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Alonso top qualifier in ’06 13th May 2006, 14:03

Fernando Alonso’s second pole position of the season means he is now the driver with the best average starting position. He demotes Jenson Button, whose eighth position on tomorrow’s grid is his worst of the season so far. Alonso and Button are the only two drivers to have made it to the final part of […]

V8s hit reliability

The switch to 2.4 litre V8 engines for 2006 has had a predictable effect on reliability: Cars are failing at a greater rate than last year. There were seven mechnical retirements in last week’s European Grand Prix. Retirements due to mechanical failure had dropped from 29% in 2002 to 11% last year. The new points […]