Hungarian GP: Thoughts on the start

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Lewis Hamilton starts from his tenth career pole position at the Hungaroring and has an excellent chance of extending his championship advantage. Behind him the dusty condition of the right-hand side of the track could play a major role in deciding who takes up the chase of Hamilton – and whether Felipe Massa can challenge … Continue reading Hungarian GP: Thoughts on the start

Ferrari want softer Bridgestone tyres

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An interesting article on Autosport yesterday gives some more insight into how McLaren have suddenly got the upper hand in the world championship battle. Ferrari believe part of McLaren’s advantage has been because the tyres supplied by Bridgestone at recent events have suited the MP4/23 better than the F2008. With Bridgestone yet to announce their … Continue reading Ferrari want softer Bridgestone tyres

Lewis Hamilton heads McLaren one-two (2008 Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Lewis Hamilton will start the Hungarian Grand Prix from pole position for the second year in a row. McLaren banished memories of their disastrous performance at the same track last year by claiming the one-two they missed out on twelve months ago. Ferrari struggled to match McLaren’s pace and though Felipe Massa took third Kimi … Continue reading Lewis Hamilton heads McLaren one-two (2008 Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying)

Hungary practice – how quick are McLaren, and are Renault a threat?

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After the first two practice sessions for the Hungarian Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton, who was fastest, said McLaren could go quicker. Kimi Raikkonen, fifth, admitted he was worried about McLaren’s pace. And Fernando Alonso, fourth, (with team mate Nelson Piquet Jnr second) was keen to keep a lid on expectations. So how fast are McLaren, … Continue reading Hungary practice – how quick are McLaren, and are Renault a threat?

Provisional 2009 F1 calendar has good news for France, bad for America

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The first details of the 2009 F1 calendar were published today with the F1 schedule set to return to 19 races ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ 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

2009 F1 calendar expected tomorrow with French round at Magny-Cours

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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

Debate: Are some starting grids unfair?

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

Nik left an interesting comment in the Turkish Grand Prix Facts and Stats article about how much of an advantage the drivers who started on the clean side of the grid had at Istanbul: Hamilton (third) overtook Kovalainen (second) Kubica (fifth) overtook Raikkonen (fourth) and Kovalainen (second) Alonso (seventh) overtook Webber (sixth) and Raikkonen (fourth) … Continue reading Debate: Are some starting grids unfair?