“Ayrton Senna: An interactive voyage” (Christopher Hilton, 2009)

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If there?s one thing my bookshelf isn?t short of it?s Ayrton Senna biographies. So what?s the cause for this new title as the 15th anniversary of Senna?s untimely passing approaches? The idea behind this book, and the reason behind that ??interactive voyage?? tag, is that as well as a biography you get copies of various … Continue reading “Ayrton Senna: An interactive voyage” (Christopher Hilton, 2009)

Ron Dennis on how the Hamilton-Alonso row compared to Senna and Prost

2009 F1 seasonPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

McLaren boss Ron Dennis gave the annual Watkins lecture at Autosport International yesterday. He was interviewed at length by veteran commentator Murray Walker for around an hour. One of the most interesting moments came when he discussed how he managed the rivalry between Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso in 2007, and how it compared to … Continue reading Ron Dennis on how the Hamilton-Alonso row compared to Senna and Prost

How Murray Walker made great F1 championship moments special (Video)

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You never forget a great championship-deciding moment. But what can turn a memorable moment into an emotional peak is a well-delivered commentary. Whether shocking, joyous or poignant, these are some of the great high points, for me, of recent years. No surprise the commentary for much of them was supplied by Murray Walker – whether … Continue reading How Murray Walker made great F1 championship moments special (Video)

Hamilton joins Senna, Prost, Schumacher and others who had F1 wins confiscated

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Lewis Hamilton will have to hand over his Belgian Grand Prix winner’s trophy to Felipe Massa (appeal pending). It will be small comfort to him that plenty of other drivers have had wins taken off them in the past. Alain Prost, Michael Schumacher and others have lost race wins after the chequered flag. More encouragingly … Continue reading Hamilton joins Senna, Prost, Schumacher and others who had F1 wins confiscated

Kimi Raikkonen to win four in a row at Spa? (2008 Belgian Grand Prix preview)

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Kimi Raikkonen hasn’t lost a Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps since 2002. If he wins this year, he’ll match the achievements of Ayrton Senna and Jim Clark in winning four times in a row at Spa in F1. But he also hasn’t won a race since the Spanish Grand Prix in April. One of those streaks … Continue reading Kimi Raikkonen to win four in a row at Spa? (2008 Belgian Grand Prix preview)

Ayrton Senna vs Michael Schumacher

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Last week I asked for your suggestions for F1 Fanatic articles. And coming out on top with almost 100 votes was this topic from Tom Bellingham… It could have been one of Formula 1’s greatest rivalries. Instead, while Michael Schumacher romped to race wins and world championships in the mid-1990s everyone wondered how it might … Continue reading Ayrton Senna vs Michael Schumacher

Video: Four decades of Monaco onboard

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The famous Monte-Carlo street circuit has held the Monaco Grand Prix since 1929, and was on the first world championship calendar in 1950. Since those early days the track has evolved, sprouting new corners, shifting its pits between three different locations and being completely overhauled to improve safety. The onboard videos from the 1970s up … Continue reading Video: Four decades of Monaco onboard

Lewis Hamilton is bigger than McLaren

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The news that Lewis Hamilton is courting a ??10m sponsorship deal with Reebok is interesting not because of the amount of money involved, but because of what it says about his relationship with McLaren. When people started talking about the immense marketing potential of F1’s first successful mixed-race driver F1 fans were quick to note … Continue reading Lewis Hamilton is bigger than McLaren