F1 cars, pre-1980 (Goodwood Festival of Speed 2009 pictures)


The collection of early Grand Prix cars on show at Goodwood this year features some real classics. It includes a Maserati 250F in an uncharacteristic blue livery. Plus an ex-Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 312T3 and the Matra-Cosworth MS10 in which Jackie Stewart famously won at the Nurburgring in heavy rain by over four minutes. Pictures in […]

Williams F1 cars collection (Goodwood Festival of Speed 2009 pictures)


Forty years ago, Frank Williams made his start in Grand Prix racing, entering Piers Courage in a customer Brabham. After several years fielding customer cars by the likes of De Tomaso and March, Williams eventually became a constructor. That took them to championship glory, first with Alan Jones in 1980, and most regularly in the […]

Mercedes and Auto Union Silver Arrows (Goodwood Festival of Speed pictures)


Among the anniversaries being marked at the Goodwood Festival of Speed is 75 years of the German ‘silver arrows’. This name was first applied to the cars raced by Auto Union (fore-runner of the modern Audi) and Mercedes-Benz from 1934. Former Red Bull driver David Coulthard is among the contemporary F1 drivers piloting the cars, […]

F1 cars, post-1980 (Goodwood Festival of Speed pictures)


I’m at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend – here’s my first batch of photographs of F1 cars. This set includes the 1988 McLaren-Honda MP4/4 (ex-Ayrton Senna), an ex-Michele Alboreto Ferrari and the gorgeous Benetton-Ford B188. Plus, several cars from the 2008 F1 season. Pictures in this gallery: 275

1969 Canadian Grand Prix flashback

There’s no Canadian Grand Prix on the calendar this year – but FOTA and many F1 fans hope the sport will return soon. F1 Fanatic guest writer Andrew Tsvyk looks back on one of the earliest world championship round in Canada.

At Goodwood this weekend…

I’m at Goodwood for the Festival of Speed this weekend – if you’re going as well and would like to say hello then please get in touch. I’ll be checking my email and Twitter accounts during the weekend so if you want to arrange a time to meet up let me know and I’ll get […]

ISI to make Superleague Formula game

Superleague Formula recently kicked off/gave the green light to its second season of football-cum-motorsport action. I still find the whole concept rather cynical and unappealing but you can’t deny they promote themselves rather better than F1 does. I’ve already written about how much better their website is than F1.com, and now they’ve got a promising […]

Overtaking: Back to the drawing board

F1 has been grappling with the problem of how to get the cars to race more closely for several years. For 2009, the FIA’s Overtaking Working Group proposed a radical solution involving lower, wider front wings and higher, narrower rear wings. It made the cars wretchedly unattractive but, they reckoned, it should allow them to […]

Force India getting closer to first points

One of the quieter success stories of the first half of the season has been the gradual improvement of Force India. An effective programme of development has brought real progress, and the team has finally begun to get cars beyond the first segment in qualifying. They?ve come tantalisingly close to scoring their first points ?ǣ […]

F1 links: Alguersuari takes Hartley’s place

F1 reserve drivers don’t get much to do these days, but nonetheless Red Bull are keen to give their up-and-comers more chance to get get a close first-hand experience of Grand Prix racing. So they’ve replaced their third driver Bredon Hartley with his 2008 British Formula Three team mate Jaime Alguersuari for the rest of […]

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