Another win for Rubens Barrichello in an off-season kart race as he triumphed in Felipe Massa’s International Challenge of Kart Champs at Florianopolis. Barrichello narrowly won the event from Lucas di Grassi, who is bidding to take Barrichello’s place at Honda in 2009.
When BBC screen their first live F1 race in 13 years next March, what should the intro look like? Here’s an exceptionally good vision of it posted on Youtube by Roadworks TV – and yes, they have used The Chain…
I’ve put some more work into extending the F1 cars picture archive, adding images of the first three BMW F1 cars. Some of the interesting things you can see in the pictures include: The ‘tower wings’ used in ther 2006 French Grand Prix, which were banned shortly after The increasing aerodynamic complexity of the 2006 … Continue reading BMW F1 cars in pictures, 2006-2008
Lewis Hamilton cheated out of Belgium win, says Murray Walker Murray Walker: "I would like to see people experienced in a Formula One car working as stewards. I think there is no doubt that the stewards cheated Lewis Hamilton out of a justified victory [in Belgium]. In principle, I think that is obviously wrong – … Continue reading F1 links: Massa’s charity and Mirko Bortolotti
There’s a huge appetite for Codemasters’ forthcoming F1 game and loads of people looking for information about it. But Codemasters’ plans to create a blog about the 2009 title has been quashed. What’s going on?
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
Have Your Ashes Scattered at the Catalunya GP Looking for a novel way to dispel of yourself after the inevitable happens? Why not have your ashes scattered at the Circuit de Catalunya? It doesn't appeal to me, besides, we don't want the track getting dusty off-line. On E.J. Viso and Robert Doornbos "E.J. Viso sent … Continue reading F1 links: Scatter your ashes at Catalunya
Over 1,400 of you voted in the poll to decide the best Formula 1 driver of 2008. World champion Lewis Hamilton led the voting early on but it was Robert Kubica who came out on top with 40% of the vote. Here are the results in full.
The Potrero de los Funes track in Argentina got a big thumbs up from everyone when I suggested it as a potential new venue for Formula 1. What other circuits are out there that F1 is yet to visit that would make great additions to the calendar? Here’s five suggestions of mine, post your favourites … Continue reading Five more great tracks F1 should visit
“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”
What’s the carbon footprint of a Formula One (F1) car? "Over a race season using approx 100,000 litres of the stuff, that’s 231 tonnes of CO2. Per car. And each team has 2." Cry for Me, Argentina "We are stuck with the F1 that Max and Bernie choose to present to us and we will … Continue reading F1 links: On emissions and San Luis
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)
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?
Who will be the next American to tackle Formula 1? Guest writer Gerard Hetman talks to his countryman Jonathan Summerton, an up-and-coming driver with his sights set on F1. It is a fact that in the world of Formula One, nationality can be a huge factor in determining the career prospects of a young driver. … Continue reading Jonathan Summerton: F1’s next US star?
This is the final call for entries to the F1 Fanatic / Mind Your Own Business Podcast ‘Design an F1 Track’ competition. The deadline is midnight British time tomorrow – that’s 41 hours away… Just scribble out a design for an F1 track and send it in and you could win ?é?ú100. Entries are open … Continue reading Want to win ?é?ú100? One day left to enter
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
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
In the final part of his look at the future of aerodynamics in motor racing, John Beamer looks at how F1 is following NASCAR in using aerodynamics restrictions in a bid to improve racing – although NASCAR’s efforts have not been entirely successful.
Red Bull is once again the 100% owner of Toro Rosso having bought back the 50% stake it sold to Gerhard Berger two years ago. Given the economic climate any such move is likely to be read as significant, but what are the reasons for this decision by Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz?
A stoppage due to rain made the 1991 Australian Grand Prix the shortest F1 race ever, at a little more than 32 miles.