Jenson Button retraced his father’s footsteps when he got behind the wheel of a Rallycross car at Lydden Hill yesterday.
Former McLaren team mates Mika Hakkinen and David Coulthard reunited to drive some of their former team’s classic F1 cars.
Brundle expects “a little bit of unpredictability” in 2011. “I think it’s going to be very exciting.”
Brundle will take over Legard’s commentary role and Coulthard will join him.
David Coulthard finished 13th in his first race for Mercedes in the DTM. He started 17th on the grid behind fellow ex-F1 driver Ralf Schumacher, who’s in his third year in the German touring car series. Schumacher finished tenth in the season-opener at the Hockenheimring behind another former F1 driver, Markus Winkelhock, also in an … Continue reading Coulthard 13th on DTM debut
Greg – better known as Ned Flanders in the comments – makes his debut as an F1 Fanatic guest writer by picking ten of the oddest causes of driver retirements. Retiring from a motor race is often an unremarkable experience for an F1 driver. Although reliability has improved hugely in recent years, the sight of … Continue reading Top ten… Weirdest F1 retirements
Toro Rosso has confirmed Sebastien Bourdais will not race for the team at the Hungarian Grand Prix next weekend. Jaime Alguersuari is expected to take over his place. This sparked a debate here about whether the Spanish 19-year-old is ready for F1 yet. But Red Bull’s policy of getting racers from their young driver scheme … Continue reading The Red Bull driver merry-go-round
After a pole position and a win in his first two British Grands Prix, Lewis Hamilton goes into this year’s race knowing he’ll be lucky to score points. At the sharp end of F1, teams come and teams go. But of late no team has oscillated between being championship-challengers and also-rans with the same unpredictability … Continue reading Why do McLaren blow hot and cold?
David Coulthard won’t be competing in his home Grand Prix this race for the first time in 16 years. But he still gets to take F1 cars for a spin every now and then. Yesterday he demonstrated a Red Bull show car in Lima, the capital city of Peru. Here’s some pictures and video from … Continue reading Minibus takes on Coulthard’s F1 car in Peru, loses (Pictures and video)
A new season, a new generation of Formula 1 cars, and a routing of the opposition. This year?óÔé¼Ôäós Australian Grand Prix had much in common with the 1998 race. F1 Fanatic guest writer Andrew Tsvyk tells the story. During the presentation of McLaren?óÔé¼Ôäós newest Formula 1 challenger on January 16th, Ron Dennis announced his retirement … Continue reading Domination: the 1998 Australian GP
Red Bull will not be able to use Brendon Hartley as a reserve driver this year after the young New Zealander failed to acquire a super licence in time. David Coulthard, who retired from F1 last year, will instead take the role of Red Bull’s third driver and will return to the cockpit if Mark … Continue reading Hartley loses third driver role to Coulthard
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)
F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer looks back on the history of the Australian Grand Prix. It’s back! F1 2009 is about to get under way, and so are we! I’m back for the new season, ready to share with you the history of the sport. Let’s kick things off with the season-opener, the Australian Grand … Continue reading Australian GP history 1985-1995 (Video)
Autosport readers will be confronted with a new-look magazine tomorrow. The weekly motor sport magazine gets a complete overhaul while ex-F1 driver and new BBC pundit David Coulthard joins them as a correspondent. According to publishers Haymarket: The title has been redesigned from front to back, with a new masthead, writers, editorial features and changes … Continue reading Coulthard joins new-look Autosport
Autosport International marks the end of David Coulthard’s career in top-flight motor sport with a collection of his racing cars. From karts to Formula 1 via Formula Vauxhall Junior and more – here’s a picture gallery of the cars on show.
In the last guest article of 2008 Andrew Tsvyk takes a look at David Coulthard’s career highlights as he makes the switch from F1 racing driver to F1 TV pundit. The 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix was his last-ever Formula 1 race. In this article I will look at some of the races that shaped his … Continue reading David Coulthard’s F1 career: 1994-2008
I’ve updated each of the F1 Fanatic driver biographies with details of their performances in 2008. Links to the new biographies below:
Sebastien Loeb won the Race of Champions for the third time after beating David Coulthard in the final race by less than a third of a second. Loeb beat Coulthard 2-1 in the finals, winning both races in the Race of Champions buggies while Coulthard won in the KTM X-bow.
Tomorrow sees the 21st running of the annual Race of Champions, which takes place at Wembley Stadium. The event pitches drivers from a range of motor racing disciplines against each other. But so far it has never been won by an active or former F1 driver. With Michael Schumacher, Sebastian Vettel, Jenson Button and David … Continue reading Will an F1 driver win the RoC 2008?
Re-live the championship-deciding Brazilian Grand Prix in pictures. Here’s a selection of 47 images from the race including, by popular demand, some high-resolution shots of Lewis Hamilton’s title win.