Going in the fourteenth round of the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series Championship, it looked like Will Power had the title by the scruff of the neck. How quickly things can change... The Australian - driving for the powerful Penske squad - went into the race with a 59 point advantage over Ganassi driver, Dario Franchitti, … Continue reading 2010 IndyCar 300km Race of Chicagoland (Round 14)
This afternoon, I made a quick trip into central London for the Fans' / FOTA Forum at the BAFTA Hall in Piccadilly. Attended by approximately 130 people, the forum gave ninety minutes in total to six subjects: The Fan Experience The Overtaking Problem Cost Control vs Technological Innovation F1 and the Environment The New Teams … Continue reading Formula 1 Fans / FOTA Forum
Economies do strange things to motor racing. During the boom times, you will no doubt see manufacturers throw hundreds of million of Pounds/Euro/Dollars at a team in a bid for success and during the crashes, you often witness the large companies run for cover as plucky privateers with bigger ideas than budgets make the best … Continue reading The Economy’s of Attraction
Bruno Senna has signed a deal with Formula 1 new boys, Campos-Meta, for the 2010 season. Bruno, who is the nephew of three-time Formula 1 World Champion Ayrton Senna, has had success in a number of junior categories; despite having not run in the many Karting Championships that his peers competed in. Although he had … Continue reading Senna: An Old Name, but a New Face
It's been a strange year for the IRL thus far in 2009 - a poor global economy, Tony George ousted at the Indianapolis Speedway, some surprisingly processional oval races and virtual dominance from two teams has brought the series in for a lot of criticism from all sides. On the other hand though, we have … Continue reading Time, Part 1 (IRL)
Confirmed for definite - massively late, sponsorless and rather ugly, but they made it. Introducing Brawn Grand Prix Racing. Driver-wise, Jenson Button and (surprisingly) Rubens Barrichello have been signed up drive for the 2009 season.
News is slowly but surely leaking about the fate of Honda F1. If rumours are to be believed, former Ferrari Technical Director, Ross Brawn, has led the buy-out with help from Bernie Ecclestone (in lieu of a portion of next season's prize money) - a buy out that is thought to have finished Nick Fry's … Continue reading Brawn Racing?
Strange rumours are seeping out of Honda F1 with regards to the teams future. Bosses at the Japanese corporation's headquarters announced in December that they were pulled out of competition with immediate effect and since then there has been a rush to find buyers. Although no buyer has yet been announced, a number of rumours … Continue reading Honda F1 Buyout?
In what is surely to be one of the most stunning decisions from the Formula 1 circus in quite a long time, Honda are (officially) announcing in a couple of hours that they are to quit the sport. The team have been put up for sale (for a reported $25b); however if there is no … Continue reading Honda Quit F1 with Immediate Effect
I love this. Ex-Formula 1 driver, Ricardo Patrese, takes his wife on a trip around the Jerez circuit in Spain during a test for Honda. Patrese, who drove in the top-flight of motor sport from 1977 through to 1993, decided take the track at full whack and his wife's reaction is somewhat... priceless.
On Tuesday May 6th, Aguri Suzuki finally had enough - he finally gave up the ghost of a Formula 1 team. After two-and-a-half being propped up by Honda, Super Aguri have decided to opt out of the formula. Following a main sponsor defaulting late in 2007, this year was always going to be a struggle … Continue reading Super Aguri exit Formula 1