grand prix racing

mysterious minor royals

The Mysterious Nigerian Prince Who Scammed His Way Into Owning an F1 Team

Ahead of the 1999 season, a Nigerian prince became the co-owner of Formula 1 stalwarts Arrows. Before the campaign was over he had disappeared, leaving the team in the lurch and considerable confusion as to his motives.
Jim Weeks
3.27.17
disciples of michael schumacher

In Conversation With Esteban Ocon, France's Newest Formula 1 Star

VICE Sports sat down with rising F1 star Esteban Ocon to discuss the new grand prix season, his old rivalry with Max Verstappen, and looking down on his rivals as the tallest driver on the grid.
Jim Weeks
3.23.17
Donald Trump

Mexican F1 Racer Sergio Perez Backs Campaign Against Trump's Wall

​Sergio Perez has thrown his support behind a Mexican Grand Prix initiative to show solidarity for his country, in light of the fallout being caused by American president Donald Trump's attempts to build a wall between the two nations.
Jonathan Noble, Motorsport.com
2.9.17
sport in nazi germany

The British Grand Prix Star Who Flew the Flag for Nazi Germany

Handsome, brave and talented, Richard Seaman was among the brightest stars of inter-war grand prix racing, but today he is largely forgotten in Britain. That is in no small part down to his close links with Hitler and Nazi Germany.
Jim Weeks
1.19.17
F1

Sex, Drugs and Formula 1: Tommy Byrne's Wild Ride

Tommy Byrne was a gifted young racing driver, but his Formula 1 career was short lived. The exact reasons for this are unclear – though the Irishman's fondness for drink, drugs and women cannot have helped his cause.
Jim Weeks
12.19.16
turn 6 on lap 48

Collision and Collusion: The Story of the 1997 Formula 1 Title Decider

The deciding race in a finely balanced title battle, the 1997 European Grand Prix was packed with high drama and claims of collusion. Almost 20 years on, it ranks as a controversial classic.
Jim Weeks
10.27.16