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Mike Conway (Meet the rookies)

I met Mike Conway in August 2006 as he was on his way to the British Formula Three championship title. He’s a friendly guy – but dead serious about his racing and fixed on getting to the top. He was driving for Kimi Raikkonen’s team at the time. Now he races in GP2 and has […]

Is Jarno Trulli complimenting or complaining about Ferrari?

Drivers don’t pay compliments to other drivers or other teams very often. On the face of it, Jarno Trulli seems to think Kimi Raikkonen should start clearing a place on his mantlepiece for the 2008 FIA F1 World Drivers’ Championship trophy: When you watch Ferrari’s performance on the track your arms drop [in amazement]. They […]

Is Bernie Ecclestone sticking up for McLaren again?

Rumours abound that McLaren will not have to set up base at the poor end of the pit lane this year after all. Frecon spotted this in a Spanish newspaper and the report has also been run by the Finnish publication Turun Sanomat. Allegedly, Bernie Ecclestone has struck a deal with the teams to let […]

Spanish Grand Prix to host FIA anti-racism launch

Max Mosley is sparing no-one’s blushes with his response to last week’s row over racism in Formula 1. He’s announced the FIA will launch a campaign called ‘racing against racism’ this year. And the venue he’s picked for it? The Circuit de Catalunya, host of the Spanish Grand Prix, where the incident took place last […]

Video: Lewis Hamilton vs Nelson Piquet Jnr vs Timo Glock

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Lewis Hamilton will be joined in F1 this year by rookie Nelson Piquet Jnr and Formula 1 returnee Timo Glock. These three drivers were the central characters in the epic GP2 title battle of 2006. Hamilton came out on top – but Piquet and Glock made him work hard for it and together the three […]

2008 F1 testing round-up 7: Bahrain

Ferrari and Toyota completed their second three-day stint of testing yesterday – but this time although Ferrari remained extremely quick they also ran into reliability problems. But Toyota looked quicker over the second three days than the first and their reliability looked promising as well.

Video: F1 testing at Bahrain (part 4)

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Ferrari looked very quick in testing at Bahrain International Circuit last week. Here’s some video from the test and an interview with a very happy-looking Kimi Raikkonen. But it didn’t all go well for the team – there’s some footage of Felipe Massa pulling to a halt with apparent technical problems. Toyota, who were also […]

Alain Prost on the death of Ayrton Senna

Alain Prost has distanced himself from the F1 world since the collapse of his F1 team in 2001. I think it’s a shame the man who is F1’s most prolific champion, besides Michael Schumacher and Juan-Manuel Fangio, and who was one half of F1’s most notorious rivalry, keeps such a low profile these days. So […]

Alain Prost wins second consecutive Trophee Andros championship

Four-times Formula 1 world champion Alain Prost has won the Trophee Andross ice-racing championship for a second year in succession. He claimed the title in his Toyota Auris in the Superbesse round last week. He is one of many French ex-F1 drivers to have participated in the event and one of his team mates is […]

Mosley reiterates Spanish GP threat ahead of test

Max Mosley has re-affirmed his threat to cancel this year’s two Grands Prix in Spain if there is any repeat of the racist abuse aimed at Lewis Hamilton at the Circuit de Catalunya last week. He has also revealed Hamilton was racially abused by Spanish spectators at the Chinese Grand Prix: Anthony Hamilton told me […]