Three-time Champ Car champion Sebastien Bourdais was in imperious form at Long Beach, as if his nightmare race at Las Vegas had never even happened. He streaked away from the opposition at up to a second per lap and only a late safety car period that slashed his 20s advantage threatened to spoil his day.
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Paul Tracy has been sidelined by a back injury incurred in practice for the Champ Car Grand Prix of Long Beach. Tracy crashed at turn one, cracking a vertebrae in his back, and could be out for the rest of the season. Spaniard Oriol Servia has been drafted into the car to make up the … Continue reading Tracy out, Servia in at Long Beach
Felipe Massa answered his critics in the best possible way with a clean and error-free drive to his first win of the season in the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Nicolas Lapierre finally took his first GP2 win in his third year in the series. Timo Glock finished second, as he did in the first race, while first round winner Luca Filippi completed the podium. Borja Garcia could only manage fourth having started on pole. But Briton Mike Conway evoked memories of Lewis Hamilton’s performance … Continue reading GP2 Bahrain 2: First win for Lapierre
Third place in the Shanghai was good enough to make Team Germany the second ever A1 Grand Prix champions.
Regular readers of Nigel Roebuck’s “Fifth Column” in Autosport will know he has a couple of all-time favourite drivers. If Mario Andretti isn’t number one, he’s surely a close second to Gilles Villeneuve. But a professional closeness and admiration for someone can be a mixed blessing when it comes to writing a biography of them. … Continue reading “Mario Andretti World Champion” (Nigel Roebuck, 1979)
Britain took a second consecutive win in the A1 Grand Prix series as Robbie Kerr triumphed at a murky Shanghai. The British car made the most of pole position to lead away from the start and rebuffed Jonny Reid’s attempts to pass in the early laps. Meanwhile Nico Hulkenberg passed Jonathan Summerton for third and … Continue reading A1GP China Sprint: Kerr wins for Britain