Button the Bollard?

April 18, 2009

MOTOR-RACING-PRIX/Formula One championship leader Jenson Button came up with a¬†nice riposte to being likened (in terms of speed) to a kerbstone¬†(‘paracarro’) by Renault boss Flavio Briatore:

Sports picture of the week

March 30, 2009


Greg Bos, Reuters Sports Pictures Editor, chooses an outstanding picture from last week:

F1 set to put brakes on new scoring system

March 21, 2009

MOTOR RACING/MASSAFormula One looks set to ditch controversial plans to award the championship to the driver who wins most races after the governing International Automobile Federation (FIA) performed a late U-turn on Friday.

from Raw Japan:

Toyota’s long and winding F1 road

March 17, 2009

For not seeing a win since joining Formula One in 2002, Toyota's commitment to the sport is admirable, especially after Honda's pullout in December left the team the last Japanese standing in the glamour sport.

Formula One threatens to turn upside down

March 13, 2009

Visitors to the London Science Museum can see Lewis Hamilton’s McLaren hanging upside down from the ceiling as part of an exhibition highlighting the use of Formula One technology in the wider world.

New blood and the return of an old friend

March 5, 2009

buemiSebastien Buemi might as well order the ‘Formula One Rookie of the Year’ T-shirt right now.

Danica Patrick may have to wait for Formula One bow

February 20, 2009

Danica PatrickFormula One has never let the truth get in the way of a good story and the recent, somewhat feverish, speculation about Danica Patrick is a case in point.

F1 drivers need to get real over super-licences

February 12, 2009

rtr22j1l1hamyjpgA glossy report compiled by Formula Money last year contained a list of estimated Formula One driver salaries, excluding personal endorsements and bonuses, for 2008:

Back to the good old days

February 10, 2009

Red Bull Formula One drivers Mark Webber of Australia and Sebastian Vettel of Germany pose for the media next to the RB5 in JerezTime was when a Formula One car launch consisted of little more than a couple of oil-streaked mechanics wheeling their pride and joy out of a lock-up garage on a chilly winter morning at some deserted circuit.