“A Grand Portimão Cop-Out”

Of the drivers competing at this weekend's Portuguese Grand Prix, Lance Stroll, Antonio Giovinazzi, Charles Leclerc, George Russell and Alex Albon all raced there in F3 in early September 2015. Yet despite the nods to it in various record books and websites, none of the above group managed to race on the Grand Prix layout … Continue reading “A Grand Portimão Cop-Out”

“Thoughts on Jaime Alguersuari and Sergey Sirotkin”

This week's Hungarian Grand Prix will mark four years since Jaime Alguersuari became the youngest ever driver in the Formula One World Championship. Now pushing two years since he was drop-kicked from F1, Yet Alguersuari's story could well be about to repeat itself for one young Russian should lessons learned be forgotten. Enter stage right, Sergey Sirotkin.

Formula 2 Winter Test (Portimao, December 2nd)

Jack Clarke topped the time sheets in the first of Formula 2’s winter tests at the Portimao circuit in the Algarve, with Benjamin Lariche proving to be the quickest in the afternoon. Clarke set the fastest lap of the morning in the final minutes of the session, as the track began to dry out following … Continue reading Formula 2 Winter Test (Portimao, December 2nd)

Auto GP steps into F2 slot

Single-seater series, Auto GP, has been announced as the main support category for the World Touring Car Championship in 2011.  The series, which has had painfully little exposure in recent years, replaces Formula 2 as WTCC's lead in event, earning itself a contract with sports cable channel Eurosport in the process. Kicking off in May … Continue reading Auto GP steps into F2 slot

The 2010 Formula 2 Championship

This weekend sees the reinvigorated Formula 2 Championship begin its second season since its 2009 revamp. The series kicks off at Silverstone; the first of nine rounds that also takes in events at circuits such as Monza, Zolder, Portimao and Brands Hatch amongst others as a support to the World Touring Car Championship, although the … Continue reading The 2010 Formula 2 Championship

GP3 Secures Broadcast Partner

It was announced today that the new GP3 racing series has secured a broadcast partner with MotorsTV UK Channel. The broadcasts will be found on Sky Channel 413 and Virgin Media 545 in the form of a highlights package, but it has yet to be announced who will present the coverage. The new junior formula, … Continue reading GP3 Secures Broadcast Partner

Interview: Daniel Ricciardo (2009 British F3 Champion and Red Bull F1 Reserve)

Last year, 20-year-old racing driver, Daniel Ricciardo won the British Formula 3 Championship with Carlin Motorsport in convincing style with two races to spare at the marvellous Portimao circuit in Portugal. It wasn't the only high point of the year for the young Australian, as 2009 also saw Ricciardo make his début in the Formula … Continue reading Interview: Daniel Ricciardo (2009 British F3 Champion and Red Bull F1 Reserve)

The Ideal Formula 1 Calender

An interesting post on Triple League Racing regarding an ideal Formula 1 schedule got me thinking seriously - where would I have the races run and in what order. It's taken me about three days, but based on there being 19 potential World Championship races in a season with one non-championship Grand Prix mid-season, here … Continue reading The Ideal Formula 1 Calender