2007 August 26 archive

IRL Infineon: Dixon takes title lead 26th August 2007, 23:15

What had been a pedestrian Indy Racing League round at Infineon Raceway came alive in the final laps when runaway leader Dario Franchitti clashed with team mate Marco Andretti. That let rival Scott Dixon in to snatch the win and the lead of the championship in dramatic style. Franchitti clung on to take third after […]

British F3 Thruxton 2: Mustonen’s turn to triumph

Thruxton served up two debut winners as Atte Mustonen scored his first British F3 victory to match the feat of Double R team mate Stephen Jelley in the first race. Niall Breen finished second ahead of Rodolfo Gonzalez who got onto the podium for the first time. Once again championship leader Marko Asmer had a […]

Are the cars or drivers getting more reliable?

Today all but one of the 22 starters were classified finishers in the Turkish Grand Prix. The retirement rate from races has been steadily decreasing for some time – so what’s causing it? Are the cars getting more reliable? Are the drivers crashing less? Let’s see what the stats have to say…

British F3 Thruxton 1: Jelley’s maiden win

Stephen Jelley broke his British F3 duck by scoring his first ever victory at Thruxton. The Double R racer started the race fifth and moved up to second before a safety car period needed to recover Sam Bird and Atte Mustonen’s cars. After the restart he moved ahead of team mate Jonathan Kennard, who stayed […]

Raikkonen: “I was bored”

Kimi Raikkonen has stated an inconvenient truth. And no, he hasn’t been complaining about global warming. After finishing second for the second race in a row the Finn had this to say: At this stage in F1 is difficult to get past. The race was really decided yesterday. It is boring driving behind other cars. […]

WTCC Oschersleben 2: Farfus leads the train

It was another case of follow-my-leader in the second WTCC race at Oschersleben, with Augusto Farfus easily converting his front row start into a victory. He was pushed every millimetre of the way by team mate Andy Priaulx. But the two looked happy to accept their positions especially as their team mate and principal rival […]

Champ Car Zolder: Bourdais once again

Sebastien Bourdais extended his championship lead with another dominant win as the Champ Car World Series made its return to Europe. But Bruno Junqeira stole the show by grabbing second for Dale Coyne racing after a canny gamble on fuel strategy. He survived a late assault by Justin Wilson who fell back to fifth behind […]

Championship standings after the Turkish GP

The revised drivers and constructors championship standings after the Turkish Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton’s lead has been cut to five points over team mate Fernando Alonso. Ferrari’s Felipe Massa moves back ahead of team mate Kimi Raikkonen, and is 15 points behind Hamilton.

Massa triumphs in Istanbul as Hamilton suffers setback

Felipe Massa kept team mate Kimi Raikkonen at sword’s length for the entire race to repeat his triumph at the venue where he took his first victory last year.

WTCC Oschersleben: Seat takes first diesel win

Yvan Muller gave Seat a historic win for its diesel-powered Leon at only the second outing for the car. He passed team mate Gabriele Tarquini early in the race after a restart following two crashes on the first lap.