Brands Hatch archive

1985 European Grand Prix flashback 19th July 2007, 13:00

Twenty-two years ago Britain was comfortably supporting two Grands Prix – never mind struggling to run one. Star attraction was home hero Nigel Mansell who took his first Grand Prix win at the European round at Brands Hatch in 1985. It was an incident-packed race that saw the crowning of a new champion and a […]

European Grand Prix wallpapers 18th July 2007, 7:00

It’s the European Grand Prix this weekend and as ever we’ve got a selection of photos from past races available for you to download for your desktop. Enjoy!

This weekend’s F1 alternative: Indy Car Nashville 13th July 2007, 13:00

There’s no F1 race this weekend but there’s tons of other motor racing action going on around the world. My pick for this week is the Indy Racing League – but there’s plenty of other races for those of you who don’t like ovals…

Ten of the best… British Grands Prix 6th July 2007, 7:00

The British Grand Prix is one of only two races to have held a round of the world championship every year since the series started. So it must have held a few decent races in 57 years? Damn right. Here’s ten of the best:

F1 in the news 41: Renault revival? 29th June 2007, 16:00

In the F1 news this week Renault believe they’ve gotten on top of their problematic start to the season. Plus another possible new venue for the Australian Grand Prix and more retro F1 fun.

Why Britain should share its Grand Prix 22nd May 2007, 10:00

When Bernie Ecclestone suggested to the British Racing Drivers’ Club that they share the running of a their Grand Prix with France, the idea understandably got short shrift. And the arrival of Lewis Hamilton on the scene is not likely to have made them change their minds. But sharing the British Grand Prix between two […]

Debate: What other motor racing do you watch? 7th May 2007, 18:52

It’s been a long four week gap ahead of the next F1 race this weekend. Have you been watching any motor racing in the meantime? Have you been to any races? I watch various touring car races this weekend and went to the BTCC round at Rockingham two weeks ago. Last weekend I was at […]

‘GP3′ to take on A1 Grand Prix? 30th April 2007, 21:36

Was Bernie Ecclestone at last weekend’s A1 Grand Prix finale at Brands Hatch? If so, what was he up to? Rumours persist that Ecclestone wants to run a series using GP2 specification chassis at Asian venues during the Formula 1 off-season. This is, of course, the time of year when A1GP runs its ‘World Cup […]

Banned! Brabham-Alfa Romeo BT46B ‘Fan Car’ 22nd February 2007, 9:00

The 1970s was the decade of outrageous innovation that produced some of the most unusual cars ever to grace a racing circuit. Many were hideous failures that disappeared into obscurity. But Brabham’s ‘Fan Car’ did somewhat better, achieving a 100% victory rate. Which is to say it won one race, and then it was banned…

Video: Great F1 press conference moments (part 1) 29th January 2007, 9:00

Controversy, comedy, and water fights. Formula 1 press conferences have proved the unlikely venues for all manner of hi-jinxs. Today we take a look at some of the funniest moments in F1 press conferences captured on video – and a few of the arguments that erupted in front of the press. And we’ll have a […]