Toyota has this morning announced that it is pulling out of F1 with immediate effect. It cites the global economic downturn as the reason for the withdrawal, after posting the company’s first ever operating loss back in March.
As if the Renault ‘Crashgate’ saga couldn’t get any more scandalous/intriguing/bonkers, things have taken a huge turn today as the team boss and engineering bloke have ‘parted ways’ with the French outfit.
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 […]