Archive for the ‘Race series’ Category

21 May 2008: Monaco GP: celebrating nearly 80 years of racing history

When Roy Hulsbergen got in touch recently, to tell us about his project to produce an online archive of video, pictures, anecdotes and memories celebrating nearly 80 years of grand prix racing in Monaco, we knew an interview with him would be the perfect way to celebrate the build-up to this year’s event.

19 May 2008: IRL: Starting line-up for Indy500 finalised

A last-gasp crash by Pacific Coast’s Mario Dominguez saved the blushes of Marty Roth as the final qualifiers for the 92nd Indy500 were confirmed on bump day. Dominguez, the last driver to make a qualifying attempt, was running fast enough to bump Roth from the 33rd and final qualifying place when he crashed entering the […]

19 May 2008: F1: Mosley saga takes (another) soap-opera turn

Revelations regarding motorsport boss Max Mosley’s er, slightly idiosyncratic, sex life are now on their way from the merely ridiculous to the burlesque. Now, in an ideal precursor to the Monaco Grand Prix, there’s a suggestion that MI5 may somehow have been involved in his downfall.

19 May 2008: GP2: scurrilous gossip from Istanbul

If you’re wanting to get up to speed with the personalities and politics of the GP2 series, and possibly find out who the next young super-recruits to F1 might be, you could do a lot worse than follow the series blog.

19 May 2008: F1: Paul Ricard testing report

McLaren have had some good news about their prospects for the Monte Carlo Grand Prix after Lewis Hamilton put in the fastest lap on the first day at a test circuit set up to replicate the challenges of the streets of Monaco.

19 May 2008: F1: reports of Hamilton backlash premature?

We’ve been taking quite seriously the idea that a huge backlash was under way against Lewis Hamilton in the UK. But maybe we were wrong. Stevenage’s finest son has, after all, just come second in a poll to determine the nation’s favourite celebrity.

18 May 2008: F1: Hamilton to shine in Monaco – literally

It’s usually Red Bull Racing that takes the prize for most outrageously impractical commercial tie-in during the Monaco Grand Prix – but this year McLaren will outshine them, literally, thanks to Lewis Hamilton’s and Heikki Kovalainen’s diamond-studded helmets.

18 May 2008: IRL: Manning, Wilson and Lloyd all qualify for Indy500

The pressure is off the British entrants for the Indy500 – at least for a day or two – as all have now successfully qualified for the race.

16 May 2008: IRL: Wilson works on race set-up

The rain stayed away from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for long enough yesterday to finally let the drivers get back in their cars and put in a few laps on the track.

13 May 2008: A1GP: drivers to get Schumi’s winning car

Wondering what next year’s Ferrari-designed A1GP car is going to look like? Well, here’s your first shot at finding out. The series’ management has unveiled a first image of the 2009 car – a technical drawing that precedes its first test. Here it is (you have to imagine it painted red and with Michael Schumacher sitting in it).

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