Pedro de la Rosa criticises McLaren driver equality

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Some people (myself not included) are sceptical about whether Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen are going to get equal treatment at McLaren this year. So it was interesting to see Pedro de la Rosa not only confirm that they will get the same treatment but say he disagrees with the approach, in an interview for … Continue reading Pedro de la Rosa criticises McLaren driver equality

Video: Valencia street track vs road course

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Video of a virtual lap of the new Valencia street circuit has been released – the track looks fast, challenging and not at all like many of the recent additions to the F1 calendar. However some of the local residents aren’t happy and have protested against the expense (financial and environmental) of transforming part of … Continue reading Video: Valencia street track vs road course

You’re nine years too late, Jacques

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Ex-F1 driver Jacques Villeneuve has split from his manager Craig Pollock. In a statement the 1997 world champion said: He has stuck with me through good times and bad, and I have a lot to thank him for. I think that’s incredibly charitable. If Villeneuve hadn’t followed Pollock’s half-baked idea nine years ago, to set … Continue reading You’re nine years too late, Jacques

Pictures: Honda revises ‘Earth car’ livery for 2008 season

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Honda have revealed they are sticking with their innovative ‘Earth Car’ livery for a second year in 2008. The RA108 features the familiar green and blue globe printed on last year’s car, but merged with Honda’s traditional colours of white and red. More pictures and high resolution versions below. More on the 2008 F1 season … Continue reading Pictures: Honda revises ‘Earth car’ livery for 2008 season

How much does an F1 driver cost? And why…

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Max Mosley has approved increases in the cost of F1 drivers’ superlicences that will net the FIA an extra ??1.1m* (??818,000). F1 drivers have seen the cost of their licences increase by up to 479%. The top drivers will pay the most but it’s not as if they’re impoverished to begin with – Lewis Hamilton … Continue reading How much does an F1 driver cost? And why…

Tom Rubython’s BusinessF1 becomes SportsPro (updated)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Undeterred by the failure of BusinessF1 and being embroiled in a number of lawsuits involving the likes of the FIA’s Richard Woods and the defunct Simtek team, the magazine’s former editor Tom Rubython has returned with a new publication: “SportsPro”. “SportsPro” has a decidedly similar look to “BusinessF1” (see images right and below), but Rubython … Continue reading Tom Rubython’s BusinessF1 becomes SportsPro (updated)

It’s Nazir Hoosein all over again

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Sidepodcast have done some first-class sleuthing about the man who will appear as the new FIA-appointed permanent steward to rule on disputes during Grand Prix weekends. As of this year there will be three different stewards officiating on each race, plus one extra person appointed by the FIA who will be at every race. This … Continue reading It’s Nazir Hoosein all over again