Half an hour after the end of the final qualifying session here at Monza, it rained. Not just a few drops, but a full-scale apocalyptic deluge, as vicious as the storm that engulfed last year’s Italian GP.
Has Michael Schumacher still got what it takes to win an F1 race? That’s the question buzzing around the Top Gear office at the moment, and a few of the big names in motorsport have weighed in on the subject.
Red Bull and Toro Rosso have joined Williams’ bid to block Michael Schumacher from testing Ferrari’s 2009 car ahead of his F1 return in Valencia. You didn’t think all that good will towards Schumi would last long, did you?
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 […]