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“Autodrome” (Sam Collins & Gavin Ireland 2007)

Mika Hakkinen, Keke Rosberg, Kimi Raikkonen – plenty of great Finnish F1 drivers, and yet there’s never been a Finnish Grand Prix. Finland had a particularly fine racing circuit in Keimola, but it fell into disuse and thus is one of the tracks that forms the subject of this book. “Autodrome” tells the histories of […]

A1 Grand Prix: Yoong on pole in Mexico

Team Germany may be missing star driver Nico H????lkenberg but it was more or less business as usual for them with Christian Vietoris in the car instead. The rookie in his first A1 Grand Prix outing lines up second behind veteran Alex Yoong, and only around 0.4s per lap off the Malaysian’s pace. Britain’s Oliver […]

A1 Grand Prix: The full Peraltada

I was fascinated to see, when I tuned into today’s A1 Grand Prix of Mexico, that the series is using the mighty Peraltada corner without any kind of chicane to slow the cars on the entry. I can’t remember a major single seater series doing this since F1 last raced there in 1992. The Champ […]

F1 in the blogs 22

Plenty of reaction to the Australian Grand Prix in the F1 blogs this week, but not everyone’s jumping on the “Hamilton is great, Kovalainen sucked” bandwagon. And for our post of the week, it’s time for Britain’s ‘other’ rookie driver to take a bow. If his back’s up to it, that is.

Video: Red Bull’s 2007 launch movie


Red Bull have filmed a theatrical ‘movie’ celebrating the launch of their (two) F1 teams for 2007. The promo features David Coulthard, Mark Webber, Scott Speed and Vitantonio Liuzzi in period dress filmed in Bulgaria. There’s also some less than overwhelming track footage shot in Bahrain. Check it out here:

Hamilton boosts British Grand Prix ticket sales

Tickets for the British Grand Prix were being sold this week at twice the rate they were following last year’s season opener. Silverstone attributes the increased ticket sales to Lewis Hamilton’s debut podium finish. He is one of four British drivers in F1 this year. Related links Your experiences of Silverstone Hamilton makes history Santander […]

F1 in the news 29

Fans were angry at Kimi Raikkonen in Melbourne – while German fans are apparently deserting the sport in droves. Plus Lewis Hamilton the floor-sweeper, Steve Matchett on the 2007 Ferrari, and much more from the top F1 stories and features of the past week.

This weekend: A1GP Mexico & IRL Homestead

The 2007 Indy Racing League season kicks off at the Miami Homestead oval this weekend. Reigning champion Sam Hornish Jnr seeks to defend his crown from 2005 title winner Dan Wheldon. Wheldon won this round last year but then didn’t win again until the end of the season. Meanwhile A1 Grand Prix moves on to […]

Video: Shell & Ferrari’s ??2m F1 TV advert


Here is the full video of Shell’s fantastic two minute long Ferrari F1 advert, “The Circuit”. It features six decades of Ferrari Formula 1 cars blasting through Rome, New York, Monte Carlo, Rio de Janeiro and more:

Banned! Four wheel steering

Of all the exotic technologies to be banned from Formula 1 through the years, four wheel steering could perhaps be the only innovation to have been developed after it was outlawed. The FIA made clear early in 1993 that ‘driver aids’ would be banned for 1994. A range of technologies were included in that all-encompassing […]