Michael Schumacher won the Desafio Internacional das Estrelas kart race for the second time in three years by finishing second in today’s second heat. Schumacher won the first race in Florianopolis yesterday and came in second today behind his former team mate – and event organiser – Felipe Massa.
Felipe Massa makes his return to competitive racing this weekend as he hosts his annual International Challenge of the Stars kart race in Florianopolis. Michael Schumacher is among the F1 drivers to turn up for the Desafio Internacionale das Estrelas having also raced karts at Las Vegas last weekend. Here’s a full list of the … Continue reading Schumacher and 11 other F1 drivers join Massa’s kart race this weekend
Nelson Piquet and Bobby Rahal are two of the most successful drivers in F1 and Champ Car respectively. Read more about them here plus the driver who started just one race in each category.
Super Aguri are gone and the F1 field has shrunk down to 20 cars, increasing the competition for any seats that might become available. That’s bad news for some of the promising drivers squeezed out of the sport who might have hoped to get back in – to say nothing of Takuma Sato and Anthony … Continue reading Not enough seats to go round
Say what you like about Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton. However great the enmity between the pair was at least they never took each other off. Unlike this sorry collection of drivers from the front and back of the grid.
Timo Glock ended his run of poor results and became the first driver this year to win two races with a consummate drive in front of his home crowd. Glock was beaten into the lead by Lucas di Grassi but easily took the lead later in the race and won with a comfortable margin. It … Continue reading GP2 Nurburgring feature: Home win for Glock
In the F1 news this week Pitpass catch out Ralf Schumacher, Honda signs new staff and we’re not going to be banned from using the phrase ‘F1’. Which is a relief.
Continuing the GP2 mid-season shuffle, Racing Engineering has dropped Sergio Jiminez for Venezuelan Ernesto Viso. Viso had tested for FMS a few weeks ago before that team chose to replace Antonio Pizzonia with Adam Carroll. Jiminez lies fourth in the championship, with four points scored in Spain. Viso won two races last year for iSports … Continue reading Ernesto Viso replaces Sergio Jiminez
Antonio Pizzonia has been dropped by Fisichella Motor Sport as had been widely predicted. The team will run Adam Carroll at Magny-Cours this weekend and throughout the remainder of the season if he continues to perform. The team had tested Ernesto Viso with a view to drafting in the Venezuelan. Carroll left GP2 for the … Continue reading Carroll replaces Pizzonia at FMS
Antonio Pizzonia’s slim hope of resurrecting his F1 career may have been dealt a final, fatal blow. Pizzonia last raced in F1 two years ago and was trying to use GP2 as a route back to the top. But rumours suggest he is about to be replaced and Giancarlo Fisichella’s team FMS International by Venezuelan … Continue reading Pizzonia’s F1 dream finally over?
Former GP2 racer Ernesto Viso got his first test of 2007 as speculation mounts that Fisichella Motor Sport International is to drop Antonio Pizzonia. Ex-F1 racer Pizzonia has scored one point in five races in the F1 feeder series while fellow former F1 driver Timo Glock leads the championship. Viso was Glock’s team mate at … Continue reading Pizzonia faces GP2 axe
Pastor Maldonado repeated his Monaco Renault World Series race win of 2006 in this year’s GP2 race. The Venezuelan comfortably took pole from Giorgio Pantano by 0.3s and led the Italian home in the race as well. Behind them came the championship top three – Timo Glock, Luca Fillipi and Lucas di Grassi.
Having claimed 2006 GP2 champion Lewis Hamilton for his Formula 1 team, Ron Dennis is not impressed with this year’s crop of racers in the F1 feeder series: “I don’t feel it is a particularly competitive field this year… Bruno Senna and Timo Glock should probably share the races out between them. I cannot see … Continue reading Ron Dennis not impressed with GP2 field
The world of Formula 1 blogging is growing all the time. These are the thoughts of fifty different F1 bloggers, including diehard fans, teams, professional journalists, and even one F1 PR person. Covering speculation, humour, history and more – here are the highlights of F1 blogging.
Giorgio Pantano, Antonio Pizzonia, Timo Glock. All ex-F1 drivers whose first cracks at the sport didn’t go according to plan. Now they are in F1’s semi-official ‘feeder’ series GP2. Indeed two of them – Pantano and Pizzonia – are being paid for their services, which is almost unheard of in this kind of category. But … Continue reading Does GP2 have too many ex-F1 drivers?
Perhaps it’s because my 2006 season finished really early (my last race was in October) or perhaps it’s because I’m incurably sad. But I have spent the winter yearning for any racing-related activity. Thus far I’ve staved off the brutal pangs of withdrawal by reading motor sport books, going to Autosport International and visiting abandoned … Continue reading The Ben Evans Column: Forgotten stars of F3
In the first of a new series we take a look back at some of the hottest F1 rumours – that never became true. To kick things off we have the shock dropping of the Monaco Grand Prix, and some typical January scoops on the drivers’ market that didn’t quite work out that way…
In this week’s round-up of the F1 news, financial dealings, Super Aguri acrimony and Antonio Pizzonia’s latest attempts to get back to top level motorsport.
With Jenson Button confirmed at BAR for next year, the 2006 driver market has almost completely fallen into shape. The next major slot to be filled is the second Williams-Cosworth seat alongisde Mark Webber. Williams third driver Antonio Pizzonia is hotly tipped, although his poor working relationship with Webber at Jaguar in 2003 and recent … Continue reading 2006 Driver line-up latest
BAR have bought Jenson Button out of his 2006 Williams contract for an undisclosed sum and signed him to a mutli-year contract worth ?âÔÇÜ?é?ú10m according to Autosport (subscription required). The news has immediate and dramatic ramifications for the 2006 driver market: BAR have one of the strongest line-ups for 2006 with Jenson Button and Rubens … Continue reading BAR in Button buy-out