When Bernie Ecclestone suggested to the British Racing Drivers’ Club that they share the running of a their Grand Prix with France, the idea understandably got short shrift. And the arrival of Lewis Hamilton on the scene is not likely to have made them change their minds. But sharing the British Grand Prix between two [...]
Some excellent footage has emerged on Youtube of a young Lewis Hamilton honing his craft. The first shows Hamilton (#1 kart) racing in cadet karts at Buckmore Park and pulling off a stunning move to sweep from fourth to first on the final lap and win:
A turbo F1 car with a 2.2-litre V6 engine running on bio-ethanol, limited to 10,000 rpm and 770hp with traction control, four wheel drive and 13 seconds of power boost per lap. Does this sound like a realistic vision of the future of F1 to you?
James Thompson triumphed in what was easily the best world touring car race of the year. He added a second victory to the one he earned earlier in the day. Thompson stormed through to win from eighth while BMW team mates Jorg Muller and Andy Priaulx disputed second place.
Mika Hakkinen took his second DTM victory after a chaotic race at the Lausitzring. A safety car period in the middle of the race threw the running order up in the air but the Finnish twice World Champion prevailed. Behind him an inspired Paul di Resta finished second to take the championship lead in his [...]
James Thompson gave N Technology their first win of the year after converting his pole position into a victory. He is the fifth new winner of 2007, but the sudden competitiveness of his Alfa Romeo probably owed more to the fact that he wasn’t carrying any success ballast. Championship leader Augusto Farfus failed to score [...]
If you thought the four-week gap between the Bahrain and Spanish Grands Prix this year was interminable, in 1972 the first two rounds were two months apart! Emerson Fittipaldi would win the championship, becoming the youngest driver to do so until Fernando Alonso in 2005. This DVD gives a reasonably detailed account of the season [...]
An interesting interview with Stirling Moss is our Post of the Week today. Also the problems with street racing, the apparent lack of talent in GP2 this year, and why Felipe Massa’s blog is rubbish.
There’s no F1 race this weekend but there’s a whole world of F1 alternatives to choose from. As F1 is moving towards more street racing British F3 is one step ahead – they’re racing at a fascinating new course in Romania. Plus there’s DTM action from the Lausitzring.