There is a drastic problem eating away at the forefront of motorsport, particularly Formula One. Recent seasons has seen the narrative of numerous Grand Prix move from the track to that of Race Control and that is an issue that threatens to undermine the integrity of the sport. It is difficult to pinpoint exactly when … Continue reading “When Race Control Becomes the Story, Then the Story is Wrong”
It was suitably quiet - well, almost. One can not always capture these moments at just the right time, but at least the rustling of the leaves amidst the Autumnal trees could still be held to ear.
“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.
“Force India launch the VJM06”
A lone Paul di Resta lifted the covers off of the Force India VJM06 at Silverstone yesterday.
“Harold Primat: Unwinding the drive”
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".
Cosmetic Industries and Brand Manners
With Formula 1’s first visit to India now in the books, the pack shuffle on to Abu Dhabi and Brazil for the final two events of the year. Not that it was noticed, things other than the Grand Prix occurred over the course of the weekend.
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
For Organisers and Interlagos
When Gustavo Sondermann crashed fatality at Interlagos on Sunday, it once again raised a series questions about the level of safety at the circuit.
Moving the Bahrain Grand Prix
With yesterday's confirmation that the Bahrain Grand Prix has been postponed, the 2011 Formula 1 calendar is back down to nineteen races. But what next?
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
Driver Replacement Therapy: Ricardo Zuniño
When Niki Lauda walked out on his Brabham team following practice for the 1979 Canadian Grand Prix, the British team found themselves in a dire situation. Step forward Ricardo Zuniño.
…and the Rest?
Several weeks ago, I posted a review of Formula 1's Championship challengers. Now, as the New Year bell's approach, it's about time that I finally get to the rest of the field.
No Formula 3 for South Korea… yet
The 2010 Korea Super Prix has been cancelled, with the activation of Force Majeure being cited as a reason.
Winners and Losers
After playing a staring role in the wet Italian Grand Prix in 2008, there was little doubt that the young German would eventually be Formula 1 World Champion. While the skills required to take the ultimate prize needed time to bed in and take shape, the talent was certainly present.
Mark Webber Drives the Yas Marina Circuit
And then it came to the final race… After eighteen races in the 2010 Formula World Championship, four drivers still stand with a mathematical chance of taking the crown.
2010 Brazilian Grand Prix (Interlagos, Round 18, November 7th)
And so it goes to Abu Dhabi. After eighteen races, the Championship will be decided at the final turn at the plush Yas Marina circuit thanks to a stellar driver from Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel.
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)
2010 Brazilian Grand Prix (Interlagos, Round 18, November 5th)
In the searing Sao Paulo sun, the Red Bull pair of Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber led the standings in the opening day of the weekend.
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)