Button, Webber, Senna, Hakkinen and more in action at Goodwood (Pictures)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The second day of the Goodwood Festival of Speed saw Formula 1 drivers past and present driving a selection of spectacular racing machines. World champion Jenson Button drove Alain Prost’s McLaren which won the 1986 world championship while Mark Webber demonstrated last year’s Red Bull. Bruno Senna drove his uncle’s last McLaren and HRT team … Continue reading Button, Webber, Senna, Hakkinen and more in action at Goodwood (Pictures)

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

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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

Will the F1 teams back a candidate in the FIA president election?

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

Before the season began the F1 teams’ association (FOTA) declared they wanted to co-operate with the FIA, as regulators of F1, and Formula One Management, as the commercial owners, to work for the good of the sport. Luca Montezemolo declared: Every sport needs a strong political authority and regulator because we are not in a … Continue reading Will the F1 teams back a candidate in the FIA president election?

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

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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)

Jackie Stewart’s criticism is persuasive but he can offer more than words

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Sir Jackie Stewart’s interview in yesterday’s Times, spread across the inside back pages, is a must-read. Stewart’s criticism of Bernie Ecclestone and Max Mosley’s governance of Formula 1 is as rational as it is critical. His message is simple – they have stayed too long, they must be replaced – and it’s entirely persuasive. But … Continue reading Jackie Stewart’s criticism is persuasive but he can offer more than words

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

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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