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Fresh rumours of a Russian Grand Prix

Bernie Ecclestone is expected to visit Russia next weekend amid new rumours that he is planning a Grand Prix in Russia. He is reported to be heading to St Petersburg to discuss holding a Russian Grand Prix on a purpose-built track from 2010. He said: Nothing is done yet but this could be an interesting […]

“Rubens Barrichello” (David Tremayne, 2005)

Or to give it its full title, “Rubens Barrichello: In the spirit of Senna and the shadow of Schumacher.” That sentence sums up the Brazilian’s career rather pithily, but as Barrichello is poised to set a new record for most Grand Prix starts this year, there is plenty more to be said about him.

Poll: which is the best-looking 2008 car?

The 2008 F1 grid has almost taken shape – all the teams bar Super Aguri have their new cars out and only Williams are yet to (officially) reveal their final livery. Toro Rosso are going to start the season with last year’s car. So, who’d got the best looking racer? Cast your vote below.

F1 blogs review – Racism and more

The row over racism in Formula 1 following the abuse of Lewis Hamilton in Spain last week propelled the sport onto the front pages of many newspapers and led to a frenzy of coverage. Here’s a cross-section of reaction from a range of blogs including sites about F1, Spain, general sport, black people and more, […]

IRL-Champ Car reunion: it’s looking good

More promising news today that not only might the IRL and Champ Car finally re-unify, but they might even do it in time for the 2008 season. This can only be good news for open wheel racing in America. The prospect of Justin Wilson, Graham Rahal, Paul Tracy et al taking on Dan Wheldon, Marco […]

Comparing the 2008 F1 cars

It gets harder and harder to spot the differences between F1 cars. But it’s always interesting to see which teams have copied ideas from their rivals, or given up on a flawed concept – or desperately bolting wings onto any available surface in a desperate bid to increase downforce. This year, wheel shrouds are in, […]

F1 news review: McLaren pulled back into spy row

Top McLaren personnel Ron Dennis, Martin Whitmarsh, Paddy Lowe and Mike Coughlan (who is still ‘suspended’ rather than ‘fired’) are among those to face questioning from Italian magistrates conducting their own investigation into the spying case. Plus further developments in the Lewis Hamilton racism row, interviews with past F1 greats Stirling Moss and Dan Gurney, […]

Force India reveal their 2008 F1 car: the VJM01

Force India have revealed the livery for their first F1 car, dubbed the VJM01, presumably named after team owner Vijay Mallya. The car is last year’s Spyker F8-VII B-spec in an attractive new white, gold and dark grey livery with red stripes. Force India also seem to have attracted several new sponsors which is an […]

2008 F1 testing round-up 6: Bahrain

Ferrari and Toyota left the other F1 teams behind by testing in Bahrain this week – perhaps McLaren wished they’d followed them after the events at the Circuit de Catalunya? It may prove an advantage for them as the other teams are not likely to test at Bahrain before its Grand Prix, but Ferrari and […]

Bernie Ecclestone makes demands for Silverstone

Bernie Ecclestone has explained what Silverstone need to do if it is to keep the British Grand Prix for 2010 and beyond. It gives rare insight into how stringent his requirements are: What other countries would normally do is enter into a commercial agreement. We would want a letter of credit to cover two years’ […]