My trip to the Williams F1 factory

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited on a visit to the Williams F1 factory. It was all organised by Synergy on behalf of Philips, who wanted to promote their amazing competition for a chance to win five laps round a grand prix circuit in a Williams F1 car, which I […]

BBC announces plans for 2009 F1 coverage

Today the BBC has announced further details of its F1 coverage, which will start in just a month’s time. We already knew who would be presenting the BBC’s F1 coverage, but today we have found out more about just what the BBC will be offering the viewers this season. Television coverage The BBC have released […]

The future direction of vee8

Later this month, vee8 will be one year old. It’s been a great year and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed contributing to the debate among F1’s bloggers. But it’s time for some changes. You may know that when I set up vee8, it was as a spin-off to my personal blog, doctorvee. Essentially, I had set up […]

The role of the stewards

Ed Gorman — The Times journalist and a blogger normally known for his enthusiastic support for Lewis Hamilton (which got him into hot water from many Spanish fans in the past) — has been unusually erring towards taking the view of the stewards following the Belgian Grand Prix. He has written a couple of posts […]

More on the Max Mosley allegations

I don’t want to dwell on it, but I have a couple of extra thoughts on the Max Mosley allegations after reading some more articles on the subject. Firstly, this one from Planet-F1. The site is not one of my regular visits, but this article caught my attention. And this paragraph in particular is interesting. […]

Hamilton, the British F1 media and bloggers

Just after the Malaysian Grand Prix, Negative Camber posted a couple of rants up over at Formula 1 Blog about the excuses that the British media were making for Lewis Hamilton after his mediocre showing. First of all, the media have used the fact that Hamilton was unable to drink water as a convenient explanation […]

Participating in F1Fanatic’s live comments tonight

Last night I wrote about the different options for discussing the action with other fans as it happens. In the end, in addition to updating Twitter, I spent my time in the F1Fanatic live comments section. It was very busy trying to keep my eye on four different screens at once, but I really enjoyed […]

Keeping up with the debate as it happens

There is surely no better way to enjoy a grand prix than in the company of like-minded people. This year several websites and blogs are promising to offer “live comment” and chat facilities. F1Fanatic will be trying out a live comments system from tonight. Sidepodcast has also been running comment threads. Formula1Blog.com is taking a […]

Guest post on BlogF1

The F1 blogosphere (unlike many other blogospheres) is a really friendly place. Ollie White noted recently that it was a good day in the F1 blogosphere. But in my experience the F1 blogosphere is a nice fuzzy place anyway. This is typified by the number of guest posts you see. Right now two of the […]

The first of September

The first of September. So we’ve exited the summer, where people only celebrate blogging for no good reason, and which is far too hot anyway. It definitely felt like winter the other day when it was pitch black at 9pm. An uni starts again in a couple of weeks. Gah.