Journeyer continues his video guide to the Brazilian Grand Prix. Part 1 looked at the beginnings of the Brazilian Grand Prix, helped along by such names as Fittipaldi and Pace. Piquet, too, had already established himself as a regular contender at home, and he, along with Ayrton Senna, would give Brazil its golden era in … Continue reading Brazilian GP history 1984-1999 (Video)
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David Coulthard will race in a special livery to celebrate his final F1 Grand Prix at Interlagos this weekend as was tipped here by Becken yesterday. Here is a collection of photographs of the one-off paint scheme his Red Bull will sport.
Heading into the final race of the season the momentum and the expected track conditions seem to favour Lewis Hamilton. But last year was a case study in how championships that look like foregone conclusions can still be lost. Will history repeat itself at Interlagos? Make your predictions for the 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix below.
It?óÔé¼Ôäós not just about Lewis Hamilton against Felipe Massa and McLaren against Ferrari in the drivers?óÔé¼Ôäó and constructors?óÔé¼Ôäó championship this weekend. Pride is at stake up and down the two championship tables. Here are five other battles to keep an eye on in Brazil.
Hamilton and Ferrari are favourites
The Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace at Interlagos in Sao Paulo hosts the final round of this year’s world championship, the fourth time in five years it has done so. More importantly, the title will be decided here for the fourth year in succession. But the race has actually appeared as the season-opener more often than … Continue reading Brazilian GP history 1973-1983 (Video)
Lewis Hamilton goes into the final round of 2008 knowing that he has the car to win the race – and that he only needs fifth place to guarantee the world championship and a place in the F1 history books. Nothing in F1 is ever as simple as that, but there are several reasons why … Continue reading McLaren look strong again as Hamilton goes for title (2008 Brazilian GP preview)
This will be the fourth season that the F1 season has ended in Interlagos – and may be the last time it does so for the foreseeable future. In 2009 the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the new Yas Island circuit will round off the season. Whether by fair means or foul, it has landed … Continue reading The last F1 season finale at Interlagos
Next weekend Felipe Massa will experience a unique cocktail of pressures very few Formula 1 drivers ever have to face. Finding yourself in a championship showdown that’s gone down to the final race is one thing – doing it all at your home Grand Prix is quite another.
The official 2009 F1 calendar has been published with the Canadian Grand Prix mysteriously absent. That?óÔé¼Ôäós not the only change for next year, with Abu Dhabi arriving on the calendar as the new season finale. Has the FIA and Bernie Ecclestone done a better job with the 2009 F1 calendar than the 2008 schedule? Compare … Continue reading 2009 F1 calendar: better than ’08? (Poll)
Lewis Hamilton will have to hand over his Belgian Grand Prix winner’s trophy to Felipe Massa (appeal pending). It will be small comfort to him that plenty of other drivers have had wins taken off them in the past. Alain Prost, Michael Schumacher and others have lost race wins after the chequered flag. More encouragingly … Continue reading Hamilton joins Senna, Prost, Schumacher and others who had F1 wins confiscated
The international running-and-jumping festival Olympics finally came to a close over the weekend. As a sporting event it?óÔé¼Ôäós not really to my taste as there aren?óÔé¼Ôäót any racing cars involved, and apparently never will be. Oh well. What I find just as disappointing is the organisers take the same dim view of victory celebrations as … Continue reading Olympians, like F1 drivers, told to keep their celebrations under control
At the beginning of the month Ferrari claimed Bridgestone’s choice of harder tyres was disadvantaging them. Now Bridgestone has revealed its tyre choices for the final four races of the season and again it is bringing a harder set of tyres to one round – Interlagos, for the Brazilian Grand Prix. And now Renault as … Continue reading Renault join Ferrari’s call for softer tyres
Last week Ferrari suggested the harder tyres Bridgestone have brought to some races have played into McLaren’s hands. If that is what’s going on the red team are likely to be disappointed by the tyre allocations for the final race of the season where Bridgestone again are bringing a harder set of tyres than last … Continue reading Final tyre allocations good for McLaren?
The first details of the 2009 F1 calendar were published today with the F1 schedule set to return to 19 races ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ a high it has only reached once before, in 2005. As was expected the French Grand Prix is remaining at Magny-Cours. The Australian Grand Prix also appears as a provisional fixture. However there … Continue reading Provisional 2009 F1 calendar has good news for France, bad for America
A provisional 2009 F1 calendar is expected to be announced tomorrow by Bernie Ecclestone according to Nigel Roebuck. Among the changes for 2009 will be the first Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, announced last year. And on Sunday rumours came to light that Magny-Cours, host of the French Grand Prix, will get a second stay of … Continue reading 2009 F1 calendar expected tomorrow with French round at Magny-Cours
How hard can it be to design a decent race track? Herman Tilke?óÔé¼Ôäós circuit designs tend to draw sighs of disappointment from F1 fans. So what would you change about the tracks on today?óÔé¼Ôäós calendar? In the past two and a bit weeks I?óÔé¼Ôäóve covered the history of every track used for world championship F1 … Continue reading Remix an F1 track
In the early 1990s several tracks appeared on the F1 calendar that have remained a part of F1 ever since: the revised Interlagos circuit in Brazil, the Catalunya track in Spain, and France’s Circuit de Nevers in Magny-Cours, which has remained for 2008 despite the opposition of Bernie Ecclestone. Other tracks came and went: the … Continue reading F1 circuits history part 11: 1990-3
In this week’s round-up of F1 news and articles there’s stacks of prizes to be won including F1 2007 DVDs, Autocourse 2007 annuals, Lewis Hamilton books and more. Plus a fatality at Interlagos, new plans for a night race in Australia, more tests for Michael Schumacher, the battle for the last few 2008 F1 drives … Continue reading F1 news review: Win 2007 DVDs, Autocourses and more