Articles tagged Royal Bank of Scotland

Page 72 of June 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, June 2008

Formula 1's shifting sands

Forget Monaco – the setting for this year’s F1 business forum was the desert kingdom of Bahrain, a sure sign of motor sport’s growing love affair with the Middle East By Rob Widdows In the sweltering heat, on an island that floats in the Gulf of Arabia, they are building a Financial Harbour. There are plans for an Investment Wharf. They are constructing a new Bay of Bahrain, designed to be a mini...

Page 14 of March 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, March 2009

Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – Why F1’s ‘regime’ feels threatened by FOTA – Ron chooses his moment for team handover – The night The Beatles stayed at Indianapolis "How come,” goes the old joke, “that there’s only one Monopolies Commission?” In the same vein, one idly wonders why, in this era of necessarily obsessive cost-cutting in Formula 1, the actual cost of a Grand Prix – the price charged to race promoters...

Page 17 of August 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, August 2009

Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – Back from the brink of a breakaway series – Prost’s self-sacrifice for the good of McLaren When Max Mosley came to Suzuka in 1991, he was newly installed as the president of FISA, then the motor sport arm of the FIA. In short order, of course, he was to do away with FISA, and become president of the FIA proper, but in those early days his focus was on the sport alone. In Japan he...

Page 16 of February 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, February 2009

Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – F1 in crisis – but it need not have come to this – Surtees’s GP assessment still resonates today On Wednesday, December 3, I was due to attend Honda’s traditional end-of-season lunch, but on the Monday a letter, signed by Nick Fry and Ross Brawn, arrived by e-mail. In light of the prevailing economic situation, it said, and the fact that the company’s English plant was down to a...

Page 73 of September 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 73, September 2012

A frank exchange of views

He’s a Tasman race winner, Australian champion driver, sports car and F5000 builder and winner, a successful businessman – and he’s never slow with an opinion. In the 1960s Frank Matich diced with the sport’s greats; here he recalls the men who impressed him The Grand Prix Drivers Association is a pretty exclusive club. But there’s an even more exclusive club within it: drivers who never raced in...

Page 51 of February 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, February 2009

A hard rain's a-gonna fall

Formula 1 is facing the biggest financial storm in its history. The sport must adjust, or face being washed away By Joe Saward There is no doubt that history will recall recent events in the financial world as ‘The Crash of 2008’. We still do not know just how bad the effects of this will ultimately be, nor what implications it will have for the world. And this is the worry for motor sport, which...

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