Jaime Alguersuari has been officially announced as Sebastien Bourdais’ replacement at Toro Rosso. As discussed here last week, Alguersuari will become the youngest F1 driver ever, beating the record set by Mike Thackwell in 1980. Alguersuari and team mate Sebastien Buemi will form the youngest ever pair of team mates in Formula 1. Alguersuari had […]
If the first half of the championship was about the domination of Brawn, the second half will be about whether Red Bull can catch them. The Hungarian Grand Prix will be the perfect test of Red Bull’s improved RB5. The slow track and warm temperatures should favour the BGP 001, so if Red Bull can […]
I’ve just heard the terrible news that Henry Surtees, son of former F1 champion John Surtees, died today following a crash in a Formula 2 race at Brands Hatch. He was 18 years old. The accident happened in the second of the day’s F2 races. Surtees’ crash helmet struck a wheel which had been lost […]
Bernie Ecclestone has changed his mind on the future of the British Grand Prix yet again. To recap, he started the year saying there was no way the 2010 race would be held anywhere other then Donington Park. He later suggested in an interview with The Times that this wasn’t the case, and then took […]
In 1964 the honour of hosting F1 in Britain went to Brands Hatch for the first time.
A lot of effort went into changing the design of F1 cars this year in the hope it would make for more exciting racing. But with half the season gone the signs are not good. The ‘rate the race’ polls on this site after every Grand Prix are getting worse results this year compared to […]
Ari Vatanen anounced his campaign to run for FIA president last week. Since then Max Mosley has said he won’t stand but has come out in support of Jean Todt to be the next president. Today I had a lengthy chat on the phone with Vatanen – he gave me his reaction to Mosley supporting […]
A waste of money. Pointless greenwash. White elephant. Just a few of the criticisms levelled at the Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems that were introduced into F1 this year amid much fanfare. Nine races in, no KERS-equipped car has won a race or even set a pole position. Of the four teams that began the year […]