Banned: McLaren’s rear brake pedal

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Of the dozens of technologies banned by F1’s governing body through the years, McLaren’s rear brake pedal stands out as one of the most unjust bannings. It was banned early in 1998 as McLaren made a stunningly dominant start to the year. Following a protest by Ferrari the system, that had previously been declared legal, … Continue reading Banned: McLaren’s rear brake pedal

Formula 1:43

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

My brother’s been hunting down 1:43 scale F1 models for a few years and has built up a collection of around 100. Here are some my favourites – the most historically interesting cars and the nicest models. Have you got a Formula 1 related collection – models, programmes, posters…

“Autodrome” (Sam Collins & Gavin Ireland 2007)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Mika Hakkinen, Keke Rosberg, Kimi Raikkonen – plenty of great Finnish F1 drivers, and yet there’s never been a Finnish Grand Prix. Finland had a particularly fine racing circuit in Keimola, but it fell into disuse and thus is one of the tracks that forms the subject of this book. “Autodrome” tells the histories of … Continue reading “Autodrome” (Sam Collins & Gavin Ireland 2007)

The Ben Evans Column: Forgotten stars of F3

Posted on | Author Ben Evans

Perhaps it’s because my 2006 season finished really early (my last race was in October) or perhaps it’s because I’m incurably sad. But I have spent the winter yearning for any racing-related activity. Thus far I’ve staved off the brutal pangs of withdrawal by reading motor sport books, going to Autosport International and visiting abandoned … Continue reading The Ben Evans Column: Forgotten stars of F3

Video: Great F1 press conference moments (part 1)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Controversy, comedy, and water fights. Formula 1 press conferences have proved the unlikely venues for all manner of hi-jinxs. Today we take a look at some of the funniest moments in F1 press conferences captured on video – and a few of the arguments that erupted in front of the press. And we’ll have a … Continue reading Video: Great F1 press conference moments (part 1)

Video: Top 50 F1 Passes – Part V

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The final ten of the greatest overtaking moves ever. And are any of these ten really all that much better than each other? Not by very much. By its very nature the history of Formula One is littered with exceptional racers doing exceptional things. And although it’s true that, today, aerodynamics, refuelling, team orders and … Continue reading Video: Top 50 F1 Passes – Part V

Hakkinen and Paffett set for F1/DTM swap?

2007 F1 seasonPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

The possibility that Mika Hakkinen might make a sensational comeback to Formula One was raised again today as it emerged that Gary Paffett will return to the German Touring Car Championship (DTM) in 2007. Mercedes has already confirmed three of its four drivers for its top DTM team. The only driver yet to re-sign is … Continue reading Hakkinen and Paffett set for F1/DTM swap?