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“What’s the point of Formula One?” – Radio 4 programme featuring me today

A few weeks ago I mentioned I was being interviewed for a Radio 4 programme called “What?s the point of Formula 1?”. The finished show airs today. You can catch the half-hour show on Radio 4 at 9am and 9.30pm, and after that it should be available on BBC iPlayer for a week. As far […]

F1 links: USF1 not sure about budget cap

Q & A with USF1’s Ken Anderson Interestingly he doesn't confirm they would use the budget cap. Racing Engineering hoping to enter F1 in 2011 "One of the GP2 teams showing its interest to move up one level is Racing Engineering, owned by Spanish business man Alfonso de Orleans." Williams wants established drivers Patrick Head: […]

Monaco Grand Prix weather forecast

The Monaco Grand Prix weather forecast indicates we’re not going to have a repeat of last year’s heavy rain this time. Meteo France, official suppliers of weather forecasts to the F1 teams, predicts three days of dry running, though Saturday and Sunday will be cloudy. The European weather rainfall radar shows no signs of rain […]

Monaco Grand Prix TV times

Here are the BBC F1 broadcast times for the Monaco Grand Prix practice and qualifying, and the race itself: Thursday 21 May Monaco Grand Prix first practice: 8.55-10.35am, BBC red button and online (video), BBC Radio 5 Live sports extra (audio) Monaco Grand Prix second practice: 12.55-2.35pm, BBC red button and online (video), BBC Radio […]

Unique Monaco offers opportunities for Brawn’s rivals (Monaco GP preview)

With a great sense of timing the F1 world, torn apart by rows over how much the teams should be allowed to spend, heads to round six at Monaco – where conspicuous consumption is a way of life. Whatever F1 does to itself, the Monaco Grand Prix will hopefully always remain one of its great […]

F1 links: Ecclestone to buy Silverstone?

Silverstone could be sold to Bernie Ecclestone "This could be a sign that the BRDC is considering an end to the unequal struggle to make a profit from the grand prix while attempting to meet the financial demands of Bernie Ecclestone, formula one's commercial-rights holder. It could also pave the way for Ecclestone, or his […]

A day at Silverstone

I spent today at Silverstone doing pit lane reports for the circuit commentary on the PA system. After days of reading and writing reams about the rancorous division in Formula 1, going to a circuit and watching some action-packed, unpretentious racing was like coming up for air.

At least the racing is (slightly) better

The political deadlock dominates the F1 headlines but on the hunch that many of you are as sick of it as I am I thought it would be a good time to write about something a bit more positive. We’ve had many discussions about whether the new technical rules for 2010 would improve the quality […]

F1 links: Mosley criticises “childish” Howett

In-depth interview – Max Mosley Video interview with Max Mosley on the BBC. He criticises Toyota F1 boss John Howett for being “childish” in trying to lead a walkout during the F1 rules discussions yesterday. KERS now available to Brawn GP Ross Brawn: “Mercedes have made [KERS] available to us. We’ve just got to find […]

Stalemate: Ferrari taking FIA to court but who is in the right? (Poll)

Today’s meeting between the F1 teams representatives, the FIA and Bernie Ecclestone failed to resolve the row over the 2010 regulations. Two hours into the meeting Max Mosley received a text message from his lawyer informing him that Ferrari were beginning legal action in France to block the new rules. The proceedings came to a […]