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New F1 support race for 2008 20th June 2007, 10:00

European F1 rounds will benefit from an expanded support race package next year. Formula BMW, the championship BMW rookie Sebastian Vettel won in 2004, will join the bill. Vettel won the German category, which is set to merge with its British equivalent, to create Formula BMW Europe. The sub-GP2 single seater category will have a […]

F1’s famous names return

The classic names of F1 are all returning to the sport: Senna, Mansell, Prost, Piquet, Lauda and more could all be a feature on the grid one day. A quick search threw up 20 such drivers in the lower echelons of motor sport that could break into F1. Can you think of any others? Two […]

Has Frank Williams found his own Hamilton? 15th May 2007, 23:07

Last month Frank Williams told the press: Hamilton is still a baby, so to speak, but dishing out loads of trouble already. I mean that in the nicest possible way. I cry he’s not in a Williams but I rejoice for F1. I really do. But the Williams boss may already have found his own […]

The Ben Evans Column – Troubled touring cars 12th May 2007, 10:00

The Bank Holiday’s absence of F1 action gave me a chance to catch up on some Touring Car action for the first time this year and to be honest it was depressing viewing. Whilst televised tin-top racing has long been flattered by clever editing and trick regulations, the big three series (BTCC, WTCC and DTM) […]

British FFord Oulton: Macleod dominates 9th April 2007, 13:37

Having dominated qualifying it was no surprise to see Callum Macleod do the same in the first round of the British FFord championship at Oulton Park. James Nash finished second after starting fourth with Nick Tandy right behind him. Richard Tannahill narrowly clinched fourth from Jay Bridger and Linton Stuteley. Macleod’s fastest lap of 1m […]

British F3 ready to go 8th April 2007, 20:40

Maro Engel and Jonathan Kennard are on pole for the first two races of tomorrow’s British F3 season opener at Oulton Park. Estonian Marko Asmer (Hitech) would have been my first choice for champion but for his unusual decision to dovetail the British and Japanese F3 series. As a consequence he will miss the third […]

The Ben Evans column – Which path to F1? 4th April 2007, 19:54

At this time of year I’m usually foaming at the mouth in anticipation of the new Formula Three season. But this year I can’t summon up the enthusiasm for a trip to Oulton Park to see the British series get underway – much less the Eurories later in the year. Both series seem low on […]

The Ben Evans Column: Age Concern 13th December 2006, 20:05

Only time will tell the damage Formula BMW has done to single seater motor sport. With excessive running costs (well in excess of ???200,000 for a tilt at the title), questionable driving standards and underpowered cars with way too much grip which teach drivers little in the way of feel. But then again what’s do […]

British Formula Three preview 3rd April 2005, 19:26

Not five years ago, the British Formula Three Championship was part of your golden ticket to F1 glory and the series’ stars were seemingly on the fast-track to Grand Prix stardom. But the arrival of the rival 3 Euroseries may have changed all that. Jenson Button, Takuma Sato and Anthony Davidson are all recent British […]

Who should have got a drive? 6th March 2005, 19:31

Team managers should take a risk on a young talent.