Six decades of great F1 drivers in Igor’s collection of pictures and autographs

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Remember I said I didn’t see the point of autographs? I take it all back. Have a look at these great pictures from Igor’s massive collection of F1 driver autographs. From Vettel to Andretti, and Massa to Scheckter, his collection spans six decades of Formula 1 and mainly centres around Ferrari drivers, plus a few … Continue reading Six decades of great F1 drivers in Igor’s collection of pictures and autographs

Ron Dennis on how the Hamilton-Alonso row compared to Senna and Prost

2009 F1 seasonPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

McLaren boss Ron Dennis gave the annual Watkins lecture at Autosport International yesterday. He was interviewed at length by veteran commentator Murray Walker for around an hour. One of the most interesting moments came when he discussed how he managed the rivalry between Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso in 2007, and how it compared to … Continue reading Ron Dennis on how the Hamilton-Alonso row compared to Senna and Prost

How Murray Walker made great F1 championship moments special (Video)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

You never forget a great championship-deciding moment. But what can turn a memorable moment into an emotional peak is a well-delivered commentary. Whether shocking, joyous or poignant, these are some of the great high points, for me, of recent years. No surprise the commentary for much of them was supplied by Murray Walker – whether … Continue reading How Murray Walker made great F1 championship moments special (Video)

Hamilton joins Senna, Prost, Schumacher and others who had F1 wins confiscated

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Lewis Hamilton will have to hand over his Belgian Grand Prix winner’s trophy to Felipe Massa (appeal pending). It will be small comfort to him that plenty of other drivers have had wins taken off them in the past. Alain Prost, Michael Schumacher and others have lost race wins after the chequered flag. More encouragingly … Continue reading Hamilton joins Senna, Prost, Schumacher and others who had F1 wins confiscated

F1 blogs review: Flight difficulties

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

“Flight difficulties” have caused the FIA to postpone Nigel Stepney’s date with them to discuss the small matter of why he felt compelled to give 780 pages of information about Ferrari’s car to McLaren. Also in the F1 blogs this week the Singapore Grand Prix ticket hotline sees huge demand for tickets to the night … Continue reading F1 blogs review: Flight difficulties

Alain Prost wins second consecutive Trophee Andros championship

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

Four-times Formula 1 world champion Alain Prost has won the Trophee Andross ice-racing championship for a second year in succession. He claimed the title in his Toyota Auris in the Superbesse round last week. He is one of many French ex-F1 drivers to have participated in the event and one of his team mates is … Continue reading Alain Prost wins second consecutive Trophee Andros championship

Apartheid controversy overshadows Mansell’s second win

1985 South African Grand Prix flashbackPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

I never hesitate to grumble when I feel F1’s governing body has done something wrong, so I think they should be applauded for their prompt handling of the racism row that erupted over the weekend. Likewise the Spanish motor sport authorities and the operators of the Circuit de Catalunya have made all the right moves … Continue reading Apartheid controversy overshadows Mansell’s second win