Alonso wins as Hamilton and Massa stumble (2008 Japanese Grand Prix)

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Lewis Hamilton has been accused of being too hot-headed and risking too much in championship deciding situations. Felipe Massa has been criticised for making mistakes in wheel-to-wheel battles. Watching the Japanese Grand Prix, it wasn’t difficult to understand why. As the two championship contenders provoked controversy in the opening laps, Fernando Alonso motored through to … Continue reading Alonso wins as Hamilton and Massa stumble (2008 Japanese Grand Prix)

How will reliability affect the title race?

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In the last two seasons we’ve seen car failures at critical moment have a huge bearing on the championship: like Michael Schumacher’s engine failure at Suzuka in 2006, or Lewis Hamilton’s gearbox failure at Interlagos last year. Will another car failure change the course of the 2008 championship? Here’s a breakdown of how reliable each … Continue reading How will reliability affect the title race?

2009 F1 driver rumours: Honda consider Bruno Senna and Nick Heidfeld

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Fernando Alonso’s place on the grid is central to the 2009 F1 driver market: he is thought likely to stay at Renault, or switch to BMW or Honda. New rumours have arisen suggesting Honda may have given up on acquiring Alonso’s services, but are looking at replacing Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button – or both … Continue reading 2009 F1 driver rumours: Honda consider Bruno Senna and Nick Heidfeld

Jenson Button on Singapore (Video)

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This comprehensive preview video by Honda features Jenson Button walking around the Singapore track and talking about some of the challenges – including those controversial tortoise kerbs. He also takes a ride on the Singapore Flyer – onto which the flag of the winner’s nation will be projected after the race. Ross Brawn talks about … Continue reading Jenson Button on Singapore (Video)

Oops. Did we curse Toyota?

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Three weeks ago, between the Valencia and Spa races, we did a poll on which team would finish fourth in the constructors’ championship. Toyota dominated the voting, with over three-quarters backing them to take fourth in the constructors’ title. Since then they haven’t scored a point and their fourth place is under attack from Renault … Continue reading Oops. Did we curse Toyota?

Will Fernando Alonso pick BMW, Honda or stay at Renault in 2009?

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Ferrari has confirmed Kimi Raikkonen will drive for the team for at least one more season in 2010. With Felipe Massa contracted for the same duration, the Scuderia will not be looking for any news drivers until 2011 at the earliest. So where does this leave Fernando Alonso? The Renault driver was widely tipped to … Continue reading Will Fernando Alonso pick BMW, Honda or stay at Renault in 2009?

Who will be fourth-placed team? (Poll)

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Behind the Ferrari-versus-McLaren-and-maybe-BMW battle for the constructors’ championship is an even closer battle for fourth place in the F1 teams’ title race. Toyota, Red Bull and Renault have been the closest contenders for the honours this year, with Williams falling back and Toro Rosso making a late surge. Which of these five will claim ‘best … Continue reading Who will be fourth-placed team? (Poll)