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 […]

Compromise, stalemate, war: What will be the outcome of F1’s budget cap talks?

Ferrari, Toyota, Red Bull, Toro Rosso and Renault are threatening not to participate in the 2010 world championship. With the deadline for entries just two weeks away, the teams’ representatives are meeting FIA president Max Mosley and commercial boss Bernie Ecclestone to hammer out a deal. Will they get the job done? Will the impasse […]

F1 links: Lola and Litespeed’s 2010 entries

Lola moves ahead with F1 project “Following completion of its evaluation of the technical regulations for cost-capped Formula One teams announced by the FIA World Motorsport Council on 29th April 2009, the Lola Group is pleased to announce that it will be submitting an entry for the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship?َشا×?َ.” F3 squad […]

Rome Grand Prix track video lap


Earlier this week we got our first glimpse of the Rome Grand Prix circuit. Now they’ve an official website has been launched with a video lap of the proposed track.

Talking budget caps on TV tonight

I’ve been invited to appear on Sky News’s Sky.com programme tonight to talk about – what else? – the budget caps row. If you’ve got Sky News tune in at 7pm tonight to see if I can explain budget capping, two-tiered regulations and FIA rules without confusing myself… I’ve been on the programme a couple […]

Six decades of great F1 drivers in Igor’s collection of pictures and autographs


Remember I said I didn’t see the point of autographs? I take it all back. Have a look at these great pictures from Igor’s massive collection of F1 driver autographs. From Vettel to Andretti, and Massa to Scheckter, his collection spans six decades of Formula 1 and mainly centres around Ferrari drivers, plus a few […]

2012 Rome Grand Prix circuit revealed

Gianni Alemanno – the mayor of Rome – will be hoping that Ferrari’s threat to pull out of F1 is a bluffing exercise. This is the street circuit in Rome which is at the centre of Alemanno’s hopes to hold a Grand Prix from 2012. Update: See below for new track map and more details […]