Apartheid controversy overshadows Mansell’s second win

1985 South African Grand Prix flashbackPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

I never hesitate to grumble when I feel F1’s governing body has done something wrong, so I think they should be applauded for their prompt handling of the racism row that erupted over the weekend. Likewise the Spanish motor sport authorities and the operators of the Circuit de Catalunya have made all the right moves … Continue reading Apartheid controversy overshadows Mansell’s second win

Sebastien Bourdais ends Champ Car career with victory

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Toro Rosso’s new driver for 2008 Sebastien Bourdais drew his career in the American Champ Car series to a close with his 31st win in 73 races. Bourdais had already wrapped up his fourth consecutive championship in five years years in the series. It might not be as competitive a championship as it was in … Continue reading Sebastien Bourdais ends Champ Car career with victory

Kimi Raikkonen finally wins the F1 title

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Kimi Raikkonen has become Finland’s third world champion by winning the Brazilian Grand Prix. He is the 28th F1 world champion in 58 years. It comes after he finished runner-up in the 2003 championship (to Michael Schumacher) and in 2005 (to Fernando Alonso) His triumph puts Finland up to fifth among the countries that have … Continue reading Kimi Raikkonen finally wins the F1 title

Tyre worries for drivers ahead of final

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Tyres could play a pivotal role in deciding today’s final F1 race – and the championship winner. The durability and performance of the super-soft compound tyres, which all drivers will have to use for at least one stint, is a major cause for concern. As McLaren have often struggled with tyre wear in past races, … Continue reading Tyre worries for drivers ahead of final

The Ben Evans column: Hamilton’s Mansell moment

Posted on | Author Ben Evans

Watching Sunday’s Chinese GP, I found that Mark Blundell’s summation ‘I believe Lewis did nothing wrong’ – bordered somewhere between the scarcely credible and utterly preposterous. Is that ‘nothing wrong – aside from crashing in the pit lane and dicing with Raikkonen when it was totally unnecessary’? Much as Nigel Mansell did in Mexico in … Continue reading The Ben Evans column: Hamilton’s Mansell moment

Ferrari score their 200th Grand Prix victory

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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

Ten worst… Championship anti-climaxes

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

An unofficial round of the F1 drivers’ championship is being fought in a Parisian courtroom today. And if the outcome of the hearing has a major effect on the championships one way or another, it would be a terrible way to decide the titles. There have been some disappointing championship finales in the past, though. … Continue reading Ten worst… Championship anti-climaxes