The championship droughts of Ferrari, McLaren, Williams and Benetton/Renault

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Lewis Hamilton has become the first McLaren driver to claim the world championship since Mika Hakkinen nine years ago. With that in mind, Lustigson suggested an article looking at the longest droughts suffered by championship-winning teams. Ferrari went 21 years between drivers’ champions from 1979 (Jody Scheckter) to 2000 (Michael Schumacher) – and that’s not … Continue reading The championship droughts of Ferrari, McLaren, Williams and Benetton/Renault

“Bernie Ecclestone: King of Sport”

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“Bernie Ecclestone: King of Sport” is a revised and updated version of Terry Lovell’s biography of the man who has single-handedly shaped Formula 1 over the past three decades and more. Scarcely a week passes without us discussing Ecclestone’ latest move, whether it’s the dropping of a well-loved track from the F1 calendar, a new … Continue reading “Bernie Ecclestone: King of Sport”

Ferrari tests 3 Italian racers (Pictures)

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It’s been 14 years since an Italian last started a Grand Prix for Ferrari, but that could change in the near future. Among the changes introduced by the new management at Ferrari is a young driver scheme and yesterday at Fiorano three up-and-coming Italian racers got a chance to sample a Ferrari F1 car. Here’s … Continue reading Ferrari tests 3 Italian racers (Pictures)

What do F1 drivers do in the off-season?

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Chaz sent in this question via Skribit: What do drivers do to keep up their race craft when season ends until it begins again five months later? With poor Mark Webber breaking his leg during an off-season activity this weekend F1 drivers may find their winter fun even more tightly restricted in the future. Here’s … Continue reading What do F1 drivers do in the off-season?

F1 links: On TV rights and medals

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Sir Frank Williams CBE Endorses Karting for the Disabled at enABLE 08 Sir Frank Williams CBE has fully endorsed the free Karting for the Disabled seminar which will take place at the very first enABLE show at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena on 28&29 November 2008. James Allen on Rubens’s revelation "When I was researching the Schumacher … Continue reading F1 links: On TV rights and medals

Dear Bernie, please put a race on here: Potrero de los Funes, San Luis, Argentina

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This is the coolest new racing track I’ve seen in a long time – and yes, that includes Singapore. The FIA GT championship raced on the Circuito Potrero de los Funes in San Luis, Argentina for the first time last weekend. It’s a brand new facility built in an old-fashioned way – following the contours … Continue reading Dear Bernie, please put a race on here: Potrero de los Funes, San Luis, Argentina