Lewis Hamilton’s maiden F1 pole position and victory were the headlines of the Canadian Grand Prix weekend. But how many other drivers triumphed in their debut seasons? Can Hamilton beat the record for most wins in his first year? Find out…
Gilles Villeneuve won his first ever Grand Prix at his home race in 1978. It was the first time the Canadian Grand Prix was held at the Montreal circuit. A year later he returned hoping to win again in front of his home crowd, having lost the World Championship battle to Ferrari team mate Jody … Continue reading 1979 Canadian Grand Prix flashback
The fourth in the Brunswick series of DVDs covers Jackie Stewart’s final championship victory – and final season. It was a year punctuated by some brilliant drives and some horrible accidents. Roger Williamson and Francois Cevert both lost their lives. But this excellent documentary presents even the more harrowing footage objectively and responsibly.
The 1972 Monaco Grand Prix was in many ways a strange affair. It produced the debut victory for a man who would never win again and the circuit was in a state of flux.
If you thought the four-week gap between the Bahrain and Spanish Grands Prix this year was interminable, in 1972 the first two rounds were two months apart! Emerson Fittipaldi would win the championship, becoming the youngest driver to do so until Fernando Alonso in 2005. This DVD gives a reasonably detailed account of the season … Continue reading “Formula One 1972: Fittipaldi’s Year” (DVD)
Think of unconventional Formula 1 technology and you instantly think of Colin Chapman. The Lotus boss, who died 25 years ago, understood that innovation was not just positive for its own sake, but that it also had publicity value. His gas turbine powered 56B F1 car was plainly a case of the latter over the … Continue reading Banned! Gas turbine engines
What big F1 news story broke one year ago today? Have a guess… It was Fernando Alonso’s shock switch to McLaren for 2007 – a move that caught most, if not all, F1 followers completely unaware. Of course it’s not the first time in F1 history that a shock driver or team move has caught … Continue reading Top ten… F1 bombshells
Michael Schumacher claims to know very little about Formula One history. But if he did, he’d know that arguably an even greater name than his own bowed out of Formula One this year. Cosworth powered 176 race winners in four decades of racing – more than any other engine bar Ferrari, who of course were … Continue reading F1 2006 Review: Farewell to Cosworth
The battle for the Formula One drivers’ championship has gone down to the final race. As much as F1 gets slated for being ‘predictable’, this is not as unusual an event as you might think.
The backmarker that sparked a tyre protest, the triple-champion that grilled a two-time champion on national television, and the most controverisal race stoppage ever. All this and more highlights in part five of the greatest Formula One video clips. Tags f1 / formula one / grand prix / motor sport / video / f1 video
Continuing our countdown of top Formula One videos, numbers 90-81 stretches from Emerson Fittipaldi’s first Grand Prix win right up to 2006 with the debut of Nico Rosberg (pictured). Plus another delicious Michael Schumacher controversy. Read on for the next part of our top 10. Tags f1 / formula one / grand prix / motor … Continue reading 100 Greatest F1 Videos – Part II (90-81)
Christian Fittipaldi, nephew of twice-champion Emerson Fittipaldi and a former Formula One driver, will drive for the Brazil team in this weekend’s A1 Grand Prix race in Indonesia in place of Nelson Piquet Jnr. Fittipaldi joins fellow ex-F1 drivers Tomas Enge, Ralph Firman, Hideki Noda, Jos Verstappen and Alex Yoong. Team USA’s Scott Speed will … Continue reading Another ex-F1 driver turns to A1 Grand Prix
Fernando Alonso has become the youngest ever Formula 1 world drivers champion at the age of 24.