Prodrive archive

Alonso and Prodrive central to 2008 driver market 10th October 2007, 9:00

The news that Prodrive will not be using McLaren’s chassis next year raises more questions about who will be racing in F1 in 2008. Ralf Schumacher is leaving Toyota but his F1 career may not yet be over. Alexander Wurz’s departure opens up a space at Williams. And of course there is the unresolved question […]

Toyota drop Ralf Schumacher 1st October 2007, 14:38

Ralf Schumacher’s prospects of racing in F1 in 2008 look slim as Toyota have announced he will not race for them next year. The announcement comes one day after Timo Glock, who has been linked his fellow German’s Toyota drive, won the GP2 championship. The past two GP2 champions, Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, both […]

2008 driver line-up almost set 5th September 2007, 9:00

The driver market for 2008 is settling down – although everyone is still watching to see if Fernando Alonso will storm out of McLaren (and away from Lewis Hamilton), to join his old team Renault. Several teams have now confirmed their 2008 line ups and are sticking with their current drivers – with the notable […]

F1 in the blogs 41: The Ralf row 1st September 2007, 7:00

Catch up on the latest from the world of F1 blogging. This week people are talking about F1 Racing slating Ralf Schumacher again, the merits of NASCAR versus Formula 1, visiting the Turkish Grand Prix and… erm… hamburgers.

Prodrive set to use McLarens in 2008 – report 23rd August 2007, 9:44

David Richards is expected to announce a deal next month for his new Prodrive F1 team to use this year’s McLaren chassis as the basis for their 2008 campaign. The report in this morning’s Times claims it will spare Prodrive the ??150m cost of developing their own cars. Richards said: “McLaren is one of three […]

F1 in the news 48: Alonso tipped for Renault 17th August 2007, 7:00

The bookies reckon if Fernando Alonso is to storm out of McLaren at the end of the year it will be to return to his former team Renault. Also in the news this week, work set to begin on the Singapore street circuit and a young Canadian scoops the Gilles Villeneuve award.

Your questions: F1 car numbers 8th August 2007, 7:00

Tom Bellingham wrote in with this question: I was wondering why certain number were on cars back in the ’80s and ’90s. Ferrari famously had the number 27 with Giles Villeneuve, was this number carried on with Ferraris as a tribute to him? Were teams allowed to choose numbers back then and how was it […]

Unhappy Alonso could blow open 2008 driver market 7th August 2007, 9:00

McLaren has reportedly told Alonso he is free to leave the team at the end of the year if he wishes. Speculation has linked him with a return to Renault for 2008, and it remains to be seen who will drive for new 2008 entrants Prodrive.

Prodrive and the Ferrari four 25th June 2007, 22:46

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 […]

United States Grand Prix facts & statistics 18th June 2007, 7:00

ITV’s presenters mentioned Lewis Hamilton 16 times in the build-up to qualifying. How many times did the other British drivers get mentioned? David Coulthard got a single mention – and that was it. Poor Jenson Button and Anthony Davidson didn’t get a look in. Button also lost his record for being the youngest ever point […]