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).
In our weekly round-up of F1 headlines today we have Williams’ ironic signing of Kazuki Nakajima, Bernie Ecclestone pushing a shared British and French Grand Prix, and David Coulthard diversifying into TV broadcasting. Read on for more from this week’s news. (All story links external)
In our weekly round-up of top F1 posts don’t miss the excellent Hallowe’en special on lost tracks at Blog F1. Plus, more on the tyre war plus an early look at the first Formula One game for the Playstation 3. (All links external)
In this week’s round-up of F1 stories: good news and bad news for Australian F1 fans, Red Bull juggle their engines, and one very famous name is set to make a return. Click below to read more (all links external).
Good news for Michael Schumacher – he failed to win the ‘Weaseliest Sportsperson of the Year’ award. He ranked sixth out of seven with 3,005 votes to winner Barry Bonds’ 13,122. Bonds was one of several entries in the awards to be nominated for drug use, and frankly, he seems much more deserving of the … Continue reading Michael Schumacher: Not weasel
I was delighted to get the chance to talk to former F1 racer Perry McCarthy yesterday – see below for the full interview. McCarthy’s brief F1 career was spent with the notorious Andrea Moda team that came in went within the space of less than a season in 1992. He never qualified for a Grand … Continue reading Perry McCarthy interview
I was a little incredulous when I heard that McLaren were intending to sell software to businesses. But I saw a report on Newsnight the other day that put the whole thing into a much more convincing perspective. Essentially, the plan is to use their extremely sophisticated race strategy software to help businesses prepare for … Continue reading F1 Video: McLaren software
There was always going to be some people who thought Michael Schumacher’s puncture in Brazil was, caused deliberately by Giancarlo Fisichella even though the two apparently only made contact for one eighth of a second. As mentioned here yesterday Ferrari are left without Schumacher’s main men. With Schumacher gone, bloggers say goodbye and thankyou. On … Continue reading F1 in the blogs
If you host a Grand Prix and the hotels nearby pong a bit you should look worried – that, after all, is the reason why Suzuka has lost the Japanese Grand Prix to the Fuji Speedway. But if the locals merely hold up members of the racing teams at gunpoint, that’s nothing to be concerned … Continue reading F1 in the news
It was fascinating to see how the different newspapers treated the final race of the season, the final race of Michael Schumacher’s career, and the crowning of Fernando Alonso as the youngest ever double champion. On several papers F1 made a rare intrusion onto the front page. Others apparently preferred the less dignified image of … Continue reading Brazilian Grand Prix 2006 Media Review
The first what will hopefully become a weekly look at what F1 bloggers are writing about. It’s no surprise that speculation about the championship cliffhanger and Michael Schumacher’s retirement are top of the list this week.
The press begin their farewells to Michael Schumacher and although Lewis Hamilton is put on hold Peter Windsor is still championing him. Jenson Button, meanwhile, is told to buck up – by Bernie Ecclestone. Also in the F1 news this week circuits are in the spotlight as Imola looks set to miss out on a … Continue reading F1 in the news
The permanent revolution that the F1 rules have undergone since 2003 will continue in 2007 and 2008 with another raft of new regulations from the World Motorsports Council (WMSC). Taken together the changes aren’t quite as fundamental as the shift to two-race engines or the changing of the points system were. But we can expect … Continue reading New ’07 & ’08 rules: Good, bad and ugly
Faced with the formidable debating skills and forthright opinions of President Max Mosley, those who disagree with his deeply divisive views have turned to all manner of methods of attack. But I’m pretty sure this is the first time I’ve heard it being done in a satirical Jamaican dub stylee: Well the GPMA forgot to … Continue reading Maxi Mosley inside the place
ITV’s often-criticised Formula One coverage has come under fresh attack – from its own TV text service. Their TV text service Teletext carries a story which slates ITV for missing Michael Schumacher’s retirement in Japan during an advert break (“not the first time television coverage has disappointed this season…another numbing low point”), points out that … Continue reading ITV rubbish their own coverage
Sir Stirling Moss and David Coulthard will be appearing in Oxford Street, London tomorrow (Tuesday 17th October) to promote Coulthard’s ‘Pole Position’ line in men’s fragrances and shaving accessories. The British racers are apparently, “just two of the celebrity drivers that will be chauffeured to the store in one million pounds-worth of supercars.” Others expected … Continue reading Coulthard and Moss in London
Don’t miss the chance to win a copy of John Frankenheimer’s classic film Grand Prix on DVD – we’ve got a review coming up on F1Fanatic soon. Also grab one of five copies of David Tremayne’s new book The Lost Generation about the tragically short careers of Tom Pryce, Roger Williamson and Tony Brise. Trackside … Continue reading Trackside: Schumacher and competitions
Both are hailed as masters of motor racing: Michael Schumacher on four wheels, Valentino Rossi on two. Earlier this year, Rossi was even tipped to be joining – or replacing – Schumacher at Ferrari next year. And in another coincidence Rossi is set to turn the kind of trick that Michael Schumacher was hoping to … Continue reading Rossi to do what Schu wanted to
The two most popular races of 2006 so far are the the two where wet weather provoked an unpredictable contest: Hungary and China. The Italian Grand Prix received only a lukewarm response, though, ranking ninth of the 16 races polled so far. Michael Schumacher’s win in China was his most popular win of the season … Continue reading China & Hungary most popular races so far