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Investigation could jeopardise Raikkonen’s title (update 3) 21st October 2007, 22:41

Three cars are under investigation having failed post-race checks in the Brazilian Grand Prix. Nico Rosberg’s Williams and the BMWs of Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld failed post-race inspections of their fuel temperatures. Were at least two the the three disqualified, and the drivers behind them promoted in the points standings, Lewis Hamilton would be […]

Rosberg scores best finish with fine drive

Nico Rosberg ended a strong season on a high by taking a career-best fourth place in the final race of the season. He capitalised on Lewis Hamilton’s problems and beat both BMW drivers to be ‘best of the rest’ in the final round.

2007 championship final standings

Kimi Raikkonen prevailed in the closes ever finish to a championship between three drivers. Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso both ended the season a single point behind the Finn. Ferrari were crowned constructors’ champions at the Belgian Grand Prix after McLaren’s exclusion from the championship. As McLaren will not have the world champion driving for […]

Car failure denies Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton looked to have made life hard for himself with a mistake on the first lap of the Brazilian Grand Prix. But falling from second to eighth on lap one was a minor setback compared to the hammer blow his title hopes took when his car briefly cut out on lap eight. He fell […]

Raikkonen claims title by a point as Hamilton hits trouble

A car failure for Lewis Hamilton gave Kimi Raikkonen the opportunity to finally win the F1 championship in a dramatic finale at Interlagos.

Kimi Raikkonen finally wins the F1 title

Kimi Raikkonen has become Finland’s third world champion by winning the Brazilian Grand Prix. He is the 28th F1 world champion in 58 years. It comes after he finished runner-up in the 2003 championship (to Michael Schumacher) and in 2005 (to Fernando Alonso) His triumph puts Finland up to fifth among the countries that have […]

Tyre worries for drivers ahead of final

Tyres could play a pivotal role in deciding today’s final F1 race – and the championship winner. The durability and performance of the super-soft compound tyres, which all drivers will have to use for at least one stint, is a major cause for concern. As McLaren have often struggled with tyre wear in past races, […]

The other big battle: Williams vs Red Bull

While most of the attention today will be focussed on the battle for the drivers’ championship, an equally interesting duel between Williams and Red Bull for fourth place in the constructors’ championship will take place. Williams have 28 points to Red Bull’s 24. But the former have both their drivers starting in the top ten […]

“It is what it is – the autobiography” (David Coulthard 2007)

You wait years for a decent driver autobiography to appear, then two come along at once. Coulthard’s book hit the shelves a few weeks before Jackie Stewart’s “Winning is not enough.” But while Stewart, who has dyslexia, painstakingly narrated a vast book that he admits would have worked better in two volumes, Coulthard handed the […]

Hamilton carries English hopes after defeats

As the week began three major sporting events were dominating the headlines: England versus Russia in the Euro 2008 football tournament qualifier, England versus South Africa in the Rugby World Cup final, and Lewis Hamilton fighting to win the F1 world championship. But after two defeats it falls to Hamilton to lift the sporting spirit […]