Alain Prost’s position as one of the most successful F1 drivers of all time is too often overlooked. He won 51 Grands Prix – more than any other driver bar Michael Schumacher – and four world championship – fewer only than Schumacher and Juan Manuel Fangio. Against that terrific record you have to ask, where [...]
There’s no F1 race this weekend but there’s a whole world of F1 alternative to choose from. It’s a massive weekend for touring car racing with rounds of the World, German and British championships. Plus rallying in Argentina and the second round of the FIA GT series. But which to watch?
The world of Formula 1 blogging is growing all the time. These are the thoughts of fifty different F1 bloggers, including diehard fans, teams, professional journalists, and even one F1 PR person. Covering speculation, humour, history and more – here are the highlights of F1 blogging.
This is already one of my highlights of F1 in 2007. Nick Heidfeld drove his F1.06 around three laps of the Nurburgring Nordschleife.
Rounding up this week’s top F1 press Steve Matchett’s cracking piece on flexible floors caught my eye. With the FIA committing to further restrictions of these it’s definitely an article worth reading and Matchett’s style is highly readable. Also Renault in Rotterdam, Paffet in at Prodrive (possibly) and ITV in love with, who else, Lewis [...]
The injury-hit Audi squad has drafted in two old hands to replace the drivers injured in the frightening first-lap crash at Hockenheim. 1991 DTM champion Frank Biela will deputise for the injured Tom Kristensen is his 2007-spec car. Kristensen was originally expecting to race and indeed his pre-race PR quotes had been issued by the [...]
Williams unleashed one of the greatest technological blows the sport has ever seen in 1992 when their computer-controlled active suspension FW14B stormed the championship. The technological onslaught continued in 1993 as traction control and anti-lock braking became commonplace and Williams’ rivals up and down the pit lane grappled with active suspension. Astonishingly even as the [...]
Since the racing season started again I have gorged myself on the many fruits of motor sport. A lot of it has been edge-of-the-seat stuff So I’ve compiled my favourite ten must-watch series. Obviously the boundaries are fast and loose, but it’s my column so my rules. For example I’m including both cars and bikes [...]
Giorgio Pantano, Antonio Pizzonia, Timo Glock. All ex-F1 drivers whose first cracks at the sport didn’t go according to plan. Now they are in F1′s semi-official ‘feeder’ series GP2. Indeed two of them – Pantano and Pizzonia – are being paid for their services, which is almost unheard of in this kind of category. But [...]
Following the dangerous behaviour of several NASCAR fans at the recent Talladega race, it’s heartening to see that the circuit has banned those responsible from future events. Zero tolerance is the only way to deal with those who would jeopardise driver safety just because they don’t like a result. NASCAR fans arrested after Talladega disgrace [...]