Monthly Archives: April 2006

The problem with Speed

Formula 1 has never really been successful in America. Even in the beginning of the sport the American round was always the Indianapolis 500 which required a completely different car and therefore hardly any of the European participants ever took … Continue reading

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Why wouldn’t…

…Tony Blair make a good Formula 1 driver? Too much spin. I am sorry

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the newbie’s view

Hello. I used to think that Formula One was extremely dull. There, I’ve said it. Twenty-odd ultra-flash, mega-rich playboys whizzing round bits of major cities in tobacco-stickered supercars, lap after tedious, repetitive lap, broadcast mostly in the middle of the … Continue reading

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Guess the Race

In what could become a regular feature (?), here is a dramatic photo from last year’s championship: can you guess which race it was, and which two drivers are involved? A Sauber is flicked on to full lock in order … Continue reading

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10 place penalty

So this season and last Formula 1 engines are supposed to last two races. This decision has been made as a cost saving measure which is clearly in opposition to decisions of making the racing more enjoyable. Max Mosley seems … Continue reading

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F1 from Space?

This site has found all of the grand prix circuits on google maps. Some with much higher detail than others, so if one of them is bad quality then persevere. http://www.mergetek.com/grabmap.aspx?CategoryID=33

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Nationality in F1

One of the strangest things about Formula 1 is how little the fans seem to care where their driver is from. During the time of Damon Hill when there was a chance a British guy might win the championship there … Continue reading

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The * from the post below

Which I forgot to add: * this reminded me of the incident involving Pedro Deniz, which lead to the fantastic Sun headline: Deniz in the oven This picture actually came from this site: http://www.gpracing.net192.com/ which hasn’t been updated to even … Continue reading

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Tired of tires?

The tire wars are going away from F1 very soon, and we’ll be back to a single provider. Allegedly this is to cut down on costs but it will also cut down on confusion. People probably don’t care (and definitely … Continue reading

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22 teams apply for 2008 entries

itv.com/f1 – 22 teams apply for 2008 entriesTwenty-two teams have submitted entry applications for the 2008 Formula 1 world championship, the FIA revealed on Friday. Apparently the FIA are oversubscribed for the 2008 season but they are only going to … Continue reading

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