Archive for the ‘Formula 1’ Category

Honda NSX Concept coming to Australia

One of the first tangible signs for car buyers of Honda’s return to Formula 1 will take place at the Australian Grand Prix (15–18 March) when you will be able to get up close to the NSX Concept. The NSX Concept will be on display at Albert Park and will also help mark the comeback […]

2015 Williams FW37 breaks cover

The 2015 Williams FW37 has quite literally broken cover and will be revealed in full in the latest issue of F1 Racing magazine. We can see the long droopy nose from the FW36 has been replaced by a stumpy version, which is hopefully the first small step in seeing a grid of F1 cars that […]

You can buy an F1 car for under $1 million!

Fancy that, who knew you could buy a race winning Ferrari Formula 1 racecar for less than one million bucks?! This 1990 Ferrari 641/2 sold for US$990,000 at the recent Gooding & Company auction in Scottsdale. Powered by a 3.5 litre normally aspirated V12 this car, chassis #120, was driven by Nigel Mansell for five […]

Hockenheim to host 2015 German Grand Prix?

Those of you paying attention to the 2015 Formula 1 calendar will have noticed no venue had been announced for the German Grand Prix to be held on 19 July. According to an interview with Bernie Ecclestone published by Reuters the race will be held at Hockenheim. The 2014 race was held at Hockenheim and […]

2014 Hungarian GP four-car quali comparison

If you’re missing Formula 1 action during the off season here’s video from the Hungarian Grand Prix that will allow you to cram in four times the action in one go. Starting from top right and moving in a clockwise direction we’ve got Jenson Button, Nico Rosberg, Sergio Perez and Marcus Ericsson. The footage was […]

FIA makes bad Korea move

In a move that’s almost as crap as the headline above and that should surprise noone the FIA has quietly removed the Korean Grand Prix from the 2015 F1 calendar. That leaves us with a 20-race season, with the proviso that the previously published 21-race season should trigger a clause allowing drivers to have access […]

Update on Jules Bianchi

In a recent update the family of Jules Bianchi confirmed he remains unconscious but continues to fight. He has been moved from intensive care and has commenced a program of rehabilition therapy. “It was a significant and very comforting step for us to be able to bring Jules home to France last month, to continue […]

Happy birthday Michael

Seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher turns 46 today. We wish him well. It’s now over a year since his near-fatal accident on the ski slopes of Meribel in France. According to an interview with Reuters given by his manager, Sabine Kehm, late last year Michael still has “long fight” for recovery. “We need […]

Fernando loves Ayrton, Jenson loves Alain

It’s now official, Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button will race for McLaren–Honda in 2015. Kevin Magnussen doesn’t totally miss out and will remain with McLaren in the role of reserve and test driver. Reliving the glory days of the last time McLaren and Honda competed in Formula 1 Farnando Alonso has confirmed his love of […]

Button v Magnussen: The final countdown

McLaren is expected to announce its 2015 driver pairing tonight (Australian time). We can all pencil in Fernando Alonso for one seat. But what about the other? Button or Magnussen? 34-year-old or 22-year-old? 266 starts or 19 starts? 126 championship points or 55 points? £12 million or £500,000? These are the questions facing Ron Dennis […]

“Do any of you think I should be racing in F1?”

While Formula 1 is no stranger to big off-season stories it is still pretty strange that we have no official confirmation on who will be racing for McLaren in 2015. At the recent Autosport Awards one of McLaren’s encumbents, Jenson Button, was on stage and asked if he’d heard any news from big Ron…

It’s another Volkswagen interested in F1 rumour

Volkswagen entering Formula 1 is a story that’s been around for years—here’s one from 2001—and yet, so far, nothing has ever eventuated. Word from the BBC says the German giant is currently undertaking a feasibility study into a possible entry into the world’s biggest motorsport melodrama and that former Ferrari Team Principal and now Volkswagen Group […]

Trophies stolen in Red Bull ram raid

Over 60 trophies have been stolen from the Red Bull Racing factory in Milton Keynes during a ram raid attack yesterday morning. Thames Valley Police say a silver 4×4 was used to crash through the front doors and a dark coloured Mercedes-Benz estate was also involved, with both cars understood to have foreign number plates. […]

FIA scraps controversial double points rule

The controversial double points rule in F1 has been officially scrapped. The decision was confirmed after the FIA World Motor Sport Council had its post-season shindig during the week. A number of headline grabbing items were signed off, including a 21-race calendar, the introduction of a Virtual Safety Car, revisions to power unit penalties, tightening […]