A new book on Michael Schumacher by ITV F1 commentator James Allen? Whether I was going to like or loathe it I knew I had to read it as soon as possible. Both Allen and Schumacher are pretty controversial among F1 fans – Allen’s commentaries for ITV-F1 are not well-liked, partly because of his perceived … Continue reading “Michael Schumacher: The edge of greatness” (James Allen, 2007)
The espionage scandal may be the biggest row between the two giants of Formula 1, McLaren and Ferrari, but it’s certainly not the first. No, these two have been going at it for over three decades. Here’s ten of their earlier scraps.
The McLaren-Ferrari spying row has opened a Pandora’s Box of allegations. Ferrari have now tried to hush up a former driver’s claims that they spied on other teams’ radio transmissions. But the fact that they admitted to it in the past makes that denial hard to swallow.
What’s it like to drive an F1 car? One blogger found out – check out our Post of the Week. Plus Michael Schumacher’s final Ferrari sold, great F1 quotes and a lot of ranting.
The Formula One circus arrived at an Asian Grand Prix venue outside of Japan for the first time in its history in 1999. It delivered a surprising race – if not exactly a vintage one. For a few days it even seemed to have settled the drivers’ championship in favour of Mika Hakkinen – before … Continue reading 1999 Malaysian Grand Prix flashback
This weekend all eyes turn to Melbourne as a new Grand Prix season finally gets underway. The race will see a lot of new beginnings – new drivers, new partnerships and a new, post-Schumacher era. Twelve years ago the Australian Grand Prix was quite different. It marked the end of the season and the 1995 … Continue reading 1995 Australian Grand Prix flashback
What a tease! The first race of the year is by its very nature difficult to call because we have only the teams’ testing times to base our assumptions on. But what makes educated guessing even tougher is the uniqueness of the Albert Park circuit in Melbourne – quite unlike anything else on the calendar. … Continue reading Australian Grand Prix 2007 preview
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
It’s a big season for Red Bull. You can’t recruit the biggest-name car designer in F1, mate his creation to last season’s championship-winning engine, and not get results. Testing so far has suggested that the team are in for a difficult time to begin with, at least. But if they can get the car sorted … Continue reading F1 2007 Preview: Red Bull
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