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Brazilian GP history 1984-1999 (Video) 31st October 2008, 7:00

Journeyer continues his video guide to the Brazilian Grand Prix. Part 1 looked at the beginnings of the Brazilian Grand Prix, helped along by such names as Fittipaldi and Pace. Piquet, too, had already established himself as a regular contender at home, and he, along with Ayrton Senna, would give Brazil its golden era in […]

Brazilian GP history 1973-1983 (Video) 30th October 2008, 7:00

The Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace at Interlagos in Sao Paulo hosts the final round of this year’s world championship, the fourth time in five years it has done so. More importantly, the title will be decided here for the fourth year in succession. But the race has actually appeared as the season-opener more often than […]

1988 Brazilian Grand Prix flashback 29th October 2008, 7:00

When McLaren turned up at the first race of 1988 with scarcely any testing miles on its new car, few expected the MP4/4s to dominated the season the way they did. But at the Brazilian Grand Prix hopes of a closely-fought season were wrecked as McLaren dominated. Guest writer Andrew Tsvyk tells the story. This […]

Hamilton joins Senna, Prost, Schumacher and others who had F1 wins confiscated 9th September 2008, 13:00

Lewis Hamilton will have to hand over his Belgian Grand Prix winner’s trophy to Felipe Massa (appeal pending). It will be small comfort to him that plenty of other drivers have had wins taken off them in the past. Alain Prost, Michael Schumacher and others have lost race wins after the chequered flag. More encouragingly […]

F1 circuits history part 8: 1975-8 12th January 2008, 7:00

Tracks being altered to include slower corners became commonplace in the second half of the 1970s. Silverstone’s flat-out blast was rudely interrupted by a crude chicane at Woodcote. The other super-quick circuit – the Osterreichring – was also slowed, although both tracks retained much of their essential character. And two tracks we are familiar with […]

Top ten… Brazilian Grands Prix (Video) 18th October 2007, 11:00

What better place to finish the season than Brazil? The country’s drivers have won more championships than any other nation bar Britain. And the South American atmosphere and punishing track is guaranteed to produce a great race. Here’s ten of the best Brazilian Grands Prix.

Banned! Ground effect 7th June 2007, 7:00

The last in our series looking at F1 technologies that were banned looks at one innovation that the governing body were surely right to get rid of. Indeed, had they stepped in more quickly to rid the sport of ground effect cars, a series of terrifying crashes might have been avoided – and lives might […]

Bahrain Grand Prix Preview 5th March 2006, 11:50

It’s all change for 2006 – new teams, rules, qualifying (again) and even a new opening race. The Australian Grand Prix has been moved back to April to accommodate some tedious running-and-jumping festival (that’s The Commonwealth Games – ed.) and so the new season gets underway in the middle of a Bahraini desert. So much […]