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The Ben Evans Column: A bad day at Spa

F1 has dominated the front and back pages over the past two weeks for all the wrong reasons – spying, bribery, cheating, what the FIA will do with the fine? (how about donating it to charity?). Lost in the maelstrom of McLaren discontent have been the Italian and Belgian Grands Prix – the latter of […]

2008 BTCC calendar revealed

The British Touring Car Championship will return to Silverstone next year after missing the home of the British GP this year. The short National circuit will be used. Also new for next year will be a race on the full Grand Prix circuit at Brands Hatch. The season-closing event will see the championship end in […]

25 best groups for F1 fans on Facebook

A bit of fun for those of you who, like me, use the Facebook social networking site. There are all kinds of F1 groups to join from those who want Ferrari to sign Danica Patrick, fans who want the original Nordschleife back on the calendar, to the Canadians who want their own F1 team. Some […]

One to watch: Karun Chandhok

One To Watch

With exquisite timing, India’s Karun Chandhok won his first GP2 race on Sunday just as an Indian has bought out the Spyker team and an Indian Grand Prix is arranged for 2010.

RIP Grand Prix Masters?

Grand Prix Masters, the single seater series for ex-F1 drivers, will face a winding-up petition from its chassis supplier in November. GP Masters has held three races since 2005. The first two at former Grand Prix venue Kyalami in South Africa, and Losail International Circuit in Qatar, were won by Nigel Mansell. The third race […]

When Hamilton raced Schumacher

Years in the future we may look back on Michael Schumacher’s retirement and say to ourselves, ‘if only he had raced for one more year – then we would have seen him compete with Lewis Hamilton’. Hamilton has a long way to go to become a great of Schumacher’s stature. But his performances in his […]

GP2 Asia & Speedcar join F1 roster

Two more new support races will feature at certain F1 events next year: a NASCAR-alike tin top racing series dubbed Speedcar and the new Asian GP2 series. They will support the Malaysian and Bahrain Grands Prix in March and April respectively next year. The new Formula BMW Europe series has already been confirmed as supporting […]

Indian Grand Prix set for 2010

The organisers of the Indian Grand Prix claim to have agreed terms with Bernie Ecclestone to hold a race in 2010. One of two sites near New Delhi will be chosen for the race. It is the latest in a string of new circuits set to join the calendar in forthcoming years. Next year new […]

Belgian GP 2007 facts & statistics

The stats from the Belgian Grand Prix make depressing reading if you’re not a Ferrari fan. But while the red team wrapped up the constructors’ championship – appeals notwithstanding – the figures underline that the racing is hardly unpredictable these days. Only on three occasions has the driver leading at the end of lap one […]

Debate: Should McLaren appeal against spying verdict?

After being hit with a record fine plus expulsion from the 2007 constructors’ championship, should McLaren lodge an appeal? It’s the only chance Ron Dennis has of clearing his name and the team’s. But it carries enormous risks with it – further unsavoury details of the espionage could come to light and the penalties imposed […]