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.
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
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
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
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
Sebastien Bourdais put in a typically consummate performance to win the Grand Prix of Portland and give the Newman-Haas-Lanigan team its 100th Champ Car victory. Justin Wilson made the early running, scorching ahead of the pack, but Bourdais reeled him in with relentless pace and ultimately made the win look easy.
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
High attrition hit the first round of the Champ Car World Series at Las Vegas, but Will Power stormed through from pole to take his first ever win. Seventeen drivers were on the grid for the first round of the Champ Car season and only six remained on the lead lap at the end.
The Champ Car World Series fires up this weekend but with only days to go there are still seats unfilled and top drivers without teams. The whole series seems to be in upheaval. Not only has the old Lola chassis been dumped for the new Panoz DP01, but practically every team is undergoing major change.
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