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Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Book Review: My Chequered Career

Reviewing Steve Rider's 'My Chequered Career'

Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Edwards joins BBC F1 team

Ben Edwards will be joining David Coulthard in the commentary box for the 2012 season, filling the slot Martin Brundle has left since his transfer to Sky. Announcing the deal on Twitter he said “So, it looks as though it’s really happening. I will be the BBC F1 commentator in 2012 and I can’t wait!” However this isn’t his first time he’s commentated on F1, doing so with John Watson for Sky (F1 Digital+) in 2002 for a single season. He follows the recent trend […]

Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2011

Boullier admits 'plan B' talks with Cosworth

Sep.15 (GMM) Eric Boullier has confirmed reports that the Genii-owned formula one team, currently known as Renault, held recent talks with independent engine supplier Cosworth.

Seemingly confirming rumours that the Enstone based team will soon drop t...

Posted on Friday, August 19, 2011

BBC 'held the cards' in split Sky deal

Aug.19 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone claims the BBC's ongoing contract meant he could not keep formula one on free-to-air television in Britain.

The BBC has a lucrative deal to televise F1 through 2014 but, amid the need to cut costs, the public broadcaste...

Posted on Friday, July 29, 2011

Why the BBC/Sky deal is bad for F1

So, it’s finally happened. After various stories for months, Formula One coverage in the United Kingdom is going behind a paywall and will be available on Sky between 2012 and 2018. Sure, you can still watch half of the races on the BBC, but that is a compromise that many fans are unhappy with. 20 races, not 10, make up a World Championship and you don’t watch half of a football match or 2 sets of a tennis match, do you? Barbara Slater, director of […]

Posted on Monday, July 4, 2011

Barrichello demands 'big' progress for 2012

Jul.4 (GMM) Rubens Barrichello has flagged the likelihood of spending a third consecutive season with Williams in 2012.

The Grove based team is suffering a tough transitional period this season, in the process of splitting with Sam Michael and settin...

Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Ecclestone admits BBC 'facing problems'

Jun.21 (GMM) The BBC warned Bernie Ecclestone about "facing problems", the F1 chief executive has admitted.

His comments follow reports this week that the British broadcaster's highly respected free-to-air live television coverage of formula one migh...

Posted on Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Blundell to make F1 steward debut

May 18 (GMM) Mark Blundell will make his debut as the driver representative in the FIA stewards' room this weekend in Spain.

The 45-year-old Briton stood on the podium three times as he contested 61 grands prix, most recently with McLaren in 1995.

H...

Posted on Monday, May 2, 2011

Drivers ask for DRS ban in Monaco

May 2 (GMM) Heikki Kovalainen agrees that the moveable rear wing 'DRS' systems should be banned in Monaco later this month.

His Team Lotus teammate Jarno Trulli said the overtaking aid could be "dangerous" and also ineffective on the famously tight b...

Posted on Monday, March 14, 2011

BBC eyeing F1 broadcast deal axe - reports

Mar.14 (GMM) British media reports say the national broadcaster BBC is considering abandoning its television coverage of formula one.

The move, with senior managers reportedly also considering dropping coverage of the famous Wimbledon tennis tourname...