March 3rd, 2006…


Balanced and unbiased F1 cynicism and bile, disguised as comment and delivered to your PC weekly.

Essentially this site is an online archive or time capsule of all Teletext’s “Motor Mouth” columns. These appeared on Teletext’s analogue and digital TV services in the UK across 2006.
Teletext ran an F1 Extra section throughout the Formula One season and “Motor Mouth”, along with a skewed news in brief section “Kitty Litter”, supplement the array of hard news and stats with a more colourful, pointy-stick-poking angle on the F1 world, appearing weekly – race or no race.

I actually fancied having a really absurd, ludicrously flashy motorsport type name, but sadly both Penelope Pitstop and Scott Speed were already in use, so I went for “Motor Mouth” instead: what else would you call an F1 grumpypants with anger management issues?

The columns wereed weekly, and always appear on Teletext on ITV1 (in the UK on digital TV) – though they were not necessarily about the events of the week. They were more of an ongoing, ill-tempered set of mutterings about F1 in general with the odd bit of relevance – something like spending an afternoon in the Max Mosley Sunshine Home for the Terminally Bewildered.

“Motor Mouth” columns were posted online after they have been shown on analogue and digital TV, so if you wanted to read them as soon as they come out, then you merely needed to move to the UK, get a TV and go to ITV1, press TEXT and go to page 590.

I hope you like the columns – whether you read them back when they originally came out or whether you’re discovering them now in the distant future, and that even if we’re not totally in agreement, we’re at least on the same wavelength.

Enjoy F1, whoever you support,