This week’s Trackside was on Nigel Mansell’s much-vaunted return to Silverstone with Grand Prix Masters. It may have been a disappointment for Mansell and fellow British driver Derek Warwick, but the ex-F1 pilots still gave us a fantastic race. Related links Autotrader.co.uk: Trackside – Hero’s homecoming is damp squib (external) Tags: f1 / formula one … Continue reading Trackside: Mansell at GP Masters
Toyota appear to be resigned to the future direction of Formula One engines being homologated power plants mated to more environmentally-aware technologies.
For many followers of F1, Nigel Roebuck is foremost among journalists of the sport. More than just a writer, he is a fan of the sport whose firm allegiance to it is unwavering, even when its tragedies and controversies have put it to the test. He is most well-known for his close friendship with Gilles … Continue reading “Inside Formula One” – Nigel Roebuck
David Coulthard and Eddie Irvine are to appear in a new Sky TV programme in which they coach celebrities on race car driving. The Race will air in Sky’s autumn season and be presented by Denise van Outen, who appeared at the launch of Tyrrell’s last ever F1 car in 1998. The celebrities participating in … Continue reading It’s the Dave & Eddie show!
SCEE have released the annual update to the only official Formula One game. As ever, it’s exclusive to the PlayStation, and decidedly ‘arcade’ style rather than a detailed simulation. It has all the latest teams and drivers – but is it actually any good?
The height of the summer sporting season is passing and once again two sports are left to rue another year spoiled by drugs scandals. In cycling, Floyd Landis faces being stripped of his Tour de France victory after testing positive for excessive and unnatural levels of testosterone. In athletics, world and Olympic 100 metres champion … Continue reading F1 winners don’t use drugs
When you think of great first laps in Formula One you inevitably bring Ayrton Senna’s at the 1993 European Grand Prix to mind. But last weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix saw a pair of scintillating starts – and I reckon one of them was better than Senna’s. Let’s take a look at all three in detail.
The BBC’s web chief Ashley Highfield spoke in an interview with The Independent today about how he wants to open the BBC’s archives via the Internet. Of greatest interest to Formula One fans would be the archives of Grand Prix, the BBC’s Formula One coverage programme which ran from 1978 to 1996. The two most … Continue reading Could BBC open ‘Grand Prix’ archive?
No prizes for guessing what this week’s Trackside was about… Related links Autotrader.co.uk – Trackside: Button first among equals Tags: f1 / formula one / grand prix / motor sport / jenson button
Four years ago when rain fell on a race that meant a Bridgestone benefit. But at last weekend’s wet Hungarian Grand Prix the Ferraris, Toyotas and Williams all struggled for pace relative to the Michelin runners – even ‘regenmeister’ Michael Schumacher. That was the third rain-disrupted race in a row than Michelin have won. So … Continue reading Wet tyres: Have Michelin turned the tables?
Promoters of the third Chinese Grand Prix at Shanghai have come up wih the unusual step of offering separate seating for fans of title duellists Michael Schumacher and Fernando Alonso. Schumacher fans get stand H and Alonso fans stand K which are opposite each other on the entrance and exit (respectively) of the hairpin corner … Continue reading Shanghai offer special Schumacher and Alonso seats
I was very lucky to get my hands on this the other day. This is a full sized F1 model car styled on a Ferrari F2005. Built by Yuval Attias, it features removal wheels for timed pit stop trials and a PlayStation 2 mounted in the right hand side pod. It comes with a monitor, … Continue reading The best F1 toy car ever?
The title contenders tripped over each other allowing some new faces through to claim the big points. Take a look at how that has affected the championship battles.
Jenson Button has finally broken his Formula One duck – and to celebrate, we’ve dug out some old video of Button in his karting years. And of course, dad John is on hand for some choices quotes: What he wants to do in the future? Well, I don’t know, they all say they want to … Continue reading Video: Baby Button!
Former Formula One driver Cristiano Da Matta recently suffered a terrible crash in testing for the Champ Car World Series round at Elkhart Lake. At over 140 kph he struck a deer that had somehow gotten onto the track. Da Matta (pictured in 2003 with former team mate Olivier Panis and the managing director of … Continue reading Will Villeneuve replace injured Da Matta?
Formula One explodes across the nation’s newspapers and all the stories are about one man – Jenson Button. The Times, Guardian, Daily Telegraph and Metro even put him on the cover! More on the biggest F1 story for the nationals this year in our media review. Tags: f1 / formula one / grand prix / … Continue reading Hungarian Grand Prix 2006 Media Review
So Mark Webber will ‘return’ to Red Bull Racing – the team which, as Jaguar, he departed in 2004. And with Jacques Villeneuve officially out of BMW now is the time to take a second look at how the teams will line up in 2007.
The eyes have it. Jenson Button emerged from a chaotic Hungarian Grand Prix to score his first ever win in Formula One in 115 attempts. It was a dramatic, ever-changing race which saw neither Fernando Alonso nor Michael Schumacher advance their championship challenges.
This week’s Trackside followed up Paul Tracy and Alex Tagliani’s fist fight in San Jose Champ Cars with a look at some of the most memorable pit lane punch ups. Featuring Nelson Piquet vs. Eliseo Salazar, Nigel Mansell vs. Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher vs. David Coulthard. Plus win Lotus books and tickets to next … Continue reading Trackside: win GP Masters tickets and more
The stakes have been raised in the dispute between the FIA and car manufacturers over the FIA’s controversial plans to freeze engine development. According to an article in today’s Sunday Times the GPMA-aligned manufacturers are threatening to leave the sport if the terms of Max Mosley’s engine plans are not changed. One executive summer up … Continue reading F1 car makers threaten walk-out