“Remembering Roland Ratzenberger”

When Roland Ratzenberger crashed brutally during qualifying for the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, Formula One was forced to face mortality for the first time in eight years, but the death the following day of Ayrton Senna cast a shadow over Ratzenberger’s tragedy. Twenty years on, Ratzenberger’s memory breathes, as does his legacy. Leigh O’Gorman spoke to the drivers who raced against and knew him, as they remember Roland Ratzenberger – Formula One’s forgotten man.

Formula 1 Expands its 2012 Calendar

Yesterday, the FIA released a controversial provisional calendar for the 2012 Formula 1 World Championship. As well as being reinstated for later this year, the Bahrain Grand Prix will retake its position as the season opener next March. The following week will see the Grand Prix circus make the long, long trip to Melbourne.Sepang and … Continue reading Formula 1 Expands its 2012 Calendar

Musical Chairs at Force India

The unveiling of Paul di Resta as Adrian Sutil's new teammate at Force India was probably not the most unexpected of announcements to be aired yesterday. The young Scot had found himself in the wings of the Force India garage at many of the Grand Prix in 2010 - for much of the year, it … Continue reading Musical Chairs at Force India

2010 Brazilian Grand Prix (Interlagos, Round 18, November 6th)

Free Practice 3 A wet and overcast morning greeted Saturday practice at Interlagos, with some overnight rain leaving the circuit sodden.  Initially Nico Hulkenberg set the early pace in his Williams, but was eventually topped by title challengers Mark Webber and Fernando Alonso. However, by the end of the sixty minutes, it was the Renault … Continue reading 2010 Brazilian Grand Prix (Interlagos, Round 18, November 6th)

Mark Webber Drives the Autódromo José Carlos Pace

How quickly it all changes... With only two races remaining in this stunning Formula 1 season, the pendulum has swung once more in favour of Ferrari's Fernando Alonso. Victory in Yeongam at the inaugural Korean Grand Prix gave the Spaniard a late lead in the World Championship standings, despite being virtually out of it following … Continue reading Mark Webber Drives the Autódromo José Carlos Pace

2010 Korean Grand Prix (Yeongam, Round 17, Oct 24th)

It took a while - a long while in fact, but despite delay after delay after delay, the inaugural Korean Grand Prix eventually ran its course. Eventually, after running for 2 hours and 48 minutes, Ferrari's Fernando Alonso crossed the chequered flag to take not only the race win, but the lead in the Championship … Continue reading 2010 Korean Grand Prix (Yeongam, Round 17, Oct 24th)

Pining for the Green Hell

As Formula 1 has left Europe for the 2010 season, it is almost certain that many will gripe about some of the modern tracks that the series will visit over the next six weeks, while praising the gems that are Interlagos and Suzuka. Those two circuits have become treasures within the wider community of Formula … Continue reading Pining for the Green Hell