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Alonso and McLaren punished by stewards 4th August 2007, 23:05

Fernando Alonso will start the Hungarian Grand Prix from sixth instead of pole position and his McLaren team will not be eligible to score points.

Dennis says Alonso not to blame

McLaren boss Ron Dennis has claimed that Fernando Alonso delayed Lewis Hamilton in qualifying at the Hungaroring because the team told him to. Dennis said: They were out of sequence because Lewis should have slowed and let Fernando past. And he didn’t. He charged off. That’s how we got out of sequence. [Alonso] was being […]

Alonso’s qualifying stunt – 21 opinions

F1 bloggers have reacted with a mixture of fury and dismay at the pit debacle at McLaren during qualifying. Here’s a selection of comments from those who liked what they saw, and the 99% of writers that didn’t…

GP2 Hungary Feature: Carroll triumphs again

Adam Carroll underlined the fact that he belongs in single seater racing with his second win since returning to GP2 seven races ago. He triumphed in the sprint race that was interrupted by a frightening crash for Luca Filippi which the Italian fortunately escaped without injury. But championship points leader Timo Glock failed to score […]

Video: Alonso’s dirty trick on Hamilton (updated)

Fernando Alonso resorted to desperate tactics to prevent team mate Lewis Hamilton from taking pole position at the Hungaroring. If the relationship between the McLaren drivers was strained before it looks like degenerating into a bitterly fought battle now. It remains to be seen whether any disciplinary action might be taken. If Alonso is deemed […]

Alonso’s tainted triumph

As if McLaren didn’t have enough problems off the track – now one of their drivers has employed some extraordinarily unsavoury tactics against the other. Fernando Alonso deliberately delayed Lewis Hamilton in the pit box to prevent his team mate from setting his final lap. The Spaniard then took pole position off his team mate. […]

Briatore: ‘Throw McLaren out’ (updated)

Renault boss Flavio Briatore was waded into the spying row, alleging that McLaren had access to confidential Ferrari information much earlier than April this year. He demanded McLaren’s exclusion from the championship and also stated his objection to the introduction of engine control systems developed by Microsoft McLaren Electronic Systems for every team next year. […]

Kimi Raikkonen and James Hunt

Kimi Raikkonen entered a snowmobile race just before the start of the year under the pseudonym ‘James Hunt’. The fact that he chose Hunt’s name – a former world champion and renowned party animal – looked like a window into the real, fun-loving personality he keeps hidden behind the dull, monotonous front we’re used to […]

F1 in the blogs 38: Fangio’s finest

Read an interesting response to yesterday’s ‘Best Lap Ever’ post. Plus rumoured changes to the tyre rules for next year, why Alex Wurz is great, and someone in a monkey suit…