European Grand Prix 2005 Media Review

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

We had a thrilling chase to the finish and ITV let us watch it all this time. Raikkonen’s heart breaking last-lap failure made big news in the British papers – or was it just because the football season’s finally over? ITV commentators James Allen and Martin Brundle did not see eye-to-eye on McLaren’s decision to … Continue reading European Grand Prix 2005 Media Review

Missing the points

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

Changing the number of points that are given for finishing positions in Grands Prix could revolutionise how drivers approach races and fundamentally alter the meaning of the Driver’s Championship. It is something the governing body should very seriously consider. The Formula One rules have been in a state of flux since 2002. Not a year, … Continue reading Missing the points

European Grand Prix 2005 Review

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Fernando Alonso kept Kimi Raikkonen under pressure throughout the European Grand Prix and capitalised at the last possible moment, when Raikkonen’s suspension shattered and pitched the Finn into the barriers. Alonso now has a 32-point advantage in the title race. From the outset the European Grand Prix looked like it was going to be McLaren-Mercedes … Continue reading European Grand Prix 2005 Review

Monaco Grand Prix 2005 Media Review

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

So what was the big story after Monaco? The near-collapse of Renault? That stunning pass by Nick Heidfeld? Juan Pablo Montoya’s remarkable drive from 16th to 4th? Or just Kimi Raikkonen’s maiden win in the glamorous principality? If you answered, “none of the above,” then congratulations, because you kept in mind the British press’s negative … Continue reading Monaco Grand Prix 2005 Media Review

European Grand Prix 2005 Preview

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

So what was the big story after Monaco? The near-collapse of Renault? That stunning pass by Nick Heidfeld? Juan Pablo Montoya’s remarkable drive from 16th to 4th? Or just Kimi Raikkonen’s maiden win in the glamorous principality? If you answered, “none of the above,” then congratulations, because you kept in mind the British press’s negative … Continue reading European Grand Prix 2005 Preview

Villeneuve pushing Sauber

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

A classic example of how different media outlets skew stories in different ways. BBC Sport claim Jacques Villeneuve is demanding that Sauber spend more in order to become more competitive. Autosport-Atlas treat the story more gently, reporting that Villeneuve believes Sauber are struggling because of their lack of money (but, note the difference, not actually … Continue reading Villeneuve pushing Sauber