Fascinating F1 Facts: 13

    Madonna was a great achiever and she was able to explain her ambition in a neat and very succinct way. "I’m tough," she said. "I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, OK." Perhaps in a different life Madonna would have made a g... [Continue reading]

    Posted 18 hours ago |  View comments | Category: General

    Fascinating F1 Facts: 12

    There are 5.5 million Finns in the world today and the country is turning away from traditional names, the most common these days being Leo and Elias. The days of Mika, Antti and Juha seem to be a thing of the past and you have to look quite hard to find people called Jarno, which in pronounced Yah-r-no&nb... [Continue reading]

    Posted 10 Dec |  View comments | Category: General

    Fascinating F1 Facts: 11

    Adrian Reynard was always an ambitious fellow. His father Gordon had been involved in motor racing as BP's competition manager in the United States. When he was 21 Adrian went into business with veteran engineer Bill Stone, who had been one of March's first employees, and they formed Sabre Automoti... [Continue reading]

    Posted 09 Dec |  View comments | Category: General

    Fascinating F1 Facts: 10

    If you have a motor racing quiz and ask who won the first race in a Williams Formula 1 car, most people will get it wrong. They will tell you that it was Silverstone in 1979 when the Swiss driver Clay Regazzoni inherited the lead of the British GP when his team-mate Alan Jones retired from the lead af... [Continue reading]

    Posted 08 Dec |  View comments | Category: General

    A smile on a rainy day

    It's a wet miserable day in December and I was happily working away on a new Fascinating F... [Continue reading]

    Posted 07 Dec |  View comments | Category: General

    Fascinating F1 Facts: 9

    Lots of Formula 1 fans will know the story of how Formula 1 World Champion Jody Scheckter left the sport and made a fortune with firearms training simulators and then sold the business and became an organic farmer, buying a 2,500-acre estate called Laverstoke Park in the Test valley, near Whitchu... [Continue reading]

    Posted 07 Dec |  View comments | Category: General

    The Christmas offer will end shortly...

    With Christmas fast approaching and deliveries becoming more difficult as a result, it will soon be time to wrap up the pre-Christmas special offer for Fascinating F1 Facts, Volume 1 and Volume 2.  So if you want to get some copies at the bargain price of just £24.99 (including P&P) you need... [Continue reading]

    Posted 06 Dec |  View comments | Category: General

    Fascinating F1 Facts: 8

    If you happen to be enjoying the wine country of the Remstal, a few miles to the east of Stuttgart and your car breaks down, the chances are that a yellow vehicle bearing the name Winkelhock Abschleppdienst Autokrane will come to your rescue. The company is the largest and oldest towing service in the area... [Continue reading]

    Posted 06 Dec |  View comments | Category: General

    Fascinating F1 Facts: 7

    The Arno is the river that flows through the city of Florence. It rises in the Apennines, the backbone of Italy, and flows into the Ligurian Sea near Pisa. For a brief period in the mid-1980s, Arno was also going to be the name of a Formula 1... [Continue reading]

    Posted 05 Dec |  View comments | Category: General

    Fascinating F1 Facts: 6

    According to the songwriting duo John Kander and Fred Ebb, money makes the world go round and there are times when one marvels at the power of the stuff. It is so powerful that it can even bend borders...You would think that it was the obvious thing to host a Grand Prix in the country after which the race ... [Continue reading]

    Posted 04 Dec |  View comments | Category: General