Fernando Alonso took revenge for the pain of his 2006 Italian Grand Prix. He dominated qualifying for the race and seized pole position. Team mate Lewis Hamilton will join him on the front row of the grid as the McLaren pair delivered a stringing blow to Ferrari at the Scuderia’s home track. Felipe Massa fell … Continue reading Italian GP 2007 qualifying: McLaren lockout
The driver market for 2008 is settling down – although everyone is still watching to see if Fernando Alonso will storm out of McLaren (and away from Lewis Hamilton), to join his old team Renault. Several teams have now confirmed their 2008 line ups and are sticking with their current drivers – with the notable … Continue reading 2008 driver line-up almost set
Kazuki Nakajima has forged close connections with Toyota – arch-rival of Honda, who his father was connected with in F1 in the eighties.
Historic Monza is the scene of the next round of the championship with the title battle having closed up in Istanbul. Each of the three drivers chasing Lewis Hamilton made inroads on his lead in Turkey – Fernando Alonso is now five points behind, Felipe Massa 15 adrift and Kimi Raikkonen 17 behind. There are … Continue reading Italian GP 2007 preview & TV times
The Turkish Grand Prix might not have been a thriller but it was a pot-boiler of a result for the world championship – the top four drivers coming home in the reverse of their championship positions closed things up nicely. Here are the facts and statistics from the Turkish Grand Prix.
The revised drivers and constructors championship standings after the Turkish Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton’s lead has been cut to five points over team mate Fernando Alonso. Ferrari’s Felipe Massa moves back ahead of team mate Kimi Raikkonen, and is 15 points behind Hamilton.
Felipe Massa will start the Turkish Grand Prix from pole position for the second year in a row after an exciting and (thankfully) controversy-free qualifying session. Tomorrow offers the prospect of another battle between the Brazilian and Lewis Hamilton, who share the front row of the grid after a late surge from the Briton. Kimi … Continue reading Turkish GP 2007 qualifying: Massa back at the front
The battle for the world championship titles enters its final and most crucial phase. The last six races are spread across nine weekends with precious little time for car development. Ferrari are expected to be competitive at the most aerodynamically critical venues – and Istanbul is definitely one of those. But last year Fernando Alonso … Continue reading Turkish GP 2007 preview & TV times
F1 Fanatic contributor Rachel returns with her take on what F1 drivers would be if they were chocolate bars. Make your own confection suggestions below…
McLaren has reportedly told Alonso he is free to leave the team at the end of the year if he wishes. Speculation has linked him with a return to Renault for 2008, and it remains to be seen who will drive for new 2008 entrants Prodrive.
Lewis Hamilton has stretched his lead in the drivers’ championship – but McLaren may have scored nothing at all if the stewards’ verdict against them is upheld. Here’s the points for both championships as they stand.
Lewis Hamilton won from pole position in the Hungarian Grand Prix – but it wasn’t the cruise to the flag many people expected. Kimi Raikkonen chased him around every lap of the Hungaroring. Fernando Alonso failed to make it onto the podium and lost more precious ground to his team mate after another controversial weekend … Continue reading Hungarian GP 2007 review: Hamilton edges out Raikkonen
As if McLaren didn’t have enough problems off the track – now one of their drivers has employed some extraordinarily unsavoury tactics against the other. Fernando Alonso deliberately delayed Lewis Hamilton in the pit box to prevent his team mate from setting his final lap. The Spaniard then took pole position off his team mate. … Continue reading Alonso’s tainted triumph
Read an interesting response to yesterday’s ‘Best Lap Ever’ post. Plus rumoured changes to the tyre rules for next year, why Alex Wurz is great, and someone in a monkey suit…
Felipe Massa has spoken out about his dice with Fernando Alonso in the closing stages of the European Grand Prix. I’ve read his words back a couple of times and it honestly seems to me that he’s saying it’s OK for F1 cars to make contact while racing for position. Is that really what he’s … Continue reading Video: Is contact between F1 cars OK?
Kimi Raikkonen’s retirement from this afternoon’s European Grand Prix will cause his supporters to lament his misfortune once again.
The current drivers’ and constructors’ championship positions, pending any appeals. Drivers’ championship 1. Lewis Hamilton 70
Fernando Alonso finished first after a frantic race at the Nurburgring.
I opened up this week’s F1 Racing magazine to discover their rankings of the drivers’ performances so far this year look pretty similar to my own that I posted last week. F1 Racing polled 28 top F1 personalities on their opinions to compile their list, including Martin Brundle, Flavio Briatore, Keke Rosberg, Jody Scheckter, Pat … Continue reading F1 Racing’s driver rankings look familiar…
Qualifying for the European Grand Prix was interrupted by a major crash in the third session when Lewis Hamilton hit the barriers at the Schumacher S. Once action resumed it was Kimi Raikkonen who took pole for Ferrari after a mistake by Fernando Alonso confined him to second. Felipe Massa took sixth and Hamilton fell … Continue reading European Grand Prix 2007 qualifying: Raikkonen on pole