Links To Other Motor-racing Websites
Autosport.com combines material from Autosport magazine with the formerly independent F1 news site Atlas-F1. Although I've listed this under Formula 1, all major motorsport categories are covered here. I've also placed it at the top of the heap because it's almost certainly the most comprehensive site out there, for the European motor-sports fan at least.
The only downside is that it's a paid subscription site. I think it's worth the money though (better value for money than buying Autosport magazine every week anyway).
This web BBS is part of Autosport.com but it remains called the Atlas-F1 Bulletin Boad for historical reasons.
It's not my intention to provide any forums on The Racing Blog, so I'm recommending that people who want to chat about F1 use the Atlas-F1 board. Unlike the rest of Autosport.com, it is free of charge.
The official website of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship. Run by one of Bernie's companies. The news is of the rather staid press release variety, but it has decent photo galleries.
The two main draws of Formula1.com are the live timing - available during all sessions of race weekends via a Java applet - and the Technical Analysis section. The drawings are very nicely done - in the same style as Giorgio Piola's books, although the accompanying descriptions aren't up to much.
An independent webiste with a mix of news and editorial content. The news flow fits somewhere in between autosport.com (loads of it in minute detail) and the official formula1.com website (only really official stuff). Still, if you don't have a subscription to autosport.com, this makes a decent stand-in.
It's really the editorial content by Andrew Davies that makes Planet-f1.com worth reading. He's not affraid to have a pop at anyone in Formula 1, stating that he doesn't have a paddock pass to lose. The real downside of Planet-F1 is (as you can see from the screen-shot), it is festooned with adverts.
Formula One Rejects
Where they "salute those at the back of the F1 grid, and give them the recognition they deserve!" This fan-run site is exemplary in it's detailed coverage or teams and drivers that tried but just didn't make it in Formula 1. It's also written with a lot of good humour and as well as their mostly historical profiles, they also have a regular podcast show.
Mulsanne's CornerRun by 'Mulsanne' Mike Fuller, this site is all about the technology behind sportscar racing, primarily Le Mans prototypes. There are some interesting articles and interviews, but what most people visit for are the detailed photographs of these cars - surely the most interesting racecar tech outside Formula1 (some would argue with less constraints they are even more interesting).
Daily SportscarA highly regarded news website for fans of sportscar racing in all it's forms. It's a subscription site and I don't have a subscription to it, so I can't say much more than that.
For the most part this is a collection of photos of racing cars of all varieties. The point being that they try and get close-ups from interesting angles for the benefit of racecar geeks among us.
Of particular note is a series of photographs of the 2004 Renault F1 car with it's engine cover removed.
If you want to recommend any other motorsport website, please email me: Richard