10th June 2007, 22:54 Archives - F1 Fanatic archive

Champ Car Portland: Bourdais gets NHL’s 100th win 10th June 2007, 22:54

Sebastien Bourdais put in a typically consummate performance to win the Grand Prix of Portland and give the Newman-Haas-Lanigan team its 100th Champ Car victory. Justin Wilson made the early running, scorching ahead of the pack, but Bourdais reeled him in with relentless pace and ultimately made the win look easy.

New safety car rules catch teams out

The Canadian Grand Prix brought the first test of F1’s new Champ Car-style safety car rules. The result? Two ten second penalties, two disqualifications, and several drivers unhappy with ruined races. Fernando Alonso and Nico Rosberg both pitted as the safety car came out for the first time. Their teams insisted they did not have […]

Hamilton wins amid Canada carnage

Lewis Hamilton’s maiden F1 victory was a triumph of maturity and mastery over changing conditions in a complex race.

Murray Walker to make BBC F1 commentary return?

Murray Walker has been tipped to front the BBC’s coverage of the European Grand Prix at the N??rburgring this year on Radio 5 Live. Regular commentator David Croft is expected to be away. The veteran commentator ended his full-time commentating career in 2001 at the United States Grand Prix. Since then he has commentated on […]

The Hamilton hype-ometer reloaded

Steve Ryder welcomed ITV’s viewers to the coverage of the Canadian Grand Prix: We make no apologies if our race build-up is dominated by Lewis Hamilton because F1 itself is dominated by Lewis Hamilton The hype-ometer has gone into overdrive following the British star’s maiden pole position – with one newspaper even claiming he’s “about […]

DTM Brands Hatch: Champion’s drive by Schneider

Bernd Schneider gave a typically virtuoso performance to win at Brands Hatch under intense pressure from the Audis of Martin Tomcyk and Mattias Ekstrom. Schneider took the lead through some canny strategy and by being one of few drivers to successfully execute any passes. It saved him valuable time in traffic around the short Brands […]

F3 Euro Brands 2: Mortara cruises home

Edoardo Mortara and Sebastien Buemi lined up first and second on the grid, and sure enough that was the order they came home in. This was to take nothing away from a fine performance by the Signature-Plus driver. But there was little in the way of excitement – at least not until after the chequer […]

Is DTM too big for Brands Hatch Indy?

I’ll be at Brands Hatch this afternoon for the DTM race. I was there for the series first race at the short Kent track last year and it was a good event – with one problem. The track is too small for the cars. The wide, powerful DTM racers look spectacular as the plunge down […]

IRL Texas: Hornish survives carnage

Sam Hornish escaped an enormous pile-up at the Texas Motor Speedway – and clung on to win from the resurgent Andretti-Green cars of Tony Kanaan, Danica Patrick and Dario Franchitti. Franchitti, winner of the Indianapolis 500 two weeks ago, maintains his lead in the Indy Car series. His closest rivals, Team Ganassi drivers Dan Wheldon […]

“Mario Andretti: A Driving Passion” (Gordon Kirby, 2001)

Lewis Hamilton is a cracking F1 driver. But just how good a racer is he, really? I want to see how he would adapt his turn-in style to the British Touring Car Championship in a front wheel drive Seat Leon. I want to see him tackle the Indianapolis 500 where they turn 230mph average laps […]