Ferrari’s friend wins right to McLaren appeal

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The McLaren-Ferrari espionage allegations have now been referred to the appeal court following last week’s exoneration of McLaren. As Ferrari were not allowed to file an appeal against the decision themselves, it seems they have called upon the assistance of an influential Italian ally. That ally also made plain his belief that McLaren were guilty … Continue reading Ferrari’s friend wins right to McLaren appeal

Sebastian Vettel replaces Scott Speed at Toro Rosso

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Sebastian Vettel has replaced Scott Speed at Toro Rosso team with immediate effect, following his release by the BMW team. BMW said: “The current testing rules mean that he barely gets a chance to drive for us. Now he has been offered the opportunity to get inside a Toro Rosso cockpit. Scott Speed’s future at … Continue reading Sebastian Vettel replaces Scott Speed at Toro Rosso

Hungarian Grand Prix 2007 preview & TV times

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

We’re having another one of those vintage seasons where McLaren and Ferrari are throwing everything they have at each other on and off the track. But the antagonism has reached a new high after McLaren escaped from the FIA hearing into espionage without punishment. The tight Hungaroring is ordinarily an overtaking-free zone, so qualifying will … Continue reading Hungarian Grand Prix 2007 preview & TV times

Daily Telegraph rates F1 death crashes ‘top video’ (updated)

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The Daily Telegraph picked footage of crashes that killed two people as the second best video on the internet. This morning’s Telegraph links to a Youtube compilation of F1 crashes that include footage of the incidents in which Paulo Ghislimberti and Garahm Beveridge were killed. Ghislimberti died after a multiple car crash at the start … Continue reading Daily Telegraph rates F1 death crashes ‘top video’ (updated)

BTCC Snetterton 2: Giovanardi triumphs

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Fabrizio Giovanardi continued hit back from his Donington disappointment at Snetterton, winning the second of the day’s races. But championship leader Jason Plato kept the Italian in his sights, finishing third behind Matt Neal who impressively charge from 18th on the grid to finish on the podium.

BTCC Snetterton 1: Turkington stripped of win

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Colin Turkington crossed the line first at the end of the first BTCC race at Snetterton – but was disqualified after post-race inspection revealed his car was 5kg underweight. That meant Team Halford’s Gordon Shedden inherited the win, ahead of Turkington’s team mate Tom Onslow-Cole and Vauxhall’s Tom Chilton.

DTM Zandvoort: Audi fix the finish

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Audi team orders forced Alexandre Premat to give up what would have been his first DTM win. Premat actually let team mate Martin Tomcyk pass him twice, the final time coming mere metres before the line on the final lap. Audi dominated the weekend, turning a 1-2-3-4-5 result in qualifying to 1-2-3-4 in the race.

“Brooklands: The official centenary history” (David Venables, 2007)

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Built in 1907, Brooklands was the first purpose built banked racing circuit. Although it never held a round of the F1 World Championship, it holds an important place in motor racing history. Timed to coincide with its centenary this new book from Haynes covers not just the decades of motor racing that took place at … Continue reading “Brooklands: The official centenary history” (David Venables, 2007)

Todt: ‘FIA would have punished Ferrari’

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Jean Todt has sensationally claimed that had it been Ferrari in the dock over spying charges yesterday, they would have been found guilty: I wonder if they had found in the house of a Ferrari chief designer 780 secret papers, 780 classified documents of another team. There would have been cries of a scandal, an … Continue reading Todt: ‘FIA would have punished Ferrari’