With only a little over three weeks until the first grand prix of the 2010 season gets underway, you’d be forgiven for thinking that there would be more Formula 1 related news flying around than you could shake a really big stick at. Sadly, this isn’t the case – the PR machines and Red Bull haven’t been switched on yet and they, like the rest of the teams they are currently over in Jerez, Spain to test their new machinery out and make some final adjustments. You could also be forgiven that thinking testing is exciting, again sadly it isn’t – the times posted don’t mean a lot with teams and drivers testing different fuel loads, setups and aerodynamic tweaks. Sure it’s good to know that there are cars out on track, and well to satisfy you here are some of the best images from last the test session last week (click to enlarge)
And if you’re still looking for more to read, then you should take a look around F1 Badger – there is far far more than just race reports and news updates, you can learn about the history of F1, find out more interesting facts than you ever knew you needed to know, read about upcoming drivers and other racing formulae and just so much more…
Scrapbook – this is the fab series, looking at great, fun and enjoyable moments in history of grand prix. Did you know Gilles Villeneuve was Enzo Ferrari’s favourite entertainer? Did you know that both the Beatles and Abba have been linked with F1 at some point? Or that there were once plans for a 12-wheeled car? How about that back in the 70s drivers used to try each others cars – well James Hunt did… You can find all of Badger’s Scrapbook series on one page here.
Book Reviews – sure, you’re reading this web page right now and probably read others too, but spare some time for the good ol’ printed word because there are hundreds of grand prix books out there, just waiting to be picked up and well-thumbed. To help you sift the good from the bad, have a look through Badger’s Book Corner – find out who the stig is all about his career, learn more about race tracks, get better at maths with F1 and loads more.
Last Season – maybe you are happy just reminiscing over last year – well good news for you – see our ‘season on a page‘ with a ‘race per paragraph’ and relive the highs and lows from the epic 2009 season. Refer back to old copies of our well-loved Podium or Pits (POP) series and see who was on the podium or in the pits throughout the year.
Fun – Then there’s the Badgerometer where we present you with top fives on various topics including good and bad looking cars, the best driver names as well as surmising races by the top five things that happened. Then there’s our in-depth look at how Star Wars and F1 were separated at birth and we give you the chance to find our which F1 driver you are most like. If you’ve got some cash burning a hole in your pocket, then head on over to our shopping guides for some great F1 related products to purchase, from wine to body spray and remote control grannies.
Insight – Who are the BBC and what do they know the Badger met the BBC Sport team and Monza for a chat, you can listen to it here – similarly did you know James Hunt’s son is also a racer – read what he has to say here. Even Sir Stirling Moss asked the Badger round for a cup of tea – read what he had to say about F1 here. You’ve probably heard of BBC 5 Live too, they like F1 Badger and also had a chat with us.
If you’re looking for more current stories then refer to our News section and Features section as well as the ever building 2010 season preview …you get the idea – there’s plenty to enjoy here on Badger, we hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoy writing it. Now you really can’t complain about not having something to read…