The eyes of the F1 world are fixed on the twists and turns of the Ferrari-McLaren espionage scandal. F1 is no stranger to controversy – here’s ten of the juiciest from recent years…
Having picked up on The Daily Telegraph’s 50 Perfect Sporting Moments last week, and suggested a few F1 inclusions, I could hardly ignore today’s 50 Imperfect Sporting Moments. This time just one F1 moment made the list. Any guesses? It was Michael Schumacher taking out Damon Hill in in 1994 championship decide at Adelaide. Once … Continue reading Imperfect sporting moments
The classic names of F1 are all returning to the sport: Senna, Mansell, Prost, Piquet, Lauda and more could all be a feature on the grid one day. A quick search threw up 20 such drivers in the lower echelons of motor sport that could break into F1. Can you think of any others? Two … Continue reading F1’s famous names return
Jacques Villeneuve made an outspoken attack on Lewis Hamilton two weeks ago. His words were widely criticised by many drivers, and were probably no more than Villeneuve looking for a bit of attention ahead of his Le Mans 24 Hours debut. But perhaps they also concealed a hint of envy at Hamilton’s stellar debut, which … Continue reading Hamilton’s debut trumps Villeneuve’s
It’s almost time for the Goodwood Festival of Speed and as ever there will be a host of F1 cars and drivers present. All four of Britain’s current F1 racers will be present plus a host of Formula 1 cars. Here’s a taster of what you can see this year:
Michael Schumacher will give the retired French international footballer Zinedine Zidane a passenger ride at the French Grand Prix. You can’t miss the irony. Both retired last year despite stoking great controversy in their swansong seasons. Schumacher was thrown to the back of the grid at Monte-Carlo for deliberately blocking the circuit. Zidane was sent … Continue reading Michael Schumacher and Zinedine Zidane
Among this week’s press was a brilliant interview with Damon Hill in which he talks candidly about the loss of his father Graham and how he came to terms with it. Plus construction work at Spa is delayed by rain, the farming techniques of an ex-world champion, and a new F1 magazine.
Nigel Mansell made a return to racing action at Silverstone last weekend at the wheel of a Ferrari F430 in the FIA GT championship. He and Silverstone were synonymous in the Mansell-mania years of 1987-92. In that time he scored some of the most memorable home victories the circuit ever saw, and the crowd mobbed … Continue reading Debate: Should Ecclestone buy Silverstone?
Desperate to get out of their rut, Honda might make a big-money move to bag Ferrari’s Ross Brawn when he returns from sabbatical. Also in the news this week, Jackie Stewart tells Lewis Hamilton to leave Britain, Bernie Ecclestone threatens to leave Sepang, and everyone a Honda goes to a night club.
My brother’s been hunting down 1:43 scale F1 models for a few years and has built up a collection of around 100. Here are some my favourites – the most historically interesting cars and the nicest models. Have you got a Formula 1 related collection – models, programmes, posters…
Last month I had the opportunity to interview Murray Walker for Auto Trader. I met the legendary commentator at his home in Hampshire and conducted an interview which ran on the Auto Trader website. Here now is the full, unedited transcript of that interview with Murray’s answers quoted in their entirety.
In the F1 headlines this week, an Aston Martin F1 team, the future of the British Grand Prix and F1 drivers going stock car racing. Plus, Bernie Ecclestone picks this year’s championship winner…
Proud Scotsman David Coulthard is the elder statesman of Britain’s four Formula One drivers this year. This is the most British drivers at the start of a season since 2000, when Coulthard and Jenson Button (the a rookie) were partnered by Johnny Herbert and Eddie Irvine. It’s an exciting prospect for British fans – but … Continue reading F1 2007 Preview: Three lions & a Scot
Formula 1 in 2007 is all about change – and the change that I find most fascinating of all is Fernando Alonso’s defection to McLaren. It’s a very rare thing indeed to see a reigning champion switch teams. In the last three decades Alonso is only the fifth champion to make such a change. The … Continue reading F1 2007 Preview: The defecting champion
Formula 1 may be flawed – but it’s still fantastic. As much as I gripe about the FIA’s dodgy decisions and Kimi Raikkonen’s unwaveringly tedious monotone, I’d sooner chew my arm off than miss a Grand Prix. Because not only is F1 a superb sport – it is a lot more than that. And so, … Continue reading I ?â?ó?óÔÇ×?ó?é?Ñ F1
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
A sackful of stories in the F1 news this month. Including interviews with Bernie Ecclestone, Damon Hill, Juan Pablo Montoya and Lewis Hamilton plus possible future Grands Prix in Abu Dhabi and Greece, Prodrive getting ready to make their F1 debut in 2008 and loads more.
In 2006 the grinding tedium of the merciless political row between the FIA and the Grand Prix Manufacturers’ Association (GPMA) finally ended in a ceasefire. And not a moment too soon – the last thing we needed was another Indy ’05 or, much worse, the GPMA’s stated threat of a ‘Grand Prix World Championship’ breakaway … Continue reading GPWC goes the way of Premier 1 GP
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!
So, the arrival of aerodynamics killed racing did it? Not a bit of it. F1Fanatic counts down the 50 greatest overtaking moves of the last 30 years, featuring such past pass masters as Gilles Villeneuve, Nigel Mansell, Juan Pablo Montoya and many more. The first ten videos are below – check back over the next … Continue reading Video: Top 50 F1 Passes – Part I