Mika Hakkinen took his second DTM victory after a chaotic race at the Lausitzring. A safety car period in the middle of the race threw the running order up in the air but the Finnish twice World Champion prevailed. Behind him an inspired Paul di Resta finished second to take the championship lead in his … Continue reading DTM Lausitzring – Hakkinen wins amid chaos
There’s no F1 race this weekend but there’s a whole world of F1 alternatives to choose from. As F1 is moving towards more street racing British F3 is one step ahead – they’re racing at a fascinating new course in Romania. Plus there’s DTM action from the Lausitzring.
Gary Paffett took a magnificent win at Oschersleben in last year’s Mercedes C-Class. If that weren’t surprising enough, team mate Paul di Resta now leads the title race in a 2005 Mercedes! He is tied at the top with Martin Tomcyk. Oschersleben produced a massively different result to that seen at Hockenheim and leaves the … Continue reading DTM Oschersleben: Paffett wins in old car
Rounding up this week’s top F1 press Steve Matchett’s cracking piece on flexible floors caught my eye. With the FIA committing to further restrictions of these it’s definitely an article worth reading and Matchett’s style is highly readable. Also Renault in Rotterdam, Paffet in at Prodrive (possibly) and ITV in love with, who else, Lewis … Continue reading F1 in the news 33: Tea tray expose
Ron Dennis has once again shown his warm and cuddly side by banning his drivers from drinking alcohol. I’ve heard rumours he is also considering stopping his drivers from watching TV and going to the cinema, lest it detract their minds from racing for even a single second. I can see the logic of Dennis’s … Continue reading The Ben Evans Columns – Drinking and driving
McLaren-Mercedes will run GP2 champion Lewis Hamilton alongside Fernando Alonso in 2007, it was confirmed this morning. Hamilton is the first rookie signed to race a full season for McLaren since Michael Andretti in 1993. Andretti didn’t see out the season and was replaced by Mika Hakkinen. Hakkinen had been thought to be considering making … Continue reading McLaren will race Lewis Hamilton in 2007
The possibility that Mika Hakkinen might make a sensational comeback to Formula One was raised again today as it emerged that Gary Paffett will return to the German Touring Car Championship (DTM) in 2007. Mercedes has already confirmed three of its four drivers for its top DTM team. The only driver yet to re-sign is … Continue reading Hakkinen and Paffett set for F1/DTM swap?