Lewis Hamilton is to feature on a new Hornby Scalextric. But will the sets come with real life cranes for pulling Hamilton (and only Hamilton) out of the barriers?
A crazy race threw up some interesting statistics – we had a rookie driver leading the race, a rare red flag and – give thanks – the first proper pass for the lead on the track!
Spyker boss Michel Mol has confirmed that Christijan Albers will no longer race for the team. The team are yet to announce a replacement driver for the Nurburgring round next week and any one of a number of racers could fill Albers’ place.
Want to know who the fans were supporting at Silverstone? Simply count their caps. You might think that everyone was there to support Hamilton but ten minutes spent looking at what the fans were wearing on their heads told a different story – I spotted support for all but one of the F1 teams. Here’s … Continue reading Silverstone Cap Count
Eddie Jordan recently published his autobiography. But how does it stack up against a more detached view of the Irishman’s celebrated character? Collings’ book came out in 2003 and so it can’t tell the entire Jordan story – but there are plenty of other gaps it can filll in.
Antonio Pizzonia’s slim hope of resurrecting his F1 career may have been dealt a final, fatal blow. Pizzonia last raced in F1 two years ago and was trying to use GP2 as a route back to the top. But rumours suggest he is about to be replaced and Giancarlo Fisichella’s team FMS International by Venezuelan … Continue reading Pizzonia’s F1 dream finally over?
Eddie Jordan is Marmite personified. To some he’s F1’s much-missed wheeler-dealer cheeky chappy – but plenty of others remember him as a whingeing upstart whose team might have been more successful ahd he run a tighter ship. This being an autobiography it will doubtless provide plenty of fodder for both sides to support their points … Continue reading “An Independent Man – the Autobiography” (Eddie Jordan, 2007)
What’s it like to drive an F1 car? One blogger found out – check out our Post of the Week. Plus Michael Schumacher’s final Ferrari sold, great F1 quotes and a lot of ranting.
When Norbert Hamy wanted a name for his F1 team, he just turned his first name back to front. Trebron Racing Systems were set to join F1 racing in 1993 – but the obscure Japanese entry, run by a Canadian who claimed to have designed all manner of exciting technologies, simply disappeared. Plus, a contractual … Continue reading The Old Rumour Mill – May
After the months of anticipation the opening shots of 2007 were fired in what was a very ordinary Australian Grand Prix. There was little ‘racing’ to speak of and the front-of-field positions running the same form as they did at the end of 2006 – apart from Honda. Despite the absence of on-track excitement there … Continue reading The Ben Evans Column: Musings on Melbourne