Timing is everything
Split-second accuracy is fundamental to both motor sport and the finely honed world of watchmaking, so it’s hardly surprising that the two are highly complementary. For many years now, watch companies have selected racing drivers as brand ambassadors. Famously, Jackie Stewart had his shirts’ left cuff tailored to make sure his Rolex was suitably visible at appropriate moments...
Singapore, Japan & Russia
Rd 14 Marina Bay, September 21, 2014
1 Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes W05 – 2hr 00min 04.795sec
2 Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull RB10 – 2hr 00min 18.329sec
3 Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull RB10 – 2hr 00min 19.068sec
Fastest lap: Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes W05 – 1min 50.417sec
Race distance: 60 laps, 188.749 miles
Pole position: Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes W05 – 1min 45.681sec
Aintree, August 9: the British Grand Prix has long been absent, but racing exists still. Not a lot of people know that…
It is 20 years since I was in the area and precisely 32 since last I saw any racing here, but there’s no need for satellite navigation. Homing instinct kicks in at the end of the M57: bear left as you enter what might be the world’s largest roundabout (Switch...
Letter of the month
Jack the gentleman
I had the humbling experience of Jack Brabham’s no-nonsense approach to racing car preparation; it was a wake-up call at the time. In 1988 I was involved with Derek Bell Racing, running his son Justin in Vauxhall-Lotus. Via our Camel sponsorship we also took on David Brabham from Australian Formula Ford. Preparing two recently delivered cars, I was at our...
Tall men are not meant to make top racing drivers, yet he had a busy 12-year career as F1 racer and tester. Now his heart is set on a third Le Mans winBy Simon Taylor
Alex Wurz looks like Hollywood’s idea of a racing driver: alert, clear-eyed, charming yet steely, wiry and very fit. And tall. But, as we know, in real life the most successful racing drivers tend to be little guys. It’s not just...
Rd. 11 Hungaroring, July 27 2014
1 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull RB9 1hr 53min 05.058sec
2 Fernando Alonso Williams FW36 1hr 53min 10.283sec
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes W05 1hr 53min 10.915sec
Fastest lap: Nico Rosberg Mercedes W05 1min 25.724secRace distance: 70 laps, 190.531 milesPole position: Nico Rosberg Mercedes W05 1min 22.715sec
Pre-race rain and an accident: the two crucial, and linked...
Lewis Hamilton divides opinion like no other current Formula 1 driver. Somewhere between the deifying and the vitriol lies the truth behind this monumental – yet flawed – talent of the tracks
Lewis Hamilton is the most exciting performer on the Formula 1 grid. He’s also, without any question, the most divisive. Drama and controversy stalk him. For every fan that is excited by the audacious moves...
On and off the circuit, F1 continues to confound. Bernie Ecclestone’s Munich court case for alleged bribery of the German banker Gerhard Gribkowsky has been concluded by a payment from Ecclestone of $100 million to the German authorities.
This type of settlement, a peculiarity of the German legal system, implies neither guilt nor innocence and has been applied reportedly because the prosecution...