There must have been some anxious moments at the BBC as delay after delay pushed this afternoon’s F1 qualifying closer to the start time of Strictly Come Dancing (and the big 50th anniversary Doctor Who, of course). As it was, Q3 didn’t get started until 5.30pm and well, was almost as good to watch as […]
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Well, bless him, Martin Brundle did his damnedest on Sky to convince us that the US Grand Prix was a better place to spend an early Sunday evening than the Strictly or the X-Factor results shows, but it didn’t look that way to us. The radio message to winner Sebastian Vettel that the race was […]
In case you missed it, Heikki Kovalainen made a sensational ‘return’ to F1 at the Circuit of the Americas in Kimi Räikkonen’s car. Yes, yes, yes… we know he’s been doing Friday duties with Caterham since earlier this year and only lost his race seat last year, but did anyone really expect him to end […]
Three times Indy 500 winner Dario Franchitti announced last night that he is to retire immediately from the sport on medical advice. The 40-year old Scot was seriously injured in a crash at the Indycar Houston street race in October, damaging his back and suffering concussion. Doctors had told Franchitti another accident might permanently damage […]
There will be some frosty atmopsheres in garages up and down the pit lane in Austin when F1 rolls in to town this weekend. The drivers market, which has been febrile ever since Mark Webber announced he’d be leaving the sport at the end of the season, has positively caught fire this week.
For those who feel racing is all about the driver, in DTM this year it was about 29-year-old Mike Rockenfeller. The survivor of that monster shunt in the dark at Le Mans in 2011 is now 2013 DTM champion, joining a roll call of Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters that includes racing legends and fellow Germans Bernd Schneider, Klaus […]
Two names dominated world rallying in 2013: Sébastien Ogier and Volkswagen picked up where Sébastien Loeb and Citroen left off. With one round still to run at the time of writing – in Wales in the UK – Volkswagen are WRC Manufacturers Champions and Ogier the driver’s champion, bringing a nine year — nine year […]