Video: Lewis Hamilton vs Nelson Piquet Jnr vs Timo Glock

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Lewis Hamilton will be joined in F1 this year by rookie Nelson Piquet Jnr and Formula 1 returnee Timo Glock. These three drivers were the central characters in the epic GP2 title battle of 2006. Hamilton came out on top – but Piquet and Glock made him work hard for it and together the three … Continue reading Video: Lewis Hamilton vs Nelson Piquet Jnr vs Timo Glock

Video: F1 testing at Bahrain (part 4)

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Ferrari looked very quick in testing at Bahrain International Circuit last week. Here’s some video from the test and an interview with a very happy-looking Kimi Raikkonen. But it didn’t all go well for the team – there’s some footage of Felipe Massa pulling to a halt with apparent technical problems. Toyota, who were also … Continue reading Video: F1 testing at Bahrain (part 4)

Video: Valencia street track vs road course

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Video of a virtual lap of the new Valencia street circuit has been released – the track looks fast, challenging and not at all like many of the recent additions to the F1 calendar. However some of the local residents aren’t happy and have protested against the expense (financial and environmental) of transforming part of … Continue reading Video: Valencia street track vs road course

Video: F1 testing in Valencia (part 1)

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I came across a series of excellent videos covering last week’s F1 test in Valencia on Youtube today. The footage includes the debut appearances of two new 2008 F1 cars – the Williams-Toyota FW30 and Renault’s new R28, the latter driven by Fernando Alonso. See below for over half an hour of footage from the … Continue reading Video: F1 testing in Valencia (part 1)

Video: Raikkonen & Hamilton get started in karts

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Here’s one for those who like chuckling at floppy youth hairstyles: six videos showing 2007 F1 champion Kimi Raikkonen and runner-up Lewis Hamilton in their karting days. Some of their strongest characteristics are already plain to see – Raikkonen’s laid-back reticence and wry smile are much in evidence. Behind the wheel Hamilton’s attacking, opportunistic race … Continue reading Video: Raikkonen & Hamilton get started in karts

Video: Fernando Alonso’s Fuji crash onboard

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Here’s some new footage of Fernando Alonso’s crash in the Japanese Grand Prix taken from onboard his McLaren. Very little footage of the accident was shown during the live broadcast of the event on ITV. This video, taken from the Official F1 Season Review, shows how the crash unfolded. It also shows onboard footage of … Continue reading Video: Fernando Alonso’s Fuji crash onboard

Video: Schumacher and Raikkonen star in new Fiat ad

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Not to be outdone by Mercedes’ ‘Anything you can do…’ advert with Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton (oh, the irony) Ferrari owners Fiat have lined up Michael Schumacher and Kimi Raikkonen to advertise one of their new cars. The pair who have eight world championships between them swap seats in the new Fiat Bravo T-Jet. … Continue reading Video: Schumacher and Raikkonen star in new Fiat ad

Best gifts for F1 fans: Merchandise & more (5/5)

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The final instalment in the guide to F1 presents for Christmas and other celebrations. Here are the last set of gift ideas including team and driver merchandise, models and a few others. Already covered in this series are F1 DVDs and videos, biographies (including all the Lewis Hamilton books), F1 annuals and other books, and … Continue reading Best gifts for F1 fans: Merchandise & more (5/5)