Category: Race series
F1: drivers face no action after Glock-Coulthard collision
It was far from being the most dramatic moment of the Spanish Grand Prix. But the collision between Red Bull’s David Coulthard and Timo Glock around Lap 54 provoked a stewards’ inquiry after the Toyota rookie appeared to shunt the veteran Scot from behind on an ill-advised overtaking manoeuvre.Tagged as: Circuit de Catalunya, Formula One, Spanish Grand prix, stewards’ decisions
F1: is Ecclestone’s support for Mosley wavering?
A rather interesting story was posted on the BBC website shortly before the opening of hostilities at Barcelona on Sunday. It suggests that embattled FIA president Max Mosley might not be able to rely on the unconditional support of his old mucker Bernie Ecclestone after all.Tagged as: Bernie Ecclestone, Formula One, Max Mosley, Paul Stoddart, Spanish Grand prix
A1GP: Getting racy on rainy Regent Street
While Lewis Hamilton and his rivals laboured under the Spanish sun, the A1GP circus pitched up in a rainy Regent Street to give London’s West End a taste of life in the fast lane.
F1: The Red Bull takeover proceeds apace…
When Red Bull Racing made its debut in F1 back in 2005, with more front than Dolly Parton and a motorhome big and flash enough to take on McLarenâ€™s, jaws dropped. And everything the team did, from sending David Coulthard up onto the Monaco podium dressed in a sponsorsâ€™ Superman cloak, to encouraging its principal Christian Horner to jump naked into a swimming pool to celebrate the event, reinforced the impression that the sport now had a major new player on its hands.Tagged as: customer cars, Dietrich Mateschitz, DTM, Formula One, Red Bull Racing, Toro Rosso
F1: Walker to play Willis in film… no, wait
This story, reported by ITN, is so wonderful that we simply cannot resist posting it here. It suggests that a film is due to be made about the life of Michael Schumacher, possibly starring the great man as himself. It will, apparently, also be necessary to include a portrayal of commentary legend Murray Walker. Clearly a suitable actor must be found to play the inimitable Englishman. And who do they have in mind?Tagged as: Michael Schumacher, Murray Walker
F1: Spanish GP race report
The story of the Spanish Grand Prix was the story of two Finnish drivers and their very different races – a comfortable win for Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen, a dangerous crash for McLaren’s Heikki Kovalainen.
F1: Spanish Grand Prix in six words
The thrills, the spills, the near-misses – it might have been a bit processional at times but no-one could claim it wasn’t exciting too. At least, now we know that Heikki Kovalainen’s OK. For anyone short of time, patience or attention, here’s our six-word summaries of race, teams and drivers.
F1: Spanish Grand Prix live blog
There’s only one show in town at the Circuit de Catalunya today and that’s Fernando Alonso. The stands are lined with blue and yellow flags, representing his home region of Asturias, and the fans don’t give a damn that Renault has changed its livery. The stands opposite his garage are groaning with eager supporters hoping to get a glimpse of their hero…Tagged as: Bernie Ecclestone, Circuit de Catalunya, Formula One, Max Mosley, Spanish Grand prix
GP2: action-packed start to European season
The European season of GP2 kicked off in style with two action-filled races in Barcelona – but there was precious little to celebrate for British drivers Mike Conway and Ben Hanley.
IRL: Dixon and Wheldon dominate Kansas qualifying
Dan Wheldon scored his first front-row start in 18 races as he and his Target Chip Ganassi Racing colleague Scott Dixon locked up the front row in qualifying for the Road Runner Turbo Indy 300 at the Kansas Speedway.Categorised under: Archive, IndyCar Series