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 […]
The Japanese Grand Prix switches venues this year from Suzuka to Fuji. But Suzuka will be back on the calendar in 2009. But while the former is all high-speed turns and fast flicks, the Fuji Speedway is dominated by an enormous straight and then a lot of slow corners. It might not be as demanding […]
I was very happy to be the subject of Sidepodcast’s first ever interview over the weekend – head over to their site to hear the show in full. Make sure you sign up to their regular podcast which is definitely worth a listen – I always have them on while I’m getting the dishes done… […]