In this week’s F1 news – Ralf Schumacher on the sport’s future in Germany, Renault arrives in Romania, and will Formula 1 stay in Malaysia? Plus Formula 1 drivers’ road cars and Ron Dennis’s shock move to Ferrari.
In the F1 news this week three old hands get back behind the wheel, the wise money’s on Lewis Hamilton but the even wiser money is in Bernie Ecclestone’s pocket. Plus a corruption scandal in China and some good old-fashioned Ferrari vs. McLaren gossip.
The new Renault R27 isn’t due to be launched until January 24th but spy shots of the car being tested at Silverstone have emerged on the internet. The pictures reveal more tightly-sculpted sidepods, Ferrari 248-style mirrors, and changes to the rear underbody on the 2007 car, which will be raced by Giancarlo Fisichella and Heikki … Continue reading 2007 Renault R27 spy photos
In the F1 news this week India and Portugal are bidding to host a Grand Prix – and Suzuka are hoping to get theirs back. Plus Jarno Trulli hails the GPDA and Adrian Sutil does the same for Lewis Hamilton. Read on for these and more.
In the F1 news this week the Brazilian Grand Prix was the fifth most-watched sporting event of 2006 and the Sepang and Nurburgring circuits give clues on the popularity of their races. Plus, another win for Michael Schumacher and a new record for Juan Pablo Montoya. Read on for the rest.
Lewis Hamilton is either a very charitable soul, or the McLaren driver has taken a psychological swipe at Spyker pilot Christijan Albers for some reason. Hamilton’s old Formula Three Euroseries team mate Adrian Sutil recently landed the race seat alongside Albers for 2007. In this week’s Autosport Hamilton warned Albers, “it’s going to be like … Continue reading Hamilton praises Sutil… why?
Momentum is gathering behind a campaign for a memorial to Tom Pryce. The talented British Formula One was killed along with a marshal during the South African Grand Prix of 1977. David Richards, former Benetton and BAR boss who will enter his own F1 team, Prodrive, in 2008, has backed the campaign for a memorial … Continue reading Tom Pryce memorial campaign
In our final look back on the F1 news of 2006 some surprising comments from Nick Heidfeld, Chinese F1 racers on the way, and a lingering look back on Michael Schumacher’s last Grand Prix. Read on for more.
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.
In the F1 blogs this week why Fox covering F1 in America is a good idea and why Super Aguri’s Friday testing proposal is probably not. Plus some Ron Dennis-bashing and a big cheer for ‘little Ant’. (All blog links external)
Lewis Hamilton is still making the headlines this week – he’s going to have to get used to it. Kamui Kobayashi takes a Toyota for a spin and McLaren, not content with having nabbed a double world champion in Fernando Alonso, brought their last one back for some testing. This and more in the weekly … Continue reading F1 in the news
As testing for the 2007 F1 season begins in Barcelona today it seems Super Aguri are running the 2006 Honda RA106 car. The photographs below show 2007 Super Aguri driver Anthony Davidson in what appears to be a RA106 repainted in Super Aguri colours. If so, and Super Aguri are able to run last year’s … Continue reading Super Aguri testing 2006 Honda?
The appointment of Lewis ‘first black F1 driver’ Hamilton is unsurprisingly the number one story among F1 bloggers this week. But there are also those with plenty to say about the new green F1 and the state of F1 television. Read on for more in our weekly round-up. (All blog links external)
In our weekly roundup of F1 headlines the next generation of F1 stars have impressed at the Formula Three Macau Grand Prix, the ‘Michael Schumacher comeback’ rumours have started already, Juan Pablo Montoya makes a crash-bang debut in the NASCAR Nextel Cup, and Alessandro Zanardi makes an incredible return to an F1 cockpit. All news … Continue reading F1 in the news
In this week’s round-up of F1 headlines the big story is peace in our time as the manufacturers and FIA lay down their arms in the battle for the future of F1. Also, Kazuki Nakajima is already coveting a race seat for next season, and Bahrain and Australia anticipate fleecing and giving discounts to F1 … Continue reading F1 in the news
Takuma Sato and Anthony Davidson will partner one another at Super Aguri in 2007 – six years after they teamed up at Carlin Motorsport in the British Formula Three championship. Sato won the title ahead of Davidson that year by a comfortable margin. But Davidson suffered some misfortunes – not least of which being involved … Continue reading Sato and Davidson – back together again
The FIA and the car manufacturers have finally found common ground on the future of the F1 rules. Along with which comes some important and surprising decisions on the future direction of F1 engine technology – which could see a dramatic reduction in engine sizes.
Renault are often held up examples of how ‘restrained’ spending can still be effective within Formula One. Everything is relative of course, but compared to the giga-spending of Toyota, Renault are positively frugal, and excellent value for money when you consider how many races each team has won in the last four years (Renault 18, … Continue reading Renault out-spent McLaren in ’05
Let’s take a look back at the lighter side of the F1 news from 2006. If you know all the words to “Niki Lauda hat ein Ohr”, laughed at the ITV report which slated their own Formula One coverage, groaned at the gut-wrenching awfulness of Talladega Nights, and voted for (or against) Michael Schumacher’s nomination … Continue reading F1 2006 Review: The strange side of ’06
In this week’s round-up of top F1 posts from the blogging world we have two interesting technical pieces, speculation on an Indian Grand Prix, some F1 video highlights, and one blogger already longing for the 2007 season… Read on for more (all links external).