Study hails football as ‘best sport’

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Researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, USA, have claimed football (‘soccer’) is the most exciting sport to watch. The study, excluding motor sport and confined to English football, American football, baseball, basketball and ice hockey, asserts that football is exciting because of the frequency with which it delivers surprise results. Were such … Continue reading Study hails football as ‘best sport’

Renault enjoy it while it lasts

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The winter issue of Renault’s consumer magazine (inspiringly titled The Renault Magazine) carries a 13-page spread by Anthony Rowlinson on Fernando Alonso’s championship success. Renault boss Carlos Ghosn has publicly stated that to him, Formula One is only of value when his team is winning. With Alonso off to McLaren in 2007, can Renault stay … Continue reading Renault enjoy it while it lasts

Coulthard: “Rubens isn’t serious”

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We’re often quick to criticise modern Formula One drivers for being uncontroverial and boring, at least compared to the likes of straight-talking James Hunt and Alan Jones. But hearing David Coulthard being interviewed on ITV’s Formula One 2005 season review programme (ITV, January 1st) was a breath of fresh air. Sat alongside fellow F1 Briton … Continue reading Coulthard: “Rubens isn’t serious”

Chinese Grand Prix 2005 Media Review

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A constructors’ championship battle just isn’t as exciting as a drivers’ championship battle – so it was with the lacklustre Chinese race that got a lukewarm press response. Jim Rosenthal bade farewell to ITV after another year in which the broadcaster took a backward step. The most disappointing omission from almost all of the race … Continue reading Chinese Grand Prix 2005 Media Review

Japanese Grand Prix 2005 Media Review

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It may have been a thrilling race with a heart-stopping conclusion, but with the England football team in action on Saturday it was never going to get much coverage. The Independent at least open their sports pages with the race. “A classic demonstration of the art of Grand Prix racing” hails David Tremayne. Makes better … Continue reading Japanese Grand Prix 2005 Media Review

Chinese Grand Prix 2005 Preview

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The most packed Grand Prix season ever finally draws to a close in Shanghai this weekend. After a successful inaugural race in 2004 the Hermann Tilke-designed venue gets the coveted end-of-season slot – but the jury’s still out on the circuit. Yes, it’s a colossal venue. Yes, the facilities are outrageously good. Yes, the ???200m … Continue reading Chinese Grand Prix 2005 Preview