Complete guide to the F1 cars and stars at the 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Over 50 Formula 1 cars have been confirmed for the 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed as part of their celebration of 60 years of the world championship. Among the drivers taking the cars up Goodwood hill throughout the course of today, tomorrow and Sunday are Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, Mark Webber, Nico Rosberg, Jarno Trulli, … Continue reading Complete guide to the F1 cars and stars at the 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Australian GP history 1996-2008 (Video)

Posted on | Author Journeyer

F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer concludes his look at the history of the Australian Grand Prix. Albert Park in Melbourne is a very different place from Adelaide’s streets. Where Adelaide had long straights and mostly 90-degree turns, Albert Park has more varied corners. But it still provided plenty of action, as we shall see in … Continue reading Australian GP history 1996-2008 (Video)

Damon Hill to get honourary fellowship

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The University of Northampton is to give 1996 Formula 1 champion Damon Hill an honourary fellowship. Hill, who is now President of the British Racing Drivers? Club, will receive the award next month. Press release in full: Formula One World Champion and President of the British Racing Drivers? Club Damon Hill OBE and Theatre Director … Continue reading Damon Hill to get honourary fellowship

50 years of British champions in pictures (Autosport International 2009)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

One of the first exhibitions I wanted to see at the Autosport International show today was the celebration of 50 years of British world champions. Sadly there was no car belonging to Mike Hawthorn, the first British world champion in 1958, because many early Ferrari F1 cars were used to build later racing machines. But … Continue reading 50 years of British champions in pictures (Autosport International 2009)

Lewis Hamilton loses Sports Personality of the Year Award for a second year

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

He may be the youngest ever Formula 1 world champion but the British public snubbed Lewis Hamilton in the voting for Sports Personality of the Year 2008. Hamilton was beaten by cyclist Chris Hoy, who was supposed to be racing Hamilton in the Race of Champions at Wembley today. That event was cancelled due to … Continue reading Lewis Hamilton loses Sports Personality of the Year Award for a second year

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)

F1 news review: Alonso looked at Renault move in March

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In the F1 news this week Fernando Alonso first approached Flavio Briatore about returning to Renault in March of last year after just one round of the championship. Plus Ralf Schumacher comes clean about his claims of having an F1 seat for 2008, Kimi Raikkonen hints at his eventual retirement, and Bahrain International Circuit takes … Continue reading F1 news review: Alonso looked at Renault move in March

F1 news review: racism row

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The British papers today have some conflicting reports on the reaction in Spain: “Spanish media chose to overlook latest incident” (The Times) “Spanish view: ‘Hooligans’ abuse Hamilton” (Daily Telegraph) I’m not sure I agree with The Times’s opinion piece. Some F1 sites have reported about coverage of the incident in Spain, although it is unclear … Continue reading F1 news review: racism row