60103 Flying Scotsman

It is nice to see all of the attention being given to 60103 in the media if only because it raises the profile of steam locomotives and will, hopefully, help encourage people to visit either their local heritage line or maybe one near where they take their holiday (whwever that may be for there are many heritage lines around the world. Continue reading

F1 qualifying changes

The proposed changes to qualifying for a Grand Prix seemed straightforward enough on paper, at least in the sense that you could see what was intended would happen. Continue reading

F1 gaining a halo

Seeing pictures of the Ferrari wearing its halo during the formula one testing was encouraging, at least in terms of someone trying it out as a concept. News that Red Bull might try a so called Batmobile style canopy alternative is also a good move if it comes to fruition. Continue reading

Tasman Series 1968

The Tasman Series was a winter break for the grand prix circus. Founded in 1964 from a series of local races and a couple of international events, it grew into a substantial series with works entries from BRM, Lotus, Brabham and Ferrari at its height. From its beginning as a 2.5 litre maximum capacity single seater series under the old Intercontinental Formula it was extended to accept F5000 entries from 1970 and the series continued to flourish until rising costs killed it off after the 1975 series.

Here is a great clip showing some of the Australian leg of the series in 1968 with Jim Clark, Graham Hill, Chris Amon, Denny Hulme, Piers Courage, Dickie Attwood, Frank Gardner and more.

Enjoy it here

Success ballast in F1!

The suggestion that F1 might adopt success ballast is horrifying. Sure it works to enliven some series, in particular tin top racing, but surely not in F1. Continue reading

Stewart Haas to move to Ford in 2017

News that SHR are moving over to the Blue Oval comes as a bit of a shock, but with Smoke retired by then I suppose the one true objector will be out of the way. Continue reading

So Bernie wouldn’t pay to watch F1?

Mr E has been in the press this week on the state of F1 and, as is often the case, has been stirring the pot. But how much notice should we be taking? Continue reading

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