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Top ten… Minardi heroes 26th July 2007, 10:00

Watching Markus Winkelhock lead his first ever Grand Prix having qualified his un-competitive Spyker at the back of the grid had me reminiscing about backmarker heroes Minardi. The Italian team became cult heroes during their two decades in Formula 1. They were often the first to get lapped, but they also made some giant-killing performances […]

Soapbox: Bring back one-lap qualifying 7th July 2007, 10:00

Everyone seems to think the qualifying problem has been fixed – but Duncan Stephens of Doctorvee reckons there are still big problems that need fixing. Recently I have begun to wonder if I should bother watching the qualifying sessions. What should be done with qualifying has been one of F1′s most contentious issues over the […]

1994 Spanish Grand Prix flashback 10th May 2007, 12:00

The 1994 Spanish Grand Prix was the second race after the deaths of Roland Ratzenberger and Ayrton Senna at Imola. While the media scrutinised the every move of the teams and the governing body, FIA President Max Mosley had rushed in a package of urgent changes to the cars aimed at slowing them down. The […]

The Old Rumour Mill – May 1st May 2007, 9:00

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 […]

F1 in the blogs 24: ITV & Ofcom 7th April 2007, 9:00

Are ITV breaking broadcasting regulations by showing advertisements during live Formula 1 races? Jon McKnight thinks so, and he’s trying to do something about it. Also in the round-up of the F1 blogs this week, Superleague Formula, BMW’s Pit Lane Park, the joys of being a Minardi fan, and why NASCAR fans should give F1 […]

1995 Australian Grand Prix flashback 15th March 2007, 9:00

This weekend all eyes turn to Melbourne as a new Grand Prix season finally gets underway. The race will see a lot of new beginnings – new drivers, new partnerships and a new, post-Schumacher era. Twelve years ago the Australian Grand Prix was quite different. It marked the end of the season and the 1995 […]

How do you solve a problem like Toyota? 22nd January 2007, 9:00

Are you a passionate, devoted fan of Panasonic Toyota Racing? Did you heart beat with anticipation during the unveiling of the TF107 last week? Will you tune in to the Australian Grand Prix in eight weeks’ time, praying for an all red-and-white front row? Probably not. According to last year’s FIA survey Toyota were the […]

100 Greatest F1 Videos – Part III (80-71) 20th June 2006, 22:00

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

Liuzzi stays on the bench 13th September 2005, 18:00

Red Bull’s purchase of Minardi has ended Vitantonio Liuzzi’s F1 racing for this season, and their peculiar ‘driver swap’ arrangement. Christian Klien will remain in the second RB1 for the last three rounds of the year as they try to hold off BAR for sixth in the constructor’s championship. Liuzzi is expected to get a […]

The Battle at the Back 8th May 2005, 20:17

The cameras follow the fight at the front: there’s nothing wrong with that. But at the other end of the grid Minardi and Jordan are battling each other with equal ferocity, and a fascinating duel is beginning to develop between the two minnows of Formula One. Jordan and Minardi are, in relative terms, the poor […]