Alonso and Prodrive central to 2008 driver market

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The news that Prodrive will not be using McLaren’s chassis next year raises more questions about who will be racing in F1 in 2008. Ralf Schumacher is leaving Toyota but his F1 career may not yet be over. Alexander Wurz’s departure opens up a space at Williams. And of course there is the unresolved question … Continue reading Alonso and Prodrive central to 2008 driver market

Kazuki Nakajima to make F1 race debut

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Kazuki Nakajima will take Alexander Wurz’s place at Williams for the final race of 2007 following the Austrian’s retirement. Nakajima, 22, was the highest-placed rookie in F1’s feeder category GP2 this year. Driving for the DAMS team he ended the year fifth, and though he didn’t win a race he scored five consecutive podiums in … Continue reading Kazuki Nakajima to make F1 race debut

Championship standings after the Chinese GP

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The Brazilian Grand Prix will see a three-way fight for the world championship between Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen. It’s the first time three drivers have been in contention for the championship at the final round since 1986. McLaren-Mercedes would have won the constructors’ championship at the Chinese Grand Prix had they not … Continue reading Championship standings after the Chinese GP

Chinese GP 2007 review: Raikkonen win blows title race open

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The F1 drivers’ championship will go down to the final race at Interlagos as Lewis Hamilton failed to score in Shanghai while title rivals Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso finished first and second. Hamilton retired on his way into the pits after delaying his switch to slick tyres until it was too late. That let … Continue reading Chinese GP 2007 review: Raikkonen win blows title race open

Wurz to retire from F1

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Alexander Wurz will retire from F1 at the end of the year. The Austrian’s future at Williams has been under doubt as he has struggled to match team mate Nico Rosberg’s pace. He made the decision to retire following the Canadian Grand Prix, where he finished third.

Chinese GP 2007 qualifying: Hamilton edges Raikkonen

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Lewis Hamilton took pole position for tomorrow’s Chinese Grand Prix with an excellent lap to beat the Ferraris as he bids to become the sport’s first rookie world champion. It had been Kimi Raikkonen’s weekend so far at Shanghai until the Briton snatched pole position from the Finn by a tenth of a second. Massa … Continue reading Chinese GP 2007 qualifying: Hamilton edges Raikkonen

Japanese GP 2007 qualifying: Hamilton scores vital pole

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Lewis Hamilton scored the fifth and surely most important pole position of his short F1 career as he bids to become the sport’s first rookie champion. The four championship contenders will line up in the top four positions with both McLarens leading the way into tomorrow’s Japanese Grand Prix. A wet session saw a couple … Continue reading Japanese GP 2007 qualifying: Hamilton scores vital pole

Japanese GP 2007 preview & TV times

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With the constructors’ championship finished and forgotten about it’s all about the drivers’ title over the last four rounds. Fernando Alonso has turned the screw on Lewis Hamilton in the last few rounds – does Hamilton have anything left to come back at him with? Can Kimi Raikkonen snatch the championship from the McLaren drivers … Continue reading Japanese GP 2007 preview & TV times

Belgian GP 2007 facts & statistics

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The stats from the Belgian Grand Prix make depressing reading if you’re not a Ferrari fan. But while the red team wrapped up the constructors’ championship – appeals notwithstanding – the figures underline that the racing is hardly unpredictable these days. Only on three occasions has the driver leading at the end of lap one … Continue reading Belgian GP 2007 facts & statistics

Championship positions after the Belgian GP

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Lewis Hamilton holds onto a tiny lead in the drivers’ championship as Ferrari clinch the constructors’ title. Kimi Raikkonen is 13 points behind and needs a slice of luck to overhaul both the McLarens if their reliability continues. Felipe Massa, 20 points behind, may have to give up on his world title dreams until next … Continue reading Championship positions after the Belgian GP

Belgian GP 2007 qualifying: Ferrari front row

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Ferrari locked out the front row of the grid for the Belgian Grand Prix as they launch their final attempts to wrest the drivers’ championship from McLaren. Kimi Raikkonen edged his team mate Felipe Massa by a few hundredths of a second. Fernando Alonso bounced back from a spin to take third ahead of team … Continue reading Belgian GP 2007 qualifying: Ferrari front row