It wasn’t just Lewis Hamilton and the F1 rat pack driving in the dark this weekend. On the other side of the planet, a whole different kind of night racing was going on as the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) made its annual pilgrimage to the U.S. In fact, it was a sports-car-racing double-header at […]
Top Gear does motorsport
Stock up on popcorn for the rest of the season: we’ve got a fight on our hands… Lewis Hamilton’s second successive Grand Prix victory in Singapore has put him back in control of the title race for the first time since May, while team-mate Nico Rosberg fell victim to the latest in a long line of […]
The case against: Adam Waddell My colleague Jason Barlow attended the opening round of Formula E in Beijing on Saturday on behalf of TopGear.com and described it as a ‘proper thriller’. I, however, watched on ITV4 from the comfort of my sofa, and thought it about as dreary as motorsport gets.
What a gob-smacking venue. Beijing’s Olympic legacy runs to a whole series of remarkable buildings. As well as all the sporting arenas and stadia, the seven-star Pangu hotel is behind us, rearing up like a giant dragon, while a vast sighteeing platform straight out of Men In Black has just been finished due north of […]
After 1000 days gestation, planning and build-up, Formula E is officially go. TG.com is in Beijing for the debut race, and things are starting to hot up. In all senses – for all its notoriously variable air quality, the sun is thumping down on the city this morning, and you can actually see the sky.
When a battle between two protagonists really starts to heat up, hubris always plays a part. In Greek tragedy, it occurs when the hero arrogantly defies the Gods, and hastens his own demise. Shakespeare loved it: King Lear, Macbeth and Hamlet all suffered from it. In Formula One, it’s when you drive like a berk […]
Well done Daniel Ricciardo. For rather obvious reasons we’ll move onto in a moment, his race victory at Spa-Francorchamps – one of F1’s premier circuits, and a favourite of many drivers, past and present – has been somewhat forgotten. His second win on the trot, and his third overall this season, he remains the only […]