Video: F1’s best circuit ruined?

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F1 makes it’s highly anticipated return to the fabulous Spa-Francorchamps circuit next month. But has the great track been dumbed down too far? At Eau Rouge the profile of the corner remains the same but re-surfacing, construction work and the installation of tarmac run-off have made the bend less of a challenge. As this video … Continue reading Video: F1’s best circuit ruined?

Video: Alonso, Hamilton and Hakkinen advert

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I’m not a fan of adverts ordinarily – but I make an exception when they’re done really well (and when they don’t interrupt the F1 race). This new Mercedes advert featuring Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso and Mika Hakkinen is great fun and sends up the rivalry between Hamilton and Alonso that certain elements of the … Continue reading Video: Alonso, Hamilton and Hakkinen advert

10 best… Nurburgring Nordschleife corners

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When the modern Nurburgring was unveiled in the early ’80s everyone grumbled it wasn’t fit to share its name with the fearsome Nordschleife. If today’s Nurburgring doesn’t have a corner worthy of the name – and I think that’s a little harsh – you can’t say the same of its big, bad brother. Here are … Continue reading 10 best… Nurburgring Nordschleife corners

Video: Renault lose their start line advantage

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Renault have lost the stunning start line advantage that they had become famous for in recent years. Until last year you could pretty much guarantee that whoever qualified immediately in front of a Renault could count on being behind them again by the first corner. But the double championship winners of the last two years … Continue reading Video: Renault lose their start line advantage

Video: Great F1 press conference moments (part 2)

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Formula 1 press conferences are usually rigidly boring. Drivers usually stick to their PR scripts, try to get their sponsors and watch suppliers into the camera shot, and refuse even to speculate, never mind criticise or joke. But they’re always worth watching, because every now and then something actually interesting happens. Here’s a few more … Continue reading Video: Great F1 press conference moments (part 2)

Video: Great F1 press conference moments (part 1)

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Controversy, comedy, and water fights. Formula 1 press conferences have proved the unlikely venues for all manner of hi-jinxs. Today we take a look at some of the funniest moments in F1 press conferences captured on video – and a few of the arguments that erupted in front of the press. And we’ll have a … Continue reading Video: Great F1 press conference moments (part 1)

Video: Top 50 F1 Passes – Part V

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The final ten of the greatest overtaking moves ever. And are any of these ten really all that much better than each other? Not by very much. By its very nature the history of Formula One is littered with exceptional racers doing exceptional things. And although it’s true that, today, aerodynamics, refuelling, team orders and … Continue reading Video: Top 50 F1 Passes – Part V

Video: Top 50 F1 Passes – Part III

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FIA President Max Mosley famously said a few years ago that we should think of Formula One as a strategic event – “like a game of chess”, was his analogy. Poppycock. Drivel. Gobbledegook. Balderdash. We watch Formula One to see racing – to watch two drivers wringing every millisecond of performance from their machines, dicing … Continue reading Video: Top 50 F1 Passes – Part III