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BTCC Thruxton 1: Jordan loses out as Giovanardi wins

Fabrizio Giovanardi’s championship campaigned gathered momentum with a win in the first round at Thruxton – though championship leader Jason Plato took second after a race-long battle. Giovanardi made a fine start in his Vauxhall but he was instantly under pressure from Colin Turkington who made a phenomenal getaway in his rear-wheel drive BMW. Turkington […]

WTCC Zandvoort 2: Tarquini’s nudge-and-grab

Gabriele Tarquini won the second race at Zandvoort after contact with early leader Andy Priaulx. Reigning champion Priaulx had started from pole position ahead of Tarquini. Behind them, Roberto Colciago’s Seat Leon and Augusto Farfus in another BMW. The teams were given the option of putting on wet tyres before the start of the race […]

DTM Oschersleben: Paffett wins in old car

Gary Paffett took a magnificent win at Oschersleben in last year’s Mercedes C-Class. If that weren’t surprising enough, team mate Paul di Resta now leads the title race in a 2005 Mercedes! He is tied at the top with Martin Tomcyk. Oschersleben produced a massively different result to that seen at Hockenheim and leaves the […]

WTCC Zandvoort 1: Chevrolet one-two

Chevrolet drivers Alain Menu and Nicola Larini gave the team their first ever one-two in the World Touring Car Championship. The pair led all the way in the third race of the year at Zandvoort. At the start the Chevrolets easily maintained their advantage over Luca Rangoni who moved up to third. A tense, five […]

“Life in the Fast Lane – An Autobiography” (Alain Prost, 1988)

Alain Prost’s position as one of the most successful F1 drivers of all time is too often overlooked. He won 51 Grands Prix – more than any other driver bar Michael Schumacher – and four world championship – fewer only than Schumacher and Juan Manuel Fangio. Against that terrific record you have to ask, where […]

This weekend’s F1 alternative: BTCC Thruxton

There’s no F1 race this weekend but there’s a whole world of F1 alternative to choose from. It’s a massive weekend for touring car racing with rounds of the World, German and British championships. Plus rallying in Argentina and the second round of the FIA GT series. But which to watch?

F1 in the blogs special – 50 bloggers on Formula 1

The world of Formula 1 blogging is growing all the time. These are the thoughts of fifty different F1 bloggers, including diehard fans, teams, professional journalists, and even one F1 PR person. Covering speculation, humour, history and more – here are the highlights of F1 blogging.

Video: Heidfeld on the Nurburgring Nordschleife

F1 Video Video

This is already one of my highlights of F1 in 2007. Nick Heidfeld drove his F1.06 around three laps of the Nurburgring Nordschleife.

F1 in the news 33: Tea tray expose

Rounding up this week’s top F1 press Steve Matchett’s cracking piece on flexible floors caught my eye. With the FIA committing to further restrictions of these it’s definitely an article worth reading and Matchett’s style is highly readable. Also Renault in Rotterdam, Paffet in at Prodrive (possibly) and ITV in love with, who else, Lewis […]

DTM: Werner and Biela in at Audi

The injury-hit Audi squad has drafted in two old hands to replace the drivers injured in the frightening first-lap crash at Hockenheim. 1991 DTM champion Frank Biela will deputise for the injured Tom Kristensen is his 2007-spec car. Kristensen was originally expecting to race and indeed his pre-race PR quotes had been issued by the […]