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Montoya, come home 9th July 2007, 16:00
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 [...]
Imperfect sporting moments 4th July 2007, 19:31
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 [...]
Video: Rev limiters preventing overtaking 23rd June 2007, 10:00
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.
Video: Renault lose their start line advantage 22nd June 2007, 19:00
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 [...]
Three weeks to save the US GP 21st June 2007, 7:00
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 [...]
2007 United States Grand Prix wallpapers 19th June 2007, 7:00
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
United States Grand Prix facts & statistics 18th June 2007, 7:00
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 [...]
Win number two for Hamilton at Indianapolis 17th June 2007, 19:41
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 [...]