Paddock Talk are reporting that the five GPMA-aligned teams – McLaren, BMW, Honda, Renault, Toyota – have submitted their applications to the FIA for participation in the 2008 Formula One World Championship ahead of the March 31st deadline. There is no news yet on whether the FIA have accepted their submissions, or whether they contain … Continue reading GPMA-FIA deal done?
The first decade of the 21st century is proving one of the most turbulent in the entire history of Formula One, in terms of changes to the rules of racing. 2006 sees the biggest change to the engine rules since turbos were banned at the end of 1988, as 2.4- litre V8s replace 3-litre V10s. … Continue reading F1 Fanatic season guide 2006
Anthony Davidson has been confirmed as Honda F1 Racing (formerly BAR)’s third driver for a fourth year. Davidson has started three Grands Prix – two for Minardi and one for BAR – and has made clear his desire for a full-time race seat. The move ends speculation that he might drive for the nascent Super … Continue reading Davidson signs for Honda, rules out Super Aguri
Renault 1 Fernando Alonso 2 Giancarlo Fisichella McLaren-Mercedes 3 Kimi Raikkonen 4 Juan-Pablo Montoya Ferrari 5 Michael Schumacher 6 Felipe Massa Toyota 7 Ralf Schumacher 8 Jarno Trulli Williams-Cosworth 9 Mark Webber 10 Nico Rosberg T Alexander Wurz Honda 11 Rubens Barrichello 12 Jenson Button T Anthony Davidson Red Bull Racing-Ferrari 14 David Coulthard 15 … Continue reading 2006 Driver Line-up latest
In the first of a two-part feature we reviews and rate the 25 drivers who participated in the 2005 World Drivers’ Championship. The top ten will be revealed in the final issue of 2005?â?ó?óÔÇÜ?¼?é?ª 27 (-12 on half-term report ranking) Takuma Sato, BAR-Honda, 1 point Sato’s third full season of Formula One was a disaster: … Continue reading 2005 Driver rankings #27-11
With Jenson Button confirmed at BAR for next year, the 2006 driver market has almost completely fallen into shape. The next major slot to be filled is the second Williams-Cosworth seat alongisde Mark Webber. Williams third driver Antonio Pizzonia is hotly tipped, although his poor working relationship with Webber at Jaguar in 2003 and recent … Continue reading 2006 Driver line-up latest
BAR have bought Jenson Button out of his 2006 Williams contract for an undisclosed sum and signed him to a mutli-year contract worth ?âÔÇÜ?é?ú10m according to Autosport (subscription required). The news has immediate and dramatic ramifications for the 2006 driver market: BAR have one of the strongest line-ups for 2006 with Jenson Button and Rubens … Continue reading BAR in Button buy-out
Unlike the rest of Britain, apparently, I am not enthralled by the latest Jenson Button saga. For what it’s worth I hope he does drive for Williams next year, because he shouldn’t be allowed to worm out of the contract simply because the winds of fortune have changed. But the really perplexing aspect of the … Continue reading Silly season 2006
Not five years ago, the British Formula Three Championship was part of your golden ticket to F1 glory and the series’ stars were seemingly on the fast-track to Grand Prix stardom. But the arrival of the rival 3 Euroseries may have changed all that. Jenson Button, Takuma Sato and Anthony Davidson are all recent British … Continue reading British Formula Three preview
Autosport and ITV-F1 are talking up BAR’s hotshoe tester Anthony Davidson again, this time as a replacement for 1997 champion Jacques Villeneuve at Sauber. Neither BAR nor Sauber have confirmed the rumour. Davidson is clearly more deserving of a race seat than a substantial number of F1 drivers, but in spite of this and the … Continue reading Villeneuve out, Davidson in?
The Grand Prix greats are household names – even in car-hating, vegetable-munching, solar-powered homes. Ayrton Senna, Juan Manuel Fangio and Jim Clark are legendary names throughout the world, and all three appear in our list of all-time greatest wins. But what about those drivers who never got to show their talent, had a career stuck … Continue reading The Nearly Men