Senna, Mansell, Prost… the 2009 Le Mans entry list has some famous F1 names on it. Those three are, of course, ‘sons of…’ plus one ‘nephew of…’. But there are 23 other drivers racing at Le Mans this weekend who all have F1 starts to their name. Here’s a list of all of them, including … Continue reading F1 drivers in the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours
One of the most exciting talents to join F1 from Champ Car, Juan Pablo Montoya, is among the names in today’s installment of the CART drivers who raced in F1 series.
Chevrolet romped to victory in the second WTCC race at Valencia with Alain Menu converting pole position into victory ahead of race one winner Rob Huff. Andy Priaulx got ahead of Menu at the start but within a few laps the superior pace of the Chevrolet told and Menu molved back ahead. Rob Huff made … Continue reading WTCC: Menu leads Huff in Chevrolet 1-2
After a processional few races in South America the World Touring Car Championship put on an entertaining battle at Valencia in Spain. Rob Huff burst through to win in his Chevrolet having escaped a penalty for overtaking pole sitter Yvan Muller at the rolling start. Huff then dropped back to third, but passed the leading … Continue reading WTCC: Huff leads Chevrolet resurgence at Valencia
Journeyer’s Grand Prix retrospective was a popular addition to the site last month. He’s back again with a look back at the last three Turkish Grands Prix and other F1 races that have taken place in the east. The F1 circus is now en route to Istanbul Park, one of the newer circuits on the … Continue reading Turkish Grand Prix history
Jordi Gene gave Seat their second win of the day by triumphing in the second race at Monza. But the big surprise of the race was August Farfus’s failure to win from second place on the grid. The BMW driver didn’t capitalise on the advantage of his car’s rear wheel drive and was beaten into … Continue reading WTCC Monza 2: Second Seat win
It was another case of follow-my-leader in the second WTCC race at Oschersleben, with Augusto Farfus easily converting his front row start into a victory. He was pushed every millimetre of the way by team mate Andy Priaulx. But the two looked happy to accept their positions especially as their team mate and principal rival … Continue reading WTCC Oschersleben 2: Farfus leads the train
Yvan Muller gave Seat a historic win for its diesel-powered Leon at only the second outing for the car. He passed team mate Gabriele Tarquini early in the race after a restart following two crashes on the first lap.
Rickard Rydell sensationally – and surprisingly – won the second race at Anderstorp after passing team mates Alain Menu and Nicola Larini on the final lap. Rydell is not contesting the full championship this season, and Larini was unhappy that he had been allowed to take points off him. Rain once again made the race … Continue reading WTCC Anderstorp 2: Last-lap home win
The wet European summer played havoc with the first WTCC race at Anderstorp. A drying track created a hectic race with many changes of position. Rob Huff beat pole sitter Tiago Monteiro off the line. The Chevrolet driver would go on to win, but the ex-F1 racer slashed his advantage late in the race to … Continue reading WTCC Anderstorp 1: Huff denies Monteiro
I opened up this week’s F1 Racing magazine to discover their rankings of the drivers’ performances so far this year look pretty similar to my own that I posted last week. F1 Racing polled 28 top F1 personalities on their opinions to compile their list, including Martin Brundle, Flavio Briatore, Keke Rosberg, Jody Scheckter, Pat … Continue reading F1 Racing’s driver rankings look familiar…
BMW filled the podium at the second race in Brno just as they had in the first. There was controversy early in the second Brno race as Alessandro Zanardi, who was waiting to serve a penalty, collided with leader Alain Menu. Andy Priaulx battled impressively from last on the grid to score points for seventh … Continue reading WTCC Brno 2: BMW crush rivals again
Augusto Farfus was chased around every millimetre of the Pau circuit by team mate Andy Priaulx. The Briton had to settle for second – though it gives him the lead in the championship. Although the start was fairly clean the racer was neutralised by an early safety car period. This followed a multi-car crash involving … Continue reading WTCC Pau 2: Farfus wins under pressure
Alain Menu dominated the first WTCC race at Pau, scorching into the lead from pole and never looking back. Yvan Muller took a useful second but never looked likely to pass the Chevrolet driver. The world’s top touring car racers put in an impressively disciplined show on the narrow Pau streets – making for a … Continue reading WTCC Pau 1: Menu miles ahead
Alain Menu stormed to pole position around the streets of Pau. He squeezed in late lap to improve his own time before the session was stopped due to a spectacular crash by Augusto Farfus. Yvan Muller will line up alongside him. Farfus had taken third but had already incurred a ten-place grid penalty at the … Continue reading WTCC Pau: Pole for Menu
Chevrolet drivers Alain Menu and Nicola Larini gave the team their first ever one-two in the World Touring Car Championship. The pair led all the way in the third race of the year at Zandvoort. At the start the Chevrolets easily maintained their advantage over Luca Rangoni who moved up to third. A tense, five … Continue reading WTCC Zandvoort 1: Chevrolet one-two
The world of Formula 1 blogging is growing all the time. These are the thoughts of fifty different F1 bloggers, including diehard fans, teams, professional journalists, and even one F1 PR person. Covering speculation, humour, history and more – here are the highlights of F1 blogging.
In the news this week a few interesting developments in the driver market as Adrian Sutil will make his race debut as a rookie in 2007 with Spyker, Sebastian Bourdais courts an ’08 race seat with Toro Rosso, and Timo Glock nabs a testing contract. This and more in our weekly headlines round-up.
With most of the drivers in place for next year, let’s take a look at how the 2007 F1 season is shaping up. There are still two places left to fill: The question fo who will drive the second McLaren will be answered before Christmas according to Martin Whitmarsh, and there’s some speculation that it … Continue reading 2007: Who goes where part 4
The 2006 championship was contested by 27 different drivers, 18 of which entered every race. Which ones impressed and which ones struggled? We rate all 27, starting with the first 17 today and looking at our top ten drivers in detail tomorrow.