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Suzuka to return in 2009 13th September 2007, 19:15

The Suzuka circuit will return to the F1 calendar in 2009. It will host the Japanese Grand Prix in a deal with the Fuji Speedway to share the event. Fuji will hold the race on October 7th this year and will hold it again in 2008. After that the two venues are expected to alternate. […]

McLaren out of ’07 championship and fined $100m

The FIA have announced that McLaren will not score constructors’ championship points this year and face an unprecedented $100m fine for their role in the espionage case. However Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso will still be allowed to score points towards the drivers’ championship. McLaren will also not be allowed any constructor’s representatives on the […]

Ten worst… Championship anti-climaxes

An unofficial round of the F1 drivers’ championship is being fought in a Parisian courtroom today. And if the outcome of the hearing has a major effect on the championships one way or another, it would be a terrible way to decide the titles. There have been some disappointing championship finales in the past, though. […]

Debate: End of the line for Fisichella?

What next for Giancarlo Fisichella? The man who was once considered the most promising talent not to have a front-line seat has conspicuously failed to deliver since arriving at Renault in 2005. He’s lagging behind his junior team mate in the world championship standings and the team has not yet confirmed his position for next […]

1999 Belgian Grand Prix flashback

Keeping two ruthless, competitive and fast team mates happy is something both McLaren and Ferrari have to manage this year. For an example of how one team has quite a bit more experience in the matter than the other, turn the clock back eight years to the Belgian Grand Prix of 1999. The McLaren drivers […]

Italian GP 2007 photos – Sunday

My final set of pictures from the Italian Grand Prix – the race itself. Sadly I’ve not got any pictures of Lewis Hamilton’s pass on Kimi Raikkonen – the crowd moved too quickly for me! Here’s a selection of images from before, during and after the main event.

The feeder formula champions (p4/4)

Many of F1′s top drivers have entered the sport after winning the Formula 3000 or, more recently, GP2 championship. But no driver has ever won that junior title and then become F1 champion. In this four part series we take a look at the 22 champions including the driver who could be the first to […]