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. »
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. »
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. »
I had a thought or two about the show Formula E has to provide and came up with a ‘sound’ idea after a drink. »
On my TV there was only one shot and it was to the drivers being interviewed. Now i understand what the drivers were joking about after having a glance at the audience....
If you ever want to introduce motorsports to a person not interested in high-octane entertainment, the 1994 Indianapolis 500 is the race to do it. Conquest, tears, divorce, fuel. All in one package.
Much like IndyCar, Formula One has also threatened to split multiple times, but for one crucial moment - ahead of it American counterpart - it did go separate ways for a few races. This is the story of the F1 series that never was. »