Alan Jones archive

1979 Canadian Grand Prix flashback 7th June 2007, 13:00

Gilles Villeneuve won his first ever Grand Prix at his home race in 1978. It was the first time the Canadian Grand Prix was held at the Montreal circuit. A year later he returned hoping to win again in front of his home crowd, having lost the World Championship battle to Ferrari team mate Jody […]

Banned! Ground effect

The last in our series looking at F1 technologies that were banned looks at one innovation that the governing body were surely right to get rid of. Indeed, had they stepped in more quickly to rid the sport of ground effect cars, a series of terrifying crashes might have been avoided – and lives might […]

F1 in the blogs 30: McLaren and Hamilton 2nd June 2007, 7:00

Did McLaren make a mistake by running Lewis Hamilton this year? One blogger thinks so… Plus the French Grand Prix is set to change venues, two world champions argue, and why Nico Rosberg is having a good season.

Gilles Villeneuve: His victories remembered 8th May 2007, 9:00

Today marks 25 years since the death of Gilles Villeneuve. Enough has been written about the sad circumstances of his death at Zolder in qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix. Much has also been written about the spectacular moments for which he is so fondly remembered. Villeneuve drove every race to win. It was not […]

Video: Top 50 F1 Passes – Part IV 18th January 2007, 9:00

Ten more passes that made us blink is disbelief: including two moves on Alan Jones by Gilles Villeneuve and Michael Schumacher’s greatest overtaking move. The final top ten will be revealed tomorrow – don’t miss it!

F1 2006 Review: Farewell to Cosworth 29th October 2006, 13:53

Michael Schumacher claims to know very little about Formula One history. But if he did, he’d know that arguably an even greater name than his own bowed out of Formula One this year. Cosworth powered 176 race winners in four decades of racing – more than any other engine bar Ferrari, who of course were […]

Points mean prizes 18th September 2005, 20:05

It is virtually assured that Fernando Alonso will be the 2005 champion – if not at Brazil then in a couple of weeks’ time. He deserves it because, while he has not been the fastest driver in the class of 2005, he has been the most consistent finisher at the front end of the field. […]

Who should have got a drive? 6th March 2005, 19:31

Team managers should take a risk on a young talent.