3rd June 2007, 23:31 Archives - F1 Fanatic archive

IRL Milwaukee: Kanaan profits from Penske’s problems 3rd June 2007, 23:31

Tony Kanaan won the Milwaukee 225 after both Penske cars suffered dramatic rear wing failures late in the race. Helio Castroneves was leading with less than 25 laps to go when his rear wing collapsed, throwing him into the wall. Then team mate Sam Hornish slowed as his wing bent out of position, though he […]

British F3 Snetterton 2: Asmer back to the front

Marko Asmer won the second British F3 race at Snetterton commandingly from pole position. It was as if his disappointing first race performance hadn’t even happened. Alberto Valerio and Sam Bird were second and third in a reversal of their finishes in the first race, after Valerio sliced past Bird on lap seven. Bird dropped […]

British F3 Snetterton 1: Breen leads Carlin podium

Niall Breen headed a Carlin 1-2-3 in the seventh round of the British F3 championship at Snetterton. Team mates Sam Bird and Alberto Valerio followed him home. Bird leapt up the field with a magnificent start put pole sitter Atte Mustonen had a terrible getaway and was swamped by the field. He eventually retired with […]

WTCC Pau 2: Farfus wins under pressure

Augusto Farfus was chased around every millimetre of the Pau circuit by team mate Andy Priaulx. The Briton had to settle for second – though it gives him the lead in the championship. Although the start was fairly clean the racer was neutralised by an early safety car period. This followed a multi-car crash involving […]

WTCC Pau 1: Menu miles ahead

Alain Menu dominated the first WTCC race at Pau, scorching into the lead from pole and never looking back. Yvan Muller took a useful second but never looked likely to pass the Chevrolet driver. The world’s top touring car racers put in an impressively disciplined show on the narrow Pau streets – making for a […]

BTCC Croft 3: Good luck for Giovanardi

Fabrizio Giovanardi’s number came up when the grid was partially reversed for the third BTCC race at Croft. It placed him fourth on the grid but with the slower cars of John George and Jason Hughes on the front row, and Tom Onslow-Cole alongside him. None provided any great challenge to the Italian, who was […]

BTCC Croft 2: Synchronised Seat finish

Jason Plato let team mate Darren Turner past within sight of the chequered flag to let his team mate score his first ever BTCC win. It came after Turner had earlier let Plato past to score the bonus point for leading a race. Seat got their chance to manipulate the results after a chaotic race […]

BTCC Croft 1: First BMW win since ’96

Colin Turkington made the most of his BMW’s rear wheel drive to give the German marque its first BTCC win in 11 years. He dashed past pole sitter Gordon Shedden and kept the Team Halfords Honda driver behind for the rest of the race. But Turkington’s team mate Tom Onslow-Cole was involved in a collision […]

Soapbox: The Blue Flag Debate

Regular commenter Clive Allen has something to say about the blue flag rule. Got a gripe of your own? Get in touch and tell us what you want to write about. Anthony Davidson’s penalty at Monaco this year highlighted a problem with the rules governing blue flags. “Three strikes and you’re out” has been the […]

“Formula One 1973: Reign of Stewart” (DVD)

The fourth in the Brunswick series of DVDs covers Jackie Stewart’s final championship victory – and final season. It was a year punctuated by some brilliant drives and some horrible accidents. Roger Williamson and Francois Cevert both lost their lives. But this excellent documentary presents even the more harrowing footage objectively and responsibly.