Quiz: Can you name that race?

I’ve just finished putting together lap charts for each of the races from 2008 to go into the statistics section. But then I hit upon the idea of turning them into a quiz. How many of last year’s races can you name by looking at the lap charts? Let anorak battle commence!

Formula 1?s lost nations: Argentina

In the first instalment of a six-part series we take a look at countries that have produced world champions – but now have neither Grand Prix drivers nor races in modern Formula 1. These are F1’s lost nations. Last world champion: Juan Manuel Fangio, Maserati, 1957 Last Grand Prix winner: Carlos Reutemann, Williams, Zolder, 1981 […]

F1 links: The Chain

The Chain letter “We – the undersigned – are writing an open letter to you, urging you to once again use that part from Fleetwood Mac?s The Chain as the title music to your Formula One coverage that begins this year on BBC One.” Hot from Guildford – the new James Allen Grand Prix Legends’ […]

Mario Theissen: a profile

Some time ago Becken suggested on Skribit that I write a profile of Mario Theissen. I’d been meaning to dor it during the off-season and with BMW revealing their 2009 car last week now seemed the time to get around to it. You can find the Mario Theissen biography in the Who?s who section here: […]

Which team got the best start to 2009?

The verdict of the technical writers in the British specialist press seems to be that McLaren’s MP4-24 is the most impressive of the 2009 F1 cars. But with BMW stealing an early lead on testing mileage, which team has got the new year off to the best start?

F1 links: Cartoons

Black Flag Archive I’d not seen Gurmit’s cartoons in a while – have had a good rummage through the archive and a chuckle :-) Dodgy driving standards in GP2 Asia (Video) “GP2 racers are supposed to be the Formula 1 drivers of tomorrow (although, in Yamamoto?s case, he?s a Formula 1 driver of yesterday).They and […]

Dodgy driving standards in GP2 Asia (Video)

Two drivers are side-by-side down a straight at speeds pushing 150mph. Then one driver swerves across and pushes the other straight off the track. Surely he was disqualified? Had his licence ripped up? Massive fine? Not in GP2 Asia, where a worrying lapse in stewarding has taken place.

Video: Carroll and Jani share honours at Taupo (A1 Grand Prix)

Adam Carroll converted pole position into victory in the A1GP sprint race at Taupo in New Zealand, increasing Ireland’s lead in the championship. Video highlights from the sprint race can be viewed above. He was followed home by Switzerland’s Neel Jani – who then reversed the positions in the feature race, leading Carroll home. It […]

Top Britons in F1 according to The Times

The Times put together a Sporting Power 100 over the last six weeks. Six names made it onto the list, which focussed on “most influential people today in British sport.” Who made the list and, just as important, who didn’t?

F1 links: “We could sue the arse off them”

Bernie Ecclestone bucks the trend in drawing up plans to avoid another Honda Bernie Ecclestone: “I always said we should give all those fancy engineers gold-plated consoles and send them off somewhere to play. That’s all they do anyway and it would be far cheaper. We could get the real job done. If the manufacturers […]

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