Villeneueve: FIA ‘backflipped’ over ’11 team

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Jacques Villeneuve has said everything was in place for his planned tie-up with Durango to run an F1 team in 2011 and he doesn’t know why the FIA turned down their application to enter as a 13th team next year. The 1997 world champion told Adelaide Now: We were working hard on Formula One, but … Continue reading Villeneueve: FIA ‘backflipped’ over ’11 team

Australian GP history 1996-2008 (Video)

Posted on | Author Journeyer

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)

Formula 1?s lost nations: Canada

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Last world champion: Jacques Villeneuve, Williams, 1997 Last Grand Prix winner: Jacques Villeneuve, Nurburgring, 1997 Last Grand Prix starter: Jacques Villeneuve, BMW, Hockenheimring, 2006 Last Grand Prix: Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, 2008 Canada is a new addition to the ‘lost nations’: Its Grand Prix has just been cancelled, and it had a former world champion … Continue reading Formula 1?s lost nations: Canada

How Murray Walker made great F1 championship moments special (Video)

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You never forget a great championship-deciding moment. But what can turn a memorable moment into an emotional peak is a well-delivered commentary. Whether shocking, joyous or poignant, these are some of the great high points, for me, of recent years. No surprise the commentary for much of them was supplied by Murray Walker – whether … Continue reading How Murray Walker made great F1 championship moments special (Video)

F1 blogs & more: At least two lawsuits

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Disgruntled Japanese F1 fans are suing the Fuji International Speedway, home of the Japanese Grand Prix. And an even more disgruntled ex-F1 tester is suing his former team. Read my selection of F1 highlights from around the web below including James Allen reacting to criticism of his comments about Lewis Hamilton and Ayrton Senna, Jacques … Continue reading F1 blogs & more: At least two lawsuits

Herbert takes Speedcar win as Johansson and Frentzen clash

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Robert McKay watched the Speedcar action from Bahrain and sent in this report. The second race of Speedcars fourth round was my first exposure to this new series, featuring American-like stockcars racing on permanent tracks in Asia as part of the Grand Racing Series, with a few famous names from Formula 1 thrown in for … Continue reading Herbert takes Speedcar win as Johansson and Frentzen clash

F1 blogs review: Champ Car and IRL merge

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The Champ Car World Series and Indy Racing League have ended their 12-year feud and joined back together, a move that could have interesting consequences for Formula 1. Also in the F1 blogs this week, video of Juan Pablo Montoya wrestling, Spyker describe Formula 1 as a ‘massive bleeder’, F1 Racing gets a new editor … Continue reading F1 blogs review: Champ Car and IRL merge

You’re nine years too late, Jacques

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Ex-F1 driver Jacques Villeneuve has split from his manager Craig Pollock. In a statement the 1997 world champion said: He has stuck with me through good times and bad, and I have a lot to thank him for. I think that’s incredibly charitable. If Villeneuve hadn’t followed Pollock’s half-baked idea nine years ago, to set … Continue reading You’re nine years too late, Jacques

Best gifts for F1 fans: Merchandise & more (5/5)

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The final instalment in the guide to F1 presents for Christmas and other celebrations. Here are the last set of gift ideas including team and driver merchandise, models and a few others. Already covered in this series are F1 DVDs and videos, biographies (including all the Lewis Hamilton books), F1 annuals and other books, and … Continue reading Best gifts for F1 fans: Merchandise & more (5/5)