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Debate: F1 better since end of tyre war?

The FIA demanded a single tyre supplier from 2008 and they got it a year ahead of schedule. But what has the impact been on the quality of racing? To my mind, 2006 was not the best year for wheel-to-wheel racing in F1 – and this season so far has been even worse.

Mosley: Schumacher would have lost ’94 title under modern rules

James Allen claims in his new biography of Michael Schumacher that FIA president Max Mosley believes Schumacher would have been stripped of his 1994 world championship under the current F1 rules.

Risatti subs for Maldonado in GP2

Ricardo Risatti will make his GP2 race debut this weekend, substituting for Pastor Maldonado in the Trident team. Maldonado suffered a fractured collarbone while cycling. Risatti is currently racing in the World Series By Renault for GD Racing. The 20 year-old Argentine has not scored so far this season and has a best finish of […]

Turkish GP 2007 preview & TV times

The battle for the world championship titles enters its final and most crucial phase. The last six races are spread across nine weekends with precious little time for car development. Ferrari are expected to be competitive at the most aerodynamically critical venues – and Istanbul is definitely one of those. But last year Fernando Alonso […]

Debate: 22 best drivers in the world?

Formula 1 is the number one form of motorsport – but does it also have the best racing drivers in the world? Who would you evict from the F1 grid, and who would you replace them with?

The Ben Evans Column – The best of the worst

In my Formula Vee adventures this year I have raced against some very good and very bad drivers. Thanks to the heats and finals format I often get to see the slower drivers in action, and believe me some of them are awful. There is one gentleman in particular who went a lap down when […]

BTCC Brands Hatch 3: Turkington triumphs in thriller

It stayed dry for the third race of the day at Brands Hatch but it produced perhaps the most exciting race of them all. Fabrizio Giovanardi looked in with a chance of taking a hat-trick of victories until he collided dramatically with Mike Jordan. Meanwhile Jason Plato clawed his way into the points to keep […]

BTCC Brands Hatch 2: Second win for Giovanardi

Title rivals Fabrizio Giovanardi started first and second and finished the same way – but Plato had to charge from the back of the pack after an early collision with Tom Chilton. With several cars still missing from the first race including Matt Neal and Fiona Leggate there were hopes for a clean second start. […]

Superleague Formula takes aim at F1

Open-wheel single-seater racing is, for me, the most exciting sport on the planet. Formula 1, GP2, Champ Car World Series, Indy Racing League, World Series by Renault, A1 Grand Prix, GP Masters – I’ve watched them all. It’s not often that a new racing formula comes along. And it’s even rarer that, when one does, […]

BTCC Brands Hatch 1: Giovanardi wins through carnage

Brands Hatch greeted the return of the British Touring Car Championship for its second event of the year with wet weather. It provoked an enormous crash on the first lap that left two drivers hospitalised, blocked the circuit and caused the race to be restarted. After a action-packed race it was the championship leaders that […]