Last year saw one of the better Monaco Grands Prix in recent memory. With drivers forced to nurse a single set of tyres for the duration of the race, we even saw some overtaking – ordinarily unheard of at the principality. With tyres changes back on the menu the chances of similar entertainment this year … Continue reading Monaco Grand Prix 2006 Preview
Fernando Alonso stamped his authority all over the Australian Grand Prix – while the field behind him fell by the wayside. Michael Schumacher, Juan Pablo Montoya and Jenson Button were among the casualties. Button rocketed to pole position on Saturday on a very competitive fuel load, and successfully converted the advantage into the race lead. … Continue reading Alonso wins again after pole winner Button blows up
Seriously good, according to a facinating article on autosport.com. Scarily good, in fact. The article, which is only available to autosport.com subscribers, explains how quick he was relative to the leaders while running in traffic. From overtaking Yuji Ide’s Suepr Aguri on lap nine until the end of the race, he lost only 3.0 seconds … Continue reading Just how good is Nico Rosberg?
The first decade of the 21st century is proving one of the most turbulent in the entire history of Formula One, in terms of changes to the rules of racing. 2006 sees the biggest change to the engine rules since turbos were banned at the end of 1988, as 2.4- litre V8s replace 3-litre V10s. … Continue reading F1 Fanatic season guide 2006
Renault 1 Fernando Alonso 2 Giancarlo Fisichella McLaren-Mercedes 3 Kimi Raikkonen 4 Juan-Pablo Montoya Ferrari 5 Michael Schumacher 6 Felipe Massa Toyota 7 Ralf Schumacher 8 Jarno Trulli Williams-Cosworth 9 Mark Webber 10 Nico Rosberg T Alexander Wurz Honda 11 Rubens Barrichello 12 Jenson Button T Anthony Davidson Red Bull Racing-Ferrari 14 David Coulthard 15 … Continue reading 2006 Driver Line-up latest
With Jenson Button confirmed at BAR for next year, the 2006 driver market has almost completely fallen into shape. The next major slot to be filled is the second Williams-Cosworth seat alongisde Mark Webber. Williams third driver Antonio Pizzonia is hotly tipped, although his poor working relationship with Webber at Jaguar in 2003 and recent … Continue reading 2006 Driver line-up latest
BAR have bought Jenson Button out of his 2006 Williams contract for an undisclosed sum and signed him to a mutli-year contract worth ?âÔÇÜ?é?ú10m according to Autosport (subscription required). The news has immediate and dramatic ramifications for the 2006 driver market: BAR have one of the strongest line-ups for 2006 with Jenson Button and Rubens … Continue reading BAR in Button buy-out
Team managers should take a risk on a young talent.