Donington Park boss Simon Gillett on building the new British Grand Prix circuit

Simon Gillett was looking slightly the worse for wear when I met him at Autosport International this morning. He had a reason to be, as he celebrated Donington Park winning approval for its development work in order to hold the 2010 British Grand Prix. Nevertheless he was happy toi spend a half hour answering questions […]

Lotus Formula 1 cars in pictures (Autosport International 2009)


The car in which Ayrton Senna scored his first Grand Prix victory was one of four Lotuses on display at Autosport International. Senna won the 1985 Portuguese Grand Prix in the Renault turbo-powered 97T. One of the revolutionary 49s was also on display. This car introduced the Cosworth DFV power plant and the concept of […]

The 2008 Formula 1 grid in pictures (Autosport International 2009)


Another of the F1 car displays at Autosport International is the traditional grid of F1 cars. But, as Brendan pointed out yesterday, few of them are actually 2008 models. Can you spot which ones are? See the pictures below.

Sebastien Buemi confirmed as Toro Rosso driver for 2009

Sebastien Buemi’s move to Toro Rosso has been predicted for months so it doesn’t come as any great surprise to hear he’s been confirmed today. Buemi, aged 20, is Switzerland’s first F1 driver since Jean-Denis Deletraz finished 15th at the Nurburgring in 1995.

Exclusive interview: Pedro de la Rosa on F1 2009 and Motorland Aragon

Turns eight and nine are like the Corkscrew at Laguna Seca, it’s quite steep. But for me that is the beauty of it, you know? What’s the point of racing on completely flat tracks? I like Pedro de la Rosa. Here’s what he had to say about Hermann Tilke’s new Motorland Aragon circuit, whether the […]

David Coulthard’s racing career in pictures (Autosport International 2009)


Autosport International marks the end of David Coulthard’s career in top-flight motor sport with a collection of his racing cars. From karts to Formula 1 via Formula Vauxhall Junior and more – here’s a picture gallery of the cars on show.

50 years of British champions in pictures (Autosport International 2009)


One of the first exhibitions I wanted to see at the Autosport International show today was the celebration of 50 years of British world champions. Sadly there was no car belonging to Mike Hawthorn, the first British world champion in 1958, because many early Ferrari F1 cars were used to build later racing machines. But […]

David Richards says F1 costs are still too high – and he’s not buying Honda

David Richards didn’t exactly say “I’m not buying Honda”, but he dropped a big hint today that he won’t be taking over the Brackley team in 2009: The cost-cutting process that has been put in place has not yet seen its full benefit, and I don’t think it will be until 2010 that you will […]

Donington gets planning approval

Donington Park has won approval from Leicestershire District Council for its ??100m redevelopment plans in order to host the 2010 British Grand Prix. I’ll be speaking to circuit owner Simon Gillett at the Autosport show tomorrow, so if you have any questions for him please leave them below.

Would you get rid of Singapore’s bumps?

The operators of the Singapore Marina Bay circuit, which held F1?s first night race last year, have revealed they are making changes to the track for 2009. What would you change about Singapore?s street track? Would you leave it the way it is? Here?s what I think needs fixing – and what doesn’t.

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