F1 blogs review: Kazuki Nakajima’s crash

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Renault 2008 R28 launch 11 | LAT / RenaultWith the season drawing ever closer there’s more activity on the F1 blogs – here’s 18 articles worth reading I came across this week.

Read on for thoughts on the Renault launch, Kazuki Nakajima’s crash, Gilles Villeneuve and – as always – Lewis Hamilton.

Nakajima’s crash – Following Kazuki Nakajima’s crash in testing Clive at F1 Insight asks if paved run-offs are safe enough.

44 days until the Australian Grand Prix – I love this imaginative countdown to the 2008 season. Also have a look at the entries for 45 and 46

Briatore: Drivers have equal status – Flavio Briatore suggests Fernando Alonso will not have number one status over Nelson Piquet Jnr in 2008.

The last race of the emperor – Michael Schumacher – A look back at Schumacher’s 2006 Brazilian Grand Prix swansong.

Remembering Gilles Villeneuve – The hugely popular French-Canadian Ferrari driver would have been 58 last month.

Second Indian team for Formula 1 – An Indian company is poised to take a stake in Super Aguri.

Justin Wilson signs to Newman-Haas Champ Car team – Former F1 driver Wilson takes the place of new F1 driver Sebastien Bourdais in Champ Car’s top team. But is the series in its death throes?

On video: Harris’ first spin in F1 – An Autocar journalist drives an F1 car (a 2004 Jaguar R5) for the first time.

Barrichello isn’t quitting – The experienced Brazilian driver could break the record for most Grand Prix starts this year…

How many races has Barrichello driven? – …but exactly when he’ll pass that mark is up for debate.

F1 is back to what it once was – This fan is pleased the return of “good old-fashioned rivalries”.

Why Lewis Hamilton is a phony – George thinks Hamilton should have played a number two role to Fernando Alonso in 2007.

Mosley a comic? Or realist? – Thoughts on Max Mosley.

The F1 drivers I love – This blogger asks how F1 drivers get their licences. Well, first of all they stump up a load of cash

Let me indulge in a small rant – Good to see Linksheaven posting again, especially when I can nod along to stuff like, “I don?t want to see F1 end up as a clone of NASCAR”.

Hamilton dominates Renault launch – A typically intriguing perspective, this time on the Renault launch, from Brad Spurgeon.

Presentation of the F2008 at Fiorano – Video of the new Ferrari’s shakedown.

Bernie doesn’t understand the future – SofaF1 chimes in with the sentiments of many – that Bernie Ecclestone is ignoring the potential of the internet and the demands of modern F1 viewers. Which is to say, we want high definition and we don’t want adverts.