“Bernie Ecclestone: King of Sport”

“Bernie Ecclestone: King of Sport” is a revised and updated version of Terry Lovell’s biography of the man who has single-handedly shaped Formula 1 over the past three decades and more. Scarcely a week passes without us discussing Ecclestone’ latest move, whether it’s the dropping of a well-loved track from the F1 calendar, a new […]

F1 links: On emissions and San Luis

What’s the carbon footprint of a Formula One (F1) car? "Over a race season using approx 100,000 litres of the stuff, that’s 231 tonnes of CO2. Per car. And each team has 2." Cry for Me, Argentina "We are stuck with the F1 that Max and Bernie choose to present to us and we will […]

Ferrari tests 3 Italian racers (Pictures)


It’s been 14 years since an Italian last started a Grand Prix for Ferrari, but that could change in the near future. Among the changes introduced by the new management at Ferrari is a young driver scheme and yesterday at Fiorano three up-and-coming Italian racers got a chance to sample a Ferrari F1 car. Here’s […]

What do F1 drivers do in the off-season?

Chaz sent in this question via Skribit: What do drivers do to keep up their race craft when season ends until it begins again five months later? With poor Mark Webber breaking his leg during an off-season activity this weekend F1 drivers may find their winter fun even more tightly restricted in the future. Here’s […]

Jonathan Summerton: F1’s next US star?

Who will be the next American to tackle Formula 1? Guest writer Gerard Hetman talks to his countryman Jonathan Summerton, an up-and-coming driver with his sights set on F1. It is a fact that in the world of Formula One, nationality can be a huge factor in determining the career prospects of a young driver. […]

Want to win ??100? One day left to enter

This is the final call for entries to the F1 Fanatic / Mind Your Own Business Podcast ‘Design an F1 Track’ competition. The deadline is midnight British time tomorrow – that’s 41 hours away… Just scribble out a design for an F1 track and send it in and you could win ??100. Entries are open […]

F1 links: On TV rights and medals

Sir Frank Williams CBE Endorses Karting for the Disabled at enABLE 08 Sir Frank Williams CBE has fully endorsed the free Karting for the Disabled seminar which will take place at the very first enABLE show at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena on 28&29 November 2008. James Allen on Rubens’s revelation "When I was researching the Schumacher […]

Dear Bernie, please put a race on here: Potrero de los Funes, San Luis, Argentina

This is the coolest new racing track I’ve seen in a long time – and yes, that includes Singapore. The FIA GT championship raced on the Circuito Potrero de los Funes in San Luis, Argentina for the first time last weekend. It’s a brand new facility built in an old-fashioned way – following the contours […]

The future of F1 aerodynamics part 2

In the final part of his look at the future of aerodynamics in motor racing, John Beamer looks at how F1 is following NASCAR in using aerodynamics restrictions in a bid to improve racing – although NASCAR’s efforts have not been entirely successful.

Red Bull buys back Toro Rosso – does it want STR’s Ferrari engines?

Red Bull is once again the 100% owner of Toro Rosso having bought back the 50% stake it sold to Gerhard Berger two years ago. Given the economic climate any such move is likely to be read as significant, but what are the reasons for this decision by Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz?

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