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Max Mosley yet to respond to lurid sex video claims in British newspaper

You might be wondering why I’ve taken so long to respond to the sordid allegations about Max Mosley’s private life in today’s News of the World. Well, first of all, I’ve been at Brands Hatch watching the touring cars all day! But more importantly, this is a shocking story and I thought it wise to […]

New twist in McLaren pitlane row

The Bahrain International Circuit has revealed that McLaren has been moved to the far end of the pit lane for next weekend’s race. A statement on the circuit’s website says: Late notice arrived to announce that instead of garages 15-18, the Vodafone McLaren-Mercedes team would take up residence in garages 33-35. McLaren were originally expected […]

BTCC Brands Hatch 1: Giovanardi edges Jackson

I’m at Brands Hatch today for the first round of the British Touring Car Championship. I was standing opposite the front row of the grid as the race got underway and it was striking how much quicker the rear wheel drive BMWs of Mat Jackson (pole position) and Colin Turkington (third) leapt away from second-placed […]

Malaysian GP post-race notes

There’s never enough time to cover everything that goes on at a Grand Prix weekend in the post-race review. So after reading various race reports and looking at the detailed statistics I’ve compiled a few more thoughts on the Malaysian Grand Prix including a little bit of lap times analysis, a look at some of […]

Kanaan loses win to Dixon at Miami

A new era in Indy Car racing began as the re-unified series assembled for its first race in Miami. Fear of a crash-strewn race as the Champ Car converts got up to speed on the ovals were not realised as the race saw only three safety car appearances. But the last was by far the […]

2009 F1 calendar will end in Abu Dhabi

Update: the official 2009 F1 calendar has now been published. Brazil’s Grand Prix circuit Interlagos may have had its contract extended to 2015, but next year it will lose the role of season finale it has held (with one exception) since 2004. From 2009 F1′s last race will be at the new venue of Yas […]

F1 gets eighth qualifying change since 2003

2008 F1 season

Formula One qualifying is set for yet another change in response to the dangerous incident in last week’s session which saw both McLaren drivers docked five places on the grid.

Jean-Marie Balestre, 1921-2008

I was saddened this evening to learn of the death of Jean-Marie Balestre. Balestre was the president of the Commision Sportive Internationale from 1978, and formed the Federation Internationale du Sport Automobile (FISA), the fore-runner of today’s FIA. He became president of the FIA in 1986 (despite having a coronary artery by-pass graft that same […]

The Ben Evans column: ITV aren’t bad

Another early start for the UK’s armchair fans unfortunately didn?t equate to another exciting race last Sunday. Ferrari dominated and McLaren floundered – with Lewis Hamilton struggling get close to Mark Webber?s Red Bull and Jarno Trulli?s Toyota, let alone actually make a move. Yes he may have been driving for points (in the second […]

“Brands Hatch” (Chas Parker)

If you go to Brands Hatch today it’s hard to imagine it being used as a Formula 1 circuit. It’s narrow, steep and the barriers (and crowd) are far too close to the track for the FIA or Bernie Ecclestone’s liking. At its peak, Brands Hatch held up to four races for Formula 1 cars […]