The 2009 Indy Car calendar has been announced and there are three big changes. The Nashville oval is out and two of the top ex-CART/Champ Car venues join the schedule. Both are street tracks: the first is Long Beach, the iconic CART venue once used for Formula 1, which will hold the second round of … Continue reading 2009 Indy Car calendar revealed: Long Beach and Toronto in, Nashville out (Indy Car)
Here’s a selection of F1-related highlights I’ve found on the web in the past week or so – could we be in for more wet weather action at the Hungaroring? Plus Michael Schumacher has an altercation with a pedestrian, the strange reason behind Timo Glock’s huge crash in the German Grand Prix, Emerson Fittipaldi on … Continue reading F1 blogs & more: Rain again?
Here’s a video showing how a BMW mechanic suffered an electric shock and was thrown to the ground when he touched a car fitted with a Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS): The incident occured during testing at Jerez last week. Links below.
Journeyer concludes his two-part guide to the Hungarian Grand Prix. You can read the first installment here. 1997: The Hungaroring’s twisty configuration meant cars with lesser grunt could be competitive at the front. So Damon Hill, who up to now was uncompetitive in the Arrows, suddenly managed to slip past Michael Schumacher for the lead … Continue reading Video: Hungarian GP history 1994-2007
The “Life behind Lewis” DVD competition was easily the most popular competition I’ve run on the site so congratulations to the five of you who’ve won. Are you one of the winners? Find out below…
The Hungaroring is a rather odd place. It is as tight and twisty as Monaco but minus the Armco, the harbour, the glitz and the glamour. It is also a place with two personalities: its races can be dull and painfully boring but they can also be action-packed and exciting. While it tends to be … Continue reading Video: Hungarian GP history 1986-1993
The new Valencia F1 street track was used for the first time for a race meeting last weekend. Here’s a video showing a lap of the new Circuito Urbano Valencia onboard a GT car: The lap begins with the tight left before the start/finish straight. See below for more videos of the track and a … Continue reading Video lap of the Valencia F1 street circuit
The F1 team bosses have been meeting at Ferrari?óÔé¼Ôäós headquarters in Maranello to come up with a set of proposals for F1?óÔé¼Ôäós rules for 2011 and beyond. Speaking before the meeting, Renault?óÔé¼Ôäós Flavio Briatore gave a frank assessment of his team?óÔé¼Ôäós problems: The problem is that us, Renault, have stuck to the letter of the … Continue reading Flavio Briatore admits Renault have fallen behind on engine development
Here’s the Hungarian Grand Prix preview video with a video lap of the Hungaroring circuit, Murray Walker on Jenson Button’s maiden Grand Prix win in 2006 and some unusual behind-the-scenes footage from McLaren.
The complete story of the Fernando Alonso / Lewis Hamilton / McLaren qualifying scandal at the 2007 Hungarian Grand Prix
We?óÔé¼Ôäóre past the halfway point in the 2008 season so you know the drill by now: Ferrari and McLaren are up front and at the moment it looks like McLaren have the edge. BMW will be closest to them with Robert Kubica leading the charge. But who will be best of the rest in Hungary? … Continue reading Best of the rest (2008 Hungary preview)
We all remember the debacle of a ‘race’ F1 put on at Indianapolis in the 2005 United States Grand Prix. Yesterday NASCAR suffered its own version at the very same venue, albeit running the full oval rather than the road course. NASCAR managed to put on a full race, of sorts, with a full field. … Continue reading NASCAR has its own ‘Indianapolis 2005’ – but the race goes on
McLaren have nosed ahead of the opposition in the past few weeks with Lewis Hamilton scoring a pair of emphatic wins at Silverstone and Hockenheim. Testing last week suggested the team will keep their advantage at the next round in Hungary. Can Hamilton become the first man in two years to win three successive races?
The 2009 F1 rules are a source of great interest with several radical changes aimed at improving overtaking. Along with bring back slick tyres and reducing wing sizes, teams are expected to be allowed to use adjustable wings. I’m not a fan of the idea. What do you think of it? Cast your vote below…
Markus Winkelhock recently told the German press that he doesn’t expect to get the chance to add to the single race start he made at the Nurburgring for Spyker last year. Winkelhock famously led his debut race after a rain storm in the opening laps and a cunning early switch to wet-weather tyres. But some … Continue reading One lap wonders
Scott Dixon won once again in the Indy Racing League thanks to rapid pit work by his Ganassi pit crew and a slice of fortunate with the race distance. Dixon had a quiet race until the late stages when one of his Penske rivals was knocked into a spin and the other fell back in … Continue reading Scott Dixon takes fifth win of 2008 at Edmonton (Indy Car)
The former Champ Car drivers in the Indy Racing League have enjoyed their best qualifying session of the year at Edmonton. It’s the only time the IRL regulars and the ‘transition teams’ will compete together at an ex-Champ Car venue this year. Penske duo Ryan Brisco and Helio Castroneves locked out the front row but … Continue reading Ex-Champ Car drivers shine at Edmonton (Indy Car)
Bruno Senna is one of the names being linked with the vacant seat at Toro Rosso next year as current driver Sebastian Vettel moves up to the Red Bull team.
I did a review of the latest Lewis Hamilton DVD earlier this week and although it’s not bad the lack of racing footage on it is a disappointment. But if you like the sound of a video with more of a historical angle, which packs in four decades of F1 racing action, I’ve got a … Continue reading Buy, beg, borrow or steal this video
The past two seasons have seen the gap between the fastest and slowest cars shrink. A fairly basic assessment of the data suggests the F1 field is more closely matched now than it has been at any point in the last ten years. How has this happened?