Paul Crowder’s very well-researched feature documentary about Formula One racing, made alongside Ron Howard’s drama Rush and narrated by Michael Fassbender, has a strangely morbid undertow. The first part of the film follows the “travelling circus” of Grand Prix drivers in the 1960s and 1970s. They’re very dashing figures (likened by some to Spitfire pilots) who lead glamorous lives but stand a fair chance of being killed. Their cars are “mobile bombs” that grew faster and faster, even as the safety standards of the tracks stayed the same.
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Sunday 30 May 2010
Revenues of Formula One's corporate hospitality provider, Beta Holdings, crashed by 18 per cent last year as blue-chip sponsors cut their spending during the recession.
Thursday 25 March 2010
Racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart today denied he was behind the wheel during a supercar test drive crash which left a repair bill of more than £300,000.
Thursday 11 March 2010
Sir, the champagne! Motor racing enthusiasts were treated to the sight of a distantly familiar face aboard yesterday morning's Gulf Air flight to Bahrain, departing just in time for the start of the 2010 Grand Prix season.
Friday 05 March 2010
Karun Chandhok will this season become the second Indian driver to compete in Formula One.
Wednesday 24 February 2010
Virgin Racing have signed Formula Two champion Andy Soucek as their test and reserve driver ahead of their debut F1 season.
Friday 20 November 2009
Stand by for scandal. Sadie Frost, the fashion designer and ringleader of London's notorious "Primrose Hill Set", is soon to pen her tell-all memoirs. Those involved with the project are promising "an amazing story" with "all the gossip" about Frost's two marriages (the actress married Spandau Ballet's Gary Kemp when she was 16 and then Jude Law, with whom she has three children) as well as her close friendship with the notoriously secretive Kate Moss.
Wednesday 04 November 2009
The 2009 Formula One season has been one to remember. Here we take a look back at the good, the bad and the ugly.
Monday 02 November 2009
Bridgestone Motorsport have announced they are pulling out of Formula One at the end of next season.
Friday 23 October 2009
Friday 18 September 2009
Monday 07 September 2009
Frank Gardner might not have been as well known outside his sport as his contemporaries Jim Clark, Jackie Stewart and Jochen Rindt, but that was exactly how he preferred it. In a career that spanned a quarter of a century and embraced championships in Formula 5000 (1971) and British saloon cars (1967, '68) and success in international sportscar racing, he established a reputation as a redoubtable professional and car sorter par excellence (the car sorter sets up the car so it operates at maximum effectiveness). With his white flannel hat and devastatingly dry sense of humour he came across as precisely what he was: a quick racer driver who had seen enough of life to get his head around it and understand just where he fitted in.
Friday 28 August 2009
Tuesday 04 August 2009
Nelson Piquet Jr has been dropped by Renault after a disappointing time in Formula One. The Brazilian was unable to match the feats of his father, who won the drivers world championship on three occasions.
Monday 27 July 2009
Felipe Massa's cruelly random injury at qualifying in Hungary – along with the recent death of John Surtees' son – have turned back the clock with almost casual brutality.
Tuesday 07 July 2009
It has taken Bernie Ecclestone two days to apologise for remarks he made praising Hitler as a man who could "get things done." That is probably quick by his standards. It probably was a struggle for him to sya the word 'sprry' at all, because this is a man accustomed to getting his way.
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