John Surtees, who died today at the age of 83, achieved the unique feat of becoming world champion on two wheels and four.
Two British title-winners go head-to-head in the latest round of Champion of Champions.
I’ve just heard the terrible news that Henry Surtees, son of former F1 champion John Surtees, died today following a crash in a Formula 2 race at Brands Hatch. He was 18 years old. The accident happened in the second of the day’s F2 races. Surtees’ crash helmet struck a wheel which had been lost … Continue reading Henry Surtees dies after F2 crash
In 1964 the honour of hosting F1 in Britain went to Brands Hatch for the first time.
Formula 1 cars from at least 14 different constructors will be demonstrated at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend. They include a special tribute to Williams, Lewis Hamilton in one of Ayrton Senna’s old McLarens, the largest collection of Silver Arrows and, of course, plenty of modern F1 cars. Here’s a run-down of the … Continue reading F1 car and driver highlights at the 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Lewis Hamilton has become the first McLaren driver to claim the world championship since Mika Hakkinen nine years ago. With that in mind, Lustigson suggested an article looking at the longest droughts suffered by championship-winning teams. Ferrari went 21 years between drivers’ champions from 1979 (Jody Scheckter) to 2000 (Michael Schumacher) – and that’s not … Continue reading The championship droughts of Ferrari, McLaren, Williams and Benetton/Renault
The fourth part of our series looking at F1’s 100 winners includes four champions: Jackie Stewart, Jim Clark, John Surtees and Denny Hulme. Plus which Italian driver only won once – at home, in a Ferrari? Read on to find out.
Poor Felipe Massa. Had his Ferrari engine gone three laps further he?óÔé¼Ôäód be sitting on top of the drivers?óÔé¼Ôäó championship now. Formula 1 cars may be extremely reliable nowadays but they do break down occasionally. But it’s one thing to drop out of the race in the early stages – it’s quite another when you’re … Continue reading Last-lap losers (p1/2)
Kimi Raikkonen achieved Ferrari’s 200th pole position in qualifying for tomorrow’s French Grand Prix. The Italian team are far ahead of their rivals in terms of total pole positions, with McLaren on 135 and Williams on 125. Here’s a complete breakdown of their achievement including every driver who scored a pole position for Ferrari.
With Robert Kubica winning the first ever Formula 1 Grand Prix for Poland there’s a bumper crop of facts and statistics following yesterday’s Canadian Grand Prix. Nick Heidfeld is now the driver with the most second places and no wins, Kimi Raikkonen set yet another fastest lap, and McLaren & Ferrari’s domination of the top … Continue reading 2008 Canadian GP facts & stats