Of all the exotic technologies to be banned from Formula 1 through the years, four wheel steering is perhaps be the only innovation to have been developed after it was outlawed.
Formula 1 in 2007 is all about change – and the change that I find most fascinating of all is Fernando Alonso’s defection to McLaren. It’s a very rare thing indeed to see a reigning champion switch teams. In the last three decades Alonso is only the fifth champion to make such a change. The … Continue reading F1 2007 Preview: The defecting champion
More F1 rumours that didn’t quite work out. This month: three McLarens for 1993, four for 2007, and BMW nearly join Benetton. Find out why these plans never came to be…
I wonder if Michael Schumacher will ever write an autobiography? I doubt it very much – he apparently has little interest in Formula One beyond the time at which he was active in it. It’s a shame – doubly so given how poor most of the biographies of him are. But if there’s one contemporary … Continue reading “Alex Zanardi: My Story” (Alex Zanardi with Gianluca Gasparini, 2004)
Four Formula One cars raced by Michael Schumacher have gone up for sale. All four cars are offered for purchase jointly and include the 1991 Jordan-Cosworth 191 in which he made his Grand Prix debut; The 1991 Benetton-Cosworth B191 in which he scored his first championship points at the Italian Grand Prix; The 1994 Benetton-Cosworth … Continue reading Four Michael Schumacher cars for sale – just $6.5m!
The first photographs of Renault’s new Formula One racer broke cover two weeks ago – now the final car has been presented in its definitive livery. With ING replacing Mild Seven as title sponsors for 2007 the car has a fresh new colour scheme, dropping the light blue it has used since 2002, and as … Continue reading Official 2007 Renault R27 pictures
In 2006 the grinding tedium of the merciless political row between the FIA and the Grand Prix Manufacturers’ Association (GPMA) finally ended in a ceasefire. And not a moment too soon – the last thing we needed was another Indy ’05 or, much worse, the GPMA’s stated threat of a ‘Grand Prix World Championship’ breakaway … Continue reading GPWC goes the way of Premier 1 GP
What big F1 news story broke one year ago today? Have a guess… It was Fernando Alonso’s shock switch to McLaren for 2007 – a move that caught most, if not all, F1 followers completely unaware. Of course it’s not the first time in F1 history that a shock driver or team move has caught … Continue reading Top ten… F1 bombshells
The Goodwood Festival of Speed 2006 began today. We’re got three galleries of pictures from the event including Williams, Ferrari, McLaren, Benetton, Renault and other cars once driven by the likes of Nigel Mansell, Damon Hill, Michael Schumacher, Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen and more. Besides Formula One there are supercars galore including the Bugatti Veyron … Continue reading Gallery: Glorious Goodwood
Today we have numbers 80-71 from out top 100 Formula One videos. Including a near miss at Monaco, terror at the Hockenheimring, and turbo heaven at Montreal. Read on for more. Tags f1 / formula one / grand prix / motor sport / video / f1 video
David Richards is the name most people are linking to the empty 12th slot on the grid for 2008 – and rightly so. Of the other known possible new teams for ’08 his Prodrive outfit is clearly the most credible – whatever tedious local protesters may have to say. Richards set out his stall as … Continue reading Thoughts from abroad #2
The greatest win? Perhaps, but certainly the 1993 European Grand Prix at Donington Park gave us the greatest single lap in F1 history. Formula One cars reached a technological pinnacle in 1993, and many of the driver aids seen that year have since been banned – active suspension, ABS brakes and more. Williams’ FW15 was … Continue reading The Greatest Wins: Senna