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F1 in the news 44: Labour, Tories & Hamilton

Not only are the two main political parties in Britain trying to claim credit for Lewis Hamilton, he’s even got his own poem now. Happily the newspapers have remembered there are other British drivers and the Daily Mail has interviewed Anthony Davidson. Plus Martin Brundle has a go at Toyota and US commentators ponder the […]

Meet the fans

The British Grand Prix last week was the perfect opportunity to meet some other F1 fans face-to-face. So here they all are! Many thanks to the five groups featured below that agreed to share their thoughts on F1, the British Grand Prix, and above all, the British drivers.

Buemi replaces Ammermuller at ART again

Sebastien Buemi will return to GP2 action at the N????rburgring this weekend as he substitutes for the injured Michael Ammermuller once again. Buemi impressed on his one-off appearance at ART in Ammermuller’s place in the Monaco GP2 race. He qualified fourth ahead of Lucas di Grassi and finished seventh. Buemi lost the lead of the […]

1985 European Grand Prix flashback

Twenty-two years ago Britain was comfortably supporting two Grands Prix – never mind struggling to run one. Star attraction was home hero Nigel Mansell who took his first Grand Prix win at the European round at Brands Hatch in 1985. It was an incident-packed race that saw the crowning of a new champion and a […]

10 best… Nurburgring Nordschleife corners


When the modern Nurburgring was unveiled in the early ’80s everyone grumbled it wasn’t fit to share its name with the fearsome Nordschleife. If today’s Nurburgring doesn’t have a corner worthy of the name – and I think that’s a little harsh – you can’t say the same of its big, bad brother. Here are […]

Debate: Postpone energy recovery rules?

BMW’s Mario Theissen wants the FIA to delay rules planned for 2009 that would require teams to use energy recovery systems on their cars. FIA president Max Mosley is pushing for kinetic energy recovery systems to be mandatory on F1 cars to make them more environmentally friendly and road relevant. Do you want to see […]

Joaquin Verdegay’s unwise words (Updated)

One of the members of the FIA World Motor Sports Council, who will pass judgement in the McLaren/Ferrari espionage case in eight days time, made some interesting remarks to the AS newspaper of his native Spain. Here’s a translated portion: It is very hard to prove that McLaren used the information. Normally, and I hope […]

Stepneygate, sensationalism and censorship

An interesting post went up on ITV-F1′s forum on Monday. Reading between the lines, the gist of it was, “speculating what Nigel Stepney and Mike Coughlan might have done is not allowed on this board”: As you will appreciate, for legal reasons, we cannot allow user’s posts to include any speculation, potentially libelous or defamatory […]

Markus Winkelhock confirmed for Nurburgring

Spyker have confirmed that their test driver Markus Winkelhock will replace Christijan Albers at this weekend’s European Grand Prix. Winkelhock will partner compatriot Adrian Sutil – the pair being among five German drivers on the grid at the Nurburgring. His father Manfred raced in F1 in the 1980s but was killed in a sports car […]

Honda launches F1 web TV on new site

Honda have re-launched their F1 website with a video section bringing behind-the-scenes footage of the team to fans. The web TV channel includes a series of special features on the team presented by journalist Alistair Weaver. It also includes a section encouraging F1 fans to upload their own video content.