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1989 Hungarian Grand Prix Flashback

You don’t associate the Hungaroring with classic F1 races – but it was a thrilling Grand Prix at this very circuit that first got me hooked on Formula One back in 1989. Nigel Mansell stormed to victory in a Ferrari from 12th on the grid, passing rival after rival on a bone-dry track. He capped […]

Debate: Has F1 been brought into disrepute?

Since McLaren escaped last week’s World Motor Sports Council hearing without punishment last week, the war of words between Ferrari and McLaren has escalated profoundly. First Jean Todt attacked, saying that Ferrari would have been punished had they been in the same position, adding there was, “not even a sign of logic in this verdict.” […]

Furious Dennis accuses Ferrari of cheating

McLaren boss Ron Dennis has hit back at Ferrari in the escalating row over spying in Formula 1. In a letter to Luigi Macaluso, who successfully petitioned the FIA for an appeal against McLaren’s exoneration last week, Dennis accused Ferrari of: Winning the Australian Grand Prix with an illegal car Leaking portions of their memorandum […]

Martinez and Niemela join GP2

There will be two new faces on the GP2 grid at the Hungaroring this weekend as Marcos Martinez and Markus Niemela replace two drivers in the championship. Spaniard Martinez will replace Ernesto Viso at Racing Engineering. Viso suffered an enormous crash in the GP2 race at Magny-Cours and returned at the Nurburgring two weeks ago. […]

A1 Grand Prix 2007-08 calendar revealed

A1 Grand Prix has revealed the schedule for its 2007-08 season, the third ‘World Cup of Motorsport.’ The venues are largely similar to last year. There are 11 rounds (22 races), the same as last season, when 12 were planned but the Brazilian round was cancelled for the second year in succession. Once again there […]

Essential & cheap summer reads for F1 fans

The three-week summer break follows the next Grand Prix in Hungary. If you’re heading off on holiday a stack of summer paperbacks is essential for those long days at the beach. Here’s a selection of five of my favourites from biographies to general topics. Plus you can pick them up at bargain prices from F1Fanatic’s […]

??25m plan for Silverstone approved

A ??25m plan to develop the Silverstone circuit has been approved by the circuit’s owners, the British Racing Drivers Club, in a meeting yesterday. The circuit will get new grandstands, new pit and paddock facilities, a science park, a test centre for car manufacturers, hotel and conference centre, and new homes nearby. Silverstone is fighting […]

Ferrari hush up radio interception claims

The McLaren-Ferrari spying row has opened a Pandora’s Box of allegations. Ferrari have now tried to hush up a former driver’s claims that they spied on other teams’ radio transmissions. But the fact that they admitted to it in the past makes that denial hard to swallow.

Ferrari’s friend wins right to McLaren appeal

The McLaren-Ferrari espionage allegations have now been referred to the appeal court following last week’s exoneration of McLaren. As Ferrari were not allowed to file an appeal against the decision themselves, it seems they have called upon the assistance of an influential Italian ally. That ally also made plain his belief that McLaren were guilty […]

Sebastian Vettel replaces Scott Speed at Toro Rosso

Sebastian Vettel has replaced Scott Speed at Toro Rosso team with immediate effect, following his release by the BMW team. BMW said: “The current testing rules mean that he barely gets a chance to drive for us. Now he has been offered the opportunity to get inside a Toro Rosso cockpit. Scott Speed’s future at […]