Accolade for ITV’s Brundle

The 2005 Royal Television Sports Awards honoured ITV with two awards for their Formula One coverage, both connected to Martin Brundle’s excellent work as a presenter. Brundle won the Best Sports Pundit award for the third time in his 10-year career brandishing a mircophone. The judges especially lauded his interview with Bernie Ecclestone at the … Continue reading Accolade for ITV’s Brundle

Trackside: Schu in the dock

No prizes for guessing what this week’s Trackside was about. Feedback appreciated. Related links Trackside – Schumacher under fire (external) Tags: f1 / formula one / grand prix / motor sport / ferrari / michael schumacher

Monaco Grand Prix 2006 Media Review

The Schumacher controversy boiled away but the national press found plenty of other things to write about. Find out what in this weekend’s media review. Tags: f1 / formula one / grand prix / motor sport

Alonso grabs Monaco win as Schumacher recovers to fifth

2006 Monaco Grand Prix review

Fernando Alonso took his first win in the Monaco Grand Prix after all the other competitors dropped out of contention. Kimi Raikkonen and Mark Webber suffered car failures – and Michael Schumacher was sent to the back of the grid after a controversial qualifying session. It was a surprisingly lively Monaco Grand Prix with shock … Continue reading Alonso grabs Monaco win as Schumacher recovers to fifth

Horner goes for a swim…

True to his word, Christian Horner plunged (or was plunged) into the Red Bull team’s swimming pool after the Monaco Grand Prix to celebrate David Coulthard scoring the team’s first ever podium finish. But did he take a dip in the nip as advertised? Check out the picture to find out…

Pole #3 in a row for Alonso

Virtually unnoticed amid the furore over Michael Schumacher, Fernando Alonso’s pole position at Monaco is his third in a row. Surprisingly, Jenson Button and Michael Schumacher have the same number of top-three starts. Mark Webber gaves Williams their best qualifying result of the year so far, and McLaren also profitted from Giancarlo Fisichella’s penalty to … Continue reading Pole #3 in a row for Alonso

Press round on Schumacher

The national press are scathing in their condemnation of Michael Schumacher this morning. The Independent, though, could do with a quick update… Related links The Daily Telegraph – Schumacher stripped of pole position in Monaco (external) The Times – Cheating F1 ace banished to the back of the grid (external) The Independent – Schumacher on … Continue reading Press round on Schumacher

A1GP founder to leave

A1 Grand Prix has seldom been free of speculation about its future. Rumours are currently gathering pace that series founder Sheikh Maktoum will be ending his stewardship of the series ahead of a share issue on the London Stock Exchange. The Initial Public Offering (IPO) of A1 Grand Prix shares has been confirmed by the … Continue reading A1GP founder to leave

Is Monaco dangerous?

Rubens Barrichello and Juan Pablo Montoya gave interestingly different verdicts on whether the Monte-Carlo circuit is too dangerous in Wednesday’s press conference. Barrichello reckoned: It is a very difficult circuit and it is dangerous everywhere… I don’t think there is any place for overtaking and it is dangerous everywhere. But Montoya answered: Dangerous [parts]? There … Continue reading Is Monaco dangerous?