A big chance for a youngster

    Jacques Villeneuve is a funny guy, with strong opinions, but he is passionate about what he does and endlessly enthusiastic. For some years he and his childhood friend Patrick Lemarié (they have known one another since they were eight) have been trying to find a way to help youngsters get a start in moto... [Continue reading]

    Posted 13 Nov |  View comments | Category: General

    Albon confirmed by Red Bull

    Red Bull has confirmed that Alex Albon will stay with the team next season as team-mate to Max Verstappen. Pierre Gasly will stay on at Faenza with what will be Scuderia AlphaTauri. Team Principal Christian Horner: “Alex has performed extremely well since his debut with the Team in Bel... [Continue reading]

    Posted 12 Nov |  View comments | Category: General

    A big day for Jacques...

    It's a big day today for Jacques Villeneuve and his Feed Racing scheme, designed to help a talented youngster to enter professional racing. The finals take place this morning at Magny-Cours, the prize being a fully-funded Carlin Formula 4 drive in Britain in 2020. ... [Continue reading]

    Posted 12 Nov |  View comments | Category: General

    F1 launches green campaign

    The news that Formula 1 has a “sustainability plan” to have a net-zero carbon footprint by 2030 is the start of a campaign to give the sport a more environmentally-friendly image. It is long overdue, particularly in the light of the extraordinary achievements in engine efficiency since the new formu... [Continue reading]

    Posted 12 Nov |  View comments | Category: General

    The mayor vetoes opposition to F1 in Miami

    Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez has today used his veto to overturn opposition to the planned Formula 1 race at the Hard Rock Stadium, the home of the Miami Dolphins. This is situated in Miami Gardens, where the local County Commissioner Barbara Jordan has led opposition to the event. Jordan’s p... [Continue reading]

    Posted 08 Nov |  View comments | Category: General

    Notebook from an autumnal forest

    It doesn’t really matter where you are in the northern hemisphere, at this time of year the forests are spectacular. The leaves have turned a million different shades of greens, yellows, reds and brown, as the trees finish their year with a grand finale, the last blast before they shut down for their wint... [Continue reading]

    Posted 07 Nov |  View comments | Category: Notebook

    Six and a half hours after the race

    The United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas was a great triumph for Mercedes, with Valtteri Bottas winning the race and Lewis Hamilton finishing second and by doing so, winning his sixth World Championship title. He is not just one short of Michael Schumacher's all-time record and he is clea... [Continue reading]

    Posted 04 Nov |  View comments | Category: General

    A lot of noise...

    A Formula 1 car is a complex piece of machinery and all the different systems on it do sometimes disrupt one another. The cars have a great deal of electrical noise - undesirable electrical signals - which can distort or interfere with the desired signals. This is vary hard to mast... [Continue reading]

    Posted 02 Nov |  View comments | Category: General

    Renault confirms Fry

    Renault F1 has confirmed that Pat Fry will join the team shortly. “I am delighted to be able to work with Pat again," said Renault's executive director Marcin Budkowski, who worked with Fry at McLaren between 2007 and 2010. "His arrival is yet another step as we build and improve o... [Continue reading]

    Posted 02 Nov |  View comments | Category: General

    Renault grabs Pat Fry

    The word in the Formula 1 paddock at the United States Grand Prix is that Renault will soon announce that it has hired British engineer Pat Fry to lead the technical team at Enstone. Fry left McLaren earlier this year after masterminding the team’s 2019 revival. It was always going to be a short... [Continue reading]

    Posted 02 Nov |  View comments | Category: General