There’s no F1 race this weekend but there’s a whole world of F1 alternatives to choose from. As F1 is moving towards more street racing British F3 is one step ahead – they’re racing at a fascinating new course in Romania. Plus there’s DTM action from the Lausitzring.
Once again F1 looks like it’s about to dip its toes into the murky waters of the street race. Not since 1991 has there been more than one street track on the calendar – the glamorous Monte-Carlo track, which is benchmark for every other street race in the world. So can F1 make the formula … Continue reading The Ben Evans column: F1 gets streetwise
Among this week’s press was a brilliant interview with Damon Hill in which he talks candidly about the loss of his father Graham and how he came to terms with it. Plus construction work at Spa is delayed by rain, the farming techniques of an ex-world champion, and a new F1 magazine.
Marko Asmer will race in the British F3 championship round at Bucharest this weekend instead of the clashing race in the Japanese F3 series which he also participates in. Asmer currently leads the British championship with 76 points and three wins from four races. In Japan he lies sixth with 22 points to leader Kazuya … Continue reading Asmer chooses British F3 round over Japanese
Not wishing to be outdone by Frank Williams, Ron Dennis has also got behind an aspiring 14 year-old racer in the hopes of finding the next Lewis Hamilton. Kart racer Oliver Rowland has been taken on by the McLaren and Mercedes-Benz Young Drivers Support Programme. Hamilton joined the same programme in 1998 at the age … Continue reading Now Ron Dennis backs a 14 year-old too
Over at autotrader.co.uk we’ve got an interview with James Hunt’s son Freddie coming up. Freddie is racing in Formula Ford this year. If you’ve got any questions for the son of the 1976 champion (who today races as number 76) please send them in via the link below: Related links Quiz James Hunt’s racing son … Continue reading Questions for James Hunt’s son
Scott Speed is under pressure. The season started poorly for him when team boss Gerhard Berger waited until the 11th hour before confirming him alongside Vitantonio Liuzzi. This week his Toro Rosso team are testing three times Champ Car champion Sebastien Bourdais for the second time. Rumours link BMW protege Sebastian Vettel with Speed’s seat … Continue reading Debate: Scott Speed heading out of Toro Rosso?
Having claimed 2006 GP2 champion Lewis Hamilton for his Formula 1 team, Ron Dennis is not impressed with this year’s crop of racers in the F1 feeder series: “I don’t feel it is a particularly competitive field this year… Bruno Senna and Timo Glock should probably share the races out between them. I cannot see … Continue reading Ron Dennis not impressed with GP2 field
Alistair Watkins, Honda’s marketing director who oversaw the team radical ‘Earth Car’ design for the 2007, is leaving the team. Are the company going to ditch the environmental awareness concept created with Simon Fuller’s 19 Entertainment company? Related links F1 in the blogs special: Honda’s ‘Green’ livery Ignore the cynics: Honda’s ‘Green’ car is great … Continue reading ‘Earth car’ marketing man leaves Honda
Lewis Hamilton has been welcomed to the world of Papperazi scum squatting by his front door and rubbish nicknames for him in the tabloid papers. What’s next? Well, his friends, family and partner (if applicable – I honestly couldn’t give a damn) will be hounded for any titbit of gossip about him. Just look at … Continue reading The Hamilton hype-ometer strikes back
A selection of photos from the Bahrain Grand Prix weekend are available to download for your desktop. Enjoy! Related links Wallpapers Spanish Grand Prix 2007 review: Massa wins, Lewis leads Tags: f1 / formula one / formula 1 / grand prix / motor sport
Last month Frank Williams told the press: Hamilton is still a baby, so to speak, but dishing out loads of trouble already. I mean that in the nicest possible way. I cry he’s not in a Williams but I rejoice for F1. I really do. But the Williams boss may already have found his own … Continue reading Has Frank Williams found his own Hamilton?
Interest in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone seems to be growing thanks to the Lewis Hamilton effect – but don’t expect the British government to care. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport stated that the government does not bother to track foreign visitors coming to the UK for the Grand Prix, despite the … Continue reading UK government not interested in Grand Prix
Is Fernando Alonso going to extreme lengths to wrestle some press coverage back from Lewis Hamilton? The News of the World on Sunday ran an ‘exclusive’ kiss-and-tell story on Alonso – or ‘Alonson’ according to the mis-spelled headline. Apparently he drives for McClaren. Perhaps they deliberately left the typos in so they can claim the … Continue reading Total tosh – but funny
Lewis Hamilton leads the 2007 championship following Sunday’s race – he has 30 points, Fernando Alonso 28, Felipe Massa 27 and Kimi Raikkonen. It raises an interesting question. Which of the following results is better: Three second places and a third Two wins, one fifth and a six One win, one second, one third and … Continue reading Hamilton leads title race – with no wins!
Three of F1’s most well-known drivers left the sport last year – Michael Schumacher, Juan Pablo Montoya and Jacques Villeneuve. But if you could bring one of them back, which one would you pick – the multiple champion, the irrepressible firebrand or the fallen hero?
It’s another historic day thanks to Lewis Hamilton – the rookie driver having taken the championship lead in his fourth race without even winning one yet. But if this were 2002 Felipe Massa would be leading the title race. Read on for all the killer stats from the Spanish Grand Prix.
Even a refuelling fire couldn’t stop Felipe Massa from scoring his second Grand Prix win in a row. But it is Lewis Hamilton that leads the drivers world championship having finished second – even though the rookie driver hasn’t won a race yet this year. Fernando Alonso gambled his race on a risky move at … Continue reading Spanish Grand Prix 2007 review: Massa wins, Hamilton leads
Bernie Ecclestone has finally confirmed that F1 fans will be able to watch the sport in high definition later this year. It is not clear whether or when ITV will be able to broadcast the HD feed for UK viewers, but ITV Sport did acquire the necessary equipment earlier this year. Global satellite broadcasting company … Continue reading F1 will get HD coverage this year