Alonso vs Schu after 77 starts

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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

Spain ‘worst GP in 06’ so far

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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

Pole #3 in a row for Alonso

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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

Press round on Schumacher

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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

Schumacher’s suspicious spin

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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

Is Monaco dangerous?

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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?