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Top ten… Corners in Formula 1

It’s Istanbul next and that means the drivers once again get to grapple with the best new corner on the F1 calendar. It may have a rubbish name but turn eight on the Istanbul course is a brilliant bend. Hermann Tilke may have cursed many tracks with some tedious turns but he’s also created some […]

Prodrive set to use McLarens in 2008 – report

David Richards is expected to announce a deal next month for his new Prodrive F1 team to use this year’s McLaren chassis as the basis for their 2008 campaign. The report in this morning’s Times claims it will spare Prodrive the ??150m cost of developing their own cars. Richards said: “McLaren is one of three […]

The Ben Evans Column: Bull

One of the more entertaining F1 side shows of past weeks was the spat between Scott ‘not got any’ Speed and the Red Bull junior team, which has led to Speed’s departure from the Toro Rosso. Speed is latest in a string of Red Bull-backed drivers who have been rushed into F1 and failed to […]

Debate: F1 better since end of tyre war?

The FIA demanded a single tyre supplier from 2008 and they got it a year ahead of schedule. But what has the impact been on the quality of racing? To my mind, 2006 was not the best year for wheel-to-wheel racing in F1 – and this season so far has been even worse.

Mosley: Schumacher would have lost ’94 title under modern rules

James Allen claims in his new biography of Michael Schumacher that FIA president Max Mosley believes Schumacher would have been stripped of his 1994 world championship under the current F1 rules.

Risatti subs for Maldonado in GP2

Ricardo Risatti will make his GP2 race debut this weekend, substituting for Pastor Maldonado in the Trident team. Maldonado suffered a fractured collarbone while cycling. Risatti is currently racing in the World Series By Renault for GD Racing. The 20 year-old Argentine has not scored so far this season and has a best finish of […]

Turkish GP 2007 preview & TV times

The battle for the world championship titles enters its final and most crucial phase. The last six races are spread across nine weekends with precious little time for car development. Ferrari are expected to be competitive at the most aerodynamically critical venues – and Istanbul is definitely one of those. But last year Fernando Alonso […]

Debate: 22 best drivers in the world?

Formula 1 is the number one form of motorsport – but does it also have the best racing drivers in the world? Who would you evict from the F1 grid, and who would you replace them with?

The Ben Evans Column – The best of the worst

In my Formula Vee adventures this year I have raced against some very good and very bad drivers. Thanks to the heats and finals format I often get to see the slower drivers in action, and believe me some of them are awful. There is one gentleman in particular who went a lap down when […]

BTCC Brands Hatch 3: Turkington triumphs in thriller

It stayed dry for the third race of the day at Brands Hatch but it produced perhaps the most exciting race of them all. Fabrizio Giovanardi looked in with a chance of taking a hat-trick of victories until he collided dramatically with Mike Jordan. Meanwhile Jason Plato clawed his way into the points to keep […]