The new breed

Two papers this morning followed up the British Grand Prix coverage with interviews with the two drivers most likely to make their debuts in F1 next year. The Guardian picked Heikki Kovalainen, Renault’s test driver whom Nico Rosberg narrowly beat to the GP2 title last year. Kovalainen’s conventional racing credentials are strong (2004 World Series … Continue reading The new breed

Silverstone snaps

The first gallery of pictures from the 2006 British Grand Prix are now available – including British World Touring Car Champion Andy Priaulx in the BMW F1 Park… Related links 2006 British Grand Prix Gallery part one Tags: f1 / formula one / grand prix / motor sport

F1 Fan Forum: Muzza audio

As promised, here’s a clip of last night’s F1 Fan Forum with yours truly asking a question to Murray Walker. Unfortunately people find my surname difficult to pronounce even when it’s been written clearly. So not only did they get my name wrong, but my handwriting was mocked on national radio! Regardless, I was delighted … Continue reading F1 Fan Forum: Muzza audio

Trackside: Andy Priaulx

Making a Trackside double-bill this week we featured my interview with World Touring Car Champion Andy Priaulx. As usual, it would be great to get some feedback. Related links – Trackside special: Andy Priaulx interview (external) Tags: motor sport / andy priaulx / bmw

Radio 5 Live F1 Forum

Tonight from 7pm BBC Radio 5 Live will host a special forum previewing the British Grand Prix. Participants slated to appear include Murray Walker, Pat Symonds, Gil de Ferran and Anthony Davidson. I’m going to be in the audience, so if you’ve got any questions you’d like putting to these four please leave a comment … Continue reading Radio 5 Live F1 Forum

F1 for sale – finally

Formula One Administration have at long last woken up to the potential of F1 merchandise and have begun selling F1-branded gear. The online F1 store has gear starting at ???6 for a humble notepad, up to ???390 for a chronograph watch. It’s great to see these (belated) steps into the kind of promotion that Moto … Continue reading F1 for sale – finally

Trackside: Celebrations and more

This week’s regular Trackside article took in unusual victory celebrations, Katherine Legge’s fine Champ Car drive, and the British Grand Prix. Feedback appreciated! Related links Trackside – Crazy car celebrations (external) Tags: f1 / formula one / grand prix / motor sport

F1 vs A1 vs Champ Car

Watching the Indy Racing League from Watkins Glen, where Formula One raced until 1980, got me wondering how three of the top international single seater series compared with one another when using the same circuits. I compared best lap times from the 2005 F1 and Champ Car seasons, and 2005-06 A1 Grand Prix season. No … Continue reading F1 vs A1 vs Champ Car

Accolade for ITV’s Brundle

The 2005 Royal Television Sports Awards honoured ITV with two awards for their Formula One coverage, both connected to Martin Brundle’s excellent work as a presenter. Brundle won the Best Sports Pundit award for the third time in his 10-year career brandishing a mircophone. The judges especially lauded his interview with Bernie Ecclestone at the … Continue reading Accolade for ITV’s Brundle

Trackside: Schu in the dock

No prizes for guessing what this week’s Trackside was about. Feedback appreciated. Related links Trackside – Schumacher under fire (external) Tags: f1 / formula one / grand prix / motor sport / ferrari / michael schumacher