Fernando Alonso is clearly the driver most likely to threaten Michael Schumacher’s domination of the Formula One record books over the coming years. Alonso already has a clean sweep of the ‘youngest-ever’ accolades – youngest polesitter, race winner and champion. But the Spaniard has his work cut out if he is to make inroads into … Continue reading Alonso vs Schu after 77 starts
Drawing a line under the latest Schumacher scandal (hopefully), I thought it would be interesting to take a sample of what fellow F1 bloggers made of the controversy and how they called it. All links are to external content and are nothing to do with F1Fanatic etc… If any of the authors believe I’ve misconstrued … Continue reading Schu-spin: The final word(s)
F1Fanatic’s post-race polls of race popularity on the Autosport forum currently sees the Spanish Grand Prix ranked lowest of the first six races. The season opener Bahrain remains the most popular so far. The voting thread for the Monaco Grand Prix is currently open. Related links Autosport forum – Rate the Monaco Grand Prix (external, … Continue reading Spain ‘worst GP in 06’ so far
Rumour abounds that former Formula One driver Alessandro Zanardi will get to test a BMW F1 car later this year. Zanardi’s raced in Formula One from 1991-94 and made a failed comeback in 1999. He returned to Champ Cars, where he had earlier won two titles, but suffered a horrendous accident at the Lausitzring in … Continue reading Zanardi to get BMW test?
The Schumacher controversy boiled away but the national press found plenty of other things to write about. Find out what in this weekend’s media review. Tags: f1 / formula one / grand prix / motor sport
Fernando Alonso has more points after the seventh round of 2006 (64) than Michael Schumacher had at the same point in 2004 (60), so good has his start to the season been. Two years ago Schumacher’s closest real rival (ignoring Rubens Barrichello) was 22pts behind – today, Schumacher is 21 points behind Alonso. After San … Continue reading 2006 Stats Update – Monaco
Fernando Alonso took his first win in the Monaco Grand Prix after all the other competitors dropped out of contention. Kimi Raikkonen and Mark Webber suffered car failures – and Michael Schumacher was sent to the back of the grid after a controversial qualifying session. It was a surprisingly lively Monaco Grand Prix with shock … Continue reading Alonso grabs Monaco win as Schumacher recovers to fifth
True to his word, Christian Horner plunged (or was plunged) into the Red Bull team’s swimming pool after the Monaco Grand Prix to celebrate David Coulthard scoring the team’s first ever podium finish. But did he take a dip in the nip as advertised? Check out the picture to find out…
How the top ten lined up, what their fuel credit was after qualifying and when they made their first spit stops in the race. Position Driver Lap of first pit stop Fuel allocation (laps) 1 Fernando Alonso 24 16 2 Mark Webber 25 14 3 Kimi Raikkonen 22 16 4 Juan Pablo Montoya 21 14 … Continue reading Monaco: Starts and stops
Virtually unnoticed amid the furore over Michael Schumacher, Fernando Alonso’s pole position at Monaco is his third in a row. Surprisingly, Jenson Button and Michael Schumacher have the same number of top-three starts. Mark Webber gaves Williams their best qualifying result of the year so far, and McLaren also profitted from Giancarlo Fisichella’s penalty to … Continue reading Pole #3 in a row for Alonso
The national press are scathing in their condemnation of Michael Schumacher this morning. The Independent, though, could do with a quick update… Related links The Daily Telegraph – Schumacher stripped of pole position in Monaco (external) The Times – Cheating F1 ace banished to the back of the grid (external) The Independent – Schumacher on … Continue reading Press round on Schumacher
The stewards of the Monaco Grand Prix have sent Michael Schumacher to the back of the grid after deciding he deliberately stopped during Q3 to hinder his rivals.
Still no word from the Monaco Grand Prix stewards on that Monaco Grand Prix incident. Not made up your mind yet? Check out the video below. Want my opinion? I’m not convinced that the tight entry he was taking into the corner was his usual line. Nor that a driver of his skill did not … Continue reading Schumi spin: The movie
No question about what was the big talking point after Monaco Grand Prix qualifying. Michael Schumacher, already on provisional pole, speared into Rascasse and stopped short of the outside barriers, apparently unable to get around. Fernando Alonso, 0.3 quicker in the first two-thirds of the lap, had to back off and Schumacher kept the pole. … Continue reading Schumacher’s suspicious spin
The Monaco Grand Prix can always be counted on to provide stunning backdrops for Formula One photographers to work with. Here’s some of the best pictures we’ve seen so far from Thursday practice. (Click ‘Read more’ below for the gallery and click on a picture to enlarge). Related links Monaco Grand Prix 2006 Preview Tags: … Continue reading Gallery: Magnificent Monaco
A1 Grand Prix has seldom been free of speculation about its future. Rumours are currently gathering pace that series founder Sheikh Maktoum will be ending his stewardship of the series ahead of a share issue on the London Stock Exchange. The Initial Public Offering (IPO) of A1 Grand Prix shares has been confirmed by the … Continue reading A1GP founder to leave
Rubens Barrichello and Juan Pablo Montoya gave interestingly different verdicts on whether the Monte-Carlo circuit is too dangerous in Wednesday’s press conference. Barrichello reckoned: It is a very difficult circuit and it is dangerous everywhere… I don’t think there is any place for overtaking and it is dangerous everywhere. But Montoya answered: Dangerous [parts]? There … Continue reading Is Monaco dangerous?
The soaking wet World Touring car race at Brands Hatch was the subject of this week’s Trackside. Feedback welcome! Related links Auto Trader: Trackside – Tin-top thriller at Brands Hatch Tags: f1 / formula one / grand prix / motor sport / touring cars / wtcc / brands hatch
Formula One is in danger of losing some of its status as an ultra-high speed sport, as modern supercars put greater speeds in the hands of mere mortals than F1 cars can achieve. The ?â?ó?óÔé¼?í?é?¼1,000,000 (?âÔÇÜ?é?ú810,000) Bugatti Veyron, built by the Volkswagen Group, raised the bar for production car top speeds to 407 kph (253 … Continue reading The supercars that make F1 look slow
Peter Windsor argues in this month’s F1 Racing that Kimi Raikkonen should have signed a long term contract with McLaren last year, stipulating that he gets to choose his team mate in the future. When, of course, we should all be grateful that that’s not what Kimi has done. Do we really need another top-line … Continue reading In praise of real racers