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 … Continue reading IRL Infineon: Dixon takes title lead
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 … Continue reading British F3 Thruxton 2: Mustonen’s turn to triumph
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…
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 … Continue reading British F3 Thruxton 1: Jelley’s maiden win
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. … Continue reading Raikkonen: “I was bored”
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 … Continue reading WTCC Oschersleben 2: Farfus leads the train
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 … Continue reading Champ Car Zolder: Bourdais once again
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.
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.
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.
Timo Glock took the lead of the GP2 championship back off Lucas di Grassi with an untroubled win the sprint race at Istanbul. Having won yesterday’s feature race di Grassi failed to score after picking up a drive-through penalty in the sprint event.
Yes, that’s right, it’s the first biography of Lewis Hamilton and it’s out before the season’s even finished. It’s written by Brian Belton, a youth worker who met a young Hamilton and has kept an eye on the British star’s career for more than ten years. He says he’s written the book from a fan’s … Continue reading “Lewis Hamilton: A Dream Comes True” (Brian Belton, 2007)