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Debate: Is it all over for Button?

Nigel Mansell has criticised fellow Briton Jenson Button, saying he’s wasted his F1 opportunity: Jenson should have won more races, he has under-performed and that is down to him. He had the opportunity and he didn’t take it – there won’t be any more. Do you agree with the 1992 world champion? Or are Button’s […]

For sale: Ecclestone & Hill’s Mercedes

Fancy picking up some cars previously owned by F1 stars? Bernie Ecclestone is auctioning off a number of cars from his collection. The vehicles, including a Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing and a Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster, are expected to fetch a total of ???15m. Also flogging an old Mercedes is Damon Hill – whose SL […]

More essential & cheap summer reads for F1 fans

After last week’s five must-read F1 summer paperbacks went down so well I thought I’d pick out another five. Once again these are all titles I’ve read and can wholeheartedly recommend – and you can pick them up for pennies from our affiliate partner.

Maserati commemorates Fangio anniversary

Maserati is commemorating the 50th anniversary of Juan Manuel Fangio’s final F1 world championship with a special website dedicated to the great Argentine. Fangio drove 16 races for Maserati in 1957 and won 10 of them. That included his final F1 victory and arguably his greatest ever drive, when he recovered a deficit of over […]

Your questions: F1 car numbers

Tom Bellingham wrote in with this question: I was wondering why certain number were on cars back in the ’80s and ’90s. Ferrari famously had the number 27 with Giles Villeneuve, was this number carried on with Ferraris as a tribute to him? Were teams allowed to choose numbers back then and how was it […]

LGT engineering enters Lexus into WTCC

This is the Lexus IS220d that LGT Engineering are planning to enter in the World Touring Car Championship. The Liverpool squad will enter the car in the late rounds of 2007, once the car has been homologated, prior to a full assault on the championship in 2008. It will contest the Independents championship. WTCC Lexus […]

Autosport to launch video service

F1 news site Autosport will launch a new video service called Autosport TV on August 20th. A demo version of the service that went live for subscribers today features clips from recent touring car races and world rally championship rounds, as well as an interview with Spyker F1 driver Adrian Sutil. It’s not yet known […]

Unhappy Alonso could blow open 2008 driver market

McLaren has reportedly told Alonso he is free to leave the team at the end of the year if he wishes. Speculation has linked him with a return to Renault for 2008, and it remains to be seen who will drive for new 2008 entrants Prodrive.

The Old Rumour Mill – August

Old stories from the depths of the F1 archives including how a pair of businessmen tried to bring Vanwall back to F1 in 1999. Plus the thwarted dream of a Grand Prix in London – and Alain Prost’s year off that never was.

British tabloids blame Alonso

There have been many comments on my blog over the past few days claiming that the British media blamed Fernando Alonso for the qualifying controversy at McLaren without mentioning Lewis Hamilton’s role. I took a look at all the reports in today’s papers and I was glad to see that all of the ‘quality’ newspapers […]