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1985 South African Grand Prix flashback 5th February 2008, 7:00

I never hesitate to grumble when I feel F1′s governing body has done something wrong, so I think they should be applauded for their prompt handling of the racism row that erupted over the weekend. Likewise the Spanish motor sport authorities and the operators of the Circuit de Catalunya have made all the right moves […]

The feeder formula champions (p2/4) 11th September 2007, 7:00

GP2 is the ultimate category for young drivers looking to get into F1 – and before that was F3000. But no driver that won the F3000 or GP2 championship has then won the F1 title. In this four part series we take a look at the 22 champions – and what became of their F1 […]

“Unraced… Formula One’s lost cars” (Sam Collins, 2007) 15th July 2007, 7:00

There’s a peculiar fascination with the worst of Formula 1. The great hopeless outfits of the early 1990s are a great source of comedy for F1 fans – whether it’s Andrea Moda sending Perry McCarthy out to qualify on wet tyres on a dry day at Silverstone in 1992, or Life’s farcically unreliable W12 engine […]

The F1 cars that never raced 11th July 2007, 7:00

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 […]

Ten rare and amazing F1 videos 5th February 2007, 9:00

There are plenty of great F1 videos on Youtube. But one does get rather sick of endless slow-motion crash footage set to Linkin Park. You have to rummage around to find the best F1 videos – and here they are – ten rare F1 clips that aren’t stolen from race broadcasts and season review videos. […]