For this weekend’s F1 book review, something a little lighter than usual. “The little book of Grand Prix Legends” is just over 100 pages on 30 of the biggest names of the sport. There’s no shortage of similar books along these lines, so what makes this one stand out from the crowd?
It’s highly unusual to see three top drivers make high-profile moves from one season to the next, but that is exactly what’s happened this year: Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen and Mark Webber have all defected. Why did they jump ship? What lead them to the teams they chose? And, most importantly of all, what are […]
Would you spend ?âÔÇÜ?é?ú260 on a mouse mat? Even if it’s made of carbon fibre? Some people would… Also in the F1 blogs this week, the Williams team previewed, Felipe Massa tipped as a championship contender and Top Gear’s take on the 2007 season.
Williams slumped to eighth in the 2006 world championship, two places and 24 points behind Toyota. Now the two teams have done a deal which will see Toyota use Williams’ gearbox technology and Williams use Toyota’s engines. It offers Williams the chance not only to bounce back from the disappointments of recent seasons – but […]
In this week’s F1 news, the Brazilian Grand Prix was the most popular race of last year – and one of the top porting events by television audience. Plus the three drivers up for sportsman awards, a possible return to South Africa and why Ferrari didn’t sign Fernando Alonso.
Fernando Alonso has a rare opportunity this year to become a triple-champion of the sport – something that only two drivers before him have done. Juan Manuel Fangio achieved his with different teams – Michael Schumacher won his all with Ferrari. And several other drivers came tantalisingly close – but failed to achieve the same. […]
Shell has dropped plans to drive a Ferrari F1 car through the streets of London as part of a major ?é?ú2m television advert. Filming for the advert was supposed to take place this month but the plans were squashed by the City of London Police and the Corporation of London on the grounds of “public […]
I’m going to be interviewing Formula 1 commentating legend Murray Walker for Autotrader.co.uk next week. We’re inviting questions from readers, so if you’ve got anything you want to ask Muzza, use the link below to send it in. I’ll be talking to him on Monday so make sure you get your questions in quickly. Look […]
Complete the following sentence: Formula 1 cars need more ______ . Power? Drag? Advertising space? No – F1 cars need more wheels. Six of them, to be precise. At least four different teams experimented with the idea within a few years of each other, and they succeeded in producing some of the most hideous F1 […]
It’s a big season for Red Bull. You can’t recruit the biggest-name car designer in F1, mate his creation to last season’s championship-winning engine, and not get results. Testing so far has suggested that the team are in for a difficult time to begin with, at least. But if they can get the car sorted […]