After months of anticipation and despite a mouth-watering line-up of teams and drivers, not to mention the biggest grid in 15 years, the Bahrain Grand Prix was a damp squib. And that’s putting it politely. But the F1 community – be it the fans, the teams or the rule makers – should not be too … Continue reading Bringing back refuelling will not solve F1’s overtaking problem
The US F1 dream finally appears to be over. Now the post-mortem will begin on why a team we’ve known about for more than a year failed to make the grid for 2010. Should they have been given a place on the grid to begin with? And if not, is there something wrong with the … Continue reading A flawed way of choosing F1 teams
F1 needs a tyre supplier for 2011 and a return to the tyre war isn’t the answer. A new tyre supplier – or a new deal with the old one – is.
The F1 Sporting Working Group has been asked to come up with new ideas to “improve the show” in F1 in 2010. But the best decision to improve the show was taken this time last year. After 16 years, refuelling during the race is finally being banned. This will make F1 more exciting, easier to … Continue reading 14 reasons to love the refuelling ban
The government’s refusal to put Formula 1 on the list of protected sporting events may jeopardise the continued popularity of a sport which Britain excels at, and an industry which employs thousands and generates millions of pounds.
A two-times F1 world champion like Fernando Alonso has no need of tainted triumphs handed to him in a corrupt fashion.
Is F1 a sport? Of course it is. In fact, Formula 1 is more than just a sport.
Michael Schumacher’s return to F1 and Jaime Alguersuari’s debut in Hungary has sparked a debate over the problems with the ban on testing during the season this year. The ban was intended to cut costs, but it has caused problems for teams wishing to evaluate new drivers. I think F1 is missing some valuable opportunities … Continue reading F1 should bring back testing as an event
The untimely death of Henry Surtees in a Formula Two race last weekend has re-opened the debate about whether single-seater racing cars should have open cockpits.
The Malaysian Grand Prix failed to run its full distance after a massive downpour made racing conditions impossible F1 races have always been at the mercy of the weather and everyone understands the impact that can have on them. But Bernie Ecclestone’s decision to start the race so close to sunset was a serious mistake. … Continue reading F1 victim of its own greed as Malaysian GP fails to go the distance after late start
IndyCar’s final race of 2008 at Chicago The F1 calendar features some of the greatest racing circuits in the world. To become Formula 1 world champion you must prove yourself on the 350kph straights of Monza, the tight confines of Monte-Carlo, and everything in between. But there’s one type of track missing from F1 racing, … Continue reading Why F1 should race on ovals
Why I think team orders move was legal
After the Italian Grand Prix Todd was unimpressed with the Santander logo trophies that were given to the drivers: F1 trophies I would have thought would be a very special thing, usually events have a very well designed trophy to commemorate the victory, but now – and for the rest of his life – Sebastian … Continue reading Those Santander trophies are rubbish – and probably break F1’s rules
Lewis Hamilton has had his victory in the Belgian Grand Prix taken away from him by the Belgian Grand Prix stewards. The stewards added 25 seconds to his race time for cutting the chicane while battling with Kimi Raikkonen, leaving him third behind Nick Heidfeld. This is an absolute travesty of a decision which mocks … Continue reading Hamilton stripped of Belgian GP win – another asinine FIA decision
Most British F1 fans I know are delighted the sport will return to the BBC next year. But many cricket fans have reacted with anger to the news last week that their sport of choice will no longer be on the same channel – and lashed out at the corporation taking the F1 rights instead. … Continue reading What cricket fans have to say about F1 as the BBC turns its back on them
I wouldn’t complain if the F1 calendar grew to NASCAR-like proportions with 30-plus races per year. But given the expense of moving the cars from country to country, it doesn’t seem very likely. But why shouldn’t F1 drivers participate in more races besides Formula 1? In the past week both Lewis Hamilton and Robert Kubica … Continue reading If Hamilton and Kubica want to race elsewhere they should be allowed to
Lewis Hamilton: Formula 1’s most successful rookie, 2007 championship runner-up, five times Grand Prix winner. And the most hated man in Formula 1. From the banners at the Spanish Grand Prix, to the streams of abuse on internet forums, the crop of hate websites that have sprung up and even the series of anti-Hamilton Youtube … Continue reading The most hated man in Formula 1
ITV has won a BAFTA award for covering the 2007 Canadian Grand Prix – a broadcast that so many viewers complained about it was forced to issue an apology. Lewis Hamilton won his maiden Grand Prix victory in the race which also saw Robert Kubica’s massive crash. Despite it being one of the most action-packed … Continue reading ITV F1 wins BAFTA award for race coverage that viewers complained about
I watched the first round of the 2008 NASCAR season yesterday – the Daytona 500. I’m not a big fan of the style of racing but I’ve got a list as long as my arm of the things F1 can learn from NASCAR’s presentation.
Yesterday I wrote that “I haven’t seen any evidence of a racial motivation” in the attacks Lewis Hamilton has been subjected to in Spain this week. Today damning evidence of that fact has come in from a number of sources, the worst being of four spectators at the track with blacked-up faces and gorilla masks … Continue reading F1 must take a stand against racism