Provisional 18-race F1 calendar for 2008

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The provisional 2008 F1 calendar has been released with a couple of interesting changes. As has recently been speculated the French Grand Prix has not been dropped, but earlier reports that the season would open in Bahrain proved wide of the mark. As predicted here the new street races at Singapore and Valencia will be … Continue reading Provisional 18-race F1 calendar for 2008

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?

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

What is Jacques Villeneuve talking about?

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Jacques Villeneuve has launched a surprising attack on Lewis Hamilton, comparing the Briton to Villeneuve’s former F1 nemesis Michael Schumacher. Referring to Hamilton’s starts he said: “When will these chopping moves stop? Lewis is not getting penalised for these things and his behaviour off the start line has started to look the way Michael Schumacher … Continue reading What is Jacques Villeneuve talking about?

The Ben Evans Column: 2007’s fantastic four

Posted on | Author Ben Evans

Despite its lack of on-track excitement, this F1 season has so far provided a number of fascinating talking points. In particular the psychological battles between the four top drivers promise to be as intriguing as those between Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Nigel Mansell and Nelson Piquet twenty years ago. Coming into this season you would … Continue reading The Ben Evans Column: 2007’s fantastic four

The Ben Evans column: Malaysia’s winners and losers

Posted on | Author Ben Evans

We’re two Grands Prix into 2007 and already a fantastic four way battle for supremacy is shaping up. However, this is yet to translate itself into a decent race. Unlike Melbourne the Sepang race was highly watchable, but aside from the opening exchanges between Felipe Massa and Lewis Hamilton it was hardly exciting. The bulk … Continue reading The Ben Evans column: Malaysia’s winners and losers