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BTCC Croft 3: Good luck for Giovanardi

Fabrizio Giovanardi’s number came up when the grid was partially reversed for the third BTCC race at Croft. It placed him fourth on the grid but with the slower cars of John George and Jason Hughes on the front row, and Tom Onslow-Cole alongside him. None provided any great challenge to the Italian, who was […]

BTCC Croft 2: Synchronised Seat finish

Jason Plato let team mate Darren Turner past within sight of the chequered flag to let his team mate score his first ever BTCC win. It came after Turner had earlier let Plato past to score the bonus point for leading a race. Seat got their chance to manipulate the results after a chaotic race […]

BTCC Croft 1: First BMW win since ’96

Colin Turkington made the most of his BMW’s rear wheel drive to give the German marque its first BTCC win in 11 years. He dashed past pole sitter Gordon Shedden and kept the Team Halfords Honda driver behind for the rest of the race. But Turkington’s team mate Tom Onslow-Cole was involved in a collision […]

Soapbox: The Blue Flag Debate

Regular commenter Clive Allen has something to say about the blue flag rule. Got a gripe of your own? Get in touch and tell us what you want to write about. Anthony Davidson’s penalty at Monaco this year highlighted a problem with the rules governing blue flags. “Three strikes and you’re out” has been the […]

“Formula One 1973: Reign of Stewart” (DVD)

The fourth in the Brunswick series of DVDs covers Jackie Stewart’s final championship victory – and final season. It was a year punctuated by some brilliant drives and some horrible accidents. Roger Williamson and Francois Cevert both lost their lives. But this excellent documentary presents even the more harrowing footage objectively and responsibly.

WTCC Pau: Pole for Menu

Alain Menu stormed to pole position around the streets of Pau. He squeezed in late lap to improve his own time before the session was stopped due to a spectacular crash by Augusto Farfus. Yvan Muller will line up alongside him. Farfus had taken third but had already incurred a ten-place grid penalty at the […]

Lausitzring race points cut

Paul di Resta’s lead in the DTM championship has been halved after reduced points were awarded for the Lausitzring race. The German motor sport governing body felt that several drivers were disadvantaged by the mis-handling of the safety car period during the race. The revised championship standings are as followed (previous score in brackets where […]

F1 in the blogs 30: McLaren and Hamilton

Did McLaren make a mistake by running Lewis Hamilton this year? One blogger thinks so… Plus the French Grand Prix is set to change venues, two world champions argue, and why Nico Rosberg is having a good season.

Green F1: Right idea, wrong approach

Max Mosley is on a mission: F1 must became the vanguard of environmentally friendly car technology. Mosley wants F1 to be a showcase for the world’s car manufacturers to display their environmental credentials. And he wants a radical set of F1 rules for 2011 to enshrine that. It’s deeply divisive and controversial. I agree with […]

This week’s F1 alternative: Indy car Milwaukee

There’s no F1 race this weekend but there’s a whole world of F1 alternatives to choose from. The Indy car race at the Milwaukee Mile was traditionally held the weekend following the Indianapolis 500. That tradition has been restored this year as the IRL cars return to Milwaukee this weekend – following the prestigious Indy […]