Video: Jackie Stewart on driving style

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

In this fascinating video three-times F1 world champion Jackie Stewart talks about how racing drivers refine their technique for different racing circuits, how cars are developed throughout a Formula 1 season, and how drivers co-operate with their engineers to refine it to their style.

F1 news review: Malaysia considers night race

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

F1 could have two races under floodlights in 2009 as the organisers of the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang look at hiring the same company used for this year’s Singapore Grand Prix, which will be the first to be held at night. Elsewhere Nigel Stepney gets a new job, Max Mosley and Jackie Stewart continue … Continue reading F1 news review: Malaysia considers night race

The Ben Evans Column: Taking safety seriously

Posted on | Author Ben Evans

I recently picked up a copy of Nigel Roebuck?s Inside Formula 1, a collection of his columns from the 1980s. He sticks to his usual themes: Villeneuve, Smoking, Villeneuve, evil left-wing politicians and Villeneuve. But as ever it?s worth keeping with it for the nuggets of pure gold. In particular I was drawn to his … Continue reading The Ben Evans Column: Taking safety seriously

F1 in the news 58: Everyone’s going green

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

In the F1 news this week a look at F1’s steps towards a green future and the radical plan to freeze engine specifications for a decade. Plus an intriguing new candidate joins the list of drivers vying for Fernando Alonso’s vacant seat at McLaren, Michael Schumacher goes bike racing and the Australian Grand Prix could … Continue reading F1 in the news 58: Everyone’s going green

Kimi Raikkonen finally wins the F1 title

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Kimi Raikkonen has become Finland’s third world champion by winning the Brazilian Grand Prix. He is the 28th F1 world champion in 58 years. It comes after he finished runner-up in the 2003 championship (to Michael Schumacher) and in 2005 (to Fernando Alonso) His triumph puts Finland up to fifth among the countries that have … Continue reading Kimi Raikkonen finally wins the F1 title

“It is what it is – the autobiography” (David Coulthard 2007)

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

You wait years for a decent driver autobiography to appear, then two come along at once. Coulthard’s book hit the shelves a few weeks before Jackie Stewart’s “Winning is not enough.” But while Stewart, who has dyslexia, painstakingly narrated a vast book that he admits would have worked better in two volumes, Coulthard handed the … Continue reading “It is what it is – the autobiography” (David Coulthard 2007)

“Winning is not enough: the autobiography” (Jackie Stewart, 2007)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

How many F1 books are titled as an afterthought? There are plenty of biographies on my bookshelf with cheesy titles like “Life in the Fast Lane” and “Driven to Win”. But “Winning is not Enough” is not just a casual pun. It’s a theme that runs right through the core of an autobiography of a … Continue reading “Winning is not enough: the autobiography” (Jackie Stewart, 2007)

Ten worst… Championship anti-climaxes

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

An unofficial round of the F1 drivers’ championship is being fought in a Parisian courtroom today. And if the outcome of the hearing has a major effect on the championships one way or another, it would be a terrible way to decide the titles. There have been some disappointing championship finales in the past, though. … Continue reading Ten worst… Championship anti-climaxes

Debate: Rubens Barrichello

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Rubens Barrichello should break the record for the longest ever Grand Prix career next year, assuming he starts another nine races. Seeing as Barrichello has extended his Honda contract for another year, it looks as though Riccardo Patrese’s record for longevity will indeed be eclipsed by the Brazilian. He’s been a world championship runner-up twice … Continue reading Debate: Rubens Barrichello