F1 blogs & more: F1 drivers at Le Mans

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Peugeot 908 HDi FAP, Le Mans, 2008, 470150

On Maximum Motorsport this week I took a look at the 28 former Formula 1 drivers who are competing in the famous Le Mans 24 Hours this weekend.

Elsewhere on the web changes to Magny-Cours, an top 25 drivers feature with an interesting slant, and 40 years since McLaren’s first Grand Prix victory.

F1 drivers in the 2008 Le Mans 24 Hours – The 28 former F1 drivers in this weekend’s Le Mans 24 Hours including Marc Gene who survived a shocking crash in practice when his car flipped into a barrier (video here).

For more on the 2008 Le Mans 24 Hours visit Maximum Motorsport

BMW: Toyota’s worst nightmare – BMW embarass Toyota by becoming a winning team within two and a half years. Of course, they did take over an existing team, whereas Toyota started from scratch.

The final five could all have been No. 1, but only Foyt gets the prize – Attempting to do a top 25 racing drivers across all disciplines is ambitious and the selections in this list by ESPN have quite a heavy American slant. But Dale Earnhardt ahead of Juan Manuel Fangio?

Fox bites – A lot of people on the Canadian Grand Prix Live Blog were complaining about the standard of Fox’s coverage.

Stupidity from Canada does not apply to Hamilton – Grand Prix Diary thought McLaren’s complaint about Lewis Hamilton’s penalty was misguided…

Red lights and safety cars – …and in reaction to the above article Checkpoint 10 argues for the safety car to be dropped.

About that safety car pit stop by Button – Eagle-eyed Sidepodcast spotted why Jenson Button didn’t get a penalty in Canada.

Grand Prix brings human trafficking and sex trade to Montreal: activists – Can’t see Max Mosley having a problem with that. Speaking of him…

How an MI5’s involvement in a sex-scandal led to a high-speed car chase through London – More on the Mosley scandal.

Why Lewis shouldn’t forget his time in Montreal this year – Craig thinks Hamilton needs to learn how to learn.

McLaren’s first GP victory 40 years on – They had little to celebrate last weekend but Monday marked 40 years since McLaren’s maiden victory in F1.

Achitect competition to modernise Magny-Cours – Bernie Ecclestone may be determined to drop it, but Magny-Cours is going to get an overhaul following an architecture competition.

Dennis awarded Prince Philip Medal – Award for McLaren’s Ron Dennis.

A race calendar of old – Article by me for F1-Pitlane on how many races F1 drivers used to do. In 1958 Strling Moss did 10 Gradns prix and 30 other races!

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