2007 August 06 archive

British tabloids blame Alonso 6th August 2007, 22:31

There have been many comments on my blog over the past few days claiming that the British media blamed Fernando Alonso for the qualifying controversy at McLaren without mentioning Lewis Hamilton’s role. I took a look at all the reports in today’s papers and I was glad to see that all of the ‘quality’ newspapers […]

IRL Michigan: Kanaan survives race of carnage

The final open wheeled race at Michigan will be remembered for a spate of crashes, above all a violent incident on lap 145. Championship leader Dario Franchitti and fellow Briton Dan Wheldon made contact at 220mph on the back straight, causing Franchitti’s car to fly into the air. It landed on title rival Scott Dixon’s […]

Any sympathy for McLaren?

Ron Dennis and McLaren-Mercedes made an almighty mess of qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix. But even though I think the punishment meted out to Alonso was just, I have some sympathy for them team over what happened. It would be better for the sport if McLaren’s championship points were reinstated at the appeal hearing.

Hungarian GP 2007 Facts & Statistics

All the revealing, curious and just plain weird statistics from the Hungarian Grand Prix. Plus, the 50th anniversary of a very special Grand Prix.