Switzerland’s parliament has voted to end the country’s ban on motor racing. It was outlawed in 1955 following the crash in that year’s Le Mans 24 Hours that killed over 80 spectators along with Mercedes driver Pierre Levegh. Time trials have been the only legal form of motor sport since 1955. Five world championship Swiss […]
This year marks 40 years since Mazda started using the Wankel rotary engine in its road cars. It’s a classic example of an innovation that could have benefited enormously from being perfected in the white heat of technological progress that is Formula 1. What a shame it was never allowed to compete.
Jacques Villeneuve has launched a surprising attack on Lewis Hamilton, comparing the Briton to Villeneuve’s former F1 nemesis Michael Schumacher. Referring to Hamilton’s starts he said: “When will these chopping moves stop? Lewis is not getting penalised for these things and his behaviour off the start line has started to look the way Michael Schumacher […]
With the Canadian Grand Prix coming up this weekend we’ve got a selection of photos from past Grands Prix at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve available for you to download for your desktop. Enjoy! Related links Canadian Grand Prix wallpapers More F1 wallpapers Tags: f1 / formula one / formula 1 / grand prix / motor […]
Everyone has a different favourite GT car – this is mine. Team Modena are running this gorgeous Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 in the British GT championship. It looks stunning and it goes like hell too: Related links: Auto Trader – Hot Lamborghini Gallardo’s British debut
The Adrian Newey saga dominated the headlines six years ago. Yet, in one of those funny little ironies, although he didn’t end up leaving McLaren for Jaguar at the time he did end up moving to the same team a few years later. Plus F1 (nearly) at Laguna Seca and the absence of Audi.
What do Lewis Hamilton, Paul di Resta and Andy Priaulx have in common? Yes, they’re all talented British racing drivers. But they’re also all leading the championships they compete in – F1, DTM and WTCC respectively – despite not having won a race this year. And all of those championships use the FIA’s much-criticised 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 […]
Every F1 car is an exercise in function over form. But sometimes the by-product of ultimate speed is automotive beauty. Most F1 fans can reel off a list of the F1 cars they found the most attractive. Today’s cars are distinctive for being peculiarly narrow – as demanded by the regulations – and bristling with […]
Tony Kanaan won the Milwaukee 225 after both Penske cars suffered dramatic rear wing failures late in the race. Helio Castroneves was leading with less than 25 laps to go when his rear wing collapsed, throwing him into the wall. Then team mate Sam Hornish slowed as his wing bent out of position, though he […]