Champ Car Edmonton: Bourdais back on top

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

Sebastien Bourdais returned to Champ Car after his recent F1 test and showed his rivals why he’s tipped to be Grand Prix racing next year. He dominated the third of the Canadian Triple Crown races, comfortably beating Justin Wilson and seizing the initiative in the championship as rivals Will Power and Robert Doornbos struggled.

Champ Car Toronto: Title leaders clash as Power wins

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Championship leaders Sebastien Bourdais and Robert Doornbos clashed once again on the streets of Toronto – but this time with even more dramatic results than their run-in at Mont Tremblant. Doornbos thumped Bourdais into the barriers late in the race but escaped to score vital championship points. Will Power won another incident packed wet and … Continue reading Champ Car Toronto: Title leaders clash as Power wins

Champ Car Mont Tremblant: Doornbos wins hectic race

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Robert Doornbos cemented his position as the Lewis Hamilton of Champ Car by taking his first win in the series. Doornbos prevailed in a dramatic dry/wet race that could have had any of a number of winners. Champion Sebastien Bourdais followed Doornbos home having led earlier but spun off under the safety car – he … Continue reading Champ Car Mont Tremblant: Doornbos wins hectic race

Champ Car Cleveland: Tracy turns zero to hero

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Paul Tracy took his first victory for two years despite crashing twice in the first ten laps of the race. The Canadian switched to an alternative fuel strategy after his collisions which paid off after a late safety car period. Robert Doornbos chased him home but champion Sebastian Bourdais had a rare failure on his … Continue reading Champ Car Cleveland: Tracy turns zero to hero

The Ben Evans column: Malaysia’s winners and losers

Posted on | Author Ben Evans

We’re two Grands Prix into 2007 and already a fantastic four way battle for supremacy is shaping up. However, this is yet to translate itself into a decent race. Unlike Melbourne the Sepang race was highly watchable, but aside from the opening exchanges between Felipe Massa and Lewis Hamilton it was hardly exciting. The bulk … Continue reading The Ben Evans column: Malaysia’s winners and losers

F1 2007 Preview: Scuderia Toro Rosso

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

One of the strangest stories of the off-season was how Gerhard Berger put Toro Rosso drivers Scott Speed on Vitantonio Liuzzi on the rack, refusing to confirm their race seats until the last minute. Berger’s determination to wring the most from his drivers, the team’s aggressive new car and Ferrari engine supply all indicated they’re … Continue reading F1 2007 Preview: Scuderia Toro Rosso

2006 Brazilian Grand Prix preview

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The final race of 2006 will see a great number of ‘lasts’: Fernando Alonso’s last race for Renault before going to McLaren, Kimi Raikkonen’s last for McLaren before going to Ferrari. And Michael Schumacher’s last for Ferrari before going to?????? normal life. All three will be ultra-motivated, wired to the eyeballs, wanting to go out … Continue reading 2006 Brazilian Grand Prix preview

F1 Stats Update: China

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher are tied at the top of the championship table – but they wouldn’t be if the sport were still using the pre-2003 points system. Take a statistical look at the 2006 championship so far in our post-race stats update.

Chinese Grand Prix 2006 preview

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

With Michael Schumacher’s retirement confirmed, all eyes turn to the nail-biting championship battle between the Ferrari driver and reigning champion Fernando Alonso. For evidence of that, look no further than this weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix, where the Shanghai International Circuit owners have devoted a grandstand each specifically to supporters of Alonso and Schumacher. Schumacher may … Continue reading Chinese Grand Prix 2006 preview

Red Bull: Klien out for Doornbos

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

While the F1 world was still coming to terms with Michael Schumacher’s retirement announcement the news also slipped out that the Italian Grand Prix was Christian Klien’s last as a Red Bull driver. He will be free to drink whatever he pleases next year… The team’s test driver, 2005 Minardi racer Robert Doornbos, will take … Continue reading Red Bull: Klien out for Doornbos