Formula One bosses want the sport to return to live terrestrial TV — a rebuke to Sky and former supremo Bernie Ecclestone. Speaking on the eve of the showpiece Monaco Grand Prix, commercial director Sean Bratches said the current arrangement, whereby Sky broadcast all but the British Grand Prix exclusively live, is ‘sub-optimal’. Sky pay […]
The press called him “The Computer”. Nobody knew the line better than Niki Lauda. Racing drivers define their own racing lines on the track, deciding where they can risk more and brake less, where to slow down a bit more in order to, later, speed up a touch quicker. The optimum racing line runs between […]
MONACO: Formula One world championship standings ahead of this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix: Drivers championship Lewis Hamilton (GBR) 112 points, 2. Valtteri Bottas (FIN) 105, 3. Max Verstappen (NED) 66, 4. Sebastian Vettel (GER) 64, 5. Charles Leclerc (MON) 57, 6. Pierre Gasly (FRA) 21, 7. Kevin Magnussen (DEN) 14, 8. Sergio Pérez (MEX) […]
Cape Town – Neville Lederle, former South African Formula One motor racing champion, passed away quietly at his home in Knysna last Friday. He was 80-years-old. Lederle, born in Theunissen in the Free State in 1938, was schooled at St Andrews in Bloemfontein. His motor racing career started in Europe where he raced a VW […]
AFP Contributor/Getty Images Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda has died aged 70. Per the Austria Press Agency (h/t Giles Richards of The Guardian), a statement released by Lauda’s family read: “With deep sadness, we announce that our beloved Niki has peacefully passed away with his family on Monday.” Lauda, who had a lung […]
After only five rounds, the battle for the 2019 championship looks likely to boil down to a straight fight between two drivers, so it’s a good thing we’ve got the tense battle for F1-B to keep us entertained.