It’s Istanbul next and that means the drivers once again get to grapple with the best new corner on the F1 calendar. It may have a rubbish name but turn eight on the Istanbul course is a brilliant bend. Hermann Tilke may have cursed many tracks with some tedious turns but he’s also created some … Continue reading Top ten… Corners in Formula 1
The espionage scandal may be the biggest row between the two giants of Formula 1, McLaren and Ferrari, but it’s certainly not the first. No, these two have been going at it for over three decades. Here’s ten of their earlier scraps.
The provisional 2008 F1 calendar has been released with a couple of interesting changes. As has recently been speculated the French Grand Prix has not been dropped, but earlier reports that the season would open in Bahrain proved wide of the mark. As predicted here the new street races at Singapore and Valencia will be … Continue reading Provisional 18-race F1 calendar for 2008
Lesley wrote this week with the following query: How many times did Michael Schumacher win the British Grand Prix? Well I can tell you for sure he won in 1998 – because I was there! And it was seriously wet…
Bahrain has been confirmed as the first Grand Prix of 2008 as Formula One Group seeks to repeat last year’s ratings high. A race at midday in Bahrain airs in the early evening in Europe – prime television time – unlike the Australian round which Europeans have to get up at around 3am to see. … Continue reading Bahrain heads 2008 calendar – but how many races?
David Sproston wrote in to ask the following: Who has the highest number of wins from pole position ever? I’m sure it will come as no surprise to David to learn that it’s yet another record held by Michael Schumacher.
So which drivers made my top ten of the year so far? And have I put the obvious choice in the number one spot? Find out below – and use the comments box to tell me how wrong I am…
Kimi Raikkonen and Ferrari have the most victories in their respective championships – but they’re not leading them. Plus, proof that the 2007-specification cars are now quicker than last year’s models despite the move to specification tyres. And which driver is once again leading the ‘most car failures’ table?
Everyone seems to think the qualifying problem has been fixed – but Duncan Stephens of Doctorvee reckons there are still big problems that need fixing. Recently I have begun to wonder if I should bother watching the qualifying sessions. What should be done with qualifying has been one of F1’s most contentious issues over the … Continue reading Soapbox: Bring back one-lap qualifying
Formula One Group aren’t keen on unauthorised F1 video appearing on the internet – but one blog does a brilliant job of shooting their own F1 video material. Check it out in our post of the week – along with more on the Ferrari scandal and how much money F1 drivers earn.
In the F1 headlines this week – drug testing in F1, a new award for Jack Brabham, and tons more about Lewis Hamilton. Plus, will McLaren be stripped of points in the Ferrari espionage scandal? Bernie Ecclestone has a few thoughts.
Robert Kubica’s crash in Canada and Ernesto Viso’s horrific shunt at Magny-Cours last weekend highlights the importance of making motor sport as safe as possible. Ben Evans looks at what could be done better. As somebody who regards Tennis as something enjoyed only by extremely boring people, I have hugely enjoyed Wimbledon being rained out … Continue reading The Ben Evans Column: Safety First
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Kimi Raikkonen finally won at a track where he’s never failed to finish before. Lewis Hamilton goes after more records but one of his amazing runs has come to an end. Two drivers are still yet to out-qualify their team mates and F1 refugee Juan Pablo Montoya has joined a very select groups of legendary … Continue reading French GP 2007: Statistics & Facts
Formula 1 might have seen the last of the Circuit Nevers. Bernie Ecclestone has made it clear that F1 will not return to the isolated venue in the future. F1 has raced at the track for the past 17 years and has seen precious few great races. So are you glad to see the back … Continue reading Debate: Will you miss Magny-Cours?
McLaren weren’t on Ferrari’s pace at Magny-Cours – but some bad strategy calls made the gap look even greater. A questionable switch to a three stop strategy did nothing to help Lewis Hamilton’s cause. And whoever made the tactical decisions for Fernando Alonso left him behind two drivers he had already overtaken at the end … Continue reading Strategies cause McLaren headaches
Did you watch the French Grand Prix on ITV? How much of the race do you think you missed because of advert breaks? The race lasted a whisker over 90 minutes. That’s the same as a football match – and ITV certainly wouldn’t contemplate putting adverts on while a match is being played. Jon McKnight … Continue reading How much of the race did you see?
Smart strategy put Kimi Raikkonen on the top step of the podium. But it came at the expense of team mate Massa in a genuine all-Ferrari battle for the lead the likes of which we haven’t seen for many years. Lewis Hamilton was on the podium yet again and retains his championship lead. But team … Continue reading French GP 2007 review: Raikkonen’s tactical triumph
Ernesto Viso was involved in a shocking crash in today’s GP2 race, moments after iSport team mates Timo Glck and Andreas Zuber collided.
Ferrari bounced back in France with Felipe Massa breaking McLaren’s run of pole positions. The Brazilian will have the chance to resume his battle with Lewis Hamilton from earlier in the season as the Briton joins him on the front row. But Fernando Alonso’s hopes of responding to Hamilton’s recent victories were thwarted by gearbox … Continue reading French Grand Prix 2007 qualifying: Massa back on top