The latest Miami circuit map

    Here is the latest version of the planned Miami Grand Prix circuit, with the original idea of racing around the American Airlines Arena having been axed and the track now passing through Bayfront Park. It is not clear from the map where the pits will be, but it is clear from the run-off areas that the circuit w... [Continue reading]

    Posted 8 hours ago |  Click for comments | Category: General

    We’ve been podcasting again!

    After more than a month, and 17,000 kilometres on the road (spent largely in an ageing Prius) F1 legend Joe Saward drops into the shed for a well deserved rest stop before jumping in the Prius again and heading for Germany. This week he and Spanners decide that the team's pantech motor homes (hosp... [Continue reading]

    Posted 12 hours ago |  Click for comments | Category: General

    Ruminations on sport

    Sport is a funny thing. It does two things: it provides physical activity for the enjoyment of those taking part; and, in many cases, it is entertainment for spectators, both on-site and watching on television. It is big business these days, of course, as it is one of the most successful ways for... [Continue reading]

    Posted 17 Jul |  Click for comments | Category: General

    A chance to get more information about F1

    The last few weeks have been a whirl of activity and I will happily admit that I have not been keeping up with all the other stuff one needs to do in life. One of these things is to point out to blog readers that my last Audience with Joe, held in London the week before the British Grand Prix, was rec... [Continue reading]

    Posted 12 Jul |  Click for comments | Category: General

    Aldo Costa on the move

    Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport will be losing the day-to-day services of two of its most important engineers in the months ahead. Engineering Director Aldo Costa is moving to an advisory role because he wants to spend more time with his family in Italy and Performance Director Mark Ellis has decide to retire ... [Continue reading]

    Posted 12 Jul |  Click for comments | Category: General

    Notebook from a country house

    English country houses, with their crunchy driveways, manicured lawns and draughty bedrooms are a key part of the Silverstone experience. Many of the F1 world stay in their own homes for the Grand Prix but the rest of us have to make do with B&Bs, even if we are often up and gone before the second... [Continue reading]

    Posted 11 Jul |  Click for comments | Category: Notebook

    Six hours after the race

    The British Grand Prix was supposed to have a rather different script, with Lewis Hamilton expected to score his sixth victory in front of his home crowd. He was on pole but when the lights went out, he was beaten away by Sebastian Vettel. And then Kimi Raikkonen crashed into him at the third corner and Lewis w... [Continue reading]

    Posted 08 Jul |  Click for comments | Category: GP+ Magazine

    The power of sport

    We all have different preferences when it comes to sport. I don’t give a damn about fooWe all have different preferences when it comes to sport. I don’t give a damn about football, but I see loads of people around me who do... [Continue reading]

    Posted 04 Jul |  Click for comments | Category: General

    Boullier resigns

    McLaren has announced that Eric Boullier has resigned as its Racing Director after four years in the role. Whether this will help or hinder the team's progress remains to be seen. The resignation is entirely believable because Boullier has been frustrated for some time at not being allowed to get on an... [Continue reading]

    Posted 04 Jul |  Click for comments | Category: General

    Notebook from a greasy spoon

    I left Austria late, it must have been seven thirty on Monday morning. I meant to be on the road much earlier, but at some point when the magpies were starting to thieve, I fell asleep at the wheel of my computer. Thus, there was a mad rush to finish the JSBM newsletter and then it was ... [Continue reading]

    Posted 04 Jul |  Click for comments | Category: Notebook