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F1 circuits history part 6: 1967-70 10th January 2008, 7:00

Today’s look at the history of F1 circuits features some of the most popular tracks of the 1970s that were phased out of F1 in the 1980s as the sport looked to improve safety – and make more money. They include Kyalami in South Africa (where political pressures were also at work) and the Osterreichring […]

F1 blogs review: Renault verdict reaction 8th December 2007, 7:00

The F1 blogs are buzzing with reaction to the Renault spy hearing and Lewis Hamilton’s appearance on Top Gear. Read on for more on those topics plus the rumoured Mercedes’ B-team, wheel fairings, Kimi Raikkonen, and just what is the point of F1 anyway?

F1 teams to test slick tyres for possible 2009 return 21st November 2007, 16:26

Formula 1 teams will conduct a four-day test on slick tyres in December at Jerez with a view to their re-introduction in 2009. Slick tyres were banned in F1 after the 1997 season as the FIA tried to constrain escalating cornering speeds by imposing the use of grooved tyres. Jerez is the last circuit at […]

Timo Glock finally confirmed at Toyota for 2008 19th November 2007, 10:00

Timo Glock has been confirmed as Jarno Trulli’s team mate at Toyota in 2008 following a lengthy dispute with BMW. Glock, who won the GP2 championship this year, was BMW’s test driver and the Munich marque became involved in a tug-of-love for Glock’s services with Cologne-based Toyota. The Contracts Recognition Board ruled last week that […]

Champ Car Mexico: Bourdais goes out on a high 11th November 2007, 22:19

Sebastian Bourdais brought the curtain down on his Champ Car career in typical style – by routing the field at Mexico City. He passed pole sitter Will Power early on as Power struggled to keep pace due to the hand injury he picked up at Surfers’ Paradise.

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 […]

The feeder formula champions (p4/4) 13th September 2007, 7:00

Many of F1’s top drivers have entered the sport after winning the Formula 3000 or, more recently, GP2 championship. But no driver has ever won that junior title and then become F1 champion. In this four part series we take a look at the 22 champions including the driver who could be the first to […]

The feeder formula champions (p3/4) 12th September 2007, 7:00

The final step for young drivers heading to Formula 1 has often been the likes of GP2 or its predecessor Formula 3000. But the sport is still waiting to see an F3000 or GP2 champion be crowned Formula 1 champion. In this four part series we take a look at the 22 champions – including […]

Champ Car Assen: Tactical win for Wilson 2nd September 2007, 14:53

Justin Wilson broke his ’07 victory duck in the second Champ Car race in Europe at Assen in the Netherlands. The Briton hit the front after the final round of stops. Bruno Junqueira had been in the lead but his early final stop saw him fall down the order. Jan Heylen followed Wilson home with […]

This weekend’s F1 alternative: Champ Car Assen 31st August 2007, 9:00

The Champ Car World Series is back in Europe so catch it while you can. But what on earth are they doing at a bike track? Plus German and British tin-top action and the Indy Racing League title races to a climax on the streets of Detroit. There’s no F1 this weekend, but there’s plenty […]