Scott Dixon completed a hat-trick of IRL victories at Watkins Glen with a measured and tactically shrewd drive. But there were unpleasant scenes after the race as a confrontation between Tony Kanaan and Sam Hornish sparked a pit lane brawl. It began after the pair twice made contact during the race.
Speculation is rife that Spyker are to drop Christijan Albers before the next race. Test drivers Christian Klien (Honda), Marc Gene (Ferrari) and Narain Karthikeyan (Williams) have been linked with Albers’ seat at the N??rburgring in two weeks’ time. All of them have at least one Grand Prix season to their names. But an outside … Continue reading Albers out for next race?
Andy Priaulx underlined his street racing credentials with an emphatic win in the second race at Porto. He moved into first after pressuring Jorg Muller into a mistake and pulled out a substantial lead after a safety car period to win.
Championship leaders Sebastien Bourdais and Robert Doornbos clashed once again on the streets of Toronto – but this time with even more dramatic results than their run-in at Mont Tremblant. Doornbos thumped Bourdais into the barriers late in the race but escaped to score vital championship points. Will Power won another incident packed wet and … Continue reading Champ Car Toronto: Title leaders clash as Power wins
Lewis Hamilton’s bid for home glory faded early in the British Grand Prix. Instead the two drivers many expected to be at the front of this year’s championship battle finally had their first major duel of the year. Kimi Raikkonen’s second consecutive win, ahead of Fernando Alonso, underlined that the Finn is back in business.
Adam Carroll grabbed the headlines at his second event back in a GP2 by winning the sprint race in fine style. Just hours before Lewis Hamilton took to the track in his bid to win the British Grand Prix another British star was wrapping up a win. Carroll made a rapid start to hold second … Continue reading GP2 Silverstone sprint: Home win for Carroll
Alain Menu repeated his wins from pole at Zandvoort and Pau with a third victory on the streets of Porto. Chevrolet team mates Rob Huff and Nicola Larini completed the podium after an unsatisfying race dominated by a long safety car period.
Today’s guest writer isn’t short of reasons to throw her support behind McLaren – but Rachel says she’ll be watching the British Grand Prix from behind the sofa. Here’s why… Johnny Wilkinson’s mum was famously doing her shopping at Tesco when he scored the winning drop goal in the final of the Rugby World Cup … Continue reading Soapbox: I can’t watch!
Formula 1 as we know it today could not possibly exist without the Ford Cosworth DFV. How would the likes of McLaren and Williams fared without an affordable, reliable engine unit on which to build the foundations of their success? The DFV appeared in 1967 and variations of it were still being used two decades … Continue reading “The Ford Cosworth DFV” (Andrew Noakes, 2007)