F1 blogs review: Auf wiedersehen Ralf

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Ralf Schumacher, Toyota, 2006Several F1 bloggers picked up on the departure of Ralf Schumacher from Formula 1 this week. And as usual he didn’t get a very sympathetic farewell…

Others criticised the stance of some drivers against the traction control ban, who said it might make racing in the wet too dangerous.

Read the weekly round-up of the F1 blogs below.

No Schumacher in 2008? – Ralf’s absence means the F1 grid might be Schumacher-free for the first time since 1991.

Welcome 2008 – Another writer is glad to see Ralf – and Giancarlo Fisichella – leave F1.

Todt?s Disappointment, Kimi?s Clever Idea, Max?s Sympathetic Support – New tattoo for Kimi Raikkonen.

Force India F1 starts advertising on Indian Television Screens – Indian F1 team starts courting sponsors.

Michael Bartels stirs to pot – F1 Insight looks at Michael Bartels’ claim that Mercedes doesn’t do enough to bring German drivers into F1.

Momma Jense is worried – Criticism of Jenson Button (and other F1 drivers) claims’ that racing in the wet without traction control is too dangerous.

Speedcar? – Jean Alesi is back.

Former F1 drivers to race at Le Mans in 2008 – While Jos Verstappen and Olivier Panis head to La Sarthe for the 24 Heures du Mans.

F1 Rewind (Pilot) – The Sidepodcast team just keep pulling rabbits out of the hat. Have a look at their ambitious new video project.

The next President of the FIA – An excellent article on BlogF1 looking at who might replace Max Mosley – Jean Todt, Damon Hill, Ross Brawn and Paul Stoddart (!) are tipped as the contenders.

Are the current Formula 1 rules causing talent drain? – Franck Montangy, Christian Klien, Robert Doornbos and other worthy racers are left without drives.

Vettel in the Schu mould – The new German racer is winning plenty of admirers.

F1 season review: websites – A review of Formula 1 websites including blogs.

Valencia GP Europa – A new F1 blog (in Spanish) covering the development of the Valencia street circuit.