Bahrain heads 2008 calendar – but how many races?

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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?

F1 in the news 44: Labour, Tories & Hamilton

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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

Video: Renault lose their start line advantage

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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

United States Grand Prix facts & statistics

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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

United States Grand Prix 2007 qualifying – Hamilton first again

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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