How Formula 1 can improve safety following the Heikki Kovalainen crash

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Heikki Kovalainen’s crash in the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday was another major escape for F1. It came less than twelve months after Robert Kubica survived an accident of immense violence in last year’s Canadian Grand Prix. (See here for video of the Kovalainen crash). Although the lightness of the injuries to both drivers is … Continue reading How Formula 1 can improve safety following the Heikki Kovalainen crash

2009 F1 drivers – early predictions

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

It’s early days, but Luca di Montezemolo’s comments last week about Ferrari not needing Fernando Alonso started me thinking about which drivers might be on the move for 2009. On the face of it Montezemolo doesn’t seem to want to change his pairing of Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa. And after three driver changes in … Continue reading 2009 F1 drivers – early predictions

Video: Stephane Ortelli survives horrific crash at Monza

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Words just don’t do justice to how fortunate Stephane Ortelli was to survive this crash in the Le Mans Series race at Monza today. And the same goes for Allan McNish whose Audi R10 was missed by the flying ORECA Courage by mere centimetres. Ortelli lost control of his car on approach to the first … Continue reading Video: Stephane Ortelli survives horrific crash at Monza

Bad safety car rules catch out Heidfeld

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Formula 1’s ill thought-out safety car rules ruined Nick Heidfeld’s race today. The BMW driver was leading when the safety car came out following Heikki Kovalainen’s crash, and even though he had two laps of fuel to spare he was forced to pit while the pit lane was closed, meaning he incurred an unavoidable penalty. … Continue reading Bad safety car rules catch out Heidfeld

I will drop Sky if they don’t put Indy Car on live

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

Sky aren’t showing this evening’s Indy Car race live again, and once again it’s because they’re showing live NASCAR instead. On their many other sports channels at the same time they appear to be showing non-live events and even one non-sporting event (wrestling). When I got a SKy subscription a few years ago it was … Continue reading I will drop Sky if they don’t put Indy Car on live