The Ben Evans column: Hamilton’s Mansell moment

Posted on | Author Ben Evans

Watching Sunday’s Chinese GP, I found that Mark Blundell’s summation ‘I believe Lewis did nothing wrong’ – bordered somewhere between the scarcely credible and utterly preposterous. Is that ‘nothing wrong – aside from crashing in the pit lane and dicing with Raikkonen when it was totally unnecessary’? Much as Nigel Mansell did in Mexico in … Continue reading The Ben Evans column: Hamilton’s Mansell moment

Relief for Honda as Button takes fifth

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Honda finally moved ahead of Super Aguri with one round of the 2007 world championship left thanks to Jenson Button’s fifth place at Shanghai. The Japanese manufacturer has languished behind its B-team since the Spanish Grand Prix. Button has now scored six points – all the team’s points – to move them ahead of Super … Continue reading Relief for Honda as Button takes fifth

Championship standings after the Chinese GP

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The Brazilian Grand Prix will see a three-way fight for the world championship between Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen. It’s the first time three drivers have been in contention for the championship at the final round since 1986. McLaren-Mercedes would have won the constructors’ championship at the Chinese Grand Prix had they not … Continue reading Championship standings after the Chinese GP

Chinese GP 2007 review: Raikkonen win blows title race open

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The F1 drivers’ championship will go down to the final race at Interlagos as Lewis Hamilton failed to score in Shanghai while title rivals Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso finished first and second. Hamilton retired on his way into the pits after delaying his switch to slick tyres until it was too late. That let … Continue reading Chinese GP 2007 review: Raikkonen win blows title race open

Chinese GP 2007 qualifying: Hamilton edges Raikkonen

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Lewis Hamilton took pole position for tomorrow’s Chinese Grand Prix with an excellent lap to beat the Ferraris as he bids to become the sport’s first rookie world champion. It had been Kimi Raikkonen’s weekend so far at Shanghai until the Briton snatched pole position from the Finn by a tenth of a second. Massa … Continue reading Chinese GP 2007 qualifying: Hamilton edges Raikkonen

Hamilton cleared over Fuji crash

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Lewis Hamilton will not receive a punishment over the crash involving Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel in the Japanese Grand Prix (see the video here). Vettel, who had been given a ten place grid penalty for hitting Webber, saw his penalty rescinded – he instead received a reprimand. Before the verdict Hamilton gave his explanation … Continue reading Hamilton cleared over Fuji crash

Have you been to the Chinese GP?

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

It’s the fourth Chinese Grand Prix at Shanghai International Circuit this weekend and we’re looking for F1 fans who’ve been there the to tell us about their experiences. Perhaps you visited the inaugural race in 2004? Or got soaked last year watching Michael Schumacher take his final Grand Prix victory last year? If so, please … Continue reading Have you been to the Chinese GP?

Debate: Will Ferrari surge to the titles?

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

McLaren are ahead in both championships with six races to go. But Ferrari are expected to have the upper hand in most of the remaining rounds as venues like Istanbul, Spa-Francorchamps and Interlagos play to their chassis’ strengths. Can either of their drivers win the championship? Is it time they started back one of them … Continue reading Debate: Will Ferrari surge to the titles?

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?