When is a mistake not a mistake? When your name’s Lewis Hamilton

Once again I have found myself becoming more annoyed with Lewis Hamilton because of his interviews following a controversial on-track incident. The first time this happened was during the Brazilian Grand Prix — ironically following another incident with Kimi Räikkönen. This time round in Canada, Lewis Hamilton pulled off the distinctly un-Senna-esque feat of crashing […]

ITV F1 wins another Bafta — they must be clueless

ITV F1 have won their second Baftas in two years. For the many non-British readers of this blog, the Baftas are the most prestigious television awards in the country — our equivalent of the Emmys. Can you guess which race they won it for? *drum roll* The Canadian Grand Prix The most dire F1 broadcast […]

Max Mosley injunction against News of the World refused

This morning brought yet more bad news for Max Mosley as he has lost his first legal case against News Group Newspapers, the News International subsidiary that publishes the News of the World. Mosley had wanted the videos and images of his alleged Nazi-themed sex orgy to permanently removed from the News of the World. […]

Lewis Hamilton’s Jekyll and Hyde career

Well I think it’s fair to say a lot of people will be scratching their heads about Lewis Hamilton now. After his disastrous performance in Bahrain, Hamilton’s detractors now have plenty of ammunition. Of course, caution is advised. Just as an amazing first few races didn’t make Hamilton the new Senna automatically, one lacklustre trip […]

Renault shows McLaren how to deal with controversy

So often last year, during McLaren’s torrid, controversy-filled 2007 season, I heard people saying, “If only McLaren were more open. If only they provided the radio transcripts. If only they showed us the telemetry. They could have avoided all of these PR problems.” For instance, there was Hamilton’s alleged radio conversation with Ron Dennis where […]

Why Max Mosley has to go

Yesterday, Max Mosley finally responded to the News of the World‘s allegations. And I have to say, if the allegations were not enough to make one think that Max Mosley can no longer be the President of the FIA, then his pathetic letter ought to be. The letter has been taken apart by Ollie, Negative […]

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. […]

The Max Mosley allegations

It cannot have escaped your attention that yesterday The News of the World ran an extraordinary story about the FIA President Max Mosley. The paper has alleged that Mosley was involved in a “sick Nazi orgy with 5 hookers”. If the allegations are true, it could have big consequences in the political world of F1. […]

What to expect from the BBC’s F1 coverage

Having considered the past of ITV’s Formula 1 coverage, it is time to turn our attention to the future of the BBC’s F1 coverage. The first thing to point out is that, of course, just about everything is pure speculation for the time being. We have been given a few hints of what to expect […]