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2008 F1 testing round-up 7: Bahrain

Ferrari and Toyota completed their second three-day stint of testing yesterday – but this time although Ferrari remained extremely quick they also ran into reliability problems. But Toyota looked quicker over the second three days than the first and their reliability looked promising as well.

Video: F1 testing at Bahrain (part 4)


Ferrari looked very quick in testing at Bahrain International Circuit last week. Here’s some video from the test and an interview with a very happy-looking Kimi Raikkonen. But it didn’t all go well for the team – there’s some footage of Felipe Massa pulling to a halt with apparent technical problems. Toyota, who were also […]

Alain Prost on the death of Ayrton Senna

Alain Prost has distanced himself from the F1 world since the collapse of his F1 team in 2001. I think it’s a shame the man who is F1’s most prolific champion, besides Michael Schumacher and Juan-Manuel Fangio, and who was one half of F1’s most notorious rivalry, keeps such a low profile these days. So […]

Alain Prost wins second consecutive Trophee Andros championship

Four-times Formula 1 world champion Alain Prost has won the Trophee Andross ice-racing championship for a second year in succession. He claimed the title in his Toyota Auris in the Superbesse round last week. He is one of many French ex-F1 drivers to have participated in the event and one of his team mates is […]

Mosley reiterates Spanish GP threat ahead of test

Max Mosley has re-affirmed his threat to cancel this year’s two Grands Prix in Spain if there is any repeat of the racist abuse aimed at Lewis Hamilton at the Circuit de Catalunya last week. He has also revealed Hamilton was racially abused by Spanish spectators at the Chinese Grand Prix: Anthony Hamilton told me […]

Fresh rumours of a Russian Grand Prix

Bernie Ecclestone is expected to visit Russia next weekend amid new rumours that he is planning a Grand Prix in Russia. He is reported to be heading to St Petersburg to discuss holding a Russian Grand Prix on a purpose-built track from 2010. He said: Nothing is done yet but this could be an interesting […]

“Rubens Barrichello” (David Tremayne, 2005)

Or to give it its full title, “Rubens Barrichello: In the spirit of Senna and the shadow of Schumacher.” That sentence sums up the Brazilian’s career rather pithily, but as Barrichello is poised to set a new record for most Grand Prix starts this year, there is plenty more to be said about him.

Poll: which is the best-looking 2008 car?

The 2008 F1 grid has almost taken shape – all the teams bar Super Aguri have their new cars out and only Williams are yet to (officially) reveal their final livery. Toro Rosso are going to start the season with last year’s car. So, who’d got the best looking racer? Cast your vote below.

F1 blogs review – Racism and more

The row over racism in Formula 1 following the abuse of Lewis Hamilton in Spain last week propelled the sport onto the front pages of many newspapers and led to a frenzy of coverage. Here’s a cross-section of reaction from a range of blogs including sites about F1, Spain, general sport, black people and more, […]

IRL-Champ Car reunion: it’s looking good

More promising news today that not only might the IRL and Champ Car finally re-unify, but they might even do it in time for the 2008 season. This can only be good news for open wheel racing in America. The prospect of Justin Wilson, Graham Rahal, Paul Tracy et al taking on Dan Wheldon, Marco […]