As high as the stakes are in modern Formula 1, the battle for the sport’s future which raged at the dawn of the eighties was fought with particular ferocity. The political fall-out even led to some races being cancelled. Advert | Become a Supporter & go ad-free But, as a trove of documents unearthed by @DieterRencken reveals, this fraught period in the sport’s history played a unique role in shaping modern F1. In early 1980 Formula 1 was a battleground. The lines were drawn between the mostly British teams, dubbed ‘garagistes’ by Enzo Ferrari on account of building cars using proprietary components from suppliers (Cosworth engines, Hewland gearboxes), and their opponents headed by FISA, then the sporting arm of the FIA. The FISA-aligned teams ‘grande’ teams included manufacturers Ferrari, Renault and Alfa Romeo, who surveyed the ongoing skirmishes nervously, and periodically switched allegiances according to their agendas. The ‘garagistes’ battled under the … [Read more...] about WPDC: Ecclestone’s breakaway threat which set the template for modern F1 · RaceFans
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F1 drivers speak up for Catalunya track amid rumours of Madrid bid for Spanish GP · RaceFans
Formula 1 drivers including Lewis Hamilton are keen to see the Circuit de Catalunya remain on the F1 calendar, following rumours the Spanish Grand Prix will move to Madrid in the future. Advert | Become a Supporter & go ad-free Reports suggested a new street circuit in the Spanish capital could take over the race after the Catalunya circuit’s contract expires in 2026. The Spanish Grand Prix has appeared on the F1 calendar every season since 1986 and moved to its current venue in 1991. Several drivers expressed their desire for the track near Barcelona to remain the race’s home. Lewis Hamilton , who raced around the little-loved Valencia street circuit which held a second Spanish round between 2008 and 2012, said he was not particularly excited by the prospect of moving the Spanish round to another street circuit. “I do think it’s very important to keep the some of the classic circuits. At least the ones that provide great racing. Budapest is spectacular, … [Read more...] about F1 drivers speak up for Catalunya track amid rumours of Madrid bid for Spanish GP · RaceFans
An Icon Of MotoGP – Valentino Rossi "The Doctor"
Home Off beat oi-Vedant Jouhari By Vedant Jouhari Published: Thursday, June 1, 2023, 16:14 [IST] Valentino Rossi is a name most of us in the automobile fraternity have heard. Rossi, due to all his achievements and fun personality has earned a spot in our hearts. He was born on February 6th, 1979, in a town called Urbino, in Italy and got into the world of racing at a very young age. Valentino Rossi's name went around the paddock, and through the public because of his confident and exuberant riding style, unparalleled bike control, and drive to please the crowd. He didn't only bring the wow factor to the sport, but also brought an aspect of entertainment, with his post-race interviews and sense of humour. Rossi started his wondrous journey in the 125cc category of motorcycle racing in 1996 for Aprilia and secured his first World Championship in 1997. This victory was just the start of one of the most celebrated people in … [Read more...] about An Icon Of MotoGP – Valentino Rossi "The Doctor"