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F1 2006 Review: Juan Pablo Montoya retrospective

Juan Pablo Montoya’s shock departure from the McLaren team was, for me, the biggest disappointment of the season. Looking back on his Formula One career it’s impossible to avoid the conclusion that his was a promising talent needlessly squandered – by himself as well as others.

Perry McCarthy interview

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 […]

F1 Video: McLaren software


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 […]

F1 2006 Review: Michael Schumacher gallery


Sixteen years of Schumacher. From that incredible first win at Spa-Francorchamps, to his against-the-odds fight to win in Shanghai. There have been championship controversies, genius drives, spins and passes, fast laps and crashes. Look back on Schumacher’s incredible career in pictures.

F1 2006 Review: Michael Schumacher retrospective

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. […]

F1 2006 Review: Farewell to Cosworth

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 […]

F1 2006 Review: In their own words

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.

Schuey in the house (of Parliament)

The debate over how Michael Schumacher should be remembered as a driver rumbles on and even reached Westminster this week. When Labour MP for Leicester Keith Vaz congratulated Schumacher on his “outstanding career” in an early day motion, opposition Tory MP Bob Spink fired back with the following: I don’t think he should be a […]

F1 2006 Review: Drivers end-of-season rankings part 2

Continuing on from yesterday’s chart of the top drivers in 2006, we pick the top ten of the season. Read on to find out who we thought was the best driver of the season.

F1 in the blogs

There was always going to be some people who thought Michael Schumacher’s puncture in Brazil was, caused deliberately by Giancarlo Fisichella even though the two apparently only made contact for one eighth of a second. As mentioned here yesterday Ferrari are left without Schumacher’s main men. With Schumacher gone, bloggers say goodbye and thankyou. On […]