European Grand Prix, claiming Gerhard Berger and Franz Tost were trying to get rid of him. He was only confirmed to be racing for the team in 2007 […]

Video: A classic F1 advert

The great Mercedes advert was on television again yesterday evening and it put me in the mind of another great F1 television advert – a young Damon Hill with Murray Walker in the Pizza Hut ad. Like the advert with Fernando Alonso and Damon Hill, it works well because the pair are clearly entering into […]

Bahrain heads 2008 calendar – but how many races?

Bahrain has been confirmed as the first Grand Prix of 2008 as Formula One Group seeks to repeat last year’s ratings high. A race at midday in Bahrain airs in the early evening in Europe – prime television time – unlike the Australian round which Europeans have to get up at around 3am to see. […]