Former British Formula 3 race winner Jazeman Jaafar is set to get his first taste of Formula One machinery this weekend.
Former Williams ace and Sky Sports F1 analyst Damon Hill has warned that financial uncertainties may even be putting pressure on some of Formula One’s bigger players.
With the 1982 Argentine Grand Prix lost due to lingering uncertainties within the sport, Formula One finally arrived in South America for the Brazilian Grand Prix in mid-March and although two months had passed since the infamous South African Grand Prix, ill feeling remained within the paddock and the outer reaches of Formula One itself.
On a brief sombre note, today (January 18th) marks the 60th anniversary of the Argentine Grand Prix disaster.
The Parc Ferme returns for the first time in fourteen months (!) for this end of year special with Peter Windsor (The Flying Lap) and Alex Lynn (Formula 3 racer).
In 1985, the International Formula 3000 replaced the defunct European F2 Series as the final stepping stone before Formula 1. Come 1986, F3000 altered its schedule slightly to include races at Imola, Bugatti Le Mans and Jarama; however the destination that stood out like a sore thumb was "Birmingham".
Today’s Brazilian Grand Prix will mark an emotional moment in the hearts of many Formula One fans as Michael Schumacher hangs up his helmet for the final time.
Toyota WEC lead driver, Anthony Davidson, may be back in the car in January following a back injury obtained at this year’s at the 24 Hour race of Le Mans.
Despite the difficulties faced by both Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button in Formula 1, this year has proved to be relatively productive one for Brits in motorsport. Enter stage left Pembury born racer Adrian Quaife-Hobbs.
Despite all the benefits, there are certain drawbacks to being a Red Bull-backed young driver. Carlos Sainz Jr is the latest to walk the Red Bull tightrope.
Former Formula 1 racer Gerhard Berger believes the FIA are closing in on a strategy to decide the future of Formula 3.
October 6th 1974. For all intents and purposes, this should have been that most joyous of occasions in motorsport, but it was to end in tragedy.
Jackie Stewart had relatively few complaints about the opening to the 1970 Formula 1 season. Having claimed his first title several months previously, the Scot's defence began well with a podium under South Africa's hot, dry sun in Kyalami.
Viewed often as the more quietened, contemplative souls of motorsport, those competing in endurance racing tend to go about their business with a subtle resolve. Harold Primat is an example of the "classic endurance racer".
Luiz Razia cuts the shape of a rather pre-occupied gentleman – with some good reason too. Following tough weekends at Spa-Francorchamps and Monza, the Brazilian heads to the final round of the 2012 GP2 Series 25 points shy of rival Davide Valsecchi. We spent a few minutes together to discuss the current title fight, Brazilians in motorsport and maturity behind the wheel.
Sometimes it’s hard to believe that it is twenty-one years since Ayrton Senna’s third and final title, but since Senna’s untimely death at Imola in May 1994, the country has not had a world champion. GP2 rookie and 2011 British Formula 3 Champion Felipe Nasr is hoping to turn the tide.
There is a brash confidence to James Calado. The Worcestershire native certainly holds himself well and although he does not yet swagger, there is a temerity in his approach to motorsport. A swagger would definitely be a little too much. Unflappable – now there’s a word, not often used enough, to describe Lotus’ youthful rookie.
There are some occasions when I lament visiting some British circuits during the racing season. On the other hand, the ease with which a certain few European circuits can be reached should do much to embarrass.
With Formula 1 returning to the US this year, time is beginning to close in; however a video released this week showed things coming along rather well.
Audi were out in force at Spa-Francorchamps last weekend, so it is no surprise that at least one of the Pro Cup entries picked up the overall win at the end of twenty-four hours. Before the race, I caught up with Audi racer Andre Lotterer to gather his thoughts about the event, night racing and of Spa itself.