Green Notebook from an empty media centre

    So I’m just getting the Green Notebook done for Silverstone, as I sit in the Media Centre for the next race at Silverstone and, to be honest, I’m wondering if I won’t be doing the same again in week from now. Next week we are supposed to be in Catalonia, in Spain, but anyone who keeps an eye o... [Continue reading]

    Posted 06 Aug |  Click for comments | Category: General

    Bottas re-signs

    The Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team has announced that it has extended its agreement with Valtteri Bottas until at least the end of the 2021 Formula One season.  The new arrangement will see Valtteri compete with the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team for the fifth consecutive season. He joined the team in 2017 a... [Continue reading]

    Posted 06 Aug |  Click for comments | Category: General

    Six hours after the race....

    Lewis wins Silverstone despite a last lap puncture Thrills and spills in Formula 2 and Formula 3 What’s happening with Sergio Perez? Ron Smedley’s new kart series The Silverstone Experience Remembering Harry Schell JS looks at the future of... [Continue reading]

    Posted 02 Aug |  Click for comments | Category: General

    Waiting for a replacement...

    Sergio Perez is out for the next two weekends, having tested positive for the coronavirus. Thus the team needs a replacement. The team shares its reserve drivers with McLaren and Mercedes so Stoffel Vandoorne and Esteban Gutierrez might step in. However it might also give Mercedes the chance to run George ... [Continue reading]

    Posted 31 Jul |  Click for comments | Category: General

    Perez waiting for a re-test

    The big news at Silvestone on Thursday afternoon was that Sergio Perez has returned an inconclusive result in a pre-event Covid-19 test and was not at the track because he is self-isolating while waiting for the results of a re-test. The PCR tests that all F1 people are undergoing every four days... [Continue reading]

    Posted 30 Jul |  Click for comments | Category: General

    The F1 calendar

    Formulating the F1 calendar has been a tough job in 2020 with the Covid-19 pandemic playing havoc with the schedules. The F1 group has always said that it wants between 15 and 18 races, although it should perhaps be said that “wants” should be replaced by “needs” as this is the number of... [Continue reading]

    Posted 24 Jul |  Click for comments | Category: General

    Notebook from Schumisberg

    After three weeks on the road, and a triple-header of Grands Prix in points far away, coming home was a pleasure. “Every traveller has a home of his own,” Charles Dickens once wrote, “and he learns to appreciate it the more from his wandering.” For F1 folk in the time... [Continue reading]

    Posted 24 Jul |  Click for comments | Category: General

    Ferrari makes a change

    Ferrari Mission has shuffled its deckchairs "to render it more effective and assure a more holistic emphasis on performance development". This will involve "a chain of command that is more focused and simplified and provides the heads of each department the necessary powers to achieve their objec... [Continue reading]

    Posted 22 Jul |  Click for comments | Category: General

    Welcome transparency in F1

    Formula 1 and the FIA have adopted a very transparent approach to the question of Covid-19 tests. Everyone involved in the sport is being tested every four days to make sure that any infections are quickly spotted and contained. We have now all got used to doing this and, believe it or not, it does be... [Continue reading]

    Posted 17 Jul |  Click for comments | Category: General

    Ron Tauranac 1925-2020

    Ron Tauranac has died at the age of 95. Tauranac was the celebrated Brabham designer, the T in the team’s BT designation and was also the force behind Ralt Cars. Born early in 1925 in Gillingham, Kent, he went with his parents at the end of 1927 to Australia, where the family settled in Newcastl... [Continue reading]

    Posted 17 Jul |  Click for comments | Category: General