Takuma Sato archive
Spanish GP 2008 qualifying: Raikkonen holds back home hero Alonso 26th April 2008, 14:32
The big question after qualifying is this: how much fuel does Fernando Alonso have in his Renault? The Spanish driver in his home race sent the crowd into rapture by snatching provisional pole position, only to lose it at the last to Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen.
2008 Spanish GP practice notes 25th April 2008, 19:16
Kimi Raikkonen leads the way at the Circuit de Catalunya after being fastest in both practice sessions. McLaren look to be in trouble and Renault were the surprise of the day. Here are my notes on the Spanish Grand Prix practice.
Takuma Sato: the driver debates 23rd April 2008, 7:00
This time last year Takuma Sato gave Super Aguri their first ever point by finishing eighth in the Spanish Grand Prix – beating among others Giancarlo Fisichella in the Renault. But this year the team that was created to keep the Japanese driver in F1 might not even be racing. Does Sato deserve his place […]
Super Aguri doubt may cut F1 to 20 cars (update: Honda will not help team) 16th April 2008, 22:12
The Formula 1 grid could be down to just 20 cars for the Spanish Grand Prix as the Magma Group purchase of Super Aguri appears to have fallen through as was rumoured last week. Unless a source of funds is found in the eight days before next weekend’s race at the Circuit de Catalunya, Super […]
Anthony Davidson: the driver debates 15th April 2008, 9:00
Today’s subject of our weekly driver debates is Super Aguri pilot Anthony Davidson. How does he stack up against team mate Takuma Sato? What would he do in a more competitive car? Read my opinion and have your say below.
Super Aguri not out of the woods yet 10th April 2008, 18:31
Everyone held their breath waiting to see if Super Aguri would make it to the first round of the season. And we all cheered when the Magma Group swept in like knights on horseback to rescue them. But Super Aguri may not be out of danger just yet. According to this report they will be […]
Ferrari pair cruise to easy one-two 6th April 2008, 16:40
Ferrari made it look easy in the Bahrain Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton’s bid for victory self-destructed once again.
2008 Bahrain GP qualifying: Insert Pole-on-pole joke here 5th April 2008, 14:07
Robert Kubica took his and BMW’s first pole position in a surprisingly close qualifying session at Bahrain. The Ferraris had looked imperious in practice but Kubica’s BMW – possible thanks to a low fuel load – nicked pole position in the dying minutes of the qualifying session. Lewis Hamilton grabbed third for McLaren ahead of […]
2008 Malaysian Grand Prix review: Raikkonen routs the opposition 23rd March 2008, 14:43
There was an irresistible inevitability about Kimi Raikkonen’s Malaysian Grand Prix victory. No distractions deflected him from his course – not the embarrassment of running out of fuel during first practice, not his team mate’s fuel-aided pole position. It was McLaren’s turn to feel the pain Ferrari suffered in Melbourne as both their drivers were […]
Malaysian GP 2008 qualifying: Massa on pole but McLarens could face penalty 22nd March 2008, 7:30
Ferrari bounced back from the disappointment of Melbourne in the best possible way by locking out the front row of the grid for the Malaysian Grand Prix. McLaren line up behind them – but an incident involving Nick Heidfeld in qualifying may lead the stewards to penalise Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen.