A1GP Zandvoort sprint: Zaugg repeats ’06 win

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

Adrian Zaugg repeated his victory in last year’s Zandvoort sprint race in this year’s season opener with a dominant win for the South Africa team. Zaugg risked a collision with Mexico’s Salvador Duran at the rolling start – the pair touching and Duran coming perilously close to the pit wall. But Zaugg kept the lead … Continue reading A1GP Zandvoort sprint: Zaugg repeats ’06 win

Embarrassment for Red Bull as drivers collide (updated)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Mark Webber angrily criticised Sebastian Vettel after the collision between the Red Bull stable mates under safety car conditions in the Japanese Grand Prix. Webber was running third when Vettel ran into the back of him on lap 46, putting both out. Vettel later apologised but a furious Webber called him a “kid with no … Continue reading Embarrassment for Red Bull as drivers collide (updated)

Ferrari hopes in tatters after tyre blunder

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Ferrari harpooned their own drivers’ championship hopes with a major mistake at the start of today’s Japanese Grand Prix. Following an instruction to all teams from the race stewards that they must start the race on full wet weather tyres, both the Ferraris began the race on intermediate rubber. But even without the stewards’ order, … Continue reading Ferrari hopes in tatters after tyre blunder

“Fangio: The Life behind the Legend” (Gerald Donaldson, 2003)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Five world championships, 24 wins from 51 starts – benchmarks that for decades the Formula 1 fraternity thought un-surpassable. They have been beaten now, but his victory strike rate and sheer total of championships won – second only to Michael Schumacher – will remain etched in the pages of history. But anyone who came to … Continue reading “Fangio: The Life behind the Legend” (Gerald Donaldson, 2003)

Japanese GP 2007 qualifying: Hamilton scores vital pole

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Lewis Hamilton scored the fifth and surely most important pole position of his short F1 career as he bids to become the sport’s first rookie champion. The four championship contenders will line up in the top four positions with both McLarens leading the way into tomorrow’s Japanese Grand Prix. A wet session saw a couple … Continue reading Japanese GP 2007 qualifying: Hamilton scores vital pole

What Dennis’s remark to Alonso really meant

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Since the espionage hearing details came to light we know just how bad things have been between Ron Dennis and Fernando Alonso since the Hungarian Grand Prix. It makes it very interesting to look back on some of their remarks made between Hungary and the World Motor Sports Council Announcement. Here’s what Dennis said to … Continue reading What Dennis’s remark to Alonso really meant

The Ben Evans Column – DTM’s lesson for F1

Posted on | Author Ben Evans

I was delighted to see on Sunday that the DTM bosses truly showed where their priorities lie, by depriving the fans in Barcelona together with a large TV audience of anything approaching a race. Yes, withdrawing all your cars makes a statement. Unfortunately for Audi that statement is not ‘Vorsprung Durch Technich’ but rather ‘We … Continue reading The Ben Evans Column – DTM’s lesson for F1

Have you been to the Japanese GP?

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

It’s the Japanese Grand Prix at Fuji Speedway this weekend and we’re looking for F1 fans who’ve been to the new circuit and its former home Suzuka to tell us about their experiences. Photo: Ferrari media Related links Share your experiences of visiting the Japanese Grand Prix at Fuji Speedway Share your experiences of visiting … Continue reading Have you been to the Japanese GP?

F1 in the news 52: Jackie Stewart ‘a halfwit’

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

In the F1 news this week FIA president Max Mosley created headlines by describing Jackie Stewart as a ‘certifiable halfwit’. Also this week you can buy Martin Brundle’s old car, find out where Bernie Ecclestone ranked in the 100 Most Important People in (American) Sport and read about the Russian former F1 tester who was … Continue reading F1 in the news 52: Jackie Stewart ‘a halfwit’

Debate: A1 Grand Prix

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The third season of the A1 Grand Prix ‘World Cup of Motorsport’ starts this weekend at the former Grand Prix circuit Zandvoort. Will you be watching? Started in late 2005 amid much fanfare, A1GP pits drivers from different countries against each other in identical, but fairly low-powered cars. Former F1 racers Ralph Firman, Narain Karthikeyan, … Continue reading Debate: A1 Grand Prix