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Best gifts for F1 fans: Books (2/5)

Here’s the second part of the guide to F1 gifts. Yesterday I picked out the best F1 videos – today it’s the turn of biographies – and there were plenty of new ones in 2007. Of course one man dominates the shelves at the moment – Lewis Hamilton – but there are also some […]

Best gifts for F1 fans: Videos (1/5)

Searching for presents for your Christmas wish list? Need a present for a Formula 1 fan? Over the next five days I’ll be picking out some of the best F1 videos, books, toys, collectibles and more to give you some great gift ideas – starting off with the best in F1 video.

“Lewis Hamilton” (Andrew van de Burgt, 2007)

The weekly reviews slot has temporarily turned into the Lewis Hamilton book corner as I make my way through the eight biographies of the British driver due out in time for Christmas. This slender, wide format 150+ page book is penned by Andrew van de Burgt, the second Autosport writer to put out a book […]

F1 in the blogs 48: Meeting Lewis Hamilton

A few particularly interesting finds in the blogs this week including a Vodafone executive writing about meeting Lewis Hamilton and Karun Chandhok on his Red Bull test. Plus loads of opinions on Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso. Read on for 30 stories from the world of F1 blogs.

F1 07 review: Driver rankings (3/3)

Here are my top three drivers of 2007. I picked Fernando Alonso as my driver of the year in 2006, because he’d been competitive at almost every track and hardly ever made a mistake. But in 2007, all of the three championship contenders made clear mistakes at one point or another. That – and the […]

Leaked dossier outlines McLaren case against Renault ‘spying’

2007 F1 season

A leaked dossier detailing McLaren’s case against Renault in F1’s new spy case has been published by PA Sport.

The Ben Evans Column: Taking safety seriously

I recently picked up a copy of Nigel Roebuck?s Inside Formula 1, a collection of his columns from the 1980s. He sticks to his usual themes: Villeneuve, Smoking, Villeneuve, evil left-wing politicians and Villeneuve. But as ever it?s worth keeping with it for the nuggets of pure gold. In particular I was drawn to his […]

F1 in the news 60: No F1 for Prodrive in 2008

Prodrive boss David Richards is pessimistic about his team’s chances of being in Formula 1 next year. Also the new Ferrari boss has a few things to say about team orders, Cristiano da Matta looks to return to racing following his horror crash, and watch some classic motor racing action online for free.

Official five-disc DVD box set for Schumacher fans?

Formula One Management appear to be planning a special DVD box set commemorating Michael Schumacher’s five world championships for Ferrari. My Italian’s not so hot (in fact it’s non-existent) but this report on La Gazzetta dello Sport appears to indicate a five DVD special covering the 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 world championships is […]

F1 07 review: Driver rankings (2/3)

Here’s the second part of my driver rankings for 2007. Yesterday covered the first 16, here are a further seven and tomorrow there’ll be the final three. For now, check out the first part of the top ten and argue your case for any driver you think is rated too high or too low…