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The Times? free digital archive captures 45 years of Formula 1 history

The Times newspaper has made two centuries of its archives freely available on the internet. A vast amount of F1 history is contained in this excellent resource. Here are seven examples I found with a quick search but make sure you have a look at the archive too.

2009 F1 driver rumours

An interesting new rumour about the 2009 F1 driver line-up puts Fernando Alonso at Honda alongside Jenson Button next year. Do you believe it? And what should we make of these other rumours about who goes where in 2009?

Engine rules and the F1 monopoly

Over at F1 Insight Clive is concerned about possible future F1 engine regulations: The FIA seem to want every engine involved to produce the same amount of power. Where is the logic in that unless what they really want is a spec formula? There are rumours the FIA wants to extend its control over F1 […]

Canadian Grand Prix circuit may change for 2009 but will it be necessary?

Before the Canadian Grand Prix when I asked if F1 had become too fast for the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Cooperman nailed the problem on the head: A bigger issue at Canada has to be why the tarmac reacts in such a way that only the racing line is anywhere near grippy. Why, when a driver […]

Is Bernie Ecclestone’s power waning?

The outward impression is that Bernie Ecclestone and Max Mosley are at war with one another. Writing in Autocar this week Alan Henry said that relations between the two have deteriorated to the point that Mosley has stopped taking Ecclestone’s calls. Ecclestone made a big play in the run-up to the FIA General Assembly last […]

Timo Glock: The driver debates

This week’s driver debate looks at Timo Glock, Toyota’s junior driver whose 11 Grand Prix starts is dwarfed by team mate Jarno Trulli’s 188. Glock led home Trulli on Sunday at Montreal, a track he seems to have an affinity with. But, perhaps unsurprisingly, Trulli has been the better driver for most of the year […]

CART drivers who raced in F1: From Andretti to Zanardi part 9

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The final part of our look at Champ Car drivers who raced in Formula 1 includes one of the most incredible stories of survival in any sport – never mind just motor racing.

Which Formula 1 drivers would you put in a Le Mans 24 Hours team?

None of the current F1 drivers are racing in the Le Mans 24 Hours this weekend ?ǣ although 28 former F1 pilots are. There isn?t a Grand Prix on this weekend so, if a free car did come up in the race at short notice, and you had to fill it with drivers from the […]

Kubica, Schumacher and Hamilton: Why they are ‘the ones who got away’

Robert Kubica scored his maiden Grand Prix win for BMW this weekend. But if someone at Renault had been paying better attention four years ago he could have been driving for them instead. He’s not the only top driver to have slipped through the fingers of a top team early in his career. For a […]

F1 blogs & more: F1 drivers at Le Mans

On Maximum Motorsport this week I took a look at the 28 former Formula 1 drivers who are competing in the famous Le Mans 24 Hours this weekend. Elsewhere on the web changes to Magny-Cours, an top 25 drivers feature with an interesting slant, and 40 years since McLaren’s first Grand Prix victory.