Maldonado’s sponsor is sponsoring no more.
Last year I had the time of my life when I was invited to the Amber Lounge Monaco event as press - a conclusion of many things I was working towards. This is for the people who like writing and have things to say about themselves.
The Clive James Formula 1 Show is undoubtably one of the best Formula One
preview shows ever. Clive assembles all drives for the 1997 season sans the Ferrari drivers (though Schumacher does get beamed in late in the show) and many team members in the audience, and Clive asks all the tough questions that everyone…
Lots of shiny new equipment. Hoping they do well this year.
This is an interesting read from Ars Technica about the data demands of modern F1, both from a broadcast standpoint for the FOM and car-garage-HQ for the teams. Check it out.
Team Lotus went out of business in the early 90s. Before they did so, though, they had the potential to be world champions for a final time. This is when the Norfolk-based team had its final bang of potential success.
Some more i made yesterday.
Following the Brazilian Grand Prix qualifying session in which he failed to post a time on Saturday, McLaren Formula One driver Fernando Alonso took a seat and basked in the sun a bit. Little did he know that it would lead to a (hilarious) photoshopping frenzy of “#PlacesAlonsoWouldRatherBe” on Twitter.
Hello Opponauts (again),
The Grand Prix Masters - featuring some legendary single-seater drivers in equal cars - was a racing series that was destined for massive success but then ultimately went down the drain as most of the start-up initiatives in the motor racing community. Here’s the story of it all from those involved.
Scuderia Ferrari and Jordan Grand Prix found themselves in trouble at the United States Grand Prix in 2000 while still at Indianapolis, title tobacco sponsor ran around the track frantically, trying to stay invisible.
The years 1987 to 1989 were pivotal ones in Team Lotus’s history in Formula One with a triple World Champion Brazilian arriving to the stable while a future triple World Champion Brazilian was leaving it. The last hurrah - told by their contracts.
Almost a year ago, RBR hired Marco Illien, of Ilmor Engineering fame, to work with Renault to jointly improve the combustion engine. With Renault not having lived up to Red Bull’s expectation of improvement and the media feud that followed, the fizzy drinks company has now decided to go on its own path.
I attended my first Formula 1 Grand Prix weekend in Austin Texas a few days ago; the elements threw all they could to make any sane man weep along with the clouds, yet a few opportunities grew from that downpour including the greatest race I’ve ever seen.
There has been a lot written about Formula 1 as of late. With all of the drama between the Mercedes teammates, unreliable power units, and Bernie Ecclestone’s spiraling insanity, it seems a lot of focus is being taken away from what made F1 such an exciting prospect for so many years. For decades, the series was a…
The break-up of one of the most successful Formula One sponsor-constructor partnerships of all time happened super-quickly and might have got a little bit weird - according to the documents that stay with us.
Just watching FP2 and they are saying there could be a second USGP with it being around the California region with a lot of the paddock suggesting it could be Laguna Seca
Ten years ago, Formula One nearly wrote itself and everyone involved off from one of the biggest markets it always wanted to conquer - driven by ego and self-interests. Here is what (probably) happened.