Sidepodcast // All for F1 and F1 for all

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Mike Hewland - A vital cog in British motor racing

Hewland gearboxes are relatively unknown, but incredibly popular

Sidepodcast: Mike Hewland - A vital cog in British motor racing

by Steven Roy

Mike Hewland died at the weekend aged 89. He and his company should be known to all motor racing fans but they remain virtually unknown. Everyone knows that from the end of the 1960s, all through the 70s and into the 80s that the majority of the cars on the F1 grid had Ford Cosworth DFV engines. What is not as well known is that each of these engines was mated to a Hewland gearbox.

Group Lotus explode all over the Internet

The most talked about press release of the year

Sidepodcast: Group Lotus explode all over the Internet

by Mr. C

Group Lotus issued a blistering attack on motor sport media luminaries, bloggers, tweeters and more this afternoon in what must count as one of the least professional press releases any company has ever sanctioned. The publication fires personal attacks at Tony Fernandes, Mike Gascoyne and Joe Saward, before spilling sensitive details about the company's current (lack of) involvement in Formula 1.

The boss of F1 - Should Bernie name a successor?

Contenders that could step up to the challenge of running Formula One

Sidepodcast: The boss of F1 - Should Bernie name a successor?

by Christine

I've been thinking about the way Bernie Ecclestone runs his business. He may have a succession plan in mind but if he has, it is something that has been kept a closely guarded secret. The name of Zak Brown has been whispered about, an ex-driver and F1's current marketing specialist. Bernie's grip on F1 is something that will last as long as he lives, but when he is ready and/or forced to step down, what then? I've given it a modicum of thought and believe I have some potential replacements to lead Formula One in a post-Bernie era.

El Sueño de Morfeo

A peek at a Formula One inspired playlist

Sidepodcast: El Sueño de Morfeo

by Mr. C

I will openly admit to being a fan of singer/songwriter Jacques Villeneuve. I never liked his driving, but I do own a copy of his debut album Private Paradise and was secretly really pleased when we were able to feature his music in a video some time ago.