Ferrari are expected to have the upper hand on the fast Spa-Francorchamps circuit. But then, they were tipped to win at Monza as well, so it could be another close call. F1 returns to the stunning circuit in the beautiful Ardennes forest for the first time since 2005. There have been several major changes in … Continue reading Belgian GP 2007 preview & TV times
GP2 is the ultimate category for young drivers looking to get into F1 – and before that was F3000. But no driver that won the F3000 or GP2 championship has then won the F1 title. In this four part series we take a look at the 22 champions – and what became of their F1 … Continue reading The feeder formula champions (p2/4)
Both championships swung in McLaren’s favour at the Italian Grand Prix, putting Ferrari under pressure as the championship heads towards the final European round. Here are the facts and statistics from the European Grand Prix.
Formula 3000 and lately GP2 have been pushing young driver towards F1 for over two decades. And yet no F3000 or GP2 champion has ever gone on to win the sport’s ultimate prize – the Formula 1 World Championship. In this four part series we take a look at the 22 champions – and what … Continue reading The feeder formula champions (p1/4)
Timo Glock added to his championship lead by winning a thrilling sprint race at Monza. He and feature race winner Giorgio Pantano made rapid progress through the field, passing Sebastien Buemi and Bruno Senna among others.
A late failure for Lucas di Grassi handed the initiative in the championship to Timo Glock. The German finished third after a poor start, while di Grassi fell from second late in the race to finish out of the points. Giorgio Pantano took a dominant win in a race which saw several appearances from the … Continue reading GP2 Monza Feature: Glock’s lucky break
It’s fifty years since Juan Manuel Fangio won his fifth and final world championship. It took until 2003 for Michael Schumacher to surpass his haul of championship victories. He may have raced at the dawn of the world championship but a fair amount of footage of the great Argentinian’s career does exist. Plenty of which … Continue reading “Champion: Fangio” (DVD, 2002)
Fernando Alonso took revenge for the pain of his 2006 Italian Grand Prix. He dominated qualifying for the race and seized pole position. Team mate Lewis Hamilton will join him on the front row of the grid as the McLaren pair delivered a stringing blow to Ferrari at the Scuderia’s home track. Felipe Massa fell … Continue reading Italian GP 2007 qualifying: McLaren lockout
It’s one of the most famous clips of F1 video – indeed, of any sport. Nelson Piquet launched a barrage of punches at Eliseo Salazar after the backmarker took him out of the lead of the 1982 German Grand Prix. But what I’d never seen before was an equally entertaining video of another F1 fight … Continue reading Video: F1’s other great punch-up
We’re looking for Grand Prix fans who’ve been to the Italian Grand Prix at Monza to tell us about their experiences. Photo: GEPA Pictures Related links Share your experiences of visiting the Italian Grand Prix at Monza Share your experiences of visiting other Grands Prix Tags: f1 / formula one / formula 1 / grand … Continue reading Have you been to the Italian Grand Prix?
The news that the appeal hearing into the espionage case set for Thursday 13th has been replaced by a new hearing of the World Motor Sports Council is bad news for McLaren. The FIA has claimed a new hearing has been called because new evidence has come to light. It had earlier told McLaren that … Continue reading Espionage case set to drag on
When F1 is at its very best there’s no other sport than can match it for excitement. And even despite some of the dodgy rules that seemed design to make racing impossibly there have been some cracking races this decade. Here’s ten of them – and no, they’re not all wet races either!
The driver market for 2008 is settling down – although everyone is still watching to see if Fernando Alonso will storm out of McLaren (and away from Lewis Hamilton), to join his old team Renault. Several teams have now confirmed their 2008 line ups and are sticking with their current drivers – with the notable … Continue reading 2008 driver line-up almost set
Historic Monza is the scene of the next round of the championship with the title battle having closed up in Istanbul. Each of the three drivers chasing Lewis Hamilton made inroads on his lead in Turkey – Fernando Alonso is now five points behind, Felipe Massa 15 adrift and Kimi Raikkonen 17 behind. There are … Continue reading Italian GP 2007 preview & TV times
Eight years ago Rubens Barrichello’s move to Ferrari was confirmed. He happily gave the press quotes about how he would definitely be allowed to race Michael Schumacher, which later proved to be not entirely true…
Rubens Barrichello should break the record for the longest ever Grand Prix career next year, assuming he starts another nine races. Seeing as Barrichello has extended his Honda contract for another year, it looks as though Riccardo Patrese’s record for longevity will indeed be eclipsed by the Brazilian. He’s been a world championship runner-up twice … Continue reading Debate: Rubens Barrichello