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Video: French GP history 1906-79 18th June 2008, 11:00

Journeyer is back with another two-part look at Grand Prix history. This week it’s the turn of the French Grand Prix. France has always been an important country for motorsport – for it has contributed so much. It is most noted for two things. It is the home of the Le Mans 24 Hours and […]

F1 circuits history part 3: 1954-7 7th January 2008, 7:00

The third part of the guide to Formula 1 circuits includes the longest track ever used for an F1 race – and no it’s not the Nurburgring. Plus the former site of the British Grand Prix that is now home to horse racing, and the fearsome Monza oval.

F1 circuits history part 2: 1951-3 6th January 2008, 7:00

The second part of the guide to F1 circuits includes the infamous Nurburgring Nordschleife, and the home of the Dutch Grand Prix. It also includes the circuit at Buenos Aires where hundreds of thousands flocked to watch arguably the world championship’s first great – Juan Manuel Fangio.

Ten worst… F1 tracks 4th October 2007, 7:00

The Shanghai International Circuit is next – and it’s my least favourite track on the calendar. Yes, most people hate the Hungaroring and I can see why – it’s narrow, tight, slow and produces terrible races. But Shanghai annoys me because it’s a missed opportunity. With the amount of money they spent they could have […]

French Grand Prix wallpapers 27th June 2007, 7:00

The French Grand Prix is next on the calendar. Sadly, it could be the last race in France, the country that gave the world Grand Prix racing, as Bernie Ecclestone has said he doesn’t want to return to Magny-Cours next year. We’ve got a selection of photos from past French Grands Prix at Magny-Cours and […]

The Ben Evans Colums: Ghosts of Gamston 24th January 2007, 9:00

The first ever World Championship Grand Prix was held at Silverstone in 1950. But a rival circuit at Gamston nearly stole the race from it – how different F1 history might be had that happened. In my bid to fill my off-season weekends with motorsport related activity I found myself at the very Gamston airfield […]

French Grand Prix 2005 Preview 26th June 2005, 19:14

Put to one side the speculation over the future of F1 and the threats that, if the FIA hit Michelin with an excessive punishment, we could find ourselves watching another six-car race. If normal service is resumed in France, there is a mighty championship battle to be fought. If Silverstone, host of the first ever […]