F1 blogs & more: Bad sportsmanship

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Michael Schumacher, Benetton, TI Aida, 1994, 470150

A quick round-up of links I’ve bookmarked on StumbleUpon this week including bad sportsmanship in F1, Ferrari building a new simulator, and British winners of their home race. Read on for more.

Top 10 displays of bad sportsmanship – F1 is in the top two places. Still think Senna’s on Prost was worse than Schumacher’s on Hill, but that wasn’t against a British driver was it?

Read more about the 1994 F1 season: 1994 F1 season history

Do you know this man? Max does – Mohammad Bin Sulayem played a big role in Max Mosley’s survival during the FIA sex candal.

The British winners of the British Grand Prix – Excellent new series from Ollie on British drivers who won their home race.

Moog tapped to produce Ferrari simulator – Ferrari to produce a Formula 1 simulator to rival McLaren’s.

Renault R26 Formula One car on video – Sky drive Alonso’s motor.

Blame Whitmarsh, not Hamilton, for recent mistakes – Fifth Decade lies the blame for Hamilton’s disastrous form in the last two races at the feet of McLaren COO Martin Whitmarsh.

Juan Pablo Montoya: NASCAR is better than F1 – The Times is now running free adverts for NASCAR. This story from page 69 of Monday’s newspaper features the phrase “Sky Sports has exclusive coverage of each Nascar race for the next two years”. Sky Sports and The Times are both owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation.

Trulli stops in at MIS – Jarno Trulli on NASCAR: “It’s not so easy as people think. Juan is having a bit of a hard time. The racing is very tough.”

Podium to push Toyota further forward – “It is also a true podium finish – there was no race incident involved. So it was really our position.” I was glad to see Toyota take a podium at such a sad time for a team but let’s not kid ourselves – had Heikki Kovalainen started where he should he would not have ended the race behind Jarno Trulli.

Sebastien Bourdais – Interview with Sebastien Bourdais where he gives a glimpse of how Toro Rosso is different from McLaren.

GPDA: Union or Lobby Group – Drivers’ threat of strike is another sign the FIA’s unilateral power is not good for F1, argues F1 Underground.

F1 2008 – Halfway through the championship, who’s going to win it?

Ferrari launches new magazine, next phase of ‘Formula Oumo’ – Pics of Ferrari’s ultra-exclusive owners’ magazine.

F1 clubs survey – I had an email from Daniel Schaffer asking if I could publicise his F1 clubs survey.

If you want to keep track of what I’m reading and share articles with me you can find me on StumbleUpon. Already using StumbleUpon? You can write a review of F1 Fanatic.

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  1. Internet – only those who fundamentally misunderstand the way that McLaren goes motor racing, much as Alonso did last year. Preferential treatment is not the McLaren way. There are certainly reasons why Montoya was not as successful as Raikkonen at the wheel of a McLaren, but ‘preferential treatment’ was certainly not one of them.

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