Nigel Mansell tests son Greg’s World Series by Renault car (Pictures)


Nigel Mansell has dabbled in sports cars in recent years but last weekend he got behind the wheel of a single-seater at the track where he scored some of his most memorable wins – Silverstone. Mansell demonstrated the Formula Renault 3.5 car raced by son Greg in the championship on Sunday after testing the car […]

Ecclestone & Mosley under fire (updated)

Fresh evidence of the failures of the status quo in Formula 1 have emerged over the past few days. Whether it?s the rumours about Max Mosley?s close ally Alan Donnelly?s involvement with Manor, claims the prospective 2010 entrants were denied a slot unless they elected to use Cosworth power, or Bernie Ecclestone praising Adolf Hitler, […]

Will Vettel become the new home hero? (German Grand Prix preview)

Michael Schumacher may be long gone from F1 racing, but his lasting impact in increasing the number of German drivers in the sport is clear to see. Five of the 20 drivers in F1 this year have their home race at the Nurburgring this weekend. And one of them is hotly tipped for victory following […]

My top 40 pictures from the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2009


I snapped over 3,600 photographs at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend. I managed to get some close-ups of the drivers and lots of pictures of weird and wonderful cars in action and on display. Here are my 40 favourites from the weekend in high resolution:

Goodwood Festival: Saturday round-up


I spent the first day at the Goodwood Festival of Speed running around taking tons of pictures. Today I snapped a few more, but I also had a lot more time to talk to people and soak up the atmosphere.

F1 cars, pre-1980 (Goodwood Festival of Speed 2009 pictures)


The collection of early Grand Prix cars on show at Goodwood this year features some real classics. It includes a Maserati 250F in an uncharacteristic blue livery. Plus an ex-Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 312T3 and the Matra-Cosworth MS10 in which Jackie Stewart famously won at the Nurburgring in heavy rain by over four minutes. Pictures in […]

Williams F1 cars collection (Goodwood Festival of Speed 2009 pictures)


Forty years ago, Frank Williams made his start in Grand Prix racing, entering Piers Courage in a customer Brabham. After several years fielding customer cars by the likes of De Tomaso and March, Williams eventually became a constructor. That took them to championship glory, first with Alan Jones in 1980, and most regularly in the […]

Mercedes and Auto Union Silver Arrows (Goodwood Festival of Speed pictures)


Among the anniversaries being marked at the Goodwood Festival of Speed is 75 years of the German ‘silver arrows’. This name was first applied to the cars raced by Auto Union (fore-runner of the modern Audi) and Mercedes-Benz from 1934. Former Red Bull driver David Coulthard is among the contemporary F1 drivers piloting the cars, […]

F1 cars, post-1980 (Goodwood Festival of Speed pictures)


I’m at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend – here’s my first batch of photographs of F1 cars. This set includes the 1988 McLaren-Honda MP4/4 (ex-Ayrton Senna), an ex-Michele Alboreto Ferrari and the gorgeous Benetton-Ford B188. Plus, several cars from the 2008 F1 season. Pictures in this gallery: 275

1969 Canadian Grand Prix flashback

There’s no Canadian Grand Prix on the calendar this year – but FOTA and many F1 fans hope the sport will return soon. F1 Fanatic guest writer Andrew Tsvyk looks back on one of the earliest world championship round in Canada.

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