Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher are tied at the top of the championship table – but they wouldn’t be if the sport were still using the pre-2003 points system. Take a statistical look at the 2006 championship so far in our post-race stats update.
Michael Schumacher has been nominated for the ‘weaseliest sports person of the year’ award on the website of the popular newspaper cartoon Dilbert. The annual ‘Weasel of the Year’ awards single out individuals who, “operate in that vast gray area between good ethical behaviour and the sort of activities that might send you to jail.” […]
One thing is certain heading into this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix – if it’s better than last year’s it will be one of the greatest races ever. With the drivers’ and constructors’ championships almost unbelievably close the tension between the Renault and Ferrari camps is unreal – and it gets exponentially greater with each passing […]
Peugeot signalled the expansion of their high-level motor sports activities atthe Paris Motor Show last week with the unveiling of their 908 Le Mans racer. Like the Audi R10 that dominated this year’s race, Peugeot’s car features a V12 turbo diesel engine. The French team won the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1992 and 1993 […]
Caparo Vehicle Technologies have begun road testing the first prototype of their ‘F1 car for the road’, the T1. The car was designed by ex-McLaren men Ben Scott-Geddes and Graham Halstead who worked on the famous McLaren F1. The car will be built in Basingstoke and the first examples will be delivered next year. If […]
The championship battle just gets closer – in fact it couldn’t be any tighter. Have a look at the highlights from the national newspapers… Tags: f1 / formula one / grand prix / motor sport
Murray Walker must be the most famous person associated with Formula One who is not one of the drivers. Bernie Ecclestone may have all the money and power – but even he lacks the public profile of the national institution that is Murray Walker. After laying down his microphone for the final time at the […]
Last week’s Trackside considered motor sports safety in the light of Katherine Legge’s incredible escape from a 165 mph shunt at Road America in the Champ Car World Series. Related links Autotrader.co.uk – Trackside: British racer Legge is our cup of tea (external) Tags: f1 / formula one / grand prix / motor sport