European Grand Prix result

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1. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes 2. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes 3. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari 4. Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren-Mercedes 5. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota 6. Fernando Alonso, Renault 7. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes 8. Robert Kubica, BMW 9. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault 10. Adrian Sutil, Force India-Mercedes 11. Nick Heidfeld, BMW 12. Giancarlo Fisichella, Force India-Mercedes 13. Jarno Trulli, Toyota … Continue reading European Grand Prix result

Strategy could hand Barrichello an advantage (European GP fuel weights)

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Rubens Barrichello is fuelled to pit three laps later than the two McLarens in front of him – but will it be enough to overcome the silver cars’ performance advantage? Jenson Button also has three more laps’ worth of fuel than Sebastian Vettel, giving him a strong chance of increasing his advantage in the championship … Continue reading Strategy could hand Barrichello an advantage (European GP fuel weights)

Hamilton leads McLaren one-two (European Grand Prix qualifying)

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McLaren locked out the front row of the grid for the European Grand Prix at Valencia with Lewis Hamilton leading Heikki Kovalainen. But it could have been the other way around if Kovalainen hadn’t blown his final shot at a lap. And it was bad news for Ferrari’s Luca Badoer, who starts tomorrow’s race from … Continue reading Hamilton leads McLaren one-two (European Grand Prix qualifying)

Luca Badoer could be the first Italian to race for Ferrari at Monza since 1992

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Although it’s a disappointment that Michael Schumacher will not return to F1 in the European Grand Prix, Ferrari’s second choice of replacement – Luca Badoer – is an interesting one. Not everyone’s happy about it, though – Spanish motorsport federation president Carlos Gracia has criticised Ferrari’s decision to pick Badoer over their other test driver, … Continue reading Luca Badoer could be the first Italian to race for Ferrari at Monza since 1992

Massa in Ferrari ice kart race (Pictures)

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Felipe Massa and Luca Badoer joined in the ice karting race at Ferrari’s annual Madonna di Campiglio ‘Wrooom’ ski event in Italy. But both the F1 drivers were beaten to victory by Ducati MotoGP star Casey Stoner, who passed Massa one lap before the chequered flag. See below for some great pictures from the kart … Continue reading Massa in Ferrari ice kart race (Pictures)

Has Ferrari stopped Italy producing world champion drivers?

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Former Minardi team owner Giancarlo Minardi reckons they have: Ferrari paralyses the growth of young drivers by attracting the interest of companies to its championship, but the team is changing direction and, therefore, I hope that it will start to give opportunities for young talent to take part in a few days of testing. Italy … Continue reading Has Ferrari stopped Italy producing world champion drivers?

Traction control ban: Better races, less safe, more controversy?

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It’s been interesting to see how the drivers and teams reacted to last week’s test at which most (if not all) the teams tried running the cars with the standard electronic control unit for 2008 installed and the removal of traction control. Questions have been raised over safety and how hard it will be to … Continue reading Traction control ban: Better races, less safe, more controversy?

Debate: Where will you watch the last race?

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It’s the big one this weekend – the 2007 season finale at Interlagos in Brazil will decide the championship between Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso. So where will you be watching? Down the pub with your mates? On the sofa with all the non-fans ushered out of the room? Perhaps you’re going to … Continue reading Debate: Where will you watch the last race?

Alonso and Prodrive central to 2008 driver market

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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