Somewhere near the bottom of the ‘Things to Fix with F1′ list, beneath ‘overtaking’, ‘distribution of income’ and ‘fuel burn-off in qualifying’, is the dearth of Formula One action on the Friday of a race weekend. 130,000 Spaniards are at the Circuit de Catalunya to watch Fernando Alonso this weekend. So far, he’s done just [...]
If the pitstop battles of the last two rounds have failed to excite you, don’t expect any better at the Spanish Grand Prix. Last year the Barcelona round set up the championship battle as Kimi Raikkonen won from Fernando Alonso. Raikkonen will need a similar result this year if he is to have any hope [...]
Super Aguri fans are phlegmatic about the predicament of Yuji Ide. Writing on Formula3.cc one fan has admitted that Ide’s performances were disappointing and that he failed to resolve communication problems within the team. Ide has little to no English, and was forced to request setup changes via team boss Aguri Suzuki, which caused further [...]
David Coulthard will become the tenth driver to have participated in 200 Grand Prix at the Spanish Grand prix this weekend. Fittingly, it is also the circuit where he started his Formula One career in 1994 at Williams, replacing the late Ayrton Senna. Two active drivers have already passed the 200 mark – Michael Schumacher [...]
For my weekly Auto Trader column Trackside I expanded on some of my thoughts in an earlier post here about why Michael Schumacher doesn’t look ready to retire just yet. It’d be great to hear some feedback on it. Related links Auto Trader: Trackside – Why Schuey Won’t Stop (external) Thoughts from abroad #1 Tags: [...]
Super Aguri driver Yuji Ide has had his FIA Superlicence formally revoked, ending any chance of him participating further in Formula One this year. Franck Montagny, who drove in his place at the European Grand Prix, will continue for the team in Spain this weekend. Some have criticised the decision on the grounds that Ide [...]
Find out what the British press made of the European Grand Prix in our media review.
The Canadian Grand Prix will remain at the circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal for a further five years. A group lobbying on behalf of Toronto had approached Midland F1 boss Alex Schnaider about pitching for a Grand Prix in the rival city, but without a suitable circuit (the Champ Car venue presumably not being adequate) the [...]
The Michael Schumacher-Fernando Alonso needle match picked up at the Nurburgring where it left off in Imola. The entire weekend was about the finely poised battle between the two of them. But sadly the battle was once again resolved in the pits and not on the track.