It’s early days, but Luca di Montezemolo’s comments last week about Ferrari not needing Fernando Alonso started me thinking about which drivers might be on the move for 2009. On the face of it Montezemolo doesn’t seem to want to change his pairing of Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa. And after three driver changes in … Continue reading 2009 F1 drivers – early predictions
This sounds a bit familiar: A new group has launched a rescue bid for the Super Aguri team, who were only able to contest last weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix thanks to an 11th-hour rescue package from Honda.
Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa’s winning margin of 0.9s over Lewis Hamilton suggests the Spanish Grand Prix was a close run thing. It was anything but.
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.
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.
Super Aguri will race in the Spanish Grand Prix but negotiations to save the team are still going on. The F1 field faced being cut to 20 cars had they been a no-show. If a team misses a race and therefore does not contest the entire season it can incur severe financial penalties. Therefore in … Continue reading Super Aguri: no deal, but will race
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 … Continue reading Takuma Sato: the driver debates
The first official test since the start of the season ended at Barcelona today. The four-day test threw up some confusing times as some drivers tried out slick tyres for next year while others stayed on grooves, and today’s running was spoiled by rain. They will be back at the track in just eight days … Continue reading 2008 F1 testing round-up 11: Catalunya
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 … Continue reading Super Aguri doubt may cut F1 to 20 cars (update: Honda will not help team)
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.