The Williams-Renault FW14B is featured at this year’s Autosport International show as one of the great racing cars of the last six decades. The FW14B was such a leap forward for the team in 1992 it was able to delay the introduction of its successor and still win races by whole minutes. It was probably … Continue reading Great F1 cars: Williams-Renault FW14B
Whn Martin Donnelly’s Lotus 102 speared off into the Jerez barriers at 140mph it exploded into pieces. Donnelly was thrown across the track with his seat still strapped to his back.
The Lotus 72 is featured at this year’s Autosport International show as one of the great racing cars of the last six decades. Although 40 years have passed since the 72 first appeared its designer faced much the same challenges the likes of Adrian Newey do today: like how to make the car work on … Continue reading Great F1 cars of the last six decades: Lotus 72 (Autosport International)
Autosport International opens to the public today. F1 fans heading there will find the usual collection of contemporary F1 cars plus some older machines including quite a few classic Lotuses. For those of you not able to make it there, here’s a peek at what’s on show:
I’m back from Autosport International with a few hundred of pictures, a couple of hours stored on my dictaphone and a pad full of notes. Among the articles coming up are my experience of trying the Cruden Hexatech simulator used by F1 teams, a chat with Martin Donnelly about the Lotus 102 in which he … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 16/1/2010
Ferrari finished off its pre-season festivities with a kart race featuring both its 2010 race drivers. Felipe Massa was unable to repeat his 2009 victory but he fared better than new team mate Fernando Alonso who crashed on the penultimate lap of the race. See video and pictures from the race and the rest of … Continue reading Massa second in Ferrari ice kart race as Alonso crashes (Pictures and video)