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Sebastian Vettel confirmed as Red Bull driver for 2009 ?ǣ try to look surprised 17th July 2008, 19:57

Sebastian Vettel will take David Coulthard?s place at Red Bull in 2009. Anyone not see that coming? Vettel is one of the stars of Red Bull?s young driver development programme. Dozens of aspiring young drivers have worn Red Bull colours at one stage or another in their careers. Only a handful made it into F1. […]

Nigel Mansell considering sports car comeback with sons?

Nigel Mansell is planning another return to motor racing according to Motor Sport magazine. The magazine claims Mansell, along with sons Greg and Leo, is planning to race a Lola LMP1 sports car. The Mansells tried out a Lola-AER 06/10 LMP1 at Estoril, former home of the Portuguese Grand Prix during a Dunlop tyre test.

Time for a Polish Grand Prix?

Yesterday I gained a new appreciation of just how popular Robert Kubica is in his native Poland. Monday’s poll on “Which F1 drivers do you like?” was picked up by several major Polish sports sites. Robert Kubica, who had been leading comfortably with a few hundred votes, suddenly rocketed to over 10,000. Poland is a […]

Pictures: Goodwood Festival of Speed – F1 cars from 1952-2003 12th July 2008, 0:28

More pictures from Goodwood – this time a selection of Ferraris, McLarens, Williams and more. From Juan Manuel Fnagio’s 1957 Maserati 250F up to Giancarlo Fisichella’s 2003 Jordan-Ford.

2008 half-term driver rankings part 3 11th July 2008, 12:30

There was plenty of discussion yesterday about how to rank the top three drivers of 2008 so far. Here?s how I rated Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen and Robert Kubica?s performances so far this year. What?s your verdict?

Why is everyone talking about Nadal vs Federer and not Hamilton vs Raikkonen? 7th July 2008, 20:50

Lewis Hamilton won his home Grand Prix for the first time yesterday. You might have noticed. But while the British media often get criticised (with some justification) for the hype they lavish on Hamilton, another sports story knocked him off the front page in many newspapers. So why did the Roger Federer and Rafael Nadar […]

Video: British GP history 1993-2008 4th July 2008, 7:00

This is the last part of Journeyer’s guide to the history of the British Grand Prix. Here’s part one and part two. 1994: After Nigel Mansell retired from F1 for the first time (or the second, depending how you look at it), it was Damon Hill who became the British F1 hero. Although not as […]

Video: British Grand Prix history 1977-92 3rd July 2008, 7:00

Journeyer continues his three-part look back at the history of the British Grand Prix. You can read the first part here. 1979: Just like Ferrari 28 years earlier, Williams achieved their first ever Grand Prix win that year at Silverstone. Clay Regazzoni was the winning driver. Teammate Alan Jones was also challenging for the win, […]

ITV F1 TV ratings grow slowly 2nd July 2008, 17:00

ITV’s F1 coverage comes to an end this year and the BBC are taking over for 2009. The corporation might have done well out of the change, as it appears F1 audiences are growing in Britain at the moment. But is this a sustainable, long-term increase in dedicated F1 followers, or ‘fair-weather fans’ who only […]

2008 British Grand Prix preview: Toyota vs Red Bull vs Renault vs Williams

Behind the top three of Ferrari, McLaren and BMW the battle among the midfield teams is just as excitingly close. Not least because it’s two factory teams versus their two customers: 4. Red Bull-Renault 24 5. Toyota 23 6. Williams-Toyota 15 7. Renault 12 Toyota made a major step forward in France, scoring their first […]