Green F1: Right idea, wrong approach

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Max Mosley is on a mission: F1 must became the vanguard of environmentally friendly car technology. Mosley wants F1 to be a showcase for the world’s car manufacturers to display their environmental credentials. And he wants a radical set of F1 rules for 2011 to enshrine that. It’s deeply divisive and controversial. I agree with … Continue reading Green F1: Right idea, wrong approach

Debate: Your verdict on Max Mosley

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

On 9th October 1991 Max Mosley defeated incumbent FIA President Jean Marie Balestre by 43 votes to 29. In the 16 years that have passed with Mosley at the helm the sport has changed dramatically in character. But has it changed for the better? Has Formula 1 been efficiently and professionally managed under Mosley’s stewardship? … Continue reading Debate: Your verdict on Max Mosley

F1 2007 Preview: New rules at a glance

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

As is now customary, the sporting rules have had a shake-up ahead of the new season. The changes range from the seismic (like engine homologation) to tiny acts of bureaucratic house-keeping, tidying up the loose ends from past instances when FIA President Max Mosley was let loose on the F1 sporting regulations. They have also … Continue reading F1 2007 Preview: New rules at a glance

Indianapolis to axe banking from F1 circuit?

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Changes to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road circuit to make it suitable for Moto GP could see the removal of the famous banked final turn. The Speedway has proposed changes to the latter part of the road track, currently only used by Formula One for racing, so that motorbike racers would not have to negotiate … Continue reading Indianapolis to axe banking from F1 circuit?

Changes to Barcelona for 2007 revealed

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

This is the official diagram showing the changes made to the Barcelona circuit, home of the Spanish Grand Prix, for the 2007 race. The penultimate bend, Europcar, has been tightened to allow for the insertion of a chicane on the approach to New Holland. As mentioned earlier on F1Fanatic the changes have been made to … Continue reading Changes to Barcelona for 2007 revealed

“Grand Prix Yesterday & Today” (Bruce Jones, 2006)

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Coffee-table picture books about motor racing are ten a penny. So what makes this one special? As the title suggests the theme of the book is ‘then and now’, and each spread places two photographs from different periods side by side and compares the two. It’s a simply but effective approach that has produced an … Continue reading “Grand Prix Yesterday & Today” (Bruce Jones, 2006)

More overtaking at Barcelona in ’07?

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The news of changes to the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, home of the Spanish Grand Prix, provokes a mixed reaction. The changes will affect the penultimate bend ‘Europcar’ which is taken at over 200kph (125mph), the intention being to make the corner slower and therefore safer. By doing this the challenging, high-speed turn Europcar … Continue reading More overtaking at Barcelona in ’07?

The Ben Evans Column: Stars in Wrecked Cars

Posted on | Author Ben Evans

These are dangerous times to be a minor television celebrity, whether you’re crashing jet cars, sacrificing your credibility on the dancefloor, or having to spend one second in the company of David Gest, our hardworking D-list celebs have had a hard time of it lately – with nary an invite to Tom and Katie’s wedding … Continue reading The Ben Evans Column: Stars in Wrecked Cars