A fascinating behind-the-scenes feature on the fledgling Spyker team is the highlight of a bumper F1 news round-up this week. Also check out an excerpt from David Coulthard’s new autobiography in which he admitted to suffering from an eating disorder, thoughts from Honda’s under-fire aerodynamicist Shuhei Nakamoto, and an interview with 1979 F1 champion Jody … Continue reading F1 in the news 49: Inside Spyker
Having entered a snowmobile race at the start of the year under the name ‘James Hunt’, Kimi Raikkonen used the name again to disguise his presence at a recent party – at which he also arrived dressed as a gorilla. Party animal Hunt would have approved. But Raikkonen will also want to emulate Hunt’s 1976 … Continue reading “Against All Odds” (Eoin Young & James Hunt, 1977)
I opened up this week’s F1 Racing magazine to discover their rankings of the drivers’ performances so far this year look pretty similar to my own that I posted last week. F1 Racing polled 28 top F1 personalities on their opinions to compile their list, including Martin Brundle, Flavio Briatore, Keke Rosberg, Jody Scheckter, Pat … Continue reading F1 Racing’s driver rankings look familiar…
The British Grand Prix is one of only two races to have held a round of the world championship every year since the series started. So it must have held a few decent races in 57 years? Damn right. Here’s ten of the best:
Ferrari’s 60th anniversary celebrations came to a spectacular conclusion at the team’s Fiorano circuit in Maranello. Felipe Massa, Kimi Raikkonen and Luca Badoer were present along with former stars Michael Schumacher, Niki Lauda, Jody Scheckter, Rene Arnoux, Jean Alesi, Gerhard Berger and Andrea de Adamich. The F1 stars took a range of past and presented … Continue reading Pictures: Ferrari’s 60th year celebrations
The classic names of F1 are all returning to the sport: Senna, Mansell, Prost, Piquet, Lauda and more could all be a feature on the grid one day. A quick search threw up 20 such drivers in the lower echelons of motor sport that could break into F1. Can you think of any others? Two … Continue reading F1’s famous names return
Twenty-five years ago the F1 circus visited the United States three times in one season. The first ever Detroit Grand Prix was the second round in the USA that year.
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.
Among this week’s press was a brilliant interview with Damon Hill in which he talks candidly about the loss of his father Graham and how he came to terms with it. Plus construction work at Spa is delayed by rain, the farming techniques of an ex-world champion, and a new F1 magazine.