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F1 Racing vs Motorsport

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 […]

2010 F1 calendar may have 5 night GPs

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 […]

Me interviewed on Londonist

Duncan of top London blog Londonist interviewed me last week on what happened to the London Grand Prix idea, F1 in 2008, and F1Fanatic.co.uk. You can read the interview here on Londonist and if you missed it listen to my interview on New Zealand radio station BSport. The Londonist interview was done between the Australian […]

Cristiano da Matta returns to racing

2008 F1 season

Former Formula 1 driver Cristiano da Matta has returned to racing just over a year and a half since his near-fatal accident in America.

Grosjean impresses again in Sepang

He may not have won either of the race but for me Romain Grosjean was the star of the GP2 Asia races at Sepang. He stuck his ART car on pole by over three-quarters of a second, before becoming the something-hundredth driver to stall the notoriously flaky Mk 1 GP2 machine. Once he got going […]

Flavio Briatore’s risky gamble on Fernando Alonso may not pay off

After leaving McLaren and returning to Renault, Fernando Alonso is a happy bunny now, right. Apparently not – in an interview with a Spanish publication he showed he was already thinking of moving on again: I’m at Renault because I wanted to get back to winning, like in 2005 and 2006, if not this year […]

Adrian Sutil: the driver debates

Here’s the first in a new series of articles where I’m going to open the floor to pretty much any comments you have about each of the drivers in turn. First up: what do you think of Adrian Sutil?

Two good reasons to ban refuelling

Two areas of the F1 rules have come in for criticism following the Australian and Malaysian Grand Prix. The qualifying format is under fire following the incident involving Heikki Kovalainen and Lewis Hamilton in Sepang. And the safety car rules are being examined after several drivers were disadvantaged by them in Melbourne. Happily, both these […]

Malaysian Grand Prix Facts and Stats

Kimi Raikkonen matched Stirling Moss’s victory record with his Malaysian Grand Prix win. Here’s a round-up of the statistics from yesterday’s race – post your findings in the comments below…

2008 Malaysian Grand Prix review: Raikkonen routs the opposition

There was an irresistible inevitability about Kimi Raikkonen’s Malaysian Grand Prix victory. No distractions deflected him from his course – not the embarrassment of running out of fuel during first practice, not his team mate’s fuel-aided pole position. It was McLaren’s turn to feel the pain Ferrari suffered in Melbourne as both their drivers were […]