Don’t write off the old continent just yet

December 15, 2011

By Alan Baldwin

Speaking about the Formula One calendar and the continuing expansion to east and west, the sport’s commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone declared this month that Europe was “finished“.

Silverstone deal a triumph for commonsense

December 7, 2009

RTR24VVV[2]SILVERSSSSSSSSIt is not by any means something that can be taken for granted in Formula One, but commonsense seems to have prevailed at last.

Schumacher – The Comeback Part II (or not?)

November 23, 2009

schumacherA lot of people are getting quite excited about the possibility of Michael Schumacher coming out of retirement to race for the new Mercedes F1 team (formerly known as champions Brawn) at the age of 41.

The paying F1 driver is back (but not you, Jenson)

November 17, 2009

brunosennaJenson Button has earned his rewards but he is still one of the lucky ones.

While the Formula One world champion faces the difficult decision of whether to go to McLaren on six million pounds a year or stay with Brawn/Mercedes for what still amounts to a salary of lottery proportions, other drivers are not so fortunate.

Anyone still want medals to decide F1 title?

September 28, 2009

If Bernie Ecclestone had got his way before the start of the season, Jenson Button might have been crowned Formula One champion in Singapore on Sunday.

Will there be a Japanese Grand Prix next year?

July 7, 2009

fujiToyota-owned Fuji’s announcement that they are pulling the plug on hosting the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix leaves a question mark over the country’s future on the championship calendar.

Why Ferrari is Formula One

June 26, 2009

One month on, and it appears to be all over. Ferrari won. In the war of the brands, it was no contest. And, in the end, it was Bernie Ecclestone who saw the writing on the wall for F1, too.

Peace breaks out in Formula One

June 24, 2009

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Formula One stepped back from the brink on Wednesday as FIA president Max Mosley agreed a compromise with FOTA, the Teams’ Association, to save the sport from a rival breakaway series.

F1 worries about the size zero heroes

May 8, 2009

MOTOR-RACING-PRIX/Formula One drivers are usually to be found with their arms around ultra-thin supermodels, rather than being compared to them.