Peugeot’s squad of three former F1 drivers claimed overall victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours. Alexander Wurz, David Brabham and Marc Gene led home a Peugeot one-two. The French team resisted the temptation to swap the running order of its leading cars and promote the second-placed all-French (and all-F1) car of Sebastien Bourdais, Franck … Continue reading Wurz, Brabham and Gene win the Le Mans 24 Hours for Peugeot
Senna, Mansell, Prost… the 2009 Le Mans entry list has some famous F1 names on it. Those three are, of course, ‘sons of…’ plus one ‘nephew of…’. But there are 23 other drivers racing at Le Mans this weekend who all have F1 starts to their name. Here’s a list of all of them, including … Continue reading F1 drivers in the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours
The first of five days of testing began in Jerez today, with four teams present. But one, McLaren elected not to do any running, and will stay on for an extra day at the end of the test. Brawn GP repeated their form from earlier this week with Rubens Barrichello posting the fastest time.
It’s the Le Mans 24 Hours this weekend and all eyes are on what will surely be the the Audi-Peugeot battle for overall honours. I was particularly interested to see that Peugeot’s line up is almost entirely comprised of ex-F1 drivers, including one former world champion. Of their nine drivers only Nicolas Minassian doesn’t have … Continue reading F1 drivers in the 2008 Le Mans 24 Hours
One of the most exciting talents to join F1 from Champ Car, Juan Pablo Montoya, is among the names in today’s installment of the CART drivers who raced in F1 series.
Super Aguri are gone and the F1 field has shrunk down to 20 cars, increasing the competition for any seats that might become available. That’s bad news for some of the promising drivers squeezed out of the sport who might have hoped to get back in – to say nothing of Takuma Sato and Anthony … Continue reading Not enough seats to go round
Narain Karthikeyan gave India their second A1 Grand Prix victory, holding off Robbie Kerr to win the feature race at Brands Hatch. Kerr took the lead after the first pit stop by staying out a lap longer than Karthikeyan. The first stint had been interrupted by a massive crash triggered when Adam Khan (Pakistan) carelessly … Continue reading A1GP: Narain Karthikeyan denies Robbie Kerr in final race
Robbie Kerr converted pole position to victory in the Brands Hatch sprint race – meanwhile the Swiss team were celebrating a fourth place for Neel Jani that gave him the points he needed to win the third A1 Grand Prix World Cup of Nations. Kerr got to the first corner first and managed the race … Continue reading A1GP: Kerr wins the race, Jani wins the title