Red Bull has become the first F1 team to run a car on the remodelled Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez which will hold the Mexican Grand Prix in November.
Modern Formula One circuits can have smaller run-off areas because they use asphalt instead of gravel, according to race director Charlie Whiting.
New images have revealed more details of how the revised Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez will look for this year’s Mexican Grand Prix.
Almost every corner on the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez will be altered to accommodate Formula One when it returns to the venue for the 2015 Mexican Grand Prix.
Robert Kubica had the chance to sample a very special BMW last weekend: the V12 LMR which won the 1999 Le Mans 24 Hours. Kubica demonstrated the car along with a 2007 F1.07 racer at Mexico?óÔé¼Ôäós former F1 venue, the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, which last held a round of the world championship in 1992. It … Continue reading Robert Kubica drives LMR V12 Le Mans winner at BMW World Final (Pictures)
In the late 1980s it often seemed like good tracks were dropped for safety reasons, and less good tracks found their way onto the calendar because money talked. How else could you explain a circuit like the awful Phoenix street track holding three Grands Prix? Or why the slow and dull Hungaroring remains on the … Continue reading F1 circuits history part 10: 1985-9
Some of F1’s most famous and popular circuits feature in today’s instalment of the guide to F1 tracks. Watkins Glen in America, Clermont-Ferrand in France and Brands Hatch in Great Britain. And one of my own personal favourites, the Mexico City circuit. But as ever there are a few oddballs as well – East London … Continue reading F1 circuits history part 5: 1961-6
I sometimes wonder what the FIA are setting out to achieve with their spoilsport rules. In particular, what is gained by raising the entry fee from $100,000 to $50,000,000? Sure a few bad apples slipped in through the net, but it?óÔé¼Ôäós now nigh on impossible for a privateer team to enter F1. Of the bad … Continue reading Lapped Legends: Andrea Moda
In the F1 news this week Timo Glock is rumoured to be about to sign for Toyota for 2008, while expectations grow that Fernando Alonso will be back in Renault colours next year. Meanwhile F1 fans can give their feedback on the sport in the Pitpass survey and Switzerland elects to uphold its 52-year ban … Continue reading F1 in the news 54: Glock set for Toyota
The European Grand Prix is at the Nurburgring this weekend. Sadly not the classic, fearsome Nurburgring Nordschleife – surely top of any F1 fan’s list of tracks they’d like to see return to the F1 calendar. It got me thinking at which old tracks should be put back on the calendar – ignoring the cost … Continue reading Debate: Bring back which track?