24th June 2007, 21:03 Archives - F1 Fanatic archive

IRL Iowa: Franchitti triumps through chaos 24th June 2007, 21:03

Indy Car’s first race at Iowa was a spectacular with most of the leading drivers eliminated in big crashes. Dan Wheldon, Sam Hornish, Danica Patrick and Tony Kanaan were among those whose races were ruined or ended. It left Dario Franchitti to take his second win of the year – and a 51 point lead […]

Champ Car Cleveland: Tracy turns zero to hero

Paul Tracy took his first victory for two years despite crashing twice in the first ten laps of the race. The Canadian switched to an alternative fuel strategy after his collisions which paid off after a late safety car period. Robert Doornbos chased him home but champion Sebastian Bourdais had a rare failure on his […]

BTCC Oulton 3: Mat Jackson takes first win

Mat Jackson capitalised on a first-lap crash and his BMW’s superior traction to take his first ever BTCC victory. The family run Jackson team held off the works Seats of Jason Plato and Darren Turner. Race one winner Gordon Shedden was fourth ahead of ;pole sitter Adam Jones in a fine showing for the Team […]

BTCC Oulton 2: Turkington’s split-second win

Colin Turkington held Fabrizio Giovanardi back by a tiny margin to win the second race at Oulton Park. The Honda crossed the line 0.046s ahead of Giovanardi’s Vauxhall. The track was wet for the second race and Oldhall corner produced its usual chaos. Dave Pinkney, Jason Hughes and Erkut Kizilirmak all collided on the first […]

BTCC Oulton 1: Giovanardi takes championship lead

Fabrizio Giovanardi moved into the lead of the championship by finishing second behind Gordon Shedden. Shedden took his first win of 2007 and the second for Team Halfords’ new Honda Civic. Colin Turkington was third after starting on pole. Former championship leader Jason Plato could only manage seventh while carrying maximum ballast on his Seat.

Massa criticises Silverstone

Felipe Massa criticised the Silverstone circuit after F1 testing there last week. Here’s what he had to say: It is very bumpy everywhere. I think it is a much worse situation than the last year, so they really need to resurface it straightaway otherwise we will have trouble.

“Eddie Jordan: The Biography” (Timothy Collings, 2003)

Eddie Jordan recently published his autobiography. But how does it stack up against a more detached view of the Irishman’s celebrated character? Collings’ book came out in 2003 and so it can’t tell the entire Jordan story – but there are plenty of other gaps it can filll in.