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First Caparo T1 hits the road

Caparo Vehicle Technologies have begun road testing the first prototype of their ‘F1 car for the road’, the T1. The car was designed by ex-McLaren men Ben Scott-Geddes and Graham Halstead who worked on the famous McLaren F1. The car will be built in Basingstoke and the first examples will be delivered next year. If […]

Chinese Grand Prix 2006 media review

The championship battle just gets closer – in fact it couldn’t be any tighter. Have a look at the highlights from the national newspapers… Tags: f1 / formula one / grand prix / motor sport

“Unless I’m very much mistaken: My autobiography”?? (Murray Walker, 2002)

Murray Walker must be the most famous person associated with Formula One who is not one of the drivers. Bernie Ecclestone may have all the money and power – but even he lacks the public profile of the national institution that is Murray Walker. After laying down his microphone for the final time at the […]

Trackside: Legge’s 165mph Champ Car crash

Last week’s Trackside considered motor sports safety in the light of Katherine Legge’s incredible escape from a 165 mph shunt at Road America in the Champ Car World Series. Related links – Trackside: British racer Legge is our cup of tea (external) Tags: f1 / formula one / grand prix / motor sport

All tied at the top as Schumacher wins in China

2006 Chinese Grand Prix review

Michael Schumacher beat Fernando Alonso to the chequered flag in China to put the pair level on points in the lead of the championship.

F1 in the news

Slightly later than usual – a round up of the F1 stories doing the rounds. (All links external).

Flat Out, Flat Broke?? by Perry McCarthy reviewed

Perry McCarthy’s account of his often disastrous attempts to make it as a Formula One diver is littered with hilarious anecdotes.

Chinese Grand Prix 2006 preview

With Michael Schumacher’s retirement confirmed, all eyes turn to the nail-biting championship battle between the Ferrari driver and reigning champion Fernando Alonso. For evidence of that, look no further than this weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix, where the Shanghai International Circuit owners have devoted a grandstand each specifically to supporters of Alonso and Schumacher. Schumacher may […]

“The Last Road Race”?? (Richard Williams, 2004)

I’ve always been fascinated by the Pescara track. It is an anomaly in Formula One history, used only once for a World Championship race. And, at 25.5 kilometres (15.8 miles) in length, the longest circuit ever used for F1 – though many might automatically assume that record belongs to the Nurburgring. So I was delighted […]

No Japanese qualifying on ITV either

ITV have delivered another blow to Formula One fans hoping to watch the thrilling denouement of this year’s championship live.The broadcaster will not show the qualifying session for the Japanese Grand Prix live. They are also refusing to show the same session for the Chinese Grand Prix live. As ever the only recourse for F1 […]