Gilles Villeneuve’s victory at Jarama on this day in 1981 was instantly recognised as one of the great Grand Prix wins.
F1 counted the cost of a tragic and shambolic Belgian Grand Prix weekend at Zolder 30 years ago today.
Mario Andretti won his first F1 race 40 years ago today at the 1971 South African Grand Prix.
Jackie Stewart and Mario Andretti were rivals for several years in the late sixties and early seventies.
Over the years we’ve seen how performing in front of a home crowd can inspire greatness in racing drivers. Can Mark Webber emulate great drivers of the past like Juan Manuel Fangio, Jim Clark and Ayrton Senna by winning his home Grand Prix? If he does expect a reaction from the Australian crowd similar to … Continue reading Top ten… Home Grand Prix wins
Ten of the best Italian drivers to race for the prancing horse.
At 40 years, seven months and 20 days, Michael Schumacher will be the oldest F1 driver to start a Grand Prix in 14 years when he makes his highly-anticipated return at Valencia next month. But that doesn’t bring him anywhere near the record for an oldest Grand Prix starter. He’ll have to come back in … Continue reading Schumacher and F1’s oldest ever drivers
Last world champion: Mario Andretti, Lotus, 1978 Last Grand Prix winner: Mario Andretti, Lotus, Zandvoort, 1978 Last Grand Prix starter: Scott Speed, Scuderia Toro Rosso, Nurburgring, 2007 Last Grand Prix: Indianapolis, 2007 Although F1 has never been hugely popular in America, and probably never will be, it has a small but dedicated following in the … Continue reading Formula 1?óÔé¼Ôäós lost nations: USA
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.
The annual FIA gala was yesterday, at which the prizes for all the top international motor sport competitions were handed out. Kimi Raikkonen received his Formula 1 World Drivers’ championship trophy and the Bahrain International Circuit was given an award for excellence. The latter seems rather ironic, given that the organisers are not exactly taxed … Continue reading The FIA quietly hands out the prizes
Kimi Raikkonen’s victory in the Chinese Grand Prix was the 200th Grand Prix win for Ferrari. The great Italian team is the only outfit that was present in the first ever championship Grand Prix still competing in Formula One. Until 1988 the team was headed by founder Enzo Ferrari. But it has won more races … Continue reading Ferrari score their 200th Grand Prix victory
F1’s return to Fuji in 1977 saw a terrible crash which claimed the lives of two spectators. James Hunt won the race for McLaren.
With a surname like Andretti, how can he fail? This kid’s got to end up in F1 sooner or later. Whether he’ll sink like father Michael, or swim to the title like grandfather Mario, is the big, big question. It’s big, because it could also be the key to unlocking F1 popularity in the States.
Kimi Raikkonen finally won at a track where he’s never failed to finish before. Lewis Hamilton goes after more records but one of his amazing runs has come to an end. Two drivers are still yet to out-qualify their team mates and F1 refugee Juan Pablo Montoya has joined a very select groups of legendary … Continue reading French GP 2007: Statistics & Facts
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
There were no American drivers in F1 at all from 1994 to 2005. But the country has given F1 two champions and a host of Grand Prix winners.
Lewis Hamilton is a cracking F1 driver. But just how good a racer is he, really? I want to see how he would adapt his turn-in style to the British Touring Car Championship in a front wheel drive Seat Leon. I want to see him tackle the Indianapolis 500 where they turn 230mph average laps … Continue reading “Mario Andretti: A Driving Passion” (Gordon Kirby, 2001)
AOL put some downright weird choices into their ’50 greatest drivers’ list – check it out below. Plus the first major interview with Lewis Hamilton and Mario Andretti previews the United States Grand Prix.
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
Did McLaren make a mistake by running Lewis Hamilton this year? One blogger thinks so… Plus the French Grand Prix is set to change venues, two world champions argue, and why Nico Rosberg is having a good season.