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F1 championship closer than NASCAR 13th July 2008, 15:19

Formula 1 often gets compared unfavourably with NASCAR, especially in America where NASCAR is king. Among the various criticisms levelled at F1, some fair and some not, is the charge that Formula 1 is too predictable and the same drivers win all the time. Four years ago, when Michael Schumacher won 12 of the first […]

Mathias Ekstrom wins as Audi thrash Mercedes (DTM)

There was no repeat of last year’s cynical race-fixing by Audi – the team simply crushed rivals Mercedes at Zandvoort. Mathias Ekstrom led an Audi 1-2-3-4 followed by Timo Scheider, Tom Kristensen and Martin Tomcyk in a processional race.

Renger van der Zande cruises to Zandvoort win (F3)

A disqualification and a start line crash opened the way for Renger van der Zande to score his second victory of 2008. After Nico H???lkenberg was disqualified from the first race van der Zande found himself third on the grid for the second race behind Niall Breen and Robert Wickens. As the race got underway […]

Scott Dixon lucks in to Nashville win (Indy Car)

A pit lane error handed the Ganassi team a lucky one-two at Nashville. Scott Dixon and Dan Wheldon failed to make it into the pits during a late yellow flag period but when rain fell on the track it handed the pair a fortunate one-two. Helio Castroneves took third ahead of Tony Kanaan and Danica […]

Zandvoort disqualification hits H???lkenberg’s title hopes (F3)

Nico H???lkenberg finished first on the road in the F3 Euroseries feature race at Zandvoort. With championship rival Edoardo Mortara spinning out. H???lkenberg was poised to take the lead in the title race. But H???lkenberg was sensationally stripped of his win after stewards found his car 3kg under the 540kg minimum weight limit – a […]

F1 blogs & more: calendar concerns

A quick round-up of intersting articles and features I’ve found on F1 blogs and other sites recently. Includes retro German backmarkers, problems with next year’s calendar, and gratuitous shots of Dan Gurney getting air at the N???rburgirng.

If Giorgio Pantano wins the GP2 championship should he get an F1 drive?

The GP2 championship has helped several top F1 drivers get into the championship in the three years it’s been running. Every GP2 champion is currently racing in F1: Nico Rosberg (Williams), Lewis Hamilton (McLaren) and Timo Glock (Toyota). Giorgio Pantano is leading the championship at the half-way point. But this year is his seventh in […]