Archive for the ‘Formula 1’ Category

They don’t sound like this anymore!

A bit over a week from the 2014 Belgian Grand Prix here’s a great soundtrack reminding us how good Formula 1 cars used to sound. Go put some headphones on, take the jump to the YouTube clip below, listen and enjoy. It’s a binaural recording of a previous generation V8 flying through Eau Rouge at […]

Everybody loves Daniel

Here’s a Formula 1 story we can all enjoy, the ever increasing love being shown for Daniel Ricciardo! Here’s a selection of quotes said about our Dan in the wake of his Hungarian Grand Prix win. Luke Smith, NBC: When speaking to Daniel in the paddock, it’s quite clear that he is two things. Firstly: […]

Money talks, Bernie walks

As expected news has come through overnight confirming the end to the Bernie Eccelstone bribery case, thanks to an agreed settlement which will cost the F1 supremo US$100 million. “The court did not consider a conviction overwhelmingly likely from the present point of view,” said Andrea Titz, spokesperson for the Munich court. “There was no […]

$100m is the going rate to avoid a bribery conviction

Last week news emerged that Bernie Ecclestone was likely to buy his way out of the bribery charges laid against him in a German court. Today, The Independent reports Eccelstone will pay US$100m to settle the case. That money will go to the German state of Bavaria and, astonishingly, Bernie says they should build a […]

Australian Grand Prix secured until 2020

Victorian Premier, Dr Denis Napthine, has been making waves today to tell the world he’s signed a contract extension which will keep the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne until 2020. “Formula 1 is a key pillar of Victoria’s major sporting events strategy,” Dr Napthine said. “This calendar is unrivalled worldwide, commencing with the Australian Tennis […]

2014 Hungarian GP: 30 mins of onboard footage

Imagine for a moment that Formula 1 has embraced the 21st century and makes onboard footage available for free online after each race. Well, you don’t have to imagine any more because thanks to French TV network Canal+ those days are almost here. After the break you’ll get to see 30 minutes of highlights from […]

Bernie says: I’ll pay to settle bribery case

The bribery case involving Bernie Ecclestone looks set to be settled out of court. The BBC reports Ecclestone’s lawyers are ready to pay up to €25 million (AU$35.7m) to end the case against him in the German courts. On Tuesday Ecclestone’s defence team called for an end to proceedings citing a lack of evidence while […]

I’m spinning around, move out of my way

It’s been said that Sebastian Vettel has suffered a fair amount of bad luck so far in the 2014 Formula 1 season. Perhaps that’s all about to change as his 360° spin during the Hungarian Grand Prix shows, captured here by a fan at the race. While there was a reasonable amount of talent required […]

Peter Windsor on Daniel Ricciardo

If you’re still enjoying in the afterglow of Daniel Ricciardo’s win at the Hungarian Grand Prix then you probably won’t mind listening to Peter Windsor wax lyrical about the race. You can do that after the break, which includes a repeat of Windsor’s prediction that Daniel would/could win in Budapest.

Daniel Ricciardo wins 2014 Hungarian GP

What the hell just happened? I’ll tell you what happened, Daniel Ricciardo just won the 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix! That’s what just happened. Proving the Murray Walkerism that “Anything can happen in Formula 1, and it usually does” Fernando Alonso finished second and Lewis Hamilton, who started from the pit lane, finished third. So, again, […]

2014 Hungarian GP: Qualifying report

Nico Rosberg’s charmed run has continued after he claimed pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix. On his last lap in Q3 Rosberg (1:22.715) snatched pole by a comfortable margin from Sebastian Vettel (1:23.201). Valtteri Bottas (1:23.354) once again has his Williams in the mix and qualified third. The big story, though, was Lewis Hamilton […]

Will Mercedes flick Lewis for Sebastian in 2016?

Lewis Hamilton, winner of five grands prix so far in 2014, is contracted to Mercedes until the end of the 2015 Formula 1 season. Already, Mercedes has plans to replace him with Sebastian Vettel from 2016 and beyond. That’s what Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko is telling German media anyway. Remember, Nico Rosberg is safely […]

Bernie says Azerbaijan in 2016, New Jersey maybe

Another new grand prix looks set to join the F1 calendar with Bernie Ecclestone confirming to Forbes.com he has done a deal for a race to be hosted in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, in 2016. At the behest of Ferrari, McLaren and Red Bull there is a 20-race limit on the F1 season and […]

Mexican Grand Prix set to join 2015 F1 calendar

After an absence of over 20 years the Mexican Grand Prix looks set to return next year. Bernie Ecclestone has confirmed he has signed a deal with race organisers and is subject to final negotiations, which may include finding a place on the ever bulging F1 calendar. “I’m happy to announce we’ve concluded an agreement […]