Hungarian Grand Prix 2005 Review

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Kimi Raikkonen was finally graced with some good fortune and claimed his fourth win of the season while title rival Fernando Alonso suffered a first-lap collision and could only finish a point-less eleventh. The main story of qualifying was been Michael Schumacher’s low fuel and soft tyre-aided glory run to his a 64th career pole, … Continue reading Hungarian Grand Prix 2005 Review

German Grand Prix 2005 Media Review

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The German Grand Prix was not a high point for F1 in 2005. The championship battle more or less fizzled out and yet another McLaren failure gifted Alonso an unchallenging victory. It’s little surprise to see the quality and size of newspapers coverage has fallen this week. You can’t really blame newspapers like The Independent … Continue reading German Grand Prix 2005 Media Review

German Grand Prix 2005 Review

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Kimi Raikkonen’s third successive car failure robbed him of yet another potential victory. That and a qualifying error by team mate Juan Pablo Montoya has given Fernando Alonso an almost insurmountable advantage in the title chase. The German Grand Prix was not the overtaking-fest the media hype promised it would be beforehand. What action there … Continue reading German Grand Prix 2005 Review

German Grand Prix 2005 Preview

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The punishing F1 schedule continues with round 12 at the Hockenheimring. Mercedes will be desperate not to see a repeat of the engine failures that ruined Kimi Raikkonen’s last two races – especially not on home ground. How times changes. Twelve months ago the Formula One circus arrived at the Hockenheimring outside Heidelberg with the … Continue reading German Grand Prix 2005 Preview

Alonso cruises to fifth win as Raikkonen limits damage

2005 French Grand Prix reviewPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

“Watch the Ferraris”, everyone seemed to be saying after the United States ‘race’. “They’ve made a big step forward.” Michael Schumacher unusually bullish, suggested as much after qualifying. But on the track, Fernando Alonso blitzed them all for his fifth win from ten. It was not a thrilling French Grand Prix. Indeed, after the shame … Continue reading Alonso cruises to fifth win as Raikkonen limits damage

British Grand Prix 2005 Review

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Juan Pablo Montoya broke his 2005 duck and took his first win for McLaren in fine style. But a second consecutive weekend troubled by engined failure for Kimi Raikkonen stymied his assault on Fernando Alonso’s championship lead. The final practice session for the British Grand Prix had barely begun when the number nine McLaren-Mercedes of … Continue reading British Grand Prix 2005 Review