Mika Hakkinen, Keke Rosberg, Kimi Raikkonen – plenty of great Finnish F1 drivers, and yet there’s never been a Finnish Grand Prix. Finland had a particularly fine racing circuit in Keimola, but it fell into disuse and thus is one of the tracks that forms the subject of this book. “Autodrome” tells the histories of … Continue reading “Autodrome” (Sam Collins & Gavin Ireland 2007)
Before a racing wheel has been turned in anger 2007 is already shaping up to be one of the most interesting seasons for a long time. The deck has been well and truly shuffled with many new drivers in new teams. And for once it’s not just confined to the minor men – there is … Continue reading The Ben Evans Column: 1984
See some stunning pictures of the 1939 Auto Union that (nearly) went up for sale at Christie’s in our post of the week. Plus a flashback to the 1984 Dallas Grand Prix, trouble for DaimlerChrysler and some strange predictions for 2007.
So, the arrival of aerodynamics killed racing did it? Not a bit of it. F1Fanatic counts down the 50 greatest overtaking moves of the last 30 years, featuring such past pass masters as Gilles Villeneuve, Nigel Mansell, Juan Pablo Montoya and many more. The first ten videos are below – check back over the next … Continue reading Video: Top 50 F1 Passes – Part I
Michael Schumacher claims to know very little about Formula One history. But if he did, he’d know that arguably an even greater name than his own bowed out of Formula One this year. Cosworth powered 176 race winners in four decades of racing – more than any other engine bar Ferrari, who of course were … Continue reading F1 2006 Review: Farewell to Cosworth
The battle for the Formula One drivers’ championship has gone down to the final race. As much as F1 gets slated for being ‘predictable’, this is not as unusual an event as you might think.
The trend of Formula One drivers’ sons making their way into the sport is nothing new. World Champions Damon Hill and Jacques Villeneuve both had celebrated lineages, as did Michael Andretti, although he failed to match the achievements of father Mario by some way. But the trend has taken off in a big way with … Continue reading F1: It’s nepo-tastic!
A survey conducted for the July issue of F1 Racing assessing the achievements of this year’s Formula One drivers saw Michael Schumacher severely criticised over his ‘moment of madness’ at Rascasse in qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix. The poll of top F1 insiders such as Max Mosley and Keke Rosberg saw half of the … Continue reading Schumacher slammed in F1 Racing poll
Put to one side the speculation over the future of F1 and the threats that, if the FIA hit Michelin with an excessive punishment, we could find ourselves watching another six-car race. If normal service is resumed in France, there is a mighty championship battle to be fought. If Silverstone, host of the first ever … Continue reading French Grand Prix 2005 Preview
Here is Formula One history as you rarely see it: straight from the mouths of the people who built or drove the cars.