A new book on James Hunt and Niki Lauda has arrived to coincide with the forthcoming film Rush. Is it worth reading?
There was only half a point between them in 1984, but which was the best champion?
Only three drivers have won more than one world championship for Ferrari – and here’s two of them.
These two champions made three comebacks between them – but which was best?
One of the off-season’s most tantalising questions is how Michael Schumacher will fare on his F1 return. Other F1 world champions have made comebacks from retirement before him. Alan Jones did it twice, though with little success on either occasion. And Alain Prost did too though that was a pre-planned return from a sabbatical. Schumacher’s … Continue reading The F1 comeback Schumacher will want to emulate: Niki Lauda
Last world champion: Niki Lauda, 1984 Last Grand Prix winner: Gerhard Berger, Hockenheimring, Benetton-Renault, 1997 Last Grand Prix starter: Alexander Wurz, Shanghai, Williams, 2007 Last Grand Prix: A1-Ring, 2003 Austria is the only European country on this list. It has had championship winners and dozens of Grands Prix, but no race and active driver today.
Ron Dennis is stepping down as McLaren team principal. Here’s how he turned the team Bruce McLaren founded into one of the most successful in F1.
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.
The latest instalment of the guide to 100 Grand Prix winners includes the driver who scored his only win – and then crashed after crossing the finish line. Plus an F1 team that won its first race, and the driver who won from 22nd on the grid. Oh, and a couple of world champions…
On his current run of form Felipe Massa stands a chance of achieving something very rarely seen in Formula 1: he could turn the tables on his team mate by taking the title off him the year after he won it. The only driver to achieve this in recent F1 history is Alain Prost, who … Continue reading Could Felipe Massa ‘do a Prost’?
Guest writer Journeyer concludes his two-part guide to the Monaco Grand Prix. If you thought part one yesterday was great, then you’ll love part two! This covers some of the more recent Monaco magical moments from the 1980s up to 2007:
You don’t ordinarily think of Ferraris as being unattractive but this beast was certainly hit with the ugly stick.
Lewis Hamilton has given some interesting quotes to the press. What would I have given to hear Michael Schumacher say something like this a few years ago: I just like fairness and I want Heikki Kovalainen to have the exact same opportunities and if he does and I beat him, there’s the reward. I beat … Continue reading If only Michael Schumacher had said this
I’ve read a lot of remarks by people who think that Ron Dennis will just stick any old driver in the second McLaren seat next year. The assumption seems to be that he’s already got Lewis Hamilton and all he needs and wants to do is stick a loyal but not super-quick number two in … Continue reading Ron Dennis doesn’t want a seat filler in 2008
Michael Schumacher has topped the testing times for a second consecutive day at the Circuit de Catalunya this week. On the face of it, the seven times champion has lost none of his speed. Was he wrong to retire from F1 last year? This poll is closed. Results were as follows: Yes: 197 (61%) No: … Continue reading Poll: Did Michael Schumacher retire too soon?
Michael Schumacher returned to cast his shadow over the rest of the F1 field by topping the time sheets at the end of the first day’s testing in Barcelona. Several 2007 racers were present including Heikki Kovalainen, David Coulthard, Nick Heidfeld, Robert Kubica, Kazuki Nakajima, Jarno Trulli, Sebastian Vettel, Nico Rosberg and Anthony Davidson.
New advertisers are flocking to Formula 1 as the Lewis Hamilton effects boosts TV audiences. Meanwhile there’s more speculation over Fernando Alonso’s future – and Rubens Barrichello’s too. Here’s this week’s top F1 stories.
The sixth DVD in the Brunswick films collection tells the story of the odd 1975 season. Niki Lauda triumphed in a year that saw a spate of wet races and two events cut to half distance. As ever the DVD is rich with fascinating material and the only problem is that there isn’t more of … Continue reading “Formula One 1975: Lauda and Ferrari No. 1” (DVD)
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.
Kimi Raikkonen has become Finland’s third world champion by winning the Brazilian Grand Prix. He is the 28th F1 world champion in 58 years. It comes after he finished runner-up in the 2003 championship (to Michael Schumacher) and in 2005 (to Fernando Alonso) His triumph puts Finland up to fifth among the countries that have … Continue reading Kimi Raikkonen finally wins the F1 title