In the F1 news this week FIA president Max Mosley created headlines by describing Jackie Stewart as a ‘certifiable halfwit’. Also this week you can buy Martin Brundle’s old car, find out where Bernie Ecclestone ranked in the 100 Most Important People in (American) Sport and read about the Russian former F1 tester who was […]
The third season of the A1 Grand Prix ‘World Cup of Motorsport’ starts this weekend at the former Grand Prix circuit Zandvoort. Will you be watching? Started in late 2005 amid much fanfare, A1GP pits drivers from different countries against each other in identical, but fairly low-powered cars. Former F1 racers Ralph Firman, Narain Karthikeyan, […]
Four drivers are mathematically capable of winning the world championship but it looks like the fourth of them – Felipe Massa – will now be working to help team mate Kimi Raikkonen. On the Ferrari website Massa said: As usual I will do my best to get the better result for the team. In Ferrari, […]
1977 Japanese Grand Prix flashback
F1′s return to Fuji in 1977 saw a terrible crash which claimed the lives of two spectators. James Hunt won the race for McLaren.
James Allen’s new biography of Michael Schumacher has got F1 fans talking. We’ve got an exclusive excerpt from the book below and ten copies of it to be won (terms and conditions apply). In “The Edge of Greatness” Allen reveals how Schumacher set his plans for retirement early in 2006, and how a dispute at […]
A British company has confirmed it is working with a top F1 team on the development of the Kinetic Energy Recovery System planned for 2009. Torotrak is working with two other companies, Xtrac and Flybrid Systems, to supply several important technologies. These are Torotrak’s traction drive technology, a continuously variable transmissions (CVT) by Xtrac and […]
Here’s proof that the FIA isn’t capable of joined-up thinking. 1998: Slick tyres are banned and grooved tyres introduced to control cornering speeds and make racing safer. 2006: A single tyre supplier is announced for 2008, to control cornering speeds and make racing safer. Does F1 really need both rules? No.
Max Mosley’s words highlighted in bold in the FIA president’s latest letter to the teams spells out his position on green technologies, entertainment and costs as plainly as possible: All items on the cars which are not known, visible and understood by the public should be standardised and manufactured at minimal cost. The technical contest […]