Debate: Do the FIA engineer championship showdowns?

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

There are often allegations that the FIA favours one driver, or team, over another. I don’t take those claims very seriously. But it does sometimes seem as though decisions are made with the purpose of engineering championship showdowns at the final round of the year. After all, it keeps up public interest in the season. … Continue reading Debate: Do the FIA engineer championship showdowns?

DTM Barcelona: Scandal as Audi withdraw

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

A mass withdrawal from the DTM race at Barcelona by Audi overshadowed Jamie Green’s maiden victory at the Catalunya circuit. Audi management took the unprecedented step of withdrawing all of their cars after its principal title charges Martin Tomcyk and Mattias Ekstrom were involved in controversial crashes. Audi Sport issued a statement claiming, “the Mercedes … Continue reading DTM Barcelona: Scandal as Audi withdraw

Video: Alonso, Hamilton and Hakkinen advert

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

I’m not a fan of adverts ordinarily – but I make an exception when they’re done really well (and when they don’t interrupt the F1 race). This new Mercedes advert featuring Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso and Mika Hakkinen is great fun and sends up the rivalry between Hamilton and Alonso that certain elements of the … Continue reading Video: Alonso, Hamilton and Hakkinen advert