The best souvenir you’ve got from a race

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

What’s the best souvenir you’ve picked up at a race – F1 or anything else? Some of us started discussing this on the F1 Fanatic Forum last week. Best finds so far include handfuls of carbon fibre from Giancarlo Fisichella’s crash at Magny-Cours in 2002, a jam jar full of tyre marbles from Melbourne ’01, … Continue reading The best souvenir you’ve got from a race

2008 British Grand Prix preview: Can Lewis Hamilton win at Silverstone?

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

A home victory would be the perfect way for Lewis Hamilton to respond to criticism of his driving after two consecutive no-scores in Canada and France. Do McLaren have the car – and does Hamilton have the nerve – for him to win the British Grand Prix at a sold-out Silverstone? He will be hoping … Continue reading 2008 British Grand Prix preview: Can Lewis Hamilton win at Silverstone?

The Ben Evans Column: F1 and tennis

Posted on | Author Ben Evans

If there was any doubt before France that Lewis Hamilton?s F1 honeymoon was over there certainly isn?t now. In a weekend where the McLaren team was subject to some extremely harsh penalties (why was Heikki Kovalainen penalised but not Kimi Raikkonen during qualifying?) Hamilton?s race was effectively over midway through the first lap.

Poll: Should drivers keep their numbers?

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

27. 46. 5. Some numbers are instantly recognisable to motor racing fans being linked with one driver – whether it’s Gilles Villeneuve, Valentino Rossi, Nigel Mansell, or someone else. At present F1 drivers either get the number 1 if they won the world champioship, or else have to take a number based on their team’s … Continue reading Poll: Should drivers keep their numbers?

FIA?s plans for Formula 2 shows Max Mosley wants war with Bernie Ecclestone

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

A surprise announcement from today?s FIA World Motor Sports Council today revealed the FIA wishes to set up a new feeder series to Formula 1. It will be called Formula 2, reviving the name used for a similar series until 1984, before it was replaced by Formula 3000 and, later, GP2. But why is the … Continue reading FIA?s plans for Formula 2 shows Max Mosley wants war with Bernie Ecclestone

Provisional 2009 F1 calendar has good news for France, bad for America

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The first details of the 2009 F1 calendar were published today with the F1 schedule set to return to 19 races ?ǣ a high it has only reached once before, in 2005. As was expected the French Grand Prix is remaining at Magny-Cours. The Australian Grand Prix also appears as a provisional fixture. However there … Continue reading Provisional 2009 F1 calendar has good news for France, bad for America

British Grand Prix and F1 test sold out

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The British Grand Prix is expected to have a three-day attendance of 240,000 this year as every ticket available has been sold. The first of three days of pre-race testing began today with the entire, albeit limited, allocation of tickets also selling out. However tickets for the Grand Prix are available on the internet and … Continue reading British Grand Prix and F1 test sold out

2009 F1 calendar expected tomorrow with French round at Magny-Cours

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

A provisional 2009 F1 calendar is expected to be announced tomorrow by Bernie Ecclestone according to Nigel Roebuck. Among the changes for 2009 will be the first Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, announced last year. And on Sunday rumours came to light that Magny-Cours, host of the French Grand Prix, will get a second stay of … Continue reading 2009 F1 calendar expected tomorrow with French round at Magny-Cours