Pastor Maldonado’s win in Spain was earned the hard way; a battle from start to finish with Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari. It was exactly the sort of victory Sir Frank would relish.
On-track action, off-track politicking. Won’t someone tell Max Mosley that we want real racing between real race teams?
Jackie Pretorius was one of the racing heroes who sparked my interest in motorsport back in the ’60s, at the height of the Golden Era of South African motor racing. So the news of his passing really left me with a terrible hollow feeling.
Even though the announcement that Michael Schumacher will retire at the end of 2006 was not really a surprise, it’s still hard to believe that the man that put F1 on the world map will soon bid farewell to it all.
Buttongate II is officially over… Jenson Button has bought himself out of his Williams contract for 2006 and will remain at BAR Honda “for the next few years”, the Brackley-based team says.
After an impressive display at the weekend’s Italian Grand Prix, BMW Williams test driver, Antonio Pizzonia, will again race in place of Nick Heidfeld in Belgium.
Former F1 champion Nigel Mansell is the latest superstar to join the lineup for the South African Masters race, which be contested, in conjunction with the Altech SA Formula 1×2 Grand Prix, at Kyalami in November.
Williams F1 and engine manufacturer Cosworth have announced a partnership agreement for 2006, which will see the two British racing icons join forces in a bid to head the F1 grid next season.
BAR Honda has confirmed a “multi-year” deal with Rubens Barrichello. The Ferrari driver will join the Brackley-based team from next year, but does the move herald the beginning of the end of Rubinho’s F1 tenure – or a renaissance in his career?
Ferrari has confirmed that Rubens Barrichello will leave the team at the end of the year and that Felipe Massa will replace the Brazilian as Michael Schumacher’s team-mate in 2006. The widely-expected announcement has generated much debate as to the futures of BAR Honda’s Jenson Button and Takuma Sato…