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Sense of irony failure as Sky slags off ITV motorsport coverage

Regular readers will know of my displeasure with Sky’s practice of missing live Indy Car racing to bring NASCAR instead. And yet on their motoring blog is happy to knock ITV for the quality of their F1 coverage: Desperate to sponge the most revenue out of this weekend’s Turkish Grand Prix, ITV put an ad […]

The worst?ǣcase scenario

Call it the credit crunch, call it the sub-prime crisis, whatever you call it, I call it trouble. It?s hard to pinpoint exactly what the consequences of the developing global economic downturn will be for Formula 1. But it?s hard to imagine them being good. And to the pessimists it could look very bad indeed.

Sebastian Vettel: the driver debates

The debate over who is the most-hyped driver in Formula 1 is a short one. But who is the second most-hyped driver in F1 after Lewis Hamilton? Sebastian Vettel may be a candidate. He arrived in the sport at a rude young age last year and is apparently already being considered for a promotion to […]

Lewis Hamilton is bigger than McLaren

The news that Lewis Hamilton is courting a ??10m sponsorship deal with Reebok is interesting not because of the amount of money involved, but because of what it says about his relationship with McLaren. When people started talking about the immense marketing potential of F1’s first successful mixed-race driver F1 fans were quick to note […]

No more Magny-Cours? Heard it before

Bernie Ecclestone has reiterated his desire to see the 2009 French Grand Prix held in Paris instead of its current venue Magny-Cours: We agreed that there would be a French Grand Prix at Magny-Cours in 2008 but not in 2009. Prime Minister Francois Fillon told me we would then see if we could have a […]

Pictures: 2008 Monaco Historic GP

Pictures

It’s the Monaco Grand Prix next and to get in the mood here’s some fantastic pictures of great Formula 1 cars from the 1960, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s in action in the 2008 Monaco Historic Grand Prix last weekend. Joris Meuffels kindly let me use a selection of these pictures he took including loads of […]

Video: Turkish Grand Prix review

Video

The Turkish Grand Prix review video looks at how the teams’ engine development is limited by the engine freeze regulations and reveals just how expensive it is to stay at a hotel in Monaco for next week’s Grand Prix! Plus the usual round-up of post-race news.

F1 blogs review: Ferrari A1GP car

A few choice morsels from the world of motor racing blogs including the A1 Grand Prix car based on the Ferrari F2004, the poor crowd at the Turkish Grand Prix and McLaren’s painfully bad PR. Plus a shameless plug for my interview with Sir Stirling Moss and more.

Video: Fisichella blames Bourdais for crash with Nakajima in Turkish GP

Video

Giancarlo Fisichella reckons Sebastien Bourdais caused him to crash at the start of the Turkish Grand Prix. Fisichella said: I made a good start but then under braking Bourdais changed direction twice and I couldn’t brake in time and went into the back of the Williams Looking at the video it’s hard to agree with […]

Has the FIA superlicence price hike caused a split within the GPDA?

Something odd is going on with the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association at the moment. There have been stories going around since last year about some of its members being unhappy that certain drivers haven’t joined what is effectively the drivers’ union. The driver mentioned most often has been Lewis Hamilton, who over the weekend denied […]