Another look at the A1 Grand Prix debate in last week’s Trackside. Related links?âÔÇÜ?é?á Autotrader.co.uk – Trackside: Can A1 be number one? (external) Tags: f1 / formula one / grand prix / motor sport
In the F1 news this week: Banned fags, Dubai drags and did you know that pork is the other white meat?
Last week’s Trackside considered motor sports safety in the light of Katherine Legge’s incredible escape from a 165 mph shunt at Road America in the Champ Car World Series. Related links Autotrader.co.uk – Trackside: British racer Legge is our cup of tea (external) Tags: f1 / formula one / grand prix / motor sport
Dr Steve Olvey’s book on safety developments in CART and IndyCar racing is a fascinating and thought-provoking read.
The trend of Formula One drivers’ sons making their way into the sport is nothing new. World Champions Damon Hill and Jacques Villeneuve both had celebrated lineages, as did Michael Andretti, although he failed to match the achievements of father Mario by some way. But the trend has taken off in a big way with … Continue reading F1: It’s nepo-tastic!
This week in F1 in the news the NASCAR film Talladega Nights officially opens: We took a look at it last week but what is everyone else saying? (All links external)
While the F1 world was still coming to terms with Michael Schumacher’s retirement announcement the news also slipped out that the Italian Grand Prix was Christian Klien’s last as a Red Bull driver. He will be free to drink whatever he pleases next year… The team’s test driver, 2005 Minardi racer Robert Doornbos, will take … Continue reading Red Bull: Klien out for Doornbos
A round-up of Formula One news and comment from around the world this week. (All links external)
In this week’s Trackside we previewed the Britcar 24 Hours race on the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit. Also this week we did a feature on the fantastic Donington Grand Prix collection. Related links Autotrader.co.uk – Trackside: Racing ’round the clock (external) Autotrader.co.uk – Donington Grand Prix Collection (external) Tags f1 / formula one / grand … Continue reading Trackside: Britcar and Donington
A round-up of Formula One news and comment from around the world this week. (All links external) New rules cost F1 workers dear – Pitpass (and others) have explained the dire consequences of the FIA’s engine freeze for employees of Cosworth – a plight a friend of mine was telling me about only last week. … Continue reading F1 in the news
This week’s Trackside was on Nigel Mansell’s much-vaunted return to Silverstone with Grand Prix Masters. It may have been a disappointment for Mansell and fellow British driver Derek Warwick, but the ex-F1 pilots still gave us a fantastic race. Related links Autotrader.co.uk: Trackside – Hero’s homecoming is damp squib (external) Tags: f1 / formula one … Continue reading Trackside: Mansell at GP Masters
The height of the summer sporting season is passing and once again two sports are left to rue another year spoiled by drugs scandals. In cycling, Floyd Landis faces being stripped of his Tour de France victory after testing positive for excessive and unnatural levels of testosterone. In athletics, world and Olympic 100 metres champion … Continue reading F1 winners don’t use drugs
Former Formula One driver Cristiano Da Matta recently suffered a terrible crash in testing for the Champ Car World Series round at Elkhart Lake. At over 140 kph he struck a deer that had somehow gotten onto the track. Da Matta (pictured in 2003 with former team mate Olivier Panis and the managing director of … Continue reading Will Villeneuve replace injured Da Matta?
This week’s Trackside followed up Paul Tracy and Alex Tagliani’s fist fight in San Jose Champ Cars with a look at some of the most memorable pit lane punch ups. Featuring Nelson Piquet vs. Eliseo Salazar, Nigel Mansell vs. Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher vs. David Coulthard. Plus win Lotus books and tickets to next … Continue reading Trackside: win GP Masters tickets and more
As if the tension and expectation ahead of today’s Hungarian Grand Prix wasn’t great enough, the GP2 race this morning was run in heavily wet conditions, raising the prospects of a wet Hungarian Grand Prix. In 20 years of Hungarian Grands Prix there has never been a wet race. Championship contenders Michael Schumacher and Fernando … Continue reading Heavy rain in Budapest
I had a few thoughts on how Formula One and NASCAR stack up against each other a few days ago. One thing I overlooked was the popularity of accidents. One effect of the NASCAR regulations – possibly intentional, possibly not – is that the tightly bunched fields inevitably lead to more crashes. And there’s no … Continue reading F1 vs NASCAR: One more thing…
During the French Grand Prix Formula One team owners and the governing body fired accusations back and forth about the future supply and regulation of engines in Formula One. Renault even issued a press release during the race, which certainly provided more interest than what was going on on-track. This has become a talking point … Continue reading GP2 in the limelight
In American racing the names Andretti and Rahal command instant respect. So it’s no surprise that Marco Andretti and Graham Rahal – teenagers both – are being touted as the next two drivers that could make it all the way to F1. Have they got what it takes?
A fine win by ex-Minardi and Jaguar F1 races Justin Wilson is the subject of this week’s Trackside. Related links Autotrader.co.uk: Trackside – Racing’s “Peter Crouch” walk tall (external) Tags: f1 / formula one / grand prix / motor sport
Juan Pablo Montoya shocked the F1 world by leaving the series for NASCAR. 1997 World Champion Jacques Villeneueve praised the move and is rumoured to be thinking of following him if he cannot hold onto his BMW seat. NASCAR boasts gigantic audiences in the United States and dominates the US motor racing scene with vastly … Continue reading F1 vs NASCAR