Lewis Hamilton is now looking at a serious chance to win the championship in the next two races. Although he’s been hailed for bringing a new generation of fans to the sport (particularly in Britain), there’s growing criticism of the McLaren driver in some quarters. Here’s a sample of some of the remarks made about … Continue reading When did the Hamilton backlash start?
Fernando Alonso: I’d be delighted if I didn’t carry on with Hamilton. Lewis Hamilton: I’d much rather it were Fernando at Ferrari and me at McLaren. But it looks ever more likely that Alonso will return to Renault rather than switch to Ferrari.
Ralf Schumacher’s prospects of racing in F1 in 2008 look slim as Toyota have announced he will not race for them next year. The announcement comes one day after Timo Glock, who has been linked his fellow German’s Toyota drive, won the GP2 championship. The past two GP2 champions, Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, both … Continue reading Toyota drop Ralf Schumacher
Should the Japanese Grand Prix have been started in heavy rain? The field lapped the Fuji Speedway for half an hour behind the safety car in pouring rain before the race was finally started. But some drivers including Nick Heidfeld say it was too wet to race.
Hamilton moves into the championship lead – but what does he have to do to wrap up the title in Shanghai? Also the curse of Mark Webber strikes once more as the Australian again retires from a race he had led. And was that the longest safety car period ever? I need your help on … Continue reading Japanese GP 2007 statistics & facts
Oliver Jarvis was every bit as impressive in the feature race as Adrian Zaugg was in the sprint. He moved ahead of early leader Zaugg at the first round of pit stops and was untouchable after then But while the race at the front was settled early there were plenty of battles for the rest … Continue reading A1GP Zandvoort feature: Jarvis wins for Britain
BMW test driver Timo Glock boosted his chances of getting an F1 drive next year by sealing the GP2 title in the final round at Valencia today. Glock, who drove four F1 races for Jordan in 2004, has been linked with a race seat at Toyota replacing Ralf Schumacher. He beat Lucas di Grassi to … Continue reading Timo Glock wins GP2 title
Adrian Zaugg repeated his victory in last year’s Zandvoort sprint race in this year’s season opener with a dominant win for the South Africa team. Zaugg risked a collision with Mexico’s Salvador Duran at the rolling start – the pair touching and Duran coming perilously close to the pit wall. But Zaugg kept the lead … Continue reading A1GP Zandvoort sprint: Zaugg repeats ’06 win
Timo Glock has won the 2007 GP2 championship after cruising to his fifth win of the year in the final race of the year at Valencia. The German was never headed as Brazilian title rival Lucas di Grassi struggled to make progress through the field. Glock, test driver for the BMW F1 team who made … Continue reading GP2 Valencia Sprint: Glock wins race and title
The championship contenders took a win apiece at Nogaro as Sebastien Buemi took a narrow win ahead of a host of pursuing ASM rivals. Buemi benefitted from second-placed Franck Mailleux stalling at the start to leap from sixth to second on lap one. Edoardo Mortara took the lead but lost it when he was called … Continue reading F3 Euro Nogaro 2: Buemi hangs on to win
Romain Grosjean cruised to a straightforward win at Nogaro with his ASM team mates in tow. Kamui Kobayashi followed him – a little too closely at times – to take second, while Nico Hulkenberg completed an ASM podium with third. Sebastien Buemi took fourth at the start and remained their till the end of a … Continue reading F3 Euro Nogaro 1: Grosjean wins as ASM dominate
Mark Webber angrily criticised Sebastian Vettel after the collision between the Red Bull stable mates under safety car conditions in the Japanese Grand Prix. Webber was running third when Vettel ran into the back of him on lap 46, putting both out. Vettel later apologised but a furious Webber called him a “kid with no … Continue reading Embarrassment for Red Bull as drivers collide (updated)
Ferrari harpooned their own drivers’ championship hopes with a major mistake at the start of today’s Japanese Grand Prix. Following an instruction to all teams from the race stewards that they must start the race on full wet weather tyres, both the Ferraris began the race on intermediate rubber. But even without the stewards’ order, … Continue reading Ferrari hopes in tatters after tyre blunder
Lewis Hamilton can win the drivers’ championship at Shanghai next weekend after taking a 12-point lead in the Japanese Grand Prix. But Felipe Massa’s title hopes are over as he fell over 20 points behind in Fuji. Here are the championship results in full.
Five world championships, 24 wins from 51 starts – benchmarks that for decades the Formula 1 fraternity thought un-surpassable. They have been beaten now, but his victory strike rate and sheer total of championships won – second only to Michael Schumacher – will remain etched in the pages of history. But anyone who came to … Continue reading “Fangio: The Life behind the Legend” (Gerald Donaldson, 2003)
Timo Glock is set to claim the GP2 title in tomorrow’s sprint race after edging further clear of rival Lucas di Grassi in the sprint race at Valencia today. Glock finished seventh in a race that began in damp conditions and saw di Grassi spin off early on. Campos Racing scored a one-two win with … Continue reading GP2 Valencia Feature: Petrov leads Campos 1-2
A wet qualifying session can often be relied upon to mix up the usual running order and give drivers of slower cars a chance to impress. There were no major shocks in this morning’s wet qualifying session at the Fuji Speedway but two of the drivers from the back of the grid did pop up … Continue reading ‘Minor men’ star in wet qualifying
Lewis Hamilton scored the fifth and surely most important pole position of his short F1 career as he bids to become the sport’s first rookie champion. The four championship contenders will line up in the top four positions with both McLarens leading the way into tomorrow’s Japanese Grand Prix. A wet session saw a couple … Continue reading Japanese GP 2007 qualifying: Hamilton scores vital pole
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