Bahrain has been confirmed as the first Grand Prix of 2008 as Formula One Group seeks to repeat last year’s ratings high. A race at midday in Bahrain airs in the early evening in Europe – prime television time – unlike the Australian round which Europeans have to get up at around 3am to see. … Continue reading Bahrain heads 2008 calendar – but how many races?
A crazy race threw up some interesting statistics – we had a rookie driver leading the race, a rare red flag and – give thanks – the first proper pass for the lead on the track!
Markus Winkelhock made his Grand Prix debut in yesterday’s European Grand Prix, and thanks to a heavy rain shower and some inspired race strategy he managed to lead the race for six laps.
Fernando Alonso finished first after a frantic race at the Nurburgring.
Qualifying for the European Grand Prix was interrupted by a major crash in the third session when Lewis Hamilton hit the barriers at the Schumacher S. Once action resumed it was Kimi Raikkonen who took pole for Ferrari after a mistake by Fernando Alonso confined him to second. Felipe Massa took sixth and Hamilton fell … Continue reading European Grand Prix 2007 qualifying: Raikkonen on pole
Spyker have confirmed that their test driver Markus Winkelhock will replace Christijan Albers at this weekend’s European Grand Prix. Winkelhock will partner compatriot Adrian Sutil – the pair being among five German drivers on the grid at the Nurburgring. His father Manfred raced in F1 in the 1980s but was killed in a sports car … Continue reading Markus Winkelhock confirmed for Nurburgring
Spyker boss Michel Mol has confirmed that Christijan Albers will no longer race for the team. The team are yet to announce a replacement driver for the Nurburgring round next week and any one of a number of racers could fill Albers’ place.
The classic names of F1 are all returning to the sport: Senna, Mansell, Prost, Piquet, Lauda and more could all be a feature on the grid one day. A quick search threw up 20 such drivers in the lower echelons of motor sport that could break into F1. Can you think of any others? Two … Continue reading F1’s famous names return
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
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