Super Aguri driver Yuji Ide has had his FIA Superlicence formally revoked, ending any chance of him participating further in Formula One this year. Franck Montagny, who drove in his place at the European Grand Prix, will continue for the team in Spain this weekend. Some have criticised the decision on the grounds that Ide [...]
Find out what the British press made of the European Grand Prix in our media review.
The Canadian Grand Prix will remain at the circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal for a further five years. A group lobbying on behalf of Toronto had approached Midland F1 boss Alex Schnaider about pitching for a Grand Prix in the rival city, but without a suitable circuit (the Champ Car venue presumably not being adequate) the [...]
The Michael Schumacher-Fernando Alonso needle match picked up at the Nurburgring where it left off in Imola. The entire weekend was about the finely poised battle between the two of them. But sadly the battle was once again resolved in the pits and not on the track.
Jacques Villeneuve lost his best laptime after qualifying as punishment for holding up Giancarlo Fisichella during the second part of the session. He drops to ninth place, which doesn’t benefit 11th-placed Fisichella. Villeneuve was coming towards the end of his out lap when Fisichella, on his fast lap, caught him. The stewards seem to be [...]
The 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 points system introduced by the FIA in 2003 has failed to make subsequent Formula One championships – and other championships using the same system – any more exciting. The strongest effect of granting of extra points for lower positions has been to encourage championship leading drivers to settle for second or third place [...]
Prodrive aren’t the only people suffering at the hand of a group of local busybodies with nothing better to do. Now the Monza circuit has been forced to cancel its round of the Grand Prix Masters series due to complaints from locals about noise levels. The chief villain in this piece is Judge Marco Manunta [...]
Ferrari launched their Felipe Massa Blog nearly two months ago now. And it’s rubbish. For starters, the blog reads no different to your standard press releases – the usual bland quotes (“we will be working hard”…”I reckon things went prety well”), very little detail at all about life behind the scenes at Ferrari, and nothing [...]
Frenchman Franck Montagny will make his Formula One debut at this weekend’s European Grand Prix. He will replace the under-fire Japanese driver Yuji Ide at Super Aguri-Honda. Ide started the season with no prior Formula One experience. He struggled to match the pace of more experienced team mate Takuma Sato and in Melbourne compromised the [...]