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The Ben Evans Column: Excuses, excuses

At Indianapolis two weeks ago Ralf Schumacher turned left when he should have turned right and took out David Coulthard and Rubens Barrichello. His verdict? “A racing accident.” But he’s not the only driver to cook up a fabulous excuse for a shunt. Even hardened race fans like myself must have impressed with Valentino Rossi’s […]

French Grand Prix wallpapers

The French Grand Prix is next on the calendar. Sadly, it could be the last race in France, the country that gave the world Grand Prix racing, as Bernie Ecclestone has said he doesn’t want to return to Magny-Cours next year. We’ve got a selection of photos from past French Grands Prix at Magny-Cours and […]

F1 to make HD debut in Britain

Formula 1 will be screened in high definition in the UK for the first time on the weekend of the British Grand Prix. But the high definition coverage will not be offered on public television – it will only be screened at 30 of the Vue cinemas around the country. Vue are charging a very […]

GP2 reveals 2008 car

The first 2008-specification GP2 chassis has been shaken down by F1 test driver Nelson Piquet Jnr. The revised car aims to maintain the high levels of close, competitive racing GP2 has been famous for, while also providing a technical challenge for the teams and drivers. More pictures below.

More Hamilton kart videos

No it’s not that promotional stunt from last week when he pranged the kart being sold for charity. These are videos of F1′s rookie championship leader honing his craft in kart racing.

French Grand Prix 2007 preview

If you’re heading to Magny-Cours for the Grand Prix, be an optimist and take an umbrella. Rain is the only thing that can create racing around here. Will this be the last French Grand Prix at Magny-Cours? Bernie Ecclestone wants to see the back of the Circuit Nevers. The French race has great prestige – […]

Prodrive and the Ferrari four

Just what does David Richard have lined up for Prodrive? He is supposed to be giving some details of his plans at the British Grand Prix in two weekends’ time. Richards hit the news earlier this year by fronting a consortium that purchased Aston Martin from Ford. But there’s been little news of his putative […]

Official F1 site gets new look – but no video has had a lick of paint and looks all shiny and new. But before you get all excited, no, they still aren’t offering any video. But I’m sure they’ll keep on tearing F1 videos down from other sites with the monotonous regularity of Ralf Schumacher’s contract extensions. The ‘social media’ revolution appears to have […]

Carroll replaces Pizzonia at FMS

Antonio Pizzonia has been dropped by Fisichella Motor Sport as had been widely predicted. The team will run Adam Carroll at Magny-Cours this weekend and throughout the remainder of the season if he continues to perform. The team had tested Ernesto Viso with a view to drafting in the Venezuelan. Carroll left GP2 for the […]

Debate: Will Renault win a race this year?

It’s Renault’s home race this weekend but it doesn’t look as though a repeat of their 2005 victory is likely. The team lies fourth in the constructors’ championships with 25 points. After seven rounds last year they led the championship with 91, 28 more than Ferrari. Are last year’s champions going to end the year […]