If Giorgio Pantano wins the GP2 championship should he get an F1 drive?

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The GP2 championship has helped several top F1 drivers get into the championship in the three years it’s been running. Every GP2 champion is currently racing in F1: Nico Rosberg (Williams), Lewis Hamilton (McLaren) and Timo Glock (Toyota). Giorgio Pantano is leading the championship at the half-way point. But this year is his seventh in … Continue reading If Giorgio Pantano wins the GP2 championship should he get an F1 drive?

Kubica, Schumacher and Hamilton: Why they are ‘the ones who got away’

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Robert Kubica scored his maiden Grand Prix win for BMW this weekend. But if someone at Renault had been paying better attention four years ago he could have been driving for them instead. He’s not the only top driver to have slipped through the fingers of a top team early in his career. For a … Continue reading Kubica, Schumacher and Hamilton: Why they are ‘the ones who got away’

Debate: End of the line for Fisichella?

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

What next for Giancarlo Fisichella? The man who was once considered the most promising talent not to have a front-line seat has conspicuously failed to deliver since arriving at Renault in 2005. He’s lagging behind his junior team mate in the world championship standings and the team has not yet confirmed his position for next … Continue reading Debate: End of the line for Fisichella?

Debate: Rubens Barrichello

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Rubens Barrichello should break the record for the longest ever Grand Prix career next year, assuming he starts another nine races. Seeing as Barrichello has extended his Honda contract for another year, it looks as though Riccardo Patrese’s record for longevity will indeed be eclipsed by the Brazilian. He’s been a world championship runner-up twice … Continue reading Debate: Rubens Barrichello

Spyker set for yet another buyout

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The Silverstone-based Spyker team is set for yet another change of ownership as current team director Michel Mol is preparing to buy it from parent company Spyker Cars. Spyker Cars has run into financial problems and has accepted an ??????80m (???54.2m / $109m) offer from Mol and Indian business partner Vijay Mallya. It originally bought … Continue reading Spyker set for yet another buyout

“Michael Schumacher: The edge of greatness” (James Allen, 2007)

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A new book on Michael Schumacher by ITV F1 commentator James Allen? Whether I was going to like or loathe it I knew I had to read it as soon as possible. Both Allen and Schumacher are pretty controversial among F1 fans – Allen’s commentaries for ITV-F1 are not well-liked, partly because of his perceived … Continue reading “Michael Schumacher: The edge of greatness” (James Allen, 2007)