The most controversial season in memory drags on as the World Motor Sports Council waits to hear another enquiry into alleged spying tomorrow. This could turn out to be an important moment for the sport particularly if Renault are found to be guilty of the same misdemeanour as McLaren. It determine whether Fernando Alonso races … Continue reading The consequences of Thursday’s Renault-McLaren spy hearing (updated)
A few particularly interesting finds in the blogs this week including a Vodafone executive writing about meeting Lewis Hamilton and Karun Chandhok on his Red Bull test. Plus loads of opinions on Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso. Read on for 30 stories from the world of F1 blogs.
Some interesting articles on Ross Brawn’s move to Honda this week, plus a few thoughts on the standardised ECUs being brought in for next year to allow a ban on traction control. Plus a new Indian F1 driver goes testing and a non-interview with Max Mosley.
Good news finally came for Honda fans this week as the rumours were confirmed that Ferrari’s technical maestro Ross Brawn would be joining the team. It’s exactly the news the team needed after an appalling season that ranks among the team’s worst.
Ross Brawn will join Honda as team principal for 2008 confirming rumours that first surfaced in April. The move comes after Jenson Button threatened he would leave the team if it did not make a substantial improvement over its dismal performance this year, when it scored only six points. Button told the Mail on Sunday: … Continue reading Official: Ross Brawn to join Honda for 2008
On the face of it, 2007 was a golden season for Ferrari. Nine wins and both championships went to the team even though many expected them to struggle following the departure of Michael Schumacher. But their triumph was not as emphatic as the raw figures suggest. The constructors’ championship was an inevitability after the expulsion … Continue reading F1 07 review: Ferrari
The eyes of the F1 world are fixed on the twists and turns of the Ferrari-McLaren espionage scandal. F1 is no stranger to controversy – here’s ten of the juiciest from recent years…
Just what does David Richard have lined up for Prodrive? He is supposed to be giving some details of his plans at the British Grand Prix in two weekends’ time. Richards hit the news earlier this year by fronting a consortium that purchased Aston Martin from Ford. But there’s been little news of his putative … Continue reading Prodrive and the Ferrari four
Ferrari technical manager Nigel Stepney is under investigation in Italy following a complaint by the Italian team, according to Autosport. Ferrari’s only comment on the matter was: “Ferrari have taken action against Nigel Stepney, and there is now an investigation.” The Briton has been with the team since 1992 and was part of the team … Continue reading Ferrari technician in criminal investigation
The world of Formula 1 blogging is growing all the time. These are the thoughts of fifty different F1 bloggers, including diehard fans, teams, professional journalists, and even one F1 PR person. Covering speculation, humour, history and more – here are the highlights of F1 blogging.
The poor quality of current F1 TV coverage has finally been given regard by an important figure in the F1 community. Ross Brawn, on sabbatical from Ferrari, has watched the first three races of the F1 season on TV from the UK and reckoned: It’s a very frustrating business to watch F1 on British TV. … Continue reading Ross Brawn slates ITV F1 coverage
Desperate to get out of their rut, Honda might make a big-money move to bag Ferrari’s Ross Brawn when he returns from sabbatical. Also in the news this week, Jackie Stewart tells Lewis Hamilton to leave Britain, Bernie Ecclestone threatens to leave Sepang, and everyone a Honda goes to a night club.
We’re two Grands Prix into 2007 and already a fantastic four way battle for supremacy is shaping up. However, this is yet to translate itself into a decent race. Unlike Melbourne the Sepang race was highly watchable, but aside from the opening exchanges between Felipe Massa and Lewis Hamilton it was hardly exciting. The bulk … Continue reading The Ben Evans column: Malaysia’s winners and losers