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Spyker set for yet another buyout

The Silverstone-based Spyker team is set for yet another change of ownership as current team director Michel Mol is preparing to buy it from parent company Spyker Cars. Spyker Cars has run into financial problems and has accepted an ??????80m (???54.2m / $109m) offer from Mol and Indian business partner Vijay Mallya. It originally bought […]

Design my Italian GP banner

I’m off to the Italian Grand Prix next week and I want to take a banner. I came up with a few ideas but discarded them all: “McLaren are innocent” (too dangerous), “We haven’t forgotten you Jason Button” (too cruel), “I ?????? Ralf” (too unlikely). Can you come up with anything better? Leave your suggestions […]

F1 in the blogs 41: The Ralf row

Catch up on the latest from the world of F1 blogging. This week people are talking about F1 Racing slating Ralf Schumacher again, the merits of NASCAR versus Formula 1, visiting the Turkish Grand Prix and… erm… hamburgers.

This weekend’s F1 alternative: Champ Car Assen

The Champ Car World Series is back in Europe so catch it while you can. But what on earth are they doing at a bike track? Plus German and British tin-top action and the Indy Racing League title races to a climax on the streets of Detroit. There’s no F1 this weekend, but there’s plenty […]

F1 in the news 50: Hamilton vs Schumacher

Bernie Ecclestone is keen to see a battle between Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher – but even his megabucks might not be enough to make it happen. Also in the F1 news this week advertising revenue from the Turkish GP broadcast fell, speculation over the futures of Nelson Piquet Jnr and Nico Rosberg, and safety […]

Rosberg excited by traction control ban

Five races to go until the traction control ban – assuming it isn’t jeopardised by the row over ECUs. We’re going to see more spins next year, according to Nico Rosberg: It’s going to be exciting. I tried it recently and it was quite shocking actually. In the difficulty sense it is not ideal – […]

Debate: Will the safety car decide the title?

Such a finely poised world championship battle – with four drivers still in close contention with five races left – comes along only once a generation. The slightest misfortune could easily tip the balance in favour of one driver. We saw at Montreal how the dubious safety car rules can easily compromise an unlucky driver. […]

The Ben Evans Column: A classic season – on paper

Even Kimi Raikkonen agreed that the Turkish GP was an exercise in tedium not seen in F1 since, oh, the Hungarian GP three weeks ago. Aside from Hamilton’s puncture it was a largely incident and interest free two hours. Furthermore what little glimpses you did get of the grandstands showed them to be largely empty. […]

Damon Hill, Williams-Renault FW16, Spa-Francorchamps, 1994

Ten worst… chicanes

Top ten

Trees get Dutch Elm Disease. Rabbits get myxomatosis. F1 circuits get Chicane Blight. Here’s ten of the worst.

Prost Jnr joins A1 Team France

Nicolas Prost, son of four times F1 champion Alain, will be France’s rookie driver in the forthcoming A1 Grand Prix season. The 26 year-old currently races in Spanish Formula Three – he is third in the championship but hasn’t won so far this year. He will compete in the rookie test sessions and may be […]