A TRIP TO WILLIAMSF1

ndt&fw smLast night the WilliamsF1 club ran one of it’s occasional trips to the Williams museum, a £50 million collection of cars spanning right across the 30 year history of the team. I always enjoy my visits even though I have been half a dozen times before but last night was special as Sir Frank Williams came along to speak to the group.… Read the rest

DONNINGTON TO REPLACE SILVERSTONE FROM 2010

image It has been announced today that from 2010 the British Grand Prix is to move from it’s traditional home at Silverstone to Donnington. While there has been many years of argument between the circuit and Bernie Ecclestone I don’t think anyone really thought that they wouldn’t come to some agreement in the end.… Read the rest

F1 RETURNS TO THE BBC

F1 LogoFormula One is to be shown on the BBC for the first time in twelve years it was announced yesterday. This is great news for the following reasons:

1) no more adverts breaking up the action

2) Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain” will (probably) return as the theme music.… Read the rest

F1 2008 IS GO

image So the first race of the 2008 Formula 1 season is out of the way with a great haul of points for the Williams team. With so few finishers it will be interesting to see if they can keep up the momentum next weekend in Malaysia.… Read the rest

TREND IN ONLINE MAGAZINE PUBLISHING

imageYesterday saw the launch of a new online magazine iGizmo. This is a magazine in the traditional sense of the word in that it is presented as an electronic view with pages to turn just like the real thing. Of course being online allows it to do other neat things like embed videos and link to websites – both of which iGizmo makes good use of.… Read the rest

TREND IN ONLINE MAGAZINE PUBLISHING

imageYesterday saw the launch of a new online magazine iGizmo. This is a magazine in the traditional sense of the word in that it is presented as an electronic view with pages to turn just like the real thing. Of course being online allows it to do other neat things like embed videos and link to websites – both of which iGizmo makes good use of.… Read the rest

WHY HAVING A REALLY BIG ONE HELPS

As part of the McLaren F1 teams punishment for “cheating” last season was that they were stripped of all their world championship points thereby finishing last with nil points. The way that F1 works is that the best place to be in the pits is in the garages closest to the exit.… Read the rest

NEW F1 WORLD CHAMPION

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GUILTY AS CHARGED

Today the FIA have released details of why they came to the decision to fine McLaren a record $100M in the Ferrari spy scandal. I did wonder yesterday if McLaren might appeal but seeing the evidence I don’t think they should bother and think themselves lucky that they weren’t kicked out for 2007 & 08.… Read the rest

MCLAREN $100M LIGHTER

McLaren PhotocopierSo the FIA have decided. McLaren are guilty and it’s going to cost them $100M and all their points docked from the 2007 constructors championship. In some senses it could have been worse. Earlier this afternoon Autosport.com were reporting that McLaren were going to be kick out of the 2008 championship too.… Read the rest