Traction control ban: Better races, less safe, more controversy?

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

It’s been interesting to see how the drivers and teams reacted to last week’s test at which most (if not all) the teams tried running the cars with the standard electronic control unit for 2008 installed and the removal of traction control. Questions have been raised over safety and how hard it will be to … Continue reading Traction control ban: Better races, less safe, more controversy?

Fernando Alonso and Nelson Piquet Jnr at Renault in 2008?

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As speculation grows over Fernando Alonso’s future, Renault’s Flavio Briatore had this to say about his driver pairing for 2008: Renault will certainly have different drivers next year. Alonso has a 60% chance of coming to us. Alonso moving to Renault has been tipped for some time. His most likely partner there – assuming it … Continue reading Fernando Alonso and Nelson Piquet Jnr at Renault in 2008?

2007 championship final standings

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Kimi Raikkonen prevailed in the closes ever finish to a championship between three drivers. Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso both ended the season a single point behind the Finn. Ferrari were crowned constructors’ champions at the Belgian Grand Prix after McLaren’s exclusion from the championship. As McLaren will not have the world champion driving for … Continue reading 2007 championship final standings

Brazilian GP 2007 qualifying: Massa leads Hamilton

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Felipe Massa beat all the title contenders to take pole position for his home Grand Prix. Championship leader Lewis Hamilton joins him on the front of the grid and each will have their respective team mates directly behind them at the start of tomorrow’s title decider. Mark Webber lines up an impressive fifth, behind Kimi … Continue reading Brazilian GP 2007 qualifying: Massa leads Hamilton

Hamilton, Button & Sato cleared over tyre error

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Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and Takuma Sato have not been punished after using extra wet weather tyres in this morning’s practice session at Interlagos. McLaren, Honda and Super Aguri respectively were fined ??15,000 for the mistake and ordered to return one set of the wet tyres that had been scrubbed in to ensure they gained … Continue reading Hamilton, Button & Sato cleared over tyre error

Alonso and Prodrive central to 2008 driver market

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The news that Prodrive will not be using McLaren’s chassis next year raises more questions about who will be racing in F1 in 2008. Ralf Schumacher is leaving Toyota but his F1 career may not yet be over. Alexander Wurz’s departure opens up a space at Williams. And of course there is the unresolved question … Continue reading Alonso and Prodrive central to 2008 driver market

Championship standings after the Chinese GP

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The Brazilian Grand Prix will see a three-way fight for the world championship between Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen. It’s the first time three drivers have been in contention for the championship at the final round since 1986. McLaren-Mercedes would have won the constructors’ championship at the Chinese Grand Prix had they not … Continue reading Championship standings after the Chinese GP

Chinese GP 2007 review: Raikkonen win blows title race open

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The F1 drivers’ championship will go down to the final race at Interlagos as Lewis Hamilton failed to score in Shanghai while title rivals Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso finished first and second. Hamilton retired on his way into the pits after delaying his switch to slick tyres until it was too late. That let … Continue reading Chinese GP 2007 review: Raikkonen win blows title race open

Chinese GP 2007 qualifying: Hamilton edges Raikkonen

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Lewis Hamilton took pole position for tomorrow’s Chinese Grand Prix with an excellent lap to beat the Ferraris as he bids to become the sport’s first rookie world champion. It had been Kimi Raikkonen’s weekend so far at Shanghai until the Briton snatched pole position from the Finn by a tenth of a second. Massa … Continue reading Chinese GP 2007 qualifying: Hamilton edges Raikkonen