Archive for the ‘Race series’ Category

31 May 2008: F1: Jenson Button’s hidden talents

Well, who knew? If motor racing ever palls for Jenson Button, he can always give endurance sports a go instead.

31 May 2008: F1 quotes: those who can…

We notice that the Top Gear blog is trailing a piece about a limited-edition Scots-designed supercar with the following snarky quote.

31 May 2008: F1: Silverstone plans jump latest hurdle

Silverstone’s new pit and paddock complex, essential in convincing Bernie Ecclestone that the old place can be hauled out of the 1970s and into the 21st century, has the latest piece in the jigsaw puzzle of permissions it will need to go ahead.

31 May 2008: Brits on Pole on tour: Vee8 guest post

If you’d like to know why we think the BBC should axe David Croft and Maurice Hamilton in 2009, sign up some new blood and, yes, even resist the temptation to bring back The Chain, then get yourselves along to the Vee8 blog, where we’ve written a guest post.

29 May 2008: Brits on Pole: the fightback begins

Time for us to admit what has happened to our team in round six of the McLaren Grand Prix League fantasy F1 competition. And, actually, things are looking up.

29 May 2008: F1: driving back to the future with Graham Hill

Night owls who are also motorsport fans have been treated to an affectionate hour-long portrait of a British racing legend this week. Graham Hill: Driven was broadcast on BBC4 on Tuesday night, but you can still catch it for a few more days at Coming as it does straight after the 2008 Monaco Grand Prix, a race which Hill made his own, it’s very difficult not to draw comparisons between the sport then and now.

28 May 2008: IRL: Darren Manning’s borrowed nose (and other stories)

Darren Manning’s career-best ninth place in the Indianapolis 500 was achieved despite a slow puncture and a borrowed nose cone, according to team owner AJ Foyt.

28 May 2008: F1: the innocence of James Allen

Ha! We were worried that the BBC had trashed its sporting quote of the week column as we couldn’t find it on the site.

28 May 2008: F1: betting round-up – who do the bookies think will win?

Six races into the season. Felipe Massa, Kimi Raikkonen and Lewis Hamilton have won two races apiece. Robert Kubica has yet to score his maiden win but says he’s fighting for the title. Which of them are the markets backing to become world champion?

27 May 2008: F1: DC visits NASCAR – but it’s only a visit, honest…

David Coulthard is flying out to North America in advance of the Canadian Grand Prix to visit a NASCAR race – but the mere suggestion of a career change is being heavily frowned upon by his team.

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