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F1 news review: Alonso looked at Renault move in March

In the F1 news this week Fernando Alonso first approached Flavio Briatore about returning to Renault in March of last year after just one round of the championship. Plus Ralf Schumacher comes clean about his claims of having an F1 seat for 2008, Kimi Raikkonen hints at his eventual retirement, and Bahrain International Circuit takes […]

Video: Best F1 passes of 2007


Last year I picked my favourite 50 F1 passes on video from the last three decades. I realised I’m long overdue updating it with some of the best picks from last year’s racing – featuring Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, Felipe Massa and more. Quick, watch them now before someone at FOM decides that having videos […]

Alonso unconcerned by racist abuse of Hamilton

Fernando Alonso has broken his silence on the racist abuse of Lewis Hamilton by supporters of his at the Circuit de Catalunya two weeks ago: This is not a racist country. This was an isolated thing — and the less it is talked about, the better. There were people enjoying Carnival and look what happened. […]

Video: Why is there no Dubai Grand Prix?


When Bernie Ecclestone sits down after his dinner with a globe and ticks off countries he’s added to the F1 calendar in the last five years (Bahrain, China, Abu Dhabi, India, Korea) I wonder why he keeps skipping past Dubai? It’s already setting up its own F1 theme park (see video below) F1-X which will […]

Fuji gets better toilets but still needs a roof

When I saw the Autosport headline ‘Fuji moves to avoid 2007 problems’ I thought, “Wow, they’re building a roof over the whole thing.” It’s not as if anyone wants to see another huge downpour on the 2008 Japanese Grand Prix and have to sit through 30 minutes-plus behind the safety car as we did last […]

How an Indycar merger might affect F1

With the American open wheel racing seasons not far away it’s the time of year when we’ve come to expect rumours of a reunion between the warring factions in US racing: the Champ Car World Series and the Indy Racing League. But this time there seems to be genuine cause for optimism. Both series have […]

IRL-Champ Car merger announcement expected

According to Speed’s Robin Miller the long-awaited IRL Indycar / Champ Car World Series merger is a done deal and an announcement is due soon. Such a thing has been promised several times before and I’m won’t believe it until I see Newman-Haases and Penskes sharing the tarmac at Long Beach, but I think even […]

The Genocide Grand Prix?

With the Olympic Games being held in Beijing this year many influential people have used the opportunity afforded by the publicity to attack China’s abysmal human rights record and support for regimes that perpetrate genocide. F1′s had a Chinese Grand Prix since 2004. So are none of F1′s millions of fans bothered about being tainted […]

Max Mosley is an F1 blogs fan

Max Mosley had several important and interesting things to say in his latest interview with The Times but what grabbed my attention was the but where he admitted to reading F1 blogs: I don?t mind flak ?ǣ I come from a family where we have had flak all our lives ?ǣ but I realise some […]

The Ben Evans column: Slowdown

Anyone with even a passing interest in the non-motorsport world cannot failed to have noticed a global recession is on the horizon. Those who like their economics with a whiff of F1 will have noted that the teams are finding it harder to pull in those all important sponsorship dollars. A disaster, surely? In the […]