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 […]
Another early start for the UK’s armchair fans unfortunately didn?óÔé¼Ôäót equate to another exciting race last Sunday. Ferrari dominated and McLaren floundered – with Lewis Hamilton struggling get close to Mark Webber?óÔé¼Ôäós Red Bull and Jarno Trulli?óÔé¼Ôäós Toyota, let alone actually make a move. Yes he may have been driving for points (in the second […]
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 […]
It’s always interesting to hear what the most powerful man in Formula 1 thinks of the sport’s drivers. Bernie Ecclestone hailed Lewis Hamilton as the new Michael Schumacher and said he wants to see a rivalry developed between him and world champion Kimi Raikkonen.
The DTM have found a way to make their complicated and boring pit stop rules even harder to follow. On top of forcing drivers to pit twice a race, they’re now going to set pit windows which will restrict the times at which they come into the pits. It’s a rubbish idea nicked from, among […]
Ford have sold Jaguar (and Land Rover) to Indian company Tata for ?é?ú1.15bn ($2.3bn). The blue oval ran Jaguar Racing in F1 for five years before selling it to Red Bull in 2004. As a luxury car manufacturer two of Jaguar’s biggest rivals compete in Formula 1 – BMW and Mercedes. So should Tata bring […]
The FIA are failing to make teams stick to the traction control ban according to ITV’s Ted Kravitz. The teams have been using special engine setting maps at the start of the races to simulate launch control and get their cars off the line as quickly as possible – and efforts to stop the practice […]
Watch the first part of the Malaysian review and Bahrain preview video plus a competition to win Grand Prix tickets and a Lewis Hamilton McLaren model.
I renewed my subscription to F1 Racing at the start of the year but soon after I started to wonder if I’d made the wrong decision. Since its rival Motorsport left the Haymarket stable, started covering contemporary F1 again, and poached two of the stars from Haymarket’s weekly Autosport (Damien Smith and Nigel Roebuck), I’ve […]
If Bernie Ecclestone gets his way (and how often does that not happen?) five Formula 1 Grands Prix will be held under floodlights by 2010 – which by then will probably be a quarter of the calendar. It’s an ambitious target given that the first F1 night Grand Prix at Singapore hasn’t even been held […]