If you read us by visiting the site and spending time on the front page, you’ll have seen the rotating gallery of images linking to the top stories of the moment. But if you follow us via a feed, go straight through to an individual page, or watch out for us on Twitter, you’ll miss seeing these highlights of current open-wheel racing photography.
So that’s what this post is all about – bringing together all the new photos used so far this month in one place. We’re fortunate enough to have been granted rights to use images by all but one of the F1 teams, Bridgestone Motorsport, A1GP, the Indy Racing League and quite a few other racing organisations, and its good to get the chance to showcase their work.
- IRL: Mike Conway out of hospital after Indy crash (video)
British Indycar driver Mike Conway was hospitalised with concussion and bruising to his lungs following a high-speed crash during a practice session for the Indy 500. He has now been released – but not yet medically cleared to run in qualifying. Read more. Photo: IRL / Chris Jones.
- F1: Rule changes ‘harming UK motorsport industry’
An engineer at work in the McLaren wind tunnel – a report issued this week on behalf of the Advanced Institute of Management warned that recent F1 rule changes were stifling the British motorsport industry. Read more. Photo: www.McLaren.com.
- F1: Baffled Barrichello beaten by buoyant Button
Jenson Button spoiled Rubens Barrichello’s party in Barcelona with a mid-race strategy switch that handed him his fourth victory of the season and consigned his team-mate to a puzzled and frustrated second place. Read more. Photo: Bridgestone Motorsport.
- F1: Last-gasp blinder from Button secures pole
Jenson Button turned around a weekend spent struggling for pace by seizing a dramatic pole position in the dying seconds of qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix, leaping ahead of Sebastian Vettel and Rubens Barrichello. Read more. Photo: Bridgestone Motorsport.
- F1: Early leaders still saying ‘catch us if you can’
Barcelona was the race where the teams left struggling in the wake of Brawn GP, Williams and Toyota were supposed to start catching up, with the help of new aero packages and other improvements. But when practice came it was still Jenson Button and Nico Rosberg out in front. Read more. Photo: Brawn GP.
- IRL: Forgotten man Alex is sitting pretty in pink
Alex Lloyd won the 2007 Indy Lights title and then disappeared almost without trace into the Target Chip Ganassi Racing development programme – but his pink race gear and car will be impossible to miss at Indy this month. Read more. Photo: IRL / Shawn Payne.
- A1GP on a knife-edge between triumph and disaster
A1GP wrapped up its fourth season with a victory for Team Ireland – but, despite many positive signs of growth, chairman Tony Teixeira still has a lot of questions to answer about the long-term financial stability of the series. Read more. Pic: A1GP.
- A1GP: Clarke takes positives from wretched season
Team GBR had a rough season in A1GP – the late delivery of their car, a mid-season driver change, and finally having to be propped up by the series organisers after their parent company went into administration. Read more. Photo: A1GP.
- Adam Carroll and Ireland win A1GP title
A win in the feature race at Brands Hatch nailed the A1GP title for the Irish and for Portadown’s Adam Carroll. “It was a perfect weekend for us,” he said. “We did what we wanted to do – the plan was to come here and win both races from pole.” Read more. Photo: A1GP.
- A1GP: Carroll half way to the title
Adam Carroll scored a workmanlike win in A1GP’s Brands Hatch sprint race, leaving himself needing only to finish fifth in feature race held later the same day to send the championship across the sea to Ireland. Read more. Photo: A1GP.
- A1GP: Adam Carroll on the brink of glory
Adam Carroll blew away the opposition at Brands Hatch with a double pole position that laid the foundation for Team Ireland’s A1GP championship victory – and could also help the Portadown driver to a seat at the top table of world motorsport. Read more. Photo: A1GP.