The world of Formula 1 has been turned on its head by the current financial crisis and the withdrawal of Honda. Joe Saward analyses of the state of Grand Prix racing as we head into 2009, while Rob Widdows interviews the unstoppable Sébastien Loeb, Sam Hancock compares a classic Porsche RSR with his modern Carrera Cup GT3 and Simon Taylor has lunch with David Piper.
Porsche then and now
Two 911s – a classic RSR and a current-spec GT3 Cup car. How close is their gene profile?
The BBC’s F1 challenge
The Beeb is F1’s traditional home, but picking up from where ITV left off won’t be easy
Race of Champions
Sébastien Loeb ruled at Wembley – the WRC champ also talks to us this month (see below)
An in-depth look at the ‘Schumacher of the WRC’, who’s pretty handy in an F1 car, too
Lunch with… David Piper
The quintessential privateer talks farming, touring Europe and painting Ferraris green
F1 financial crisis
How the sport is reacting to the global financial crisis, Honda’s withdrawal, plus some of the key team players give their view
Team-mates: Cheever on Warwick
Derek’s already had his say on this pair’s love-hate partnership – now it’s Eddie’s turn!
Rudolf Caracciola at Indy
How did Rudi’s GP trophies end up in an Indy museum? It started with a post-war race offer…
Grand Designs: Ford C100
The endurance racer that never got to realise its potential once the Ford axe was swung
Following in Dad’s footsteps was no easy task in ’08, but he has a second chance at Renault
Portrait of a painter who went racing when he (temporarily) fell out of love with art
Classic racing cars: MGB
This sports racer is both prolific and popular
Inside the Cincinnati restoration business