This year’s F1 season was remarkable in that, for much of the season, all four drivers in the top two teams were in contention for the title. Only in the final two races, when Felipe Massa had fallen too far behind, could one driver count on the support of his team mate. But while driver … Continue reading F1 07 review: Some drivers are more equal than others
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Lewis Hamilton has announced he’s moving to Switzerland which didn’t interest me very much until I realised the irony of the decision. Plenty of people have pointed out that although Hamilton has said he needs to get away from the public pressure (which is understandable) he could just as easily do that in place which … Continue reading Hamilton to migrate to Switzerland
In years to come we may recognise Lewis Hamilton vs Fernando Alonso as one of F1’s greatest rivalries.
Richard C wrote in to ask: Can you clarify – as a result of McLaren being barred from this years championship what numbers will they be allocated next year? And which garages will they be allocated? Read on for the answer.
On the face of it, 2007 was a golden season for Ferrari. Nine wins and both championships went to the team even though many expected them to struggle following the departure of Michael Schumacher. But their triumph was not as emphatic as the raw figures suggest. The constructors’ championship was an inevitability after the expulsion … Continue reading F1 07 review: Ferrari
Not a real Grand Prix, of course, but the top prize in the Green Awards that go to companies who promote sustainability. Honda’s Earth Car livery was intended to raise public awareness of climate change. Unfortunately the car will also be remembered as disastrously un-competitive, the team scoring six points compared to last year’s haul … Continue reading Honda win ‘Grand Prix’
The F1 Fanatic 2007 season review is underway and will run for the next few weeks. The review will end with rankings for each driver but first I want your input on what impressed you most this year. Who did the best pass? The best qualifying lap? The best race? Remember this isn’t just about … Continue reading Debate: Most impressive moments in 2007
It was the best of seasons, it was the worst of seasons. We watched a gripping championship battle with three drivers fighting until the final race. The championship lead swapped hands at the finale, and the victor overcame a 17-point deficit to win in the last two races. We endured a string of shockingly poor … Continue reading F1 07 review: The best of years?
The sixth DVD in the Brunswick films collection tells the story of the odd 1975 season. Niki Lauda triumphed in a year that saw a spate of wet races and two events cut to half distance. As ever the DVD is rich with fascinating material and the only problem is that there isn’t more of … Continue reading “Formula One 1975: Lauda and Ferrari No. 1” (DVD)
The watching world will have to endure a 20 day wait to learn whether Kimi Raikkonen really has won the 2007 world drivers’ championship.
I interviewed Sir Jackie Stewart for Auto Trader this week – read the full article below. Also in the F1 news Michael Schumacher took the Ferrari F2007 for a spin, Christian Klien and Vitaly Petrov are after 2008 seats, and Bernie Ecclestone still wants a Grand Prix of London…
Part of my Motorsport-loving self died on Monday It had been on life-support for a lot of 2007, but on Monday morning it finally popped its clogs and departed. Unlike 10.4m other Brits I actually missed the Brazilian GP as I was at Brands Hatch making my annual pilgrimage to the Formula Ford Festival, so … Continue reading The Ben Evans column: Passion fading
The journalist who claimed Lewis Hamilton admitted causing his gearbox failure in Sunday’s race has admitted he invented the quote. Luc Domenjoz of Canadian newspaper La Presse said: “My mistake was using a quote by Lewis when I did not talk to him myself. I had other verifiable information and I stand by my report, … Continue reading Hamilton did not admit causing car failure in Brazil
With just one point separating three drivers at the end of the season, the two that lost will be cursing the twists of fortune that cost them the points that would have made them champion. While Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso may rue their misfortunes, Kimi Raikkonen will be relieved that his brushes with chance … Continue reading What if…
The future of Fernando Alonso is expected to become clear in the next two weeks. And if, as is widely expected, he does leave for McLaren, the shockwaves will be felt up and down the pit lane. Indeed several drivers may already have started the last races of their careers. Here are the big names … Continue reading When will we see them again?
Here’s the onboard video showing the moment when Lewis Hamilton’s car suddenly slowed during the Brazilian Grand Prix. It seems the McLaren driver may have caused the problem himself by accidentally hitting the pit lane speed limiter button with his left thumb. The button is the second from the left on the steering wheel. Watch … Continue reading Video: Did Hamilton cause his gearbox problem? (updated)
Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa have apparently given new insight into two of the pivotal moments of the Brazilian Grand Prix that decided the world championship in Kimi Raikkonen’s favour. Hamilton is quoted admitting that he inadvertently caused his car’s gearbox problem early in the race. He said:
It’s well known that Formula One Management are total killjoys when it comes to F1 video on the internet. Not only do they tear down any official F1 videos that is uploaded, but they don’t offer even a paid video service themselves. On top of that, even amateurs videos shot by F1 fans at races … Continue reading Five best amateur F1 videos from 2007
Kimi Raikkonen won his first title – and Lewis Hamilton joined the bitter collection of drivers to lose the championship lead in the final round. Plus another former F1 driver’s son made his F1 debut, and all the other interesting statistics from the Brazilian Grand Prix.