Before Michael Schumacher, Niki Lauda was the main man at Maranello. Here are a group of Germans singing lusty praise of the famously frazzled Austrian. To wit: Ein Ohr! Ein Ohr! Ein Ohr, ein Ohr, ein Ohr! Niki Lauda! Niki Lauda! Niki Lauda hat ein Ohr! Which, for the Germanically-challenged, is: One ear! One ear! […]
Michael Schumacher polarises opinion in much the same way as his immediate ‘great’ predecessor, Ayrton Senna.
The Renault team and the Spanish media are up in arms about Fernando Alonso’s controversial qualifying penalty that has relegated him from fifth on the grid to tenth. Alonso, unsurprisingly, was unhesitant in his condemnation of the stewards, saying in a press conference this morning, “I don’t consider F1 anymore a sport.” FIA President Max […]
It surely won’t be the most exciting revelation of the Italian Grand Prix weekend, but one of Formula One’s long-running sagas of the 2006 season has drawn to a close. Alex Schnaider has finally confirmed the sale of MidlandF1, to Dutch sports car firm Spyker. Spyker cars was established in 1999, taking the name of […]
Fernando Alonso has been demoted to tenth on the grid for allegedly impeding Felipe Massa. Alonso was running ahead of Massa in the dying moments of the session. When Alonso crossed the line to start his second flying lap he only had two seconds to spare before the end of qualifying. Massa was completing his […]
The man who pulled Ford out of Formula One has stepped down as President and CEO of the company. Bill Ford Jnr called time on Ford’s involvement in F1 through its Jaguar brand late in the 2004 season, jeapordising the jobs of hundreds at its factory in Milton Keynes. Happily those jobs were saved by […]
Formula One is just one of the sports that Richard Williams covers for the Guardian, and that breadth of knowledge gives him a refreshingly broad approach to the often insular world of motor sport in general, and F1 in particular. He is also the author of several books on motor sport and in this biography […]
Amid the drama of the Hungarian and Turkish Grand Prix one curious development didn’t get quite as much attention as it deserved. And it could have a decisive role to play in this weekend’s Grand Prix. On lap 64 of the Hungarian Grand Prix Pedro de la Rosa slingshot out of turn six and dived […]