McLaren weren’t on Ferrari’s pace at Magny-Cours – but some bad strategy calls made the gap look even greater. A questionable switch to a three stop strategy did nothing to help Lewis Hamilton’s cause. And whoever made the tactical decisions for Fernando Alonso left him behind two drivers he had already overtaken at the end … Continue reading Strategies cause McLaren headaches
Robert Doornbos cemented his position as the Lewis Hamilton of Champ Car by taking his first win in the series. Doornbos prevailed in a dramatic dry/wet race that could have had any of a number of winners. Champion Sebastien Bourdais followed Doornbos home having led earlier but spun off under the safety car – he … Continue reading Champ Car Mont Tremblant: Doornbos wins hectic race
Did you watch the French Grand Prix on ITV? How much of the race do you think you missed because of advert breaks? The race lasted a whisker over 90 minutes. That’s the same as a football match – and ITV certainly wouldn’t contemplate putting adverts on while a match is being played. Jon McKnight … Continue reading How much of the race did you see?
Smart strategy put Kimi Raikkonen on the top step of the podium. But it came at the expense of team mate Massa in a genuine all-Ferrari battle for the lead the likes of which we haven’t seen for many years. Lewis Hamilton was on the podium yet again and retains his championship lead. But team … Continue reading French GP 2007 review: Raikkonen’s tactical triumph
An exciting second F3 race at the French Grand Prix weekend saw a maiden win for Britain’s James Jakes. The second race of the weekend saw all the overtaking and incident that was largely missing from the first one.
Javier Villa became the seventh different GP2 winner in as many races with a cool win in damp conditions at Magny-Cours. Villa took the win after early leader Nicolas Lapierre crashed out – and gave his Racing Engineering team a boost after team mate Ernesto Viso’s frightening crash yesterday.
The 1994 season was F1’s last annus horribilis. Before that came the horrors of 1982. Two drivers died and another was horrifically injured, Suddenly F1’s champions were leaving the sport in droves, and the cars were brutal death traps. Between the trauma on the track and political chaos off it, it’s a wonder 1982 hasn’t … Continue reading “1982” (Christopher Hilton, 2007)
Dario Franchitti held the Richmond round in a stranglehold for the start. He led all bar nine laps at the short oval to win the second race in a week and stretch his championship advantage. It was a far more low-key race after the dramas of the Iowa encounter last week. But the Penske drivers … Continue reading IRL Richmond: Dominant Dario doubles up