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1982 South African Grand Prix flashback

Grand Prix flashback

F1 drivers went on strike ahead of the 1982 South African Grand Prix when the sport’s governing body tried to force them to sign restrictive new contracts.

2008 French Grand Prix preview: Last Tango in Magny-Cours

For the second year in a row Formula 1 heads to the Circuit de Nevers in Magny-Cours expecting it to be the final visit. I?ů‘ťľ‘šůve never found it the most exciting of F1 circuits – in fact, for me it’s the closest track I haven’t been to. And when we discussed the expected dropping of […]

Video: French GP history 1906-79

Video

Journeyer is back with another two-part look at Grand Prix history. This week it’s the turn of the French Grand Prix. France has always been an important country for motorsport – for it has contributed so much. It is most noted for two things. It is the home of the Le Mans 24 Hours and […]

Fernando Alonso takes a swipe at Lewis Hamilton over driving errors

These days interviews with drivers tend to be the same recycled PR platitudes over and over. ‘The team did a great job’. ‘The car was really good’. ‘We’re looking forward to the next race’. ‘For sure’. It’s unusual to hear one of them slagging off their rivals as Fernando Alonso has with Lewis Hamilton today: […]

Silverstone F1 test almost sold out

Tickets for two of the three days of the F1 test at Silverstone from 24-26th June have sold out. They have already announced race day tickets for the British Grand Prix have sold out as well. There are tickets remaining for the test on Tuesday 24th of June and, as with tickets for the other […]

Video: 2008 French GP preview

Video

Here’s the French Grand Prix preview video which features a virtual lap of the Circuit de Nevers and Murray Walker on the famous Gilles Villeneuve-Rene Arnoux battle.

2008 French Grand Prix preview: Business as usual for Ferrari in France?

The Circuit de Nevers in Magny-Cours has been very kind to Ferrari – they’ve won here five times in the last seven events. With Lewis Hamilton taken out of the equation by a ten-place grid penalty, the only question about who will win this weekend is whether it will be Felipe Massa or Kimi Raikkonen. […]

New F1 Racing vs old F1 Racing

We’ve had a few discussions here about F1 Racing magazine before – I’ve been consdering junking my subscription in favour of the new-look Motorsport magazine. This month new F1 Racing editor Hans Seeberg has rolled out a totally redesigned magazine – everything bar the logo seems to have been completely overhauled. Here’s the verdict.

Video: Jackie Stewart on driving style

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In this fascinating video three-times F1 world champion Jackie Stewart talks about how racing drivers refine their technique for different racing circuits, how cars are developed throughout a Formula 1 season, and how drivers co-operate with their engineers to refine it to their style.

2008 French GP preview: McLaren tactics

Lewis Hamilton is not the first person to receive a grid penalty for a race before the weekend has even started. But this weekend’s French Grand prix will be the first time a leading driver has gone into an event knowing he will drop ten places. Despite this Hamilton last week said he was “quite […]