What do F1 drivers do in the off-season?

Chaz sent in this question via Skribit: What do drivers do to keep up their race craft when season ends until it begins again five months later? With poor Mark Webber breaking his leg during an off-season activity this weekend F1 drivers may find their winter fun even more tightly restricted in the future. Here’s […]

Jonathan Summerton: F1’s next US star?

Who will be the next American to tackle Formula 1? Guest writer Gerard Hetman talks to his countryman Jonathan Summerton, an up-and-coming driver with his sights set on F1. It is a fact that in the world of Formula One, nationality can be a huge factor in determining the career prospects of a young driver. […]

Want to win ??100? One day left to enter

This is the final call for entries to the F1 Fanatic / Mind Your Own Business Podcast ‘Design an F1 Track’ competition. The deadline is midnight British time tomorrow – that’s 41 hours away… Just scribble out a design for an F1 track and send it in and you could win ??100. Entries are open […]

F1 links: On TV rights and medals

Sir Frank Williams CBE Endorses Karting for the Disabled at enABLE 08 Sir Frank Williams CBE has fully endorsed the free Karting for the Disabled seminar which will take place at the very first enABLE show at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena on 28&29 November 2008. James Allen on Rubens’s revelation "When I was researching the Schumacher […]

Dear Bernie, please put a race on here: Potrero de los Funes, San Luis, Argentina

This is the coolest new racing track I’ve seen in a long time – and yes, that includes Singapore. The FIA GT championship raced on the Circuito Potrero de los Funes in San Luis, Argentina for the first time last weekend. It’s a brand new facility built in an old-fashioned way – following the contours […]

The future of F1 aerodynamics part 2

In the final part of his look at the future of aerodynamics in motor racing, John Beamer looks at how F1 is following NASCAR in using aerodynamics restrictions in a bid to improve racing – although NASCAR’s efforts have not been entirely successful.

Red Bull buys back Toro Rosso – does it want STR’s Ferrari engines?

Red Bull is once again the 100% owner of Toro Rosso having bought back the 50% stake it sold to Gerhard Berger two years ago. Given the economic climate any such move is likely to be read as significant, but what are the reasons for this decision by Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz?

F1’s shortest race: Adelaide 14-lap 1991 season finale

1991 Australian Grand Prix flashback

A stoppage due to rain made the 1991 Australian Grand Prix the shortest F1 race ever, at a little more than 32 miles.

F1 links: Allen’s view on BBC F1 team

Toro Rosso Headed for Downturn with Driver Line-up "The Minardi roots run deep at STR, and the back of the grid will be a familiar place for the team. With an all-new driver line up in ‘09, we can say goodbye to STR as a front runner. As a contender, we hardly knew you, Toro […]

The future of F1 aerodynamics part 1

Guest writer John Beamer from F1-Pitlane begins a two-part feature on discussion about the future of F1 aerodynamics technology at the World Motorsport Symposium. In the first part he looks at how the radically re-shaped wings on the 2009 F1 cars and their moveable sections will transform racing.