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?
His jubilant post-race celebrations didn’t show it, but a cloud hangs over Fernando Alonso’s victory this afternoon.
Some of the top posts from the F1 blogs this week, including more analysis of F1 leaving America, the espionage scandal, new gearbox rules, and James Hunt. Check out the links below for some good reading.
Not only are the two main political parties in Britain trying to claim credit for Lewis Hamilton, he’s even got his own poem now. Happily the newspapers have remembered there are other British drivers and the Daily Mail has interviewed Anthony Davidson. Plus Martin Brundle has a go at Toyota and US commentators ponder the … Continue reading F1 in the news 44: Labour, Tories & Hamilton
The British Grand Prix last week was the perfect opportunity to meet some other F1 fans face-to-face. So here they all are! Many thanks to the five groups featured below that agreed to share their thoughts on F1, the British Grand Prix, and above all, the British drivers.
I’ve been scolding myself for days for not making a bigger fuss over Sebastian Vettel’s Grand Prix debut. So here it is, almost three weeks late. Vettel is hot stuff. Lewis Hamilton has seriously skewed our perceptions of what to expect of a rookie driver. He was only going to get more attention than Hamilton … Continue reading Sebastian Vettel: better than Hamilton?
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has announced it will not be holding an F1 Grand Prix in 2008. The circuit owners had stipulated a deadline of July 9th for confirming a deal to hold the race. But circuit owner Tony George and F1 commercial boss Bernie Ecclestone failed to agree on the fee for the race. … Continue reading No F1 GP at Indianapolis in 2008
The eyes of the F1 world are fixed on the twists and turns of the Ferrari-McLaren espionage scandal. F1 is no stranger to controversy – here’s ten of the juiciest from recent years…
Today marks one year since Juan Pablo Montoya abruptly called time on his F1 career and returned to the United States to race in NASCAR. He scored his first victory in the Nextel Cup last month, underlining his talent and versatility as a driver. Few modern drivers have a CV to rival Montoya’s, with victories … Continue reading Montoya, come home
Having picked up on The Daily Telegraph’s 50 Perfect Sporting Moments last week, and suggested a few F1 inclusions, I could hardly ignore today’s 50 Imperfect Sporting Moments. This time just one F1 moment made the list. Any guesses? It was Michael Schumacher taking out Damon Hill in in 1994 championship decide at Adelaide. Once … Continue reading Imperfect sporting moments
Rules brought in to reduce costs are making it harder for drivers to overtake. Engine rev limiters were imposed this year to reduce engine failures. But it’s clear from looking at videos from the United States Grand Prix that it’s made it even harder for one car to get past another.
There’s plenty in the F1 blogs this week about the future of the United States Grand Prix – don’t miss the Post of the Week below. Plus a doctor reacts to the Kubica crash and the spotlight falls on Fernando Alonso as he struggles to get on terms with Lewis Hamilton.
Renault have lost the stunning start line advantage that they had become famous for in recent years. Until last year you could pretty much guarantee that whoever qualified immediately in front of a Renault could count on being behind them again by the first corner. But the double championship winners of the last two years … Continue reading Video: Renault lose their start line advantage
Tony George has given Bernie Ecclestone until July 12th to settle their deal on the 2008 United States Grand Prix. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has held the event since 2000 but it has a chequered past. The 2002 and 2005 events were spoiled by race-fixing and a mass walkout by many teams. The circuit’s original … Continue reading Three weeks to save the US GP
We’ve got a selection of photos from last weekend’s United States Grand Prix available for you to download for your desktop. Enjoy! Related links United States Grand Prix 2007 wallpapers More F1 wallpapers Tags: f1 / formula one / formula 1 / grand prix / motor sport
ITV’s presenters mentioned Lewis Hamilton 16 times in the build-up to qualifying. How many times did the other British drivers get mentioned? David Coulthard got a single mention – and that was it. Poor Jenson Button and Anthony Davidson didn’t get a look in. Button also lost his record for being the youngest ever point … Continue reading United States Grand Prix facts & statistics
Lewis Hamilton took his second victory on the trot but Fernando Alonso pushed him every millimetre of the way.
Bernie Ecclestone’s goal of having 20 races could be recognised as early as next year. The F1 calendar is set for more upheaval as the series continues to look to new venues beyond its European heartland. France is set to lose its race and there are question marks over the American and British rounds. Plus … Continue reading 2008 F1 calendar may have 20 races
Throughout practice and the first two parts of qualifying Fernando Alonso looked to have the crucial edge on team mate Lewis Hamilton. But when it counted in the final session Hamilton turned the tables on his team mate to take his second consecutive pole position. The Ferraris line up on the second row – but … Continue reading United States Grand Prix 2007 qualifying – Hamilton first again
This week’s highlights from the world of F1 blogging include James Hunt, Niki Lauda and John Watson in a rather unfair race, F1 through the eyes of a marshal and Ferrari fans lose patience with Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa. Plus, fins out what our Post of the Week is.