Last week I had my first chance to visit the McLaren Technology Centre. I met Communications and PR head Matt Bishop (also former F1 Racing editor) for lunch and a tour of the factory – he pointed out some of its most extraordinary features and little-known facts.
Did terrorists blow up a bridge at a Grand Prix in the 1960s? Why did an old Ferrari F1 car snap in half? And where does ‘The Stig’ get its name from? Answers to these and more of your questions below.
All the active F1 teams bar BMW have signed the Concorde Agreement committing them to F1 until the end of 2012. But with BMW withdrawing their team next year, and former team owner Peter Sauber unable to complete a takeover bid before the deadline for signing the Concorde Agreement, there are doubts over whether the […]
Robert Kubica and Jaime Alguersuari are on the entry list for the 2009 CIK-FIA KZ1 karting world cup at Sarno in Italy next month. Kubica is entering is his own kart but according to Mary-Ann Horley of Kartlink he has had difficulties in testing: What I’ve heard from testing is that Kubica was having carb […]
YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley is one of the investors behind America’s new F1 team for 2010, USF1. Hurley co-founded YouTube with Steve Chen and Jawed Karim in 2005 and the trio made $1.65bn when they sold the site to Google in November 2006. Another American company, Best Buy, is looking to get involved in the […]
The last rookie looking for his F1 break I wrote about found himself making his Grand Prix debut 17 days after I wrote about him. But on his form in GP2 Nico H?â??lkenberg doesn’t need my blessing to make the grade. He’s looking ever more likely to snap up a Williams drive for 2010.