It was pure chance that I happened across a live broadcast of the British Grand Prix on BBC Grandstand in 1989. That first glimpse of Formula 1 captivated me, aged seven, and over the coming years the sport got under my skin. How did I turn into an F1 fan? Here are the five things […]
In the ongoing discussion over how fast – or not – the McLaren MP4-24 is, this video shot at the Barcelona test session earlier this week has attracted a lot of attention: It shows Heikki Kovalainen in the McLaren and Kimi Raikkonen in the Ferrari doing simulated starts together. Although Raikkonen starts behind the McLaren […]
Autosport readers will be confronted with a new-look magazine tomorrow. The weekly motor sport magazine gets a complete overhaul while ex-F1 driver and new BBC pundit David Coulthard joins them as a correspondent. According to publishers Haymarket: The title has been redesigned from front to back, with a new masthead, writers, editorial features and changes […]
The F1 rules get a radical shake-up this year. History tells us that when that happens, one team usually nails the new rules better than anyone else and dominates at least the early part of the season. But F1 testing so far suggests that the top teams are actually quite close on performance, and the […]
It’s all change at Barcelona today as most of the teams swap their drivers around for the last two days of official testing before the 2009 season gets started. Lewis Hamilton, Felipe Massa and Robert Kubica are among those joining the test today.
I’ve had loads of emails and Tweets about this, so if you haven’t seen it yet, here it is: Brilliant! Thanks to everyone who sent in the tip. It’s worth remembering Hamilton actually cut his teeth on radio controlled cars before he even got started in karting. I wonder how many other racing drivers got […]
New Zealand teenager Brendon Hartley has been confirmed as the official test driver for both Red Bull and Toro Rosso, following Sebastien Buemi’s promotion to the latter’s race team. I met Hartley at Oulton Park last year during a Formula Three race. He was not in a fantastic mood having just been beaten to pole […]