Category Archives: Games

titlecard

Reject Games: Checkered Flag

After the video games crash in 1983, it could be argued that the previously-successful Atari were the biggest losers in the whole debacle. Credited with taking gaming out of the arcades and into the living room, Atari tasted huge success with the 2600 (and considerably

stefangp_toyotatf110-6

Stefan Grand Prix: A Tale of Persistence

Every few years or so, the FIA opens up a tender process to add potential new entries to Formula 1. CNC magnate and NASCAR team owner Gene Haas was the last recipient of an official FIA entry, which he wisely deferred until 2016 to give

F1-Fansite.com 2001 HD wallpaper F1 GP Italy_03

Power Strangers: Asiatech’s short F1 stint

After seven years in Formula 1, Peugeot Sport decided to pull the plug on its engine supply program having achieved relatively little during its time in the sport. Spiralling costs and the deterioration of the partnership with Prost Grand Prix became the final nail in

611911

Analysis: Prost’s setup for miserable millennium

If you were to look up the phrase “annus horribilis” in any contemporary Latin dictionary, you could be forgiven for expecting a picture of a world-weary Alain Prost, circa 2000, with fingernails neutorically gnawed down to the quick. Annus horribilis became an almost clichéd phrase

The number 34 Porsche 550 takes to the track at the Nürburgring the first winged car to do so.

Reinventing the wing: how a reject almost changed motorsport

The mid-1950s were simpler times. Full employment was widespread in the Western world. Stalin had just died, and the Khrushchev thaw was in full swing. The internal combustion engine reigned supreme. As atomic research made huge leaps year after year, the status quo was satisfactory

2016

Ten of the Best: Rejects at the Indy 500

In case you haven’t heard, Fernando Alonso will be competing in the Indianapolis 500 this year, to which we say: good on him. He’s far from being the first F1 driver to do so, as the field including Juan Pablo Montoya, Takuma Sato and our

nipponbanner

Reject Games: Formula Nippon

Unlike the first instalment of this Reject Games mini-series – the F1 ’98 review – this is not a game about Formula 1. It’s also something of a rarity, and in 1999 a company named TYO produced a game for the Sony Playstation based on

ricardo_rosset__australia_1997__by_f1_history-d9w090u

Lola Cars: A Retrospective

It has been twenty years since Lola entered its works team into the 1997 Australian Grand Prix, and was a spectacular failure which resulted in collapse just prior to the following race in Brazil. Curiously, this was a once-upon-a-time large, successful race car manufacturer, building