Jacques Villeneuve’s turbulent F1 career appeared to reach its end this year, with a second retirement from the sport many thought he’d turned his back on for good in 2003. From the dizzying success of his first two seasons, his career never recovered from his disastrously unsuccessful tenure at BAR. And for that, ultimately, he […]
Juan Pablo Montoya may have stayed in Formula One for less than six seasons – but he got into more scrapes and generated more headlines than some drivers do in twice that time. Take a look back at his turbulent times in our gallery.
Good news for Michael Schumacher – he failed to win the ‘Weaseliest Sportsperson of the Year’ award. He ranked sixth out of seven with 3,005 votes to winner Barry Bonds’ 13,122. Bonds was one of several entries in the awards to be nominated for drug use, and frankly, he seems much more deserving of the […]
I was delighted to get the chance to talk to former F1 racer Perry McCarthy yesterday – see below for the full interview. McCarthy’s brief F1 career was spent with the notorious Andrea Moda team that came in went within the space of less than a season in 1992. He never qualified for a Grand […]
I was a little incredulous when I heard that McLaren were intending to sell software to businesses. But I saw a report on Newsnight the other day that put the whole thing into a much more convincing perspective. Essentially, the plan is to use their extremely sophisticated race strategy software to help businesses prepare for […]
Three fantastic F1 drivers retired in 2006. But there’s no questioning which of them made the greatest impact on the sport. To a generation of fans, F1 is the sport where Michael Schumacher is king. Their view of it will forever come from the perspective that he is the most successful driver of all time. […]
Michael Schumacher claims to know very little about Formula One history. But if he did, he’d know that arguably an even greater name than his own bowed out of Formula One this year. Cosworth powered 176 race winners in four decades of racing – more than any other engine bar Ferrari, who of course were […]
In the latest installment of our comprehensive 2006 review we picked the quotes that tell the story of the season. F1 drivers and personnel may be tight-lipped and PR-savvy, but these 22 on-the-record remarks show what they really thought of their rivals, their teams, and of course, the life and times of one Michael Schumacher.