Brazilian Grand Prix 2006 Media Review

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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

New ’07 & ’08 rules: Good, bad and ugly

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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

ITV rubbish their own coverage

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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

Coulthard and Moss in London

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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

Trackside: Schumacher and competitions

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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

China & Hungary most popular races so far

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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