The Monaco Grand Prix is Formula 1’s most celebrated race. But the most decisive racing action this weekend will surely happen the day before – in Monaco Grand Prix qualifying. Overtaking is so difficult in Formula 1 today that it’s almost redundant to remark that it’s unlikely to happen at Monaco. But the tight and … Continue reading 2008 Monaco GP preview: qualifying
Guest writer Journeyer concludes his two-part guide to the Monaco Grand Prix. If you thought part one yesterday was great, then you’ll love part two! This covers some of the more recent Monaco magical moments from the 1980s up to 2007:
In the Monaco Grand Prix preview video, Lewis Hamilton discusses why it’s his favourite track, Frank Williams talks about who the greatest racer who drove for him was, and a preview of the historic Monte-Carlo circuit.
Only a handful of races into the season and already the doom mongers are out for the scalp of Nelson Piquet Jnr The Renault driver?óÔé¼Ôäós erratic start to the year is, in some people?óÔé¼Ôäós view, enough to cost him his seat should he disappoint again at Monaco. Now, though I have never been the greatest … Continue reading The Ben Evans column: Piquet, Moto GP, and the star F1 driver of 2009
You don’t ordinarily think of Ferraris as being unattractive but this beast was certainly hit with the ugly stick.
Bernie Ecclestone waited a few days before responding to Max Mosley’s surprising claims last week about the FIA’s contract negotiations with Formula One Group: I sincerely hope that it isn’t a declaration of war because, if that’s what the message should be, then we’ll have to defend ourselves. That is what anyone would do. I … Continue reading Ecclestone hits back at Mosley
F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer returns with the first in a two-part look at the history of the Monaco Grand Prix. And so we reach Monaco, Formula 1’s most famous and glamorous race – and with good reason. Barring World War II, Grands Prix has been held here for the last 80 years or so. … Continue reading Video: Monaco GP history 1929-73
Ferrari have won 13 championships in the last nine years but haven’t tasted victory at Monte-Carlo since 2001: Year Best finish Driver 2002 2 Michael Schumacher 2003 3 Michael Schumacher 2004 3 Rubens Barrichello 2005 7 Michael Schumacher 2006 5 Michael Schumacher 2007 3 Felipe Massa How has F1’s form team of the 21st century … Continue reading 2008 Monaco GP preview: Ferrari
Toyota explain the changes they make to the TF108 for the Monaco Grand Prix in this video, including a comparison of the high-speed and low-speed rear wing configurations. More Formula 1 videos in the F1 videos section.
After each Grand Prix this year I’ve asked you to rate the race. So which one did you like best so far? It’s perhaps not a great surprise to see the hectic Australian Grand Prix was rated by far the most popular which an average score of 7.6 out of 10. But after a bit … Continue reading The best race so far – your verdict
Heikki Kovalainen must be an early candidate for ‘unluckiest driver of the year’. OK, he’s not had Sebastian Vettel’s Series of Unfortunate Events, but he has had some rotten fortune: Australia – Strategy ruined by safety car Malaysia – Docked five places on grid Spain – Crashed heavily after car failure Turkey – Suffered puncture … Continue reading Monaco GP preview: Heikki Kovalainen
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For the first time since the 1980s Formula 1 has a trio of street circuits on the calendar. Monte-Carlo this weekend will be followed by the Valencia and Singapore street circuits later in the year. And Bernie Ecclestone has indicated he wants more street circuits in the future, including moving the French Grand Prix to … Continue reading Return of the street fighters
Jason Plato stuck the nose of his Seat Leon into the lead in the third BTCC race at Thruxton and kept it there – despite a robust attack from an unlikely source: Andrew Jordan’s Honda Intergra. Plato hit the lead at the expense of Gordon Sheddon, who lost his early advantage due to a puncture … Continue reading BTCC: Plato fights back with Thruxton win
Chevrolet romped to victory in the second WTCC race at Valencia with Alain Menu converting pole position into victory ahead of race one winner Rob Huff. Andy Priaulx got ahead of Menu at the start but within a few laps the superior pace of the Chevrolet told and Menu molved back ahead. Rob Huff made … Continue reading WTCC: Menu leads Huff in Chevrolet 1-2
Tom Onslow-Cole has given himself the perfect present for the birthday he celebrated on Friday by winning the first two BTCC races of the day at Thruxton. In both events he ran second before the leader dropped back with a puncture. In race one it was Gordon Sheddon who led the way in his Honda … Continue reading BTCC: Two wins for Onslow-Cole at Thruxton
The famous Monte-Carlo street circuit has held the Monaco Grand Prix since 1929, and was on the first world championship calendar in 1950. Since those early days the track has evolved, sprouting new corners, shifting its pits between three different locations and being completely overhauled to improve safety. The onboard videos from the 1970s up … Continue reading Video: Four decades of Monaco onboard
After a processional few races in South America the World Touring Car Championship put on an entertaining battle at Valencia in Spain. Rob Huff burst through to win in his Chevrolet having escaped a penalty for overtaking pole sitter Yvan Muller at the rolling start. Huff then dropped back to third, but passed the leading … Continue reading WTCC: Huff leads Chevrolet resurgence at Valencia
Here are my notes on the Turkish Grand Prix including how Lewis Hamilton lost the race on Saturday, what happened to the BMWs, and how much trouble Nelson Piquet Jnr is in. Plus when was the last time we saw a pass for the lead in a dry race?
The ten remaining Formula 1 teams spent Wednesday to Friday testing at Paul Ricard, former home of the French Grand Prix. It was very much a test in two parts, with the teams testing high-downforce configurations for the Monaco Grand Prix, the next round of the championship, and low-downforce settings for the Canadian Grand Prix … Continue reading 2008 F1 testing round-up 12: Paul Ricard