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Super Aguri testing 2006 Honda?

As testing for the 2007 F1 season begins in Barcelona today it seems Super Aguri are running the 2006 Honda RA106 car. The photographs below show 2007 Super Aguri driver Anthony Davidson in what appears to be a RA106 repainted in Super Aguri colours. If so, and Super Aguri are able to run last year’s […]

Why the 2007 calendar is too short

We all have a few writers whose opinions we tend to agree with – but isn’t it surprising when one of them comes out with something that’s totally at odds with your point of view? So it was for me last week reading Damien Smith’s latest The Observer column on He agrees with Max […]

“Formula One 1970: The Uncrowned Champion”

F1 review

The Uncrowned Champion?? is the first in the series of F1 season reviews created using footage from the Brunswick archives.

F1 in the blogs

The appointment of Lewis ‘first black F1 driver’ Hamilton is unsurprisingly the number one story among F1 bloggers this week. But there are also those with plenty to say about the new green F1 and the state of F1 television. Read on for more in our weekly round-up. (All blog links external)

F1 in the news

In our weekly roundup of F1 headlines the next generation of F1 stars have impressed at the Formula Three Macau Grand Prix, the ‘Michael Schumacher comeback’ rumours have started already, Juan Pablo Montoya makes a crash-bang debut in the NASCAR Nextel Cup, and Alessandro Zanardi makes an incredible return to an F1 cockpit. All news […]

Sport may be ‘killing’ the planet – but don’t kill sport

Writing in last edition of the Observer Sport Monthly George Monbiot savaged sport in general and motor sport in particular for causing climate change. Motor racing he says is, “simply incompatible” with finding a solution to global warming: “the faster the car, the quicker it cooks the planet.” Never mind that Monbiot fails to make […]

McLaren will race Lewis Hamilton in 2007

McLaren-Mercedes will run GP2 champion Lewis Hamilton alongside Fernando Alonso in 2007, it was confirmed this morning. Hamilton is the first rookie signed to race a full season for McLaren since Michael Andretti in 1993. Andretti didn’t see out the season and was replaced by Mika Hakkinen. Hakkinen had been thought to be considering making […]

Hakkinen and Paffett set for F1/DTM swap?

The possibility that Mika Hakkinen might make a sensational comeback to Formula One was raised again today as it emerged that Gary Paffett will return to the German Touring Car Championship (DTM) in 2007. Mercedes has already confirmed three of its four drivers for its top DTM team. The only driver yet to re-sign is […]

The Ben Evans Column: Stars in Wrecked Cars

These are dangerous times to be a minor television celebrity, whether you’re crashing jet cars, sacrificing your credibility on the dancefloor, or having to spend one second in the company of David Gest, our hardworking D-list celebs have had a hard time of it lately – with nary an invite to Tom and Katie’s wedding […]

Changes to the F1 calendar for 2007

The 2007 F1 calendar appears to have been firmed up and once again the number of races has been cut. We take a look at the events that have been chopped and changed including the loss of one round each for Italy and Germany – coinciding with the retirement of Michael Schumacher – and the […]