Kimi Raikkonen is champion for now but the F1 world is waiting to hear the outcome of an appeal by the McLaren-Mercedes team. McLaren have appealed against the stewards’ decision not to exclude the BMW and Williams drivers from yesterday’s Brazilian Grand Prix. The stewards found that there was not enough evidence to prove that … Continue reading Doubt remains over Raikkonen’s title as McLaren appeal
Never before in the history of F1 have three drivers finished so close to each other after the final race. With just one point separating the Kimi Raikkonen from Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso at the end of the season, any one of them may feel this should have been their year. So, did the … Continue reading Debate: Did the best man win?
Kimi Raikkonen’s Formula 1 title is safe as the F1 stewards ruled that the Williams and BMW drivers would not be disqualified from the Brazilian Grand Prix. The original results from the Brazilian Grand Prix have been confirmed with Lewis Hamilton second in the championship ahead of Fernando Alonso. After six hours of deliberations the … Continue reading Raikkonen keeps title as Williams & BMW cleared (updated)
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 … Continue reading Investigation could jeopardise Raikkonen’s title (update 3)
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.
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 … Continue reading 2007 championship final standings
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 … Continue reading Car failure denies Hamilton
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 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 … Continue reading Kimi Raikkonen finally wins the F1 title
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, … Continue reading Tyre worries for drivers ahead of final
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 … Continue reading The other big battle: Williams vs Red Bull
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 … Continue reading “It is what it is – the autobiography” (David Coulthard 2007)
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 … Continue reading Hamilton carries English hopes after defeats
Kimi Raikkonen didn’t complain about Lewis Hamilton’s behaviour in qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix. Nor did Ferrari lodge any protest when Raikkonen ran briefly wide after passing Hamilton’s car on his final lap. But a French journalist waged a one-woman vendetta against the Briton in this afternoon’s press conference. Here’s what was said:
Felipe Massa will start tomorrow’s Brazilian Grand Prix from pole position, which gives Ferrari options on how to use the Brazilian to help Kimi Raikkonen win the championship. After qualifying Massa said, “hopefully I can go to the victory.” But he surely know this is only likely as long as Raikkonen looks unable to take … Continue reading How Ferrari can use Massa to help Raikkonen
Felipe Massa beat all the title contenders to take pole position for his home Grand Prix. Championship leader Lewis Hamilton joins him on the front of the grid and each will have their respective team mates directly behind them at the start of tomorrow’s title decider. Mark Webber lines up an impressive fifth, behind Kimi … Continue reading Brazilian GP 2007 qualifying: Massa leads Hamilton
Spyker is set to be renamed Force India next year pending approval from the World Motor Sports Council. Bernie Ecclestone has already approved the move. The team’s new owner Vijay Mallya wants to re-brand the team, giving it its fourth name in as many years. It will continue to be based near Silverstone circuit in … Continue reading F1’s new team for 2008: Force India
A petition claiming that Fernando Alonso is the victim of ‘irregularities’ has garnered almost 130,000 signatures. Can that many people be wrong? Yes.
In the F1 blogs this week, the lighter side of the Alonso-Hamilton row… Plus meet the only five women to have entered a F1 race weekend, past champions on this year’s battle, and is Rubens Barrichello about to get dropped?
Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and Takuma Sato have not been punished after using extra wet weather tyres in this morning’s practice session at Interlagos. McLaren, Honda and Super Aguri respectively were fined ?óÔÇÜ?¼15,000 for the mistake and ordered to return one set of the wet tyres that had been scrubbed in to ensure they gained … Continue reading Hamilton, Button & Sato cleared over tyre error