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My favourite find in the blogs this week had to be the blogger who went to the Australian Grand Prix and turned into an F1 fan. Plus, Formula 1 Lastest on the F1 calendar, Maurice Hamilton on Jenson Button, and more…

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It’s great to see Clive James writing about F1 again – don’t miss his excellent piece on Lewis Hamilton in the week’s F1 in the News. Also the Turkish Grand Prix gets a Get out of Jail Free card but it looks like the French race is scuppered. Plus, India looks to hold a street … Continue reading F1 in the news 30

Banned: Turbos

Banned!

F1 turbo engine technology was first dismissed, went through a difficult gestation, and then became ubiquitous – before it was banned.

Murray Walker – the full interview

Last month I had the opportunity to interview Murray Walker for Auto Trader. I met the legendary commentator at his home in Hampshire and conducted an interview which ran on the Auto Trader website. Here now is the full, unedited transcript of that interview with Murray’s answers quoted in their entirety.

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Plenty of reaction to the Australian Grand Prix in the F1 blogs this week, but not everyone’s jumping on the “Hamilton is great, Kovalainen sucked” bandwagon. And for our post of the week, it’s time for Britain’s ‘other’ rookie driver to take a bow. If his back’s up to it, that is.

Video: Red Bull’s 2007 launch movie

Red Bull have filmed a theatrical ‘movie’ celebrating the launch of their (two) F1 teams for 2007. The promo features David Coulthard, Mark Webber, Scott Speed and Vitantonio Liuzzi in period dress filmed in Bulgaria. There’s also some less than overwhelming track footage shot in Bahrain. Check it out here:

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Fans were angry at Kimi Raikkonen in Melbourne – while German fans are apparently deserting the sport in droves. Plus Lewis Hamilton the floor-sweeper, Steve Matchett on the 2007 Ferrari, and much more from the top F1 stories and features of the past week.