BBC F1 2009 – broadcast team

EDIT – I’ve noticed people are still arriving on this older post via Google. Please go ahead and read this, but then make sure you check out the update here – thanks! * * * * From the BBC Sport website: David Coulthard and Eddie Jordan have joined the BBC as part of next year’s […]

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Dr Gary Hartstein

There’s an interesting article at the International Herald Tribune about Doctor Gary Hartstein, originally from Staten Island, New York and now living and working in Belgium. He is the FIA’s medical rescue coordinator and rides in the Mercedes response car, the one following the field on the first lap. He took over from (the legendary) […]

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F1’s New Wings

Check out a photo released by the Williams team this week: Jonathan Kennard performing a shakedown at Kemble airfield, Gloucestershire. Photo taken from http://www.williamsf1.com. That rear wing is just awful. I actually like the lower front wing, although I don’t like how it extends in front of the wheels, that’s going to cause more debris […]

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Tin Tops

And so begins the off-season. Here in Britain the temperatures have dropped, the radiators are on and the hot drinks are being consumed in earnest. Already there is the noticeable drop-off in forum/newsgroup posts, which happens every year yet seems always to take me by surprise. On F1NGers there were over 100 posts after the […]

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Catching up on some news

Check out Pressdog, MyNameIsIRL and other bloggers (as well as Sarah Fisher) on Trackside with Kevin & Cavin which is a weekly IndyCar radio show in the Indianapolis area and online. Proviso: I haven’t listened to it yet. I’m currently listening to Live Fast Racing podcast 18 which I know is a few weeks old […]

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Lewis Hamilton , World Champion

Congratulations once again to Lewis Hamilton, the 2008 FIA Formula One World Champion. In Britain an audience of 8.75 million watched this race (average taken over the 3 hours of coverage), that’s 41.3% of the total viewing audience during that period. It reached a peak of 13.05 million (50.9%) although the article doesn’t state when […]

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Race notes: 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix

2008 Grande Premio do BrasilAutodromo Jose Carlos Pace, Interlagos, Sau Paulo, Brazil71 laps *LIVE* on ITV1 for the last time Anchor: Steve RiderAnalyst: Mark Blundell Lead commentary: James AllenExpert commentary: Martin Brundle Pitlane; Ted Kravitz (strategy), Louise Goodman (DNFs) I note there is no title sponsor for this race, just looking at the schedule list […]

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