Formula One’s youngest world champion was always a man in a hurry

November 14, 2010

MOTOR-RACING-PRIX/From the very first moment he arrived in Formula One as a curly-haired teenager, new world champion Sebastian Vettel was a young man in a hurry.

Team orders? That will be $100,000

September 10, 2010

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Any Formula One team wishing to manipulate the outcome of a race in favour of one or other of their drivers at least now knows the going rate after this week’s hearing in Paris into the recent Ferrari furore.

Schumi returns as if he’d never left

February 3, 2010

MOTOR-RACING/When Germany’s best-selling tabloid Bild sends two reporters to an overseas Formula One test in the depths of February, you know something big is brewing.

Vlog-Schumacher shadow still hangs over Ferrari’s Maranello

January 28, 2010

 

Maranello is the spiritual home of Formula One glamour team Ferrari, but there is very little glitz in the working class northern Italian town.

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.

Button to McLaren – the real deal or just pretend?

November 14, 2009

buttonJenson Button’s eye-catching visit to McLaren on Friday is of obvious benefit to both parties, whatever the reality behind the headlines.

When will F1 have a Middle Eastern driver?

October 30, 2009

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 Abu Dhabi’s new Formula One circuit has given the Middle East seemingly unbeatable bragging rights as home to the world’s most modern and lavish track.

The same old Felipe Massa?

October 16, 2009

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Felipe Massa won a lot of respect in Brazil a year ago when, having missed out on the Formula One championship by a single point after winning his home grand prix, he proved gracious in defeat.

The worst kept secret is finally out…Alonso moves to Ferrari

September 30, 2009

In the world of Formula One, it is very hard to keep a secret.

We’ve known for months that Fernando Alonso would be replacing Kimi Raikkonen at Ferrari, a move confirmed on Wednesday.

The worst act of cheating in sport?

September 17, 2009

MOTOR-RACING-PRIXThe back page of today’s Times carries an opinion piece that pulls no punches about Formula One’s race-fixing controversy.