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John Surtees’ F1 cars and bikes at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed 27th June 2014, 13:52

A special tribute to 1964 champion John Surtees forms part of this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed including F1 cars he drove and entered as a team owner.

Jim Clark vs John Surtees 4th January 2011, 15:04

Two British title-winners go head-to-head in the latest round of Champion of Champions.

Button, Webber, Senna, Hakkinen and more in action at Goodwood (Pictures) 3rd July 2010, 14:37

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 […]

Henry Surtees dies after F2 crash 19th July 2009, 22:16

I’ve just heard the terrible news that Henry Surtees, son of former F1 champion John Surtees, died today following a crash in a Formula 2 race at Brands Hatch. He was 18 years old. The accident happened in the second of the day’s F2 races. Surtees’ crash helmet struck a wheel which had been lost […]

F60: another name change for Ferrari 13th January 2009, 9:47

Ferrari’s new 2009 F1 car launched yesterday may mark another change in the team’s somewhat esoteric approach to naming its cars. Here’s a brief guide to how Ferrari have named their F1 cars from 1950 to 2009.

Lewis Hamilton loses Sports Personality of the Year Award for a second year 14th December 2008, 21:00

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 […]

100 F1 race winners part 4: 1962-1968 8th August 2008, 11:00

The fourth part of our series looking at F1′s 100 winners includes four champions: Jackie Stewart, Jim Clark, John Surtees and Denny Hulme. Plus which Italian driver only won once – at home, in a Ferrari? Read on to find out.

Last-lap losers (p1/2) 4th August 2008, 16:00

Poor Felipe Massa. Had his Ferrari engine gone three laps further he?d be sitting on top of the drivers? championship now. Formula 1 cars may be extremely reliable nowadays but they do break down occasionally. But it’s one thing to drop out of the race in the early stages – it’s quite another when you’re […]

Ferrari’s 200 pole positions 21st June 2008, 19:58

Kimi Raikkonen achieved Ferrari’s 200th pole position in qualifying for tomorrow’s French Grand Prix. The Italian team are far ahead of their rivals in terms of total pole positions, with McLaren on 135 and Williams on 125. Here’s a complete breakdown of their achievement including every driver who scored a pole position for Ferrari.

Brazilian GP 2007 facts & stats 22nd October 2007, 9:00

Kimi Raikkonen won his first title – and Lewis Hamilton joined the bitter collection of drivers to lose the championship lead in the final round. Plus another former F1 driver’s son made his F1 debut, and all the other interesting statistics from the Brazilian Grand Prix.