Grand Prix

2014: A Year of Redundancy in F1

Todd McCandless | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

This year's version of F1 has exacted on lots of people in the series who have made it their life's work to be in the world's most advanced form of motorsport. These people represent key personnel within F1, not merely fringe players or dead weight.

Is it Time for Three-Car Teams in F1?

Todd McCandless | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

Is the idea of a third car off-putting to you? Would it be better to see 16 cars with closer competitiveness compete in F1 rather than 6 cars toiling round at the back trying hard to disappear when being lapped? ... Is that fair? It is in the United Sportscar Championship.

The Chain That's Throttling Bahrain

Neil Durkin | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Sport
Neil Durkin

As Bahrain's protests rumble on year after year, and as the authorities continue cracking down on street protests with mass tear-gassings and violent arrests, the F1 bubble-world seems never more vulnerable to bursting than when it's about to be staged in Manama.

Australian Qualifying: Rain dampens revelations

Todd McCandless | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

The first Formula 1 Qualifying session is over and the season has launched. The grid is set for Sunday's first F1 race of the 2014 season. Did I mention the season has started?

Team Principal a 'Thing of the Past'

Todd McCandless | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

When McLaren announced the signing of Eric Boullier as the new Racing Director, some astute Formula 1 fans asked, "what the heck is a Racing Director? Is that a new Ron Dennis phrase for team principal?"

Brawn Shrugs Off McLaren Rumours

Todd McCandless | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

It seems that Brawn is relishing the chance to take advantage of some leisure time after several decades of toil, tumult and success in Formula 1. Having won two titles while at Benetton, Brawn followed 7-time world champion Michael Schumacher to Ferrari secure another five titles with the Italian carmaker.

WATCH: What Inspired 'Rush'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

When Ron Howard heard the story of the intense Formula One rivalry between two very different men - British champagne-swilling playboy James Hunt and ...

Red Bull's Horner Warns of 'Double Points' Decision

Todd McCandless | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

The 2014 notion of double points seems to be another construct intended to tie one hand behind Red Bull's back. Should the season be close, double points could be a non-issue but should Red Bull have a decent lead, the final race could marginalize everything they'd accomplished in the season.

Schumacher Shows Improvement Despite Fake Priest

Todd McCandless | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

It's a strange world. According to Michael Schumacher's press chief and manager, Sabine Kehm, a journalist disguised as a priest attempted to enter Schumacher's room. The culprit, nor the media outlet associated, have been named.

Fast Cars - Bahrain's Response to the Protest Movement Is the Equivalent of a Reckless Joyrider

Neil Durkin | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

Bahrain has become trapped in an endless circuit of protest-clampdown-further protest-further clampdown. The way out was apparently missed by the authorities long ago and instead we've had police officers acquitted of murder and torture charges (or given lenient sentences), and protesters - including children - given very long prison sentences.

F1 To Award Double Points In Final Grand Prix Of Season

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 10.12.2013 | UK Sport

Formula One teams have rejected mandatory pitstops in each grand prix for the 2014 season. A proposal was put forward to the teams that each driver...

Branson's Virgin to Enter Formula E

Todd McCandless | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

If you've been watching Formula 1 for a few years then you'll know that Richard Branson, boss of Virgin and one of the UK's richest men, has been around the series but only dipped his toe in the lukewarm waters of the world's most advanced for of motorsport...

Brawn Leaves Mercedes

Todd McCandless | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

Rumors have suggested Williams F1, Ferrari and Red Bull as possible landing pads for Brawn but in the end, it depends on the circumstances as brawn doesn't like to play second fiddle to anyone- a main reason for leaving Mercedes.

RIP V8 Era 2006-2013

Todd McCandless | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

After eight seasons, the FIA Formula One World Championship will say goodbye to the 2.4 litre V8 engine formula at the Brazilian Grand Prix this weekend. It's not only the end of the 2013 season but the end of the V8 engine era.

Movember: Ten Hotels for Men

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

November is the month in which men from across the globe will grow a moustache in order to support Movember, a month long event to raise awareness and money for charities associated with prostate cancer and other male cancers.

Is Lotus/Quantum Deal Done?

Todd McCandless | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

So it seems that if Lopez signs the deal, Quantum will own 35% of the team with options for a complete buyout in the future. It also could signify that Nico Hulkenberg may have a reason to get excited about 2014 as the German has been linked to the team should the Quantum deal go through.

Allegations Against Red Bull 'Gaining Traction'

Todd McCandless | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

The rumors of illegal traction control, torque vectoring and other crafty KERS/transmission linking still move like a fog through the pit lane of Formula 1 this week in Japan. As the series gets set for the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka, Red Bull is still discounting accusations that they have created a traction control, of sorts, using KERS and the suspension of their car which is not controlled via the FIA regulated ECU...

FIA Serious About Cutting Costs in F1

Todd McCandless | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

If you've ever created a personal budget, you know that cutting costs can be difficult. If your local town, city or state government were to swoop in and create the budget for you and then monitor your spending levels, that would even be more difficult. That is basically what the FIA are suggesting in the latest comments from Jean Todt.

650 Indian Marshals, One Race Weekend

Todd McCandless | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

The Indian Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) may be struggling to stay on the Formula 1 calendar beyond 2013 but that hasn't dampened local interest in becoming a marshal for the race in October.

James Hunt: Enjoy Life While You Can

Hugh Salmon | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Sport
Hugh Salmon

Twice in the last week, I have watched Rush the new film about Niki Lauda and James Hunt. James was the first 'celebrity' I ever met. As a schoolboy in the 1970s, not only did I meet him - but he drove me in his car!

F1's World of Tyres, Votes and Money

Todd McCandless | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

Formula 1 has traditionally been operated in the penumbra of a document called the Concorde Agreement. This legally-binding document ties the teams, the commercial right's owners (FOM) and the governing body (FIA) together in a dance of speed, technology and perhaps most importantly...money.

Caroline Frost

REVIEW: Rush - A Thrilling, Glittering Tale Of Rivalry And Romance

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Entertainment

It's the final event of the season, and the World Championship title can only belong to one man. The problem is, there are two gunning for it, and...

No Race in New Jersey? 'It's Like Donington All Over Again!'

Todd McCandless | Posted 24.10.2013 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

According to Christian Sylt, for CNN, Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has claimed the New Jersey Grand Prix is off for 2014. The race organizers appa...

Kimi Won't Be in a Red Bull for 2014

Todd McCandless | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

If you were hoping for a dream team of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen at Red Bull Racing, it seems that won't happen for 2014.

Ferrari Rebuke Alonso as Rumours Swirl

Todd McCandless | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

Ferrari entered this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix with a  sense of foreboding to be honest... at least that's what it seemed like from Fernando Alonso's public statements. The Spaniard made it clear that the team needed to have a good showing in Hungary or face a summer break full of anxiety over what best to do to salvage the year.