F1 blogs & more: calendar concerns

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

French Grand Prix 2008, Magny-Cours, start, 470150

A quick round-up of intersting articles and features I’ve found on F1 blogs and other sites recently.

Includes retro German backmarkers, problems with next year’s calendar, and gratuitous shots of Dan Gurney getting air at the N???rburgirng.

German Jalopies – An interesting article on Germany’s short-lived F1 teams of the 1980s – ATS, Zakspeed and Rial.

Daily Mail Watch – An interesting cross-section of non-F1 fans’ opinions of the Mosley scandal.

Thirteen ways to spray victory champagne
– Champagne-squirting fun!

Anthony Davidson and Felipe Massa – My latest article for F1 Pitlane.

Silverstone weekend – Photo-journal of a weekend at the British Grand Prix.

Planning permission in England – More on the problems facing Donington.

Italian press slams Ferrari after British Grand Prix – “Cold shower for Ferrari. The weather forecasting betrayed Maranello, but McLaren is more reactive and flexible in difficult conditions.” – How often have we seen the names “Ferrari” and “McLaren” reversed in phrases like that?

Teams worried about 09 calendar – Length of 19-race calendar a problem for teams. F1 has only had 19 races in a season once before, in 2005.

On delayed penalties – Clive argues for a re-thinking of the driver penalties system.

Caught in time: John Watson wins the British Grand Prix, 1981 – Flashback to John Watson’s aurprise British Grand Prix win in 1981.

Who do F1 people admire? – Ernest Hemingway and Max Planck are among the heroes of the McLaren F1 team.

Lewis, the media and dealing with fame – Mark Hughes on Lewis Hamilton’s criticism of the media

FIA defends F1 plans amid ridicule – “They’re playing with our lives and our careers” said a GP2 team boss over the doubt surrounding the FIA’s plans to create a Formula 2 championship.

In context from F1 to F3 – Doctorvee makes a brave attempt at disentangling the various routes into Formula 1 from other championships.

Moment Of Zen: All-American Racer Flying Over The Ring – Gorgeous picture of Dan Gurney getting air in an Eagle Weslake at the Nurburgring Nordschleife.