16th September 2007, 14:55 Archives - F1 Fanatic archive

Championship positions after the Belgian GP 16th September 2007, 14:55

Lewis Hamilton holds onto a tiny lead in the drivers’ championship as Ferrari clinch the constructors’ title. Kimi Raikkonen is 13 points behind and needs a slice of luck to overhaul both the McLarens if their reliability continues. Felipe Massa, 20 points behind, may have to give up on his world title dreams until next […]

Ferrari win 2007 constructors’ championship

Ferrari’s one-two in the Belgian Grand Prix gives them victory in this year’s constructors’ championship. The Italian team had trailed McLaren before the British team were excluded from the championship for using confidential Ferrari information. McLaren’s disqualification left Ferrari far ahead of new second placed team BMW. Links below.

Raikkonen clinches hat-trick of wins at Spa

Kimi Raikkonen extended his run of Belgian Grand Prix victories to three in a row as Ferrari scored a dominant one-two.

First turn analysis: Spa

Ferrari front row, McLaren second row. So what kind of antics can we expect at Spa’s wide, but tight, first corner? It’s been fairly common this year to see the drivers who start on the racing line at an advantage. But at Spa the surface is new and the racing line crosses the grid hatchings. […]

Spa pit lane fears realised

The concerns over the narrowness of Spa-Francorchamps’ new pit lane were realised this morning following the second GP2 race. Following the race Racing Engineering’s Javier Villa stopped in the new pit lane and none of the cars behind him (which are similar in width to F1 cars) were able to get around. If a car […]

Tifosi not warming to Raikkonen

Sitting in the crowd at the Italian Grand Prix last weekend it seemed clear that the principal object of the Italian fans’ affections was Felipe Massa rather than Kimi Raikkonen. There was plenty of support for Raikkonen, but much of it seemed to come from his fellow Finns that had travelled to Italy. The locals […]

GP2 Spa-Francorchamps sprint: Chandhok wins for Durango

Karun Chandhok scored his first GP2 win in the sprint race after an excellent pass on Andy Soucek. But the dramatic development in the championship saw Timo Glock fail to even start the race after his was hit by Ricardo Risatti’s car on the way to the dummy grid. With rival Lucas di Grassi finishing […]

“Racers” (Richard Williams, 1997)

At the end of every year comes the inevitable rush of season review annuals. Bright, glossy, heavy, and most of them completely pointless apart from the instalments of the venerable Autocourse. “Racers” is in effect a review of the 1996 season, but with several crucial differences: It is written as straight narrative, with not a […]