Robert Kubica’s leading the championship now but could he still be on top come the end of the season? Although he scored his maiden victory for the ever-improving BMW team yesterday it’s still hard to see Kubica as a likely champion. Which would make it all the more remarkable if it did happen.
With Robert Kubica winning the first ever Formula 1 Grand Prix for Poland there’s a bumper crop of facts and statistics following yesterday’s Canadian Grand Prix. Nick Heidfeld is now the driver with the most second places and no wins, Kimi Raikkonen set yet another fastest lap, and McLaren & Ferrari’s domination of the top … Continue reading 2008 Canadian GP facts & stats
Lewis Hamilton slammed into the back of Kimi Raikkonen in the pits which let Robert Kubica in to score the first win for himself and BMW.
Robert Kubica has become the first Polish driver to win a Formula 1 Grand Prix after taking victory in today’s Canadian Grand Prix. Kubica was followed home by team mate Nick Heidfeld giving BMW both their first victory and first one-two as a full Formula 1 constructor.
The Canadian Grand Prix took an astonishing twist as Lewis Hamilton eliminated himself and championship rival Kimi Raikkonen in a pit lane crash.
The 2008 Canadian Grand Prix Live Blog is finished. You can replay the action in full including all the images and polls below…
Lewis Hamilton sits on pole position for the second year in a row at Canada. Last year he made a poor start but held onto the lead as Fernando Alonso went off at the first corner. It’s an unusual first corner at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve and with Hamilton’s career-long rival Robert Kubica alongside him … Continue reading Canadian GP: thoughts on the start
The Canadian Grand Prix organisers are hurriedly re-surfacing part of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve following the break-up that occured during today’s qualifying session. But is this just a case of too little too late? And does the sensitive political climate in F1 increase the chance that the race might be cancelled?
The disintegrating track surface at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is threatening the running of tomorrow’s Canadian Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton put his McLaren on pole position for the Canadian Grand Prix but there are concerns about tomorrow’s race due to the state of the Circuit Villeneuve track. The session was hardly a few minutes old when it became clear that the track was disintegrating particularly at the Casino hairpin. It may jeopardise the … Continue reading 2008 Canadian GP qualifying: Hamilton takes pole as track starts to crumble
The Canadian Grand Prix qualifying live blog has finished. You can review the live blog in full below.
It looks like being nip and tuck between Ferrari and McLaren for victory at Montreal this weekend. And BMW might be in the mix with surprised championship contender Robert Kubica a candidate for victory at the track where he crashed heavily last year. Who’s going to win the Canadian Grand Prix? These are my picks … Continue reading 2008 Canadian GP preview: predictions
Last year F1 fans held their breath as Robert Kubica’s BMW ricocheted off the retaining wall at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve with sickening force. Faced with the task of improving the safety provisions at that bend the organisers have decided the best thing they could do was to bring the wall closer to the track. … Continue reading Debate: is F1 too fast for Montreal?
Last year Nick Heidfeld scored BMW?σΤιΌΤδσs best result of the season at Montreal ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ and 12 months on he badly needs a repeat of that form. Heidfeld generally held the upper hand over his highly rated team mate Robert Kubica last year. But Kubica has turned things around with a string of consistent points finishes … Continue reading 2008 Canadian GP preview: BMW
This weekend is the 30th anniversary of F1’s first world championship race at Montreal. F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer takes us through the history of the race at the track we now call the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve – starting with the last Canadian Grand Prix not held at the track. The Canadian Grand Prix has … Continue reading Video: Canadian GP history 1977-98
Here’s the Canadian Grand Prix preview video featuring a preview of the circuit Gilles Villeneuve, a look at the remodelled Silverstone pits, and Murray Walker’s favourite F1 memories.
I had hoped the 2008 F1 season wouldn’t involve as much waiting for news from Paris on the latest FIA verdicts as 2007 did, but the scandal season is already well underway. Nevertheless I don’t intend to let the goings-on regarding Max Mosley interfere with the usual race weekend coverage at F1 Fanatic especially as … Continue reading 2008 Canada preview: too close to call
One of the areas where Toyota struggled in last year’s Canadian Grand Prix was getting their car to ride the bumpy kerbs as effectively as possible. How are they trying to cure that problem this year? By replicating every bump, bounce and ripple of 70 laps of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on their seven-post simulation … Continue reading Video: Canadian GP Toyota preview
In the F1 news this week the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve gets some changes – but are they safety fixes or just cosmetic tweaks? Also in the F1 news this week a pair of excellent features in “The Times”, one adapted from the hugely expensive new book “F1 Opus”. Plus Michael Schumacher on Nico Rosberg, and … Continue reading F1 news review: Changes to Canadian GP track
Last year I picked my favourite 50 F1 passes on video from the last three decades. I realised I’m long overdue updating it with some of the best picks from last year’s racing – featuring Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, Felipe Massa and more. Quick, watch them now before someone at FOM decides that having videos … Continue reading Video: Best F1 passes of 2007