After a shaky start to the season, Red Bull finally came good towards the end of the year. The team?óÔé¼Ôäós first chassis produced with the input of design wizard Adrian Newey proved troublesome at first. But once the outfit got its myriad reliability problems under control it became a regular top ten contender.
Formula 3000 and lately GP2 have been pushing young driver towards F1 for over two decades. And yet no F3000 or GP2 champion has ever gone on to win the sport’s ultimate prize – the Formula 1 World Championship. In this four part series we take a look at the 22 champions – and what … Continue reading The feeder formula champions (p1/4)
A new book, “Unraced”, takes a look at some of the most recent F1 cars that were built yet never saw the start of a Grand Prix. It’s full of interesting tales from teams that collapsed to cars that were just too radical to be made reliable. Here’s four of the most interested F1 cars … Continue reading The F1 cars that never raced
The 2007 F1 championship battle is incredibly close with constant changes between the leaders. If only the same could be said for the racing. There simply hasn’t been a race worthy of the name this year – can the circuit named after the ultimate racer’s racer Gilles Villeneuve serve up something other than a procession? … Continue reading Canadian Grand Prix 2007 Preview
The Adrian Newey saga dominated the headlines six years ago. Yet, in one of those funny little ironies, although he didn’t end up leaving McLaren for Jaguar at the time he did end up moving to the same team a few years later. Plus F1 (nearly) at Laguna Seca and the absence of Audi.
Colin Chapman produced some revolutionary cars each of which pushed F1 technology forward instantaneously in one huge leap. But the author of Post of the Week puts another designer forward as the greatest in motor racing history – and it’s not Gordon Murray, or even Adrian Newey. Plus the Felipe Massa backlash in the Italian … Continue reading F1 in the blogs 25: Better than Chapman?
My brother’s been hunting down 1:43 scale F1 models for a few years and has built up a collection of around 100. Here are some my favourites – the most historically interesting cars and the nicest models. Have you got a Formula 1 related collection – models, programmes, posters…