This week saw the final four days of testing of 2007. Although much was made of the opportunity to compare Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton on track at the same time, in reality the diversity of testing programmes being run meant that no worthwhile comparison was possible. Teams ran a mixture of grooved and slick … Continue reading 2008 testing round-up 2
The 2008 winter testing got under way at Barcelona this week as the teams prepared for the first race without traction control since 2001. This was the first of two tests before the break, the second at Jerez next month. Here’s what the teams were all up to.
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
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
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.
Mika Hakkinen took his second DTM victory of the year – but this time there’ll be no question of him being given half-points as he was at the Lausitzring. In fact he probably deserve double points after cunning strategy propelled him into a lead which he narrowly held over Mattias Ekstrom in the dying stages. … Continue reading DTM Mugello: Hakkinen wins from 15th
There’s no F1 race this weekend but there’s tons of other motor racing action going on around the world. My pick for this week is the Indy Racing League – but there’s plenty of other races for those of you who don’t like ovals…
Who will be driving for the top teams in 2008? Last year saw enormous changes in the driver market. Next year we’re likely to see most of the top drivers remaining where they are. But with BMW and Red Bull getting ever more competitive we could be in for a few surprises. And what about … Continue reading F1 driver line-up changes for 2008
Bernd Schneider gave a typically virtuoso performance to win at Brands Hatch under intense pressure from the Audis of Martin Tomcyk and Mattias Ekstrom. Schneider took the lead through some canny strategy and by being one of few drivers to successfully execute any passes. It saved him valuable time in traffic around the short Brands … Continue reading DTM Brands Hatch: Champion’s drive by Schneider
Paul di Resta’s lead in the DTM championship has been halved after reduced points were awarded for the Lausitzring race. The German motor sport governing body felt that several drivers were disadvantaged by the mis-handling of the safety car period during the race. The revised championship standings are as followed (previous score in brackets where … Continue reading Lausitzring race points cut