50 years of British champions in pictures (Autosport International 2009)

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One of the first exhibitions I wanted to see at the Autosport International show today was the celebration of 50 years of British world champions. Sadly there was no car belonging to Mike Hawthorn, the first British world champion in 1958, because many early Ferrari F1 cars were used to build later racing machines. But … Continue reading 50 years of British champions in pictures (Autosport International 2009)

Robert Kubica drives LMR V12 Le Mans winner at BMW World Final

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Robert Kubica had the chance to sample a very special BMW last weekend: the V12 LMR which won the 1999 Le Mans 24 Hours. Kubica demonstrated the car along with a 2007 F1.07 racer at Mexico’s former F1 venue, the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, which last held a round of the world championship in 1992. It … Continue reading Robert Kubica drives LMR V12 Le Mans winner at BMW World Final

Renault show visits Sao Paulo (Pictures)

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Nelson Piquet Jnr appeared in Sao Paulo, Brazil to round off Renault’s series of F1 roadshows. He entertained the crowd with a demonstration in an R27. Renault’s roadshows has visited Johannesburg (South Africa), Rotterdam (The Netherlands), Kiev (Ukraine), Lisbon (Portugal) and New Delhi (India) this year. With Red Bull cutting its Red Bulletin magazine and … Continue reading Renault show visits Sao Paulo (Pictures)

Ferrari tests 3 Italian racers (Pictures)

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It’s been 14 years since an Italian last started a Grand Prix for Ferrari, but that could change in the near future. Among the changes introduced by the new management at Ferrari is a young driver scheme and yesterday at Fiorano three up-and-coming Italian racers got a chance to sample a Ferrari F1 car. Here’s … Continue reading Ferrari tests 3 Italian racers (Pictures)

2009 Formula 1 testing pictures part 2

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More pictures from 2009 F1 testing at the Circuit de Cataluna below. Today Pedro de la Rosa sampled a Force India, with rumours suggesting he might join the team next year. Interestingly, the car was still equipped with a Ferrari engine, potentially giving McLaren a chance to gain useful information on their rival’s engines. Also … Continue reading 2009 Formula 1 testing pictures part 2