Forza Minardi! Bravo Sebastian!

After the controversy of Spa, which I described at the time as being among the darkest days of F1, the Italian Grand Prix has provided the sport with its best day for a very long time. It’s the good news story F1 craved. Sebastian Vettel has become the youngest ever Grand Prix winner at a […]

The disappointment of Valencia shows that fans have been forgotten

I’ve been thinking a bit about the recent European Grand Prix. Almost universally, Formula 1 fans have expressed their disappointment in what was — even by F1’s standards — an incredibly boring race. However, equally universally, those who are lucky enough to live in the Formula 1 bubble were effusive in their praise of the […]

Focus on Ferrari’s engines

Unfortunately the Valencia Street Circuit did not come up with the goods. There was excitement in some quarters about the possibility of overtaking in Valencia, but the race was in fact one of the most processional we have seen all year. The only decent overtaking move was Coulthard on Piquet very early on in the […]

Showing your support — F1 teams and merchandise

About a month ago Craig at Craigblog wrote a post about F1 merchandise. It was quite a coincidence because at the same time I was on the verge of buying the first piece of F1 merchandise I had bought for a very long time. Since the turn of the decade I have watched Formula 1 […]

How I watch Formula 1

Last week Ollie at BlogF1 wrote about the set-up he uses at home to watch Formula 1. He threw the question back to his readers: how do you watch F1? Here is my answer. If you click through to the photo’s Flickr page you will see the notes I have written to explain everything. But […]

Who I’d like to see on the BBC

The news that the BBC have got the rights to show Formula 1 from next season have been very exciting. Articles about what we might be getting from the BBC still pop up from time to time on various blogs and occasional snatches of news and rumours make the picture clearer slowly but surely. But […]

Mid-season report: Drivers 22nd–12th

The British Grand Prix marked the mid-point of the season. It is the perfect opportunity, therefore, to look back on the season so far. Which drivers have impressed and which have disappointed? This post outlines the drivers that I have ranked from 22nd to 12th. 22. Giancarlo Fisichella I am starting to think that Giancarlo […]

Bluffer’s guide — Part 5: Other motor racing series (continued)

This is the second part of my two-part series looking at other motor racing series. Read the first part here. Entry-level series (yellow boxes) These series are — as the heading suggests — ideal for those drivers who have just finished karting and are racing cars for the first time. Formula Renault 2.0 The most […]

The retirement of David Coulthard

Yesterday David Coulthard announced that he will retire from Formula 1 at the end of this season. Craig has expressed his disappointment. And as a Scot, I feel a bit of sadness that a nation which has produced two of the greatest grand prix drivers of all time — Jackie Stewart and Jim Clark — […]