Monza Memories – Italian Grand Prix Stories

The Italian Grand Prix was first held at Monza in 1922 and the circuit has been a part of every World Championship season except one (1980). As such, the history and the stories from the Autodromo rival those from anywhere else. Over the years some of the most poignant and...

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Phil Hill

American racing legend Phil Hill passed away last week following complications that arose from his battle with Parkinsons disease. The 1961 World Champion was a truly great driver and his loss will have a big affect on the motorsport community. Phil Hill’s story is an interesting one in that he...

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Ferrari under fire

There is sometimes an argument that Ferrari is given preferential treatment by the FIA. This is more of a perception than a reality and dates back to Enzo Ferrari’s shameless exploitation of his companys value to the sport. However, the case for some sort of FIA favouritism was bolstered over...

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Why is Formula One my favourite sport?

August is a fantastic month for casual sports fans this year as the Beijing Olympics get beamed into television sets all around the world. It exposes many armchair enthusiasts, including myself, to sports that we wouldnt otherwise have noticed. When else are you going to see handball broadcast on prime...

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Who’s who in GP2

There are currently five drivers in the Grand Prix field that have used GP2 as a springboard into Formula One. Of those five men, two of them are race winners and the other three have each stood on the podium. That reflects well on the junior category and the calibre...

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Fuel rig failures and controversy

A number of Formula One teams experienced issues with their refuelling equipment during yesterday’s Hungarian Grand Prix. Toyota, Honda, Williams and Toro Rosso each suffered fuel rig failures, and the most of serious of those resulted in small fires. The incidents have raised questions about the quality of the refuelling...

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Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems

The 2009 Formula One regulations will allow teams to develop Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems for the first time, and whilst the new technology is exciting for the sport many technical boffins have been critical of its implementation. Some teams will not even be using the new system next year such...

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Heikki Kovalainen

A decent number of Formula One drivers will be leaving the German Grand Prix feeling rather disappointed. It was the sort of race in which everyone could have a done a little better, especially when you consider that Nelson Piquet was only a whisker away from his first Grand Prix...

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2008 British Grand Prix – Reinforcing Reputations

Rubens Barrichello is something of a Silverstone specialist. The Brazilian has always been awesome around the Northamptonshire circuit, and it is one of the few places where he was able to consistently beat Michael Schumacher in the same car. The venue has played host to some of his greatest moments....

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