Grand Prix stamps

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The Royal Mail is issuing six Grand Prix stamps to celebrate one hundred years of UK motorsport and the 50th anniversary of Stirling Moss winning the British Grand Prix. The six stamps feature Moss’s 1957 Vanwall, Graham Hill’s 1962 BRM P57, Jim Clark’s 1963 Lotus 25 Climax, Jackie Stewart’s 1973 Tyrrell 006/2, James Hunt’s 1976 … Continue reading Grand Prix stamps

F1 in the blogs 33: Boring?

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This week in the Formula 1 blogs – why F1 isn’t boring. And, if you’re brave enough, a truly stomach-churning photograph of Flavio Briatore. And a top F1 journalist turns blogger and discovers the joys of being flamed…

F1 in the news 41: Renault revival?

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In the F1 news this week Renault believe they’ve gotten on top of their problematic start to the season. Plus another possible new venue for the Australian Grand Prix and more retro F1 fun.

Renault’s gorgeous 30th anniversary livery

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So Renault can design good looking race car liveries after all! This gorgeous yellow and black design commemorates 30 years since their F1 debut in 2007. Surely everyone can agree that it looks infinitely better than the yellow, blue, orange and white mess that covers their 2007 cars?

Perfect sporting moments

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The Daily Telegraph recently compiled a top 50 sporting moments and two F1 highlights featured in the list. They were: #31 – Fernando Alonso passing Michael Schumacher, Japanese Grand Prix 2005 #33 – Michael Schumacher winning the San Marino Grand Prix after the death of his mother, 2003 Memorable moments no doubt – but I … Continue reading Perfect sporting moments

Have you been to the French Grand Prix?

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Debate: Can McLaren handle two stars?

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‘Experts’ are queueing up to tell Ron Dennis that he’s wrong to have two top drivers in the same team fighting for the championship. The battle for the championship could be fought exclusively between McLaren drivers Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso this year. Will it inevitably lead to a fall out at McLaren?

Fabrizio Giovanardi leads BTCC

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Following a clarification by the series organisers Fabrizio Giovanardi now leads the British Touring Car Championship by a single point from Jason Plato. Giovanardi was awarded an additional point following the Oulton Park round when it was discovered that both he and Mike Jordan had set the same fastest lap, meaning both earned an extra … Continue reading Fabrizio Giovanardi leads BTCC

Hoping for rain at Magny-Cours

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“Rain is the only thing that can create racing around Magny-Cours,” I wrote in the Grand Prix preview yesterday – and it looks like we might actually get some. The five-day weather forecast for Nevers currently claims there will be showers on Sunday and possible Friday and Saturday as well. In the 16-year history of … Continue reading Hoping for rain at Magny-Cours

French Grand Prix wallpapers

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The French Grand Prix is next on the calendar. Sadly, it could be the last race in France, the country that gave the world Grand Prix racing, as Bernie Ecclestone has said he doesn’t want to return to Magny-Cours next year. We’ve got a selection of photos from past French Grands Prix at Magny-Cours and … Continue reading French Grand Prix wallpapers

GP2 reveals 2008 car

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The first 2008-specification GP2 chassis has been shaken down by F1 test driver Nelson Piquet Jnr. The revised car aims to maintain the high levels of close, competitive racing GP2 has been famous for, while also providing a technical challenge for the teams and drivers. More pictures below.

More Hamilton kart videos

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No it’s not that promotional stunt from last week when he pranged the kart being sold for charity. These are videos of F1’s rookie championship leader honing his craft in kart racing.

French Grand Prix 2007 preview

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If you’re heading to Magny-Cours for the Grand Prix, be an optimist and take an umbrella. Rain is the only thing that can create racing around here. Will this be the last French Grand Prix at Magny-Cours? Bernie Ecclestone wants to see the back of the Circuit Nevers. The French race has great prestige – … Continue reading French Grand Prix 2007 preview

Prodrive and the Ferrari four

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Just what does David Richard have lined up for Prodrive? He is supposed to be giving some details of his plans at the British Grand Prix in two weekends’ time. Richards hit the news earlier this year by fronting a consortium that purchased Aston Martin from Ford. But there’s been little news of his putative … Continue reading Prodrive and the Ferrari four