Formula One on the brink as eight teams threaten split

June 19, 2009

Formula One plunged into its biggest crisis in 60 years on Friday with eight of the 10 teams announcing plans to set up their own championship.

Talking Turkey with Lewis Hamilton

June 6, 2009

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Of all the corners in Formula One this season, turn eight at the Istanbul Park Circuit subjects drivers to the highest G-forces (around 5G, or five times their body weight).

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Poker obsession sweeps the sporting world

May 20, 2009

I am not exactly sure why being able to kick a ball or drive a car well means you would be good at card games, but the number of sportsmen indulging in professional poker tournaments has now reached ludicrous proportions.

Interviewing Lewis Hamilton

May 15, 2009

Lewis Hamilton is resigned to the fact that his formula 1 world title defence could last only a handful more races and the McLaren driver has anointed fellow-Briton Jenson Button as his heir apparent.

Can you imagine Formula 1 without Ferrari?

May 12, 2009

ferrariFerrari’s threat to pull out of Formula One at the end of the year unless the governing body
backs down on a planned budget cap sets the stage for what will be heated talks at the top of the sport over the coming weeks.

Air Toro Rosso

May 12, 2009

Toro Rosso Formula One driver Sebastian Bourdais of France flies as he crashes with team mate Sebastien Buemi of Switzerland, Force India Adrian Sutil of Germany and Renault Nelson Piquet of Brazil at the start of the Spanish F1 Grand Prix

Fabulous picture of Toro Rosso’s two Sebastiens going in for a bit of Mutually Assured Destruction at the Spanish Grand Prix last weekend . Bourdais is in the air, Buemi underneath. None of the drivers were hurt.  Josep Laoso was the man in the right place at the right time to capture this image. Who said Formula One wasn’t dangerous?  

Has time run out for Rubens to shed the number two tag?

May 11, 2009

Brawn GP Formula One drivers Barrichello and Button celebrate after placing first and second in the Spanish F1 Grand Prix at the Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo

It was hard not to feel just a little bit sorry for Rubens Barrichello after his second place behind Brawn GP team mate Jenson Button at the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday.  

Have McLaren been punished enough already?

April 28, 2009

hamiltonMcLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh celebrates his 51st birthday on Wednesday and it doesn’t look like being much fun.