Doubt remains over Raikkonen’s title as McLaren appeal

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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

Raikkonen keeps title as Williams & BMW cleared (updated)

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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)

Investigation could jeopardise Raikkonen’s title (update 3)

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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)

2007 championship final standings

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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

Kimi Raikkonen finally wins the F1 title

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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

Tyre worries for drivers ahead of final

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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

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

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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)

Hamilton carries English hopes after defeats

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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

How Ferrari can use Massa to help Raikkonen

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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

Brazilian GP 2007 qualifying: Massa leads Hamilton

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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

Hamilton, Button & Sato cleared over tyre error

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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 ??15,000 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