Why have the teams formed their own group and what does it mean for F1?

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

Formula 1?s ten teams have formed a new group to represent their interests in the sport following a meeting at Ferrari?s Maranello headquarters. It looks like another move in the power games that have been going on between the sport?s regulators (the FIA), the commercial rights holders (FOM) and the teams, which intensified during the … Continue reading Why have the teams formed their own group and what does it mean for F1?

Montezemolo & Theissen disagree on McLaren’s exclusion

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

McLaren’s exclusion from the constructors’ championship was a just punishment according to Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo – but BMW team principal Mario Theissen doesn’t think his team really were second in 2007. McLaren could have been world champions this year had they not had all their points confiscated after being found guilty of bringing … Continue reading Montezemolo & Theissen disagree on McLaren’s exclusion

Alonso and Prodrive central to 2008 driver market

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The news that Prodrive will not be using McLaren’s chassis next year raises more questions about who will be racing in F1 in 2008. Ralf Schumacher is leaving Toyota but his F1 career may not yet be over. Alexander Wurz’s departure opens up a space at Williams. And of course there is the unresolved question … Continue reading Alonso and Prodrive central to 2008 driver market

Debate: Will Ferrari surge to the titles?

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

McLaren are ahead in both championships with six races to go. But Ferrari are expected to have the upper hand in most of the remaining rounds as venues like Istanbul, Spa-Francorchamps and Interlagos play to their chassis’ strengths. Can either of their drivers win the championship? Is it time they started back one of them … Continue reading Debate: Will Ferrari surge to the titles?

“Formula One 1974: Down to the last race” (DVD)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Think of F1 racing in the 1970s and you imagine bizarre-looking cars with fat rear wheels, daubed in the gaudy colours of their sponsors. Unpredictable races, down-to the wire championship battles, and a different winner each weekend. In 1974, that wasn’t far from the truth, and this excellent DVD captures the spirit of those heady … Continue reading “Formula One 1974: Down to the last race” (DVD)

European Grand Prix 2007 preview & TV times

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The Nurburgring plays host to the only round of the championship in Germany this year. The absence of Michael Schumacher is largely responsible but, depending who gets the second Spyker seat, there could conceivably be five home drivers on the grid. But the battle for wins is likely to be between the same four drivers … Continue reading European Grand Prix 2007 preview & TV times

Pictures: Ferrari’s 60th year celebrations

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Ferrari’s 60th anniversary celebrations came to a spectacular conclusion at the team’s Fiorano circuit in Maranello. Felipe Massa, Kimi Raikkonen and Luca Badoer were present along with former stars Michael Schumacher, Niki Lauda, Jody Scheckter, Rene Arnoux, Jean Alesi, Gerhard Berger and Andrea de Adamich. The F1 stars took a range of past and presented … Continue reading Pictures: Ferrari’s 60th year celebrations

The (new) Michael Schumacher conspiracy

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

There were plenty of conspiracy theories surrounding Michael Schumacher during his 16 years in the sport, from the supposed secret traction control system at Benetton to his outrageous parking stunt at Monaco this year. And for some, the circumstances of his departure from the sport was one final piece of Schumacher subterfuge. Did Ferrari chairman … Continue reading The (new) Michael Schumacher conspiracy