Ferrari score their 200th Grand Prix victory

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Kimi Raikkonen’s victory in the Chinese Grand Prix was the 200th Grand Prix win for Ferrari. The great Italian team is the only outfit that was present in the first ever championship Grand Prix still competing in Formula One. Until 1988 the team was headed by founder Enzo Ferrari. But it has won more races … Continue reading Ferrari score their 200th Grand Prix victory

“Fangio: The Life behind the Legend” (Gerald Donaldson, 2003)

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Five world championships, 24 wins from 51 starts – benchmarks that for decades the Formula 1 fraternity thought un-surpassable. They have been beaten now, but his victory strike rate and sheer total of championships won – second only to Michael Schumacher – will remain etched in the pages of history. But anyone who came to … Continue reading “Fangio: The Life behind the Legend” (Gerald Donaldson, 2003)

“Champion: Fangio” (DVD, 2002)

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It’s fifty years since Juan Manuel Fangio won his fifth and final world championship. It took until 2003 for Michael Schumacher to surpass his haul of championship victories. He may have raced at the dawn of the world championship but a fair amount of footage of the great Argentinian’s career does exist. Plenty of which … Continue reading “Champion: Fangio” (DVD, 2002)

Maserati commemorates Fangio anniversary

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Maserati is commemorating the 50th anniversary of Juan Manuel Fangio’s final F1 world championship with a special website dedicated to the great Argentine. Fangio drove 16 races for Maserati in 1957 and won 10 of them. That included his final F1 victory and arguably his greatest ever drive, when he recovered a deficit of over … Continue reading Maserati commemorates Fangio anniversary

What the papers said: Hamilton’s first win

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Say what you like about Lewis Hamilton – it’s a joy to see the morning’s newspapers bursting with Formula 1 coverage. And some of it isn’t scream-till-you’re-hoarse hyperbole – there are some great pieces, especially in The Times and The Guardian. What a contrast it makes with the trash that was written after Monaco. Here … Continue reading What the papers said: Hamilton’s first win

Outrage over McLaren ‘team orders’

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McLaren are under investigation for allegedly using team orders to influence the outcome of yesterday’s race in favour of Fernando Alonso over Lewis Hamilton. Team orders were banned after the 2002 Austrian Grand Prix, when Ferrari ordered Rubens Barrichello to let Michael Schumacher win. McLaren ordered their drivers to hold station after the first round … Continue reading Outrage over McLaren ‘team orders’

“Life in the Fast Lane – An Autobiography” (Alain Prost, 1988)

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Alain Prost’s position as one of the most successful F1 drivers of all time is too often overlooked. He won 51 Grands Prix – more than any other driver bar Michael Schumacher – and four world championship – fewer only than Schumacher and Juan Manuel Fangio. Against that terrific record you have to ask, where … Continue reading “Life in the Fast Lane – An Autobiography” (Alain Prost, 1988)

Bahrain Grand Prix 2007 facts & statistics

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Lewis Hamilton is deservedly in the limelight for his record-breaking exploits in Bahrain. But fellow British racer Anthony Davidson also set a record in the last race – a most unusual and obscure one somehow befitting the cult status of his Super Aguri team. Find out about Davidson’s achievement and all the other landmarks that … Continue reading Bahrain Grand Prix 2007 facts & statistics