Formula BMW archive

BMW pick GT racing and WTCC over F1 6th December 2009, 13:10

BMW have announced details of the categories they will be racing in during 2010 having pulled out of F1. Far from pulling out of motor racing entirely the company is expanding its GT racing programme, leaving you to wonder what these other categories offer which F1 does not.

One To Watch: Sebastien Buemi 27th August 2008, 7:00

Sebastien Buemi will drive for Toro Rosso during their three-day test in September as the team decide whether to give him an F1 seat for 2009.

GP3 to support F1 in 2009? 14th August 2008, 9:05

An article on an Italian website appears to suggest that the International Formula Master series could be re-named GP3 in 2009 and support Formula 1 at five rounds. The site allows you to roughly translate the article from Italian into English (see the button at the top of the page) because if anyone out there […]

FIA?s plans for Formula 2 shows Max Mosley wants war with Bernie Ecclestone 25th June 2008, 20:25

A surprise announcement from today?s FIA World Motor Sports Council today revealed the FIA wishes to set up a new feeder series to Formula 1. It will be called Formula 2, reviving the name used for a similar series until 1984, before it was replaced by Formula 3000 and, later, GP2. But why is the […]

The FIA must solve the customer car problem 27th February 2008, 7:00

Once again the Super Aguri transporters have departed a testing session with the teams’ F1 cars not even having turned a wheel. The teams presence in the 2008 championship looks less likely with every passing day. They could be the second team to announce their non-participation in F1 this year, following Prodrive who were originally […]

The Ben Evans Column: The next Lewis Hamilton 14th November 2007, 7:00

Assessing the environmental impact of the 2007 F1 Championship, it is vital to consider all the trees that were cut down for the reprints of the Lewis Hamilton cash-in books which have subsequently appeared on the shelves. Clearly those chapters lauding his d??but title success have had to be reprinted…

F1 in the news 55: All eyes on Hamilton 19th October 2007, 9:00

There are three drivers in the hunt for the championship – but the media’s focus is on the title leader as he bids to be come the first ever rookie champion. Also the row between Max Mosley and Jackie Stewart rages on, and BusinessF1 magazine goes bust.

The Ben Evans Column: Bull 23rd August 2007, 9:00

One of the more entertaining F1 side shows of past weeks was the spat between Scott ‘not got any’ Speed and the Red Bull junior team, which has led to Speed’s departure from the Toro Rosso. Speed is latest in a string of Red Bull-backed drivers who have been rushed into F1 and failed to […]

One To Watch: Nico Hulkenberg 16th August 2007, 9:00

A new generation of German drivers are following in Schumacher’s footsteps. Nico Hulkenberg is next in line to follow them.

The Ben Evans Column: Excuses, excuses 27th June 2007, 10:00

At Indianapolis two weeks ago Ralf Schumacher turned left when he should have turned right and took out David Coulthard and Rubens Barrichello. His verdict? “A racing accident.” But he’s not the only driver to cook up a fabulous excuse for a shunt. Even hardened race fans like myself must have impressed with Valentino Rossi’s […]