While many modern fans have seen the Nurburgring in its short, stadium-based configuration, the old Nurburgring Nordschleife was a behemoth of a track. More than 20 kilometers long, an F1 car needed around 7 minutes to complete a lap. Watch these first two videos showing laps of the old Nurburgring in all its glory.
If one of F1?óÔé¼Ôäós top four drivers in the championship wins the German Grand Prix they?óÔé¼Ôäóre likely to become the new leader in the title race. Will Lewis Hamilton, Felipe Massa, Kimi Raikkonen or Robert Kubica take the win? Could Heikki Kovalainen or Nick Heidfeld claim their first victories and become the 100th different Grand […]
Luca Filippi has lost his ART seat to ex-Formula 1 driver Sakon Yamamoto. In the latest GP2 driver market move Filippi has switched to Arden taking Yelmer Buurman?óÔé¼Ôäós place, leaving the Dutchman without a drive. Rumours suggest a falling-out between Filippi and ART, allegedly because the team neglected the Italian while favouring Romain Grosjean, who […]
Sebastian Vettel will take David Coulthard?óÔé¼Ôäós place at Red Bull in 2009. Anyone not see that coming? Vettel is one of the stars of Red Bull?óÔé¼Ôäós young driver development programme. Dozens of aspiring young drivers have worn Red Bull colours at one stage or another in their careers. Only a handful made it into F1. […]
Nico Rosberg isn?óÔé¼Ôäót having the season many of us expected him to have. Since scoring his first podium finish at Melbourne he?óÔé¼Ôäós only added to his points total with a pair of eighth places. What?óÔé¼Ôäós gone wrong for the Williams driver?
Strangely for a year that has been so political (again) most of the politicking has been going on off-track and has had little bearing on any of the races. Apart from the eeny-meeny-miny-mo approach to qualifying penalties. At Silverstone last weekend the two major elements of political discussion were the proposed Formula Two category and […]
Nigel Mansell is planning another return to motor racing according to Motor Sport magazine. The magazine claims Mansell, along with sons Greg and Leo, is planning to race a Lola LMP1 sports car. The Mansells tried out a Lola-AER 06/10 LMP1 at Estoril, former home of the Portuguese Grand Prix during a Dunlop tyre test.
Yesterday I gained a new appreciation of just how popular Robert Kubica is in his native Poland. Monday’s poll on “Which F1 drivers do you like?” was picked up by several major Polish sports sites. Robert Kubica, who had been leading comfortably with a few hundred votes, suddenly rocketed to over 10,000. Poland is a […]
Halfway through the season it’s probably not a surprise to learn the Monaco and British Grands Prix have been the most popular races so far. The two action-packed races have been voted the most popular so far on this site. Here’s the results in full: