Giorgio Pantano became the sixth driver to win in as many races after a fraught encounter at Magny-Cours. The race was stopped after a frightening crash that Ernesto Viso was extraordinarily lucky to escape from. The Venezuelan struck the rear of Michael Ammermuller’s ART car, barrel rolling along a section of barrier and landing on … Continue reading GP2 France feature race: Pantano wins messy race
Ernesto Viso was involved in a shocking crash in today’s GP2 race, moments after iSport team mates Timo Glck and Andreas Zuber collided.
Kamui Kobayashi won the first Formula 1 support race at Magny Cours despite aggressive attention from team mate Romain Grosjean. Grosjean briefly got past Kobayashi on the second lap before his team mate reversed the move. The ASM duo were nose to tail for the entire race until Kobayashi ran wide on the final lap. … Continue reading F3 Euro Magny-Cours 1: Kobayashi hangs on
The GP2 feature race at Magny-Cours has been stopped following two massive crashes. ISport team mates Timo Glock and Andreas Zuber drove straight into each other at the start of the race, taking each other out. The safety car was deployed but before the end of the lap Ernesto Viso and Michael Ammermuller collided. Viso’s … Continue reading Enormous crashes stop GP2 feature race
Ferrari bounced back in France with Felipe Massa breaking McLaren’s run of pole positions. The Brazilian will have the chance to resume his battle with Lewis Hamilton from earlier in the season as the Briton joins him on the front row. But Fernando Alonso’s hopes of responding to Hamilton’s recent victories were thwarted by gearbox … Continue reading French Grand Prix 2007 qualifying: Massa back on top
The Royal Mail is issuing six Grand Prix stamps to celebrate one hundred years of UK motorsport and the 50th anniversary of Stirling Moss winning the British Grand Prix. The six stamps feature Moss’s 1957 Vanwall, Graham Hill’s 1962 BRM P57, Jim Clark’s 1963 Lotus 25 Climax, Jackie Stewart’s 1973 Tyrrell 006/2, James Hunt’s 1976 … Continue reading Grand Prix stamps
This week in the Formula 1 blogs – why F1 isn’t boring. And, if you’re brave enough, a truly stomach-churning photograph of Flavio Briatore. And a top F1 journalist turns blogger and discovers the joys of being flamed…
In the F1 news this week Renault believe they’ve gotten on top of their problematic start to the season. Plus another possible new venue for the Australian Grand Prix and more retro F1 fun.
So Renault can design good looking race car liveries after all! This gorgeous yellow and black design commemorates 30 years since their F1 debut in 2007. Surely everyone can agree that it looks infinitely better than the yellow, blue, orange and white mess that covers their 2007 cars?
The Daily Telegraph recently compiled a top 50 sporting moments and two F1 highlights featured in the list. They were: #31 – Fernando Alonso passing Michael Schumacher, Japanese Grand Prix 2005 #33 – Michael Schumacher winning the San Marino Grand Prix after the death of his mother, 2003 Memorable moments no doubt – but I … Continue reading Perfect sporting moments
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The inter-McLaren battle between Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton is already being compared to the great McLaren rivalry of Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost. Hamilton is cast in the role of new boy Senna – Alonso is a two times champion just as Prost was in 1988. But at that year’s French Grand Prix Prost … Continue reading Grand Prix flashback: France 1988
I am sure Max Mosley is an extremely busy man. And sometimes I wonder if his packed schedule keeps him from noticing things might might make F1 a lot better if they were sorted. Like stewards failing to implement basic rules, the frequent lack of overtaking caused by Mosley’s own rule changes, and the problems … Continue reading Ten videos Max Mosley should watch
‘Experts’ are queueing up to tell Ron Dennis that he’s wrong to have two top drivers in the same team fighting for the championship. The battle for the championship could be fought exclusively between McLaren drivers Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso this year. Will it inevitably lead to a fall out at McLaren?
Following a clarification by the series organisers Fabrizio Giovanardi now leads the British Touring Car Championship by a single point from Jason Plato. Giovanardi was awarded an additional point following the Oulton Park round when it was discovered that both he and Mike Jordan had set the same fastest lap, meaning both earned an extra … Continue reading Fabrizio Giovanardi leads BTCC
Continuing the GP2 mid-season shuffle, Racing Engineering has dropped Sergio Jiminez for Venezuelan Ernesto Viso. Viso had tested for FMS a few weeks ago before that team chose to replace Antonio Pizzonia with Adam Carroll. Jiminez lies fourth in the championship, with four points scored in Spain. Viso won two races last year for iSports … Continue reading Ernesto Viso replaces Sergio Jiminez
“Rain is the only thing that can create racing around Magny-Cours,” I wrote in the Grand Prix preview yesterday – and it looks like we might actually get some. The five-day weather forecast for Nevers currently claims there will be showers on Sunday and possible Friday and Saturday as well. In the 16-year history of … Continue reading Hoping for rain at Magny-Cours
Ferrari’s 60th anniversary celebrations came to a spectacular conclusion at the team’s Fiorano circuit in Maranello. Felipe Massa, Kimi Raikkonen and Luca Badoer were present along with former stars Michael Schumacher, Niki Lauda, Jody Scheckter, Rene Arnoux, Jean Alesi, Gerhard Berger and Andrea de Adamich. The F1 stars took a range of past and presented … Continue reading Pictures: Ferrari’s 60th year celebrations
At Indianapolis two weeks ago Ralf Schumacher turned left when he should have turned right and took out David Coulthard and Rubens Barrichello. His verdict? “A racing accident.” But he’s not the only driver to cook up a fabulous excuse for a shunt. Even hardened race fans like myself must have impressed with Valentino Rossi’s … Continue reading The Ben Evans Column: Excuses, excuses
The French Grand Prix is next on the calendar. Sadly, it could be the last race in France, the country that gave the world Grand Prix racing, as Bernie Ecclestone has said he doesn’t want to return to Magny-Cours next year. We’ve got a selection of photos from past French Grands Prix at Magny-Cours and … Continue reading French Grand Prix wallpapers