Ten of the best… American F1 drivers

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There were no American drivers in F1 at all from 1994 to 2005. But the country has given F1 two champions and a host of Grand Prix winners.

Debate: Where should the US Grand Prix be held?

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s contract to hold the United States Grand Prix runs out this year – should it get an extension on the contract? Or should the race be held somewhere else. The circuit has been criticised for being too unchallenging for the drivers and not worthy of the evocative name ‘Indianapolis’. But American […]

Derek Daly, Williams-Cosworth, Detroit, 1982

Watson surges to win from 17th in first Detroit race

1982 Detroit Grand Prix flashback

Twenty-five years ago the F1 circus visited the United States three times in one season. The first ever Detroit Grand Prix was the second round in the USA that year.

Bruno Senna wins at Silverstone in a Ferrari

While Lewis Hamilton was writing a new page of motor racing history at Montreal, Silverstone was in thrall to a driver with a great name from F1′s past. Ayrton Senna’s nephew Bruno attended the Challenge Trofeo Pirelli European event as a one-off and won both rounds. Admittedly, this was not against the same kind of […]

James Allen’s 100th Grand Prix

Six years ago James Allen officially took over the ITV mike from Murray Walker. He had done a few live F1 broadcasts for ITV before then, and last weekend saw him rack up his 100th. So it was quite fitting that the Canadian Grand Prix should be won by Lewis Hamilton – Allen makes no […]

NASCAR Busch 34sec slower than F1

A rare chance to compare F1 with NASCAR machinery arose this week as Terry Labonte tested a NASCAR Busch car on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve mere days after the F1 teams had packed up and left. NASCAR Busch is GP2 to the NASCAR Nextel Cup’s Formula 1 – Busch cars have 650-700hp, Nextel racers about […]

‘F1 road car’ goes into production

The Caparo T1 two-seater has officially gone into production. The road car boasts F1-like performance – here are the vital stats: Engine: 3.5-litre Caparo V8 Power: 575bhp (425kW) at 10,500rpm and 420Nm (310lbft) at 9,000rpm Weight: 550kg Power-to-weight ratio: 1,045bhp-per-tonne 0-60mph: 2.5s (estimated) Price: ???190,000

The Ben Evans Column – Canadian crash-fest

In between the Canadian Grand Prix crashes a bit of racing did go on at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Read our columnist Ben Evans’ thoughts on the race. Unless you’re Ralf Schumacher…

Lewis Hamilton & United States Grand Prix wallpapers

With the United States Grand Prix coming up this weekend we’ve got a selection of photos from past USA Grands Prix available for you to download for your desktop. And, by popular demand, we’ve also got a gallery of Lewis Hamilton wallpapers. Keep your wallpapers requests coming in! Related links Lewis Hamilton wallpapers United States […]

New video of Robert Kubica’s Canada crash

While the owners of Formula 1 try to remove video of Robert Kubica’s crash from YouTube, new footage of the shunt shows just how fortunate Kubica – and many other drivers – were. This video is shot from the opposite end of the hairpin to the TV cameras and shows Jarno Trulli and Robert Kubica […]