The driver market for 2008 is settling down – although everyone is still watching to see if Fernando Alonso will storm out of McLaren (and away from Lewis Hamilton), to join his old team Renault. Several teams have now confirmed their 2008 line ups and are sticking with their current drivers – with the notable … Continue reading 2008 driver line-up almost set
Historic Monza is the scene of the next round of the championship with the title battle having closed up in Istanbul. Each of the three drivers chasing Lewis Hamilton made inroads on his lead in Turkey – Fernando Alonso is now five points behind, Felipe Massa 15 adrift and Kimi Raikkonen 17 behind. There are … Continue reading Italian GP 2007 preview & TV times
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 ?â?ó?óÔé¼?í?é?¼80m (?âÔÇÜ?é?ú54.2m / $109m) offer from Mol and Indian business partner Vijay Mallya. It originally bought … Continue reading Spyker set for yet another buyout
Felipe Massa will start the Turkish Grand Prix from pole position for the second year in a row after an exciting and (thankfully) controversy-free qualifying session. Tomorrow offers the prospect of another battle between the Brazilian and Lewis Hamilton, who share the front row of the grid after a late surge from the Briton. Kimi … Continue reading Turkish GP 2007 qualifying: Massa back at the front
The backlash against the Hamilton-Alonso feud got very bitter in the three-week break following the Hungarian Grand Prix – and it’s the subject of today’s Post of the Week. Also in the F1 blogs: the cost of F1, the cost of missing your braking point at Spa, and a Michael Schumacher you can lick. Yes, … Continue reading F1 in the blogs 41: Backlash
A fascinating behind-the-scenes feature on the fledgling Spyker team is the highlight of a bumper F1 news round-up this week. Also check out an excerpt from David Coulthard’s new autobiography in which he admitted to suffering from an eating disorder, thoughts from Honda’s under-fire aerodynamicist Shuhei Nakamoto, and an interview with 1979 F1 champion Jody … Continue reading F1 in the news 49: Inside Spyker
The battle for the world championship titles enters its final and most crucial phase. The last six races are spread across nine weekends with precious little time for car development. Ferrari are expected to be competitive at the most aerodynamically critical venues – and Istanbul is definitely one of those. But last year Fernando Alonso … Continue reading Turkish GP 2007 preview & TV times
In my Formula Vee adventures this year I have raced against some very good and very bad drivers. Thanks to the heats and finals format I often get to see the slower drivers in action, and believe me some of them are awful. There is one gentleman in particular who went a lap down when … Continue reading The Ben Evans Column – The best of the worst
Arguments rumble on over the Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso row. Plus speculation over Nico Rosberg’s future – and whether the teams will revolt against the FIA’s decision to let a McLaren Group company produce next year’s ECUs.
The futures of F1’s minnows are uncertain as Spyker cars suffer financial problems and a leading Super Aguri sponsor fails to pay the team. Spyker took over the Midland team last year, which in turn took over Jordan in 2005. The parent company expects to make a loss this year and is considering selling the … Continue reading Spyker & Super Aguri in trouble
McLaren has reportedly told Alonso he is free to leave the team at the end of the year if he wishes. Speculation has linked him with a return to Renault for 2008, and it remains to be seen who will drive for new 2008 entrants Prodrive.
All the revealing, curious and just plain weird statistics from the Hungarian Grand Prix. Plus, the 50th anniversary of a very special Grand Prix.
Markus Winkelhock may have led a couple of laps for Spyker at the Nurburgring two weeks ago – but team mate Adrian Sutil arguably topped that today by beating Honda’s Rubens Barrichello. It was another impressive performance by the young German who has impressed despite making his F1 debut in a car even Spyker’s own … Continue reading Spyker beats Honda thanks to Sutil
Lewis Hamilton won from pole position in the Hungarian Grand Prix – but it wasn’t the cruise to the flag many people expected. Kimi Raikkonen chased him around every lap of the Hungaroring. Fernando Alonso failed to make it onto the podium and lost more precious ground to his team mate after another controversial weekend … Continue reading Hungarian GP 2007 review: Hamilton edges out Raikkonen
As if McLaren didn’t have enough problems off the track – now one of their drivers has employed some extraordinarily unsavoury tactics against the other. Fernando Alonso deliberately delayed Lewis Hamilton in the pit box to prevent his team mate from setting his final lap. The Spaniard then took pole position off his team mate. … Continue reading Alonso’s tainted triumph
We’re having another one of those vintage seasons where McLaren and Ferrari are throwing everything they have at each other on and off the track. But the antagonism has reached a new high after McLaren escaped from the FIA hearing into espionage without punishment. The tight Hungaroring is ordinarily an overtaking-free zone, so qualifying will … Continue reading Hungarian Grand Prix 2007 preview & TV times
Lewis Hamilton is to feature on a new Hornby Scalextric. But will the sets come with real life cranes for pulling Hamilton (and only Hamilton) out of the barriers?
A crazy race threw up some interesting statistics – we had a rookie driver leading the race, a rare red flag and – give thanks – the first proper pass for the lead on the track!
Markus Winkelhock made his Grand Prix debut in yesterday’s European Grand Prix, and thanks to a heavy rain shower and some inspired race strategy he managed to lead the race for six laps.
Fernando Alonso finished first after a frantic race at the Nurburgring.