Bahrain Grand Prix 2007 preview

You wait three weeks for a Grand Prix, then two come along at once. Enjoy it while it lasts, though, for there’s a painful one-month wait for the next race after Bahrain. Already the championship battle is looking promising if McLaren can sustain the threat to Ferrari. But was the Scuderia’s disappointing day in Malaysia […]

British FFord Oulton: Macleod dominates

Having dominated qualifying it was no surprise to see Callum Macleod do the same in the first round of the British FFord championship at Oulton Park. James Nash finished second after starting fourth with Nick Tandy right behind him. Richard Tannahill narrowly clinched fourth from Jay Bridger and Linton Stuteley. Macleod’s fastest lap of 1m […]

British F3 Oulton 1: Easy win for Engel

Maro Engel converted pole to victory in the first round of the British F3 championship at Oulton Park. The season got off to a dramatic start as three drivers crashed out at Cascades on the first lap. Following a safety car restart Engel retained his lead and kept it to the end despite pressure from […]

Debate: When did you start watching F1?

We all had start somewhere – so how did you first start following Formula 1? The first race I saw – on television, not live – was the 1989 British Grand Prix. Nigel Mansell, then in a Ferrari, lost buckets of time with a puncture and then went on one of his classic charges trying […]

Champ Car Las Vegas: First win for Power

High attrition hit the first round of the Champ Car World Series at Las Vegas, but Will Power stormed through from pole to take his first ever win. Seventeen drivers were on the grid for the first round of the Champ Car season and only six remained on the lead lap at the end.

More GTs, please!

I watched the first round of the British GT championship yesterday and, well, what a belter! Admittedly the race had everything going in its favour to begin with. On a sunny spring day perched on the hill overlooking Knickerbrook chicane at Oulton Park I could watch any kind of motor sport and feel content. But […]

British F3 ready to go

Maro Engel and Jonathan Kennard are on pole for the first two races of tomorrow’s British F3 season opener at Oulton Park. Estonian Marko Asmer (Hitech) would have been my first choice for champion but for his unusual decision to dovetail the British and Japanese F3 series. As a consequence he will miss the third […]

Malaysian Grand Prix 2007 race review

McLaren decisively turned the tables on Ferrari with a clinical victory for Fernando Alonso in the Malaysian Grand Prix. Team mate Hamilton withstood massive pressure from both Ferraris at different stages in the race to complete a McLaren one-two, ahead of Kimi Raikkonen. Pole sitter Felipe Massa was quickly dispatched by the McLarens and even […]

“Speed Addicts: Grand Prix Racing” (Mark Hughes, 2005)

F1 fans must have sturdy coffee tables, because the F1 literature market is positively choked with what are termed ‘coffee table books’. This is a fine example of the genre. Over 300 pages of photos and prose in a chunky format with an arty cover. But is there style beyond the substance to mark “Speed […]

F1 in the blogs 24: ITV & Ofcom

Are ITV breaking broadcasting regulations by showing advertisements during live Formula 1 races? Jon McKnight thinks so, and he’s trying to do something about it. Also in the round-up of the F1 blogs this week, Superleague Formula, BMW’s Pit Lane Park, the joys of being a Minardi fan, and why NASCAR fans should give F1 […]