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WTCC Brands 1: Easy win for Menu

Chevrolet’s Alain Menu cruised to a straightforward win from pole position at Brands Hatch. Behind him were James Thompson and BTCC racer Colin Turkington, also in the same positions they started. Jordi Gene sacrificed third place to Turkington so that he could let Yvan Muller in the other diesel Seat finish fourth. Gene ended the […]

DTM trumps F1 for scandal

F1 may have suffered one of its worst controversies for years, but it’s not the only motor sport suffering a scandal. Today’s DTM race at Barcelona was hit by a mass withdrawal of the Audi team after its bosses claimed Mercedes drivers had caused a string of unfair accidents. Read the DTM Barcelona race report […]

Audi drags DTM into fresh controversy

Several drivers made woeful mistakes on the track at today’s DTM race in Barcelona – but by far the biggest blunder of all was committed on the pit wall. Audi’s withdrawal from today’s DTM race at Barcelona was, in my opinion, a ridiculous over-exaggeration and a dismal display of poor sportsmanship. Their withdrawal hinted at […]

DTM Barcelona: Scandal as Audi withdraw

A mass withdrawal from the DTM race at Barcelona by Audi overshadowed Jamie Green’s maiden victory at the Catalunya circuit. Audi management took the unprecedented step of withdrawing all of their cars after its principal title charges Martin Tomcyk and Mattias Ekstrom were involved in controversial crashes. Audi Sport issued a statement claiming, “the Mercedes […]

F3 Euro Barcelona 2: Van der Zande’s first win

Renger van der Zande took his first Formula Three victory after a pile-up at the start of the second race at Barcelona eliminated several competitors. Race one winner Edoardo Mortara was taken out in the crash along with Edoardo Piscopo, Tim Sandtler, Marco Holzer, Cyndie Allemann, Jonathan Summerton, Michael Patrizi, Basil Shaaban and Jean-Karl Vernay. […]

F3 Euro Barcelona 1: Mortara takes wet win

Edoardo Mortara won his second F3 race of the year in the first race at Barcelona, the start of which was delayed as heavy rain hit the Catalunya circuit. He chased early leader Nico H????lkenberg, who started the race from pole but spun off on lap eight. H????lkenberg caught Mortara to finish just over a […]

Working the Wheel reviewed

F1 reviews

Martin Brundle’s first and thus far only book is his tour around the great motor racing circuits of the world.

F1 in the blogs 42: FIA under fire

The F1 blogging world is still reeling from the many twists and turns of the McLaren-Ferrari spying saga. Read on for more analysis of the scandal plus more on the new Spyker owners, the Fuji Speedway and more.

McLaren will not appeal spying punishment

McLaren confirmed today that it will not appeal against its expulsion from the 2007 constructors’ championship and $100m fine it was slapped with in the espionage hearing last week. The team’s statement read: “McLaren thinks it is in the best interests of the sport, and its goal of winning races and world championships, not to […]

This weekend’s F1 alternative: WTCC Brands Hatch

The World Touring Car Championship makes a rare foray to a decent racing circuit this weekend. Having taken the FIA’s premier tin-top series to a preposterous street track in Portugal and put on some lousy races at Brno and Valencia – neither of which are well suited to touring cars – the series heads for […]