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Hamilton makes history 18th March 2007, 14:57

After months of hype Lewis Hamilton delivered first time out with a sensational podium finish in his first Grand Prix. Yes, he had the benefit of a competitive McLaren Mercedes in which to make his first Grand Prix start – something the likes of Michael Schumacher and Hamilton’s own team mate Alonso never had. But […]

“Motor Racing’s Strangest Races” (Geoff Tibballs, 2001)

What’s the weirdest race you’ve ever seen, or heard of? I would have to nominate the round of the F3000 championship at Enna-Pergusa that was abandoned when the cars happened across a knot of frogs with predictable and gruesome results for the poor amphibians… Although that particular anecdote is sadly missing from “Motor Racing’s Strangest […]

Raikkonen wins on Ferrari debut as Hamilton starts F1 career with podium

Kimi Raikkonen got his world championship bid for Ferrari off to the best possible start with a clinical victory in the Australian Grand Prix while Lewis Hamilton scored a debut podium.