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Why can?t they show F1 races at BTCC rounds? (BTCC)

The British Touring Car Championship has revealed the dates of its 2009 races. In the press release the series organisers explained the decision for releasing the dates of the race weekends before announcing where the races would actually be held: Inevitably our dates are largely driven by the desire to avoid as many F1 races […]

2008 German GP preview: Home drivers

The German Grand Prix will have more home drivers competing than any other round of the championship. Five F1 drivers are German – that’s one quarter of the field! But ironically, Germany has only one race this year where two years ago it had two because of the popularity of Michael Schumacher. So which driver […]

A1 Grand Prix?s new generation could be a rival to Formula 1

When A1 Grand Prix first began in 2005 its organisers played down claims it might be a rival to Formula 1. With substantially less powerful cars and a roster consisting largely of inexperienced drivers, it wasn?t likely to lure viewers away from motor racing?s top flight. But signs are that could be about to change […]

A1 Grand Prix tweaks 2008-09 car for sponsors (A1GP)

A1 Grand Prix has revised the look of its new Ferrari-designed 2008 car to increase the amount of space given over to sponsors. I think they’ve spoiled the lines of the original design a bit. But hey, money talks. A rule was brought into F1 to increase engine cover sizes after the 2002 season if […]

ITV4 not showing GP2 live again (GP2)

I and other racing fans were full of praise for ITV?s expanded motor sports coverage earlier this year as they took over from Eurosport in broadcasting GP2, bringing the F1 feeder category to a potentially much wider audience. It has also expanded its British Touring Car Championship coverage and is showing the FIA GT series […]

Which F1 drivers do you like? (Poll)

Two weeks ago I asked you to select which F1 teams you like to find out which were the most popular. BMW came out on top, just ahead of Williams, with Toyota in last. You can see the full results of the poll here. Now let’s find out which are the most popular drivers. Cast […]

Donington Park, Silverstone, Brands Hatch and the British Grand Prix

Earlier this month Bernie Ecclestone announced Donington Park will host the British Grand Prix from 2010 instead of Silverstone. In July 1999 Bernie Ecclestone announced Brands Hatch would host the British Grand Prix from 2002 instead of Silverstone. But that never came to be – the race stayed at Silverstone. So what happened? And can […]

F1 championship closer than NASCAR

Formula 1 often gets compared unfavourably with NASCAR, especially in America where NASCAR is king. Among the various criticisms levelled at F1, some fair and some not, is the charge that Formula 1 is too predictable and the same drivers win all the time. Four years ago, when Michael Schumacher won 12 of the first […]

Mathias Ekstrom wins as Audi thrash Mercedes (DTM)

There was no repeat of last year’s cynical race-fixing by Audi – the team simply crushed rivals Mercedes at Zandvoort. Mathias Ekstrom led an Audi 1-2-3-4 followed by Timo Scheider, Tom Kristensen and Martin Tomcyk in a processional race.

Renger van der Zande cruises to Zandvoort win (F3)

A disqualification and a start line crash opened the way for Renger van der Zande to score his second victory of 2008. After Nico H???lkenberg was disqualified from the first race van der Zande found himself third on the grid for the second race behind Niall Breen and Robert Wickens. As the race got underway […]