The Istanbul Park circuit is the first of this year’s Grand prix venues I’ve visited myself. To cut a long story short: it was hot, turn eight is mega, and do not attempt to make the journey from Greece by train. Seriously, that almost cost me a girlfriend (you can read the full account here). […]
Ferrari have a seriously impressive winning streak going at the moment: Race Kimi Raikkonen Felipe Massa 2007 Chinese Grand Prix 1 3 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix 1 2 2008 Australian Grand Prix 8 DNF 2008 Malaysian Grand Prix 1 DNF 2008 Bahrain Grand Prix 2 1 2008 Spanish Grand Prix 1 2 Their off-colour performance […]
All of the F1 teams brought major steps forward in car development for the last round at Spain, and many more will be readied in time for the Turkish Grand Prix. This video from Toyota shows how they are developed and includes some footage of them conducting straight-line aerodynamics testing. More Formula 1 videos in […]
After months of doubt over their future, Super Aguri team boss Aguri Suzuki has finally bowed to the inevitable and withdrawn his team from Formula 1.
I wouldn’t complain if the F1 calendar grew to NASCAR-like proportions with 30-plus races per year. But given the expense of moving the cars from country to country, it doesn’t seem very likely. But why shouldn’t F1 drivers participate in more races besides Formula 1? In the past week both Lewis Hamilton and Robert Kubica […]
Following the disappointing news that Honda are about to give their pet dog Super Aguri the Old Yeller treatment it looks as though Formula 1 will have just 20 cars for the rest of the season. When I first started watching F1 in 1989 the series had just set an all-time record for the largest […]
I’m meeting Sir Stirling Moss on Wednesday for the first time for an interview for my motorsport column Trackside over at Autotrader.co.uk. I don’t mind admitting I’m a little bit nervous about meeting one of Britain’s greatest racing drivers. Words and phrases like “legend” and “national institution” are bandied around too freely, but all the […]
See below for some of my pictures from the Brands Hatch A1 Grand Prix weekend.
Seat made it two wins at Donington as Darren Turner headed home Tom Onslow-Cole and Jason Plato. But Fabrizio Giovanardi was running in the top three before an uncharacteristic msitae that almost dopped himself and team mate Onsloe-Cole out of the race. Giovanardi braked too late for the chicane at the end of the lap […]
Jason Plato won the first BTCC race of today at Donington Park but the second race of the day was an absolute corker. Rain had begun to fall as the cars assembled on the grid and the original start was aborted as Andrew Jordan stalled his Honda Civic. Once the race finally got started Gordon […]