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Video: Australian GP preparations

Just a quick clip to whet your appetite… The weather’s set to be good but I thought it was odd this local news team didn’t ask about the ongoing story concerning the future of the Australian Grand Prix. Apparently the race organisers have offered to move the start time even further back next year. This […]

Has Ferrari stopped Italy producing world champion drivers?

Former Minardi team owner Giancarlo Minardi reckons they have: Ferrari paralyses the growth of young drivers by attracting the interest of companies to its championship, but the team is changing direction and, therefore, I hope that it will start to give opportunities for young talent to take part in a few days of testing. Italy […]

2008: McLaren

Those of you who’ve been following these team previews will have noticed that I skipped McLaren when they should have been the first team I wrote about. As I’m sure you’ve guessed the reason I left them to last is that there’s so much going on with the team I needed more time to gather […]

Soapbox: The big story of 2008 (pt 2)

Yesterday Clive tipped Williams to do well in 2008 – now Ollie from BlogF1 explains why Heikki Kovalainen might upset Lewis Hamilton this year.

Super Aguri in, McLaren promoted

The teams have arrived at Melbourne for the first race of the season – and the McLaren and Super Aguri trailers have already generated a pair of headlines.

Forza Minardi! (Simon Vigar, 2008)

A few years ago I went for dinner at one of those trendy Italian restaurants where the tablecloth is a big sheet of paper and they give you a jar of crayons. Knowing one of the waiters was an F1 fan I scrawled “Forza Minardi” in fat letters on my side of the table. “Who […]

2008: Ferrari

On paper, 2008 should be all about Ferrari. Double champions last year, they ended the season on an upswing in form that saw them dominate the Brazilian Grand Prix. They appear to have carried that momentum through into the off-season where Kimi Raikkonen has usually been the man to beat. As far as technical director […]

Soapbox: The big story of 2008 (pt 1)

With the new Formula 1 season just around the corner I wanted to get the thoughts from the top F1 bloggers on what will be the big story of 2008. First up is Clive from F1 Insight, who expects big things from Williams this year:

Moto GP gets it, F1 does not

The Moto GP season starts this weekend and the promoters have made sure that anyone who uses Youtube knows about it. An official promotional video is listed on the front page of the web’s favourite videos site.

F1 blogs review – 2008 is on

Great to see The Times’s excellent Formula 1 blog back in time for the new season. Renault also have their official blog up and running in time for Melbourne and have previewed the first race.