What the papers said: Hamilton’s first win

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Say what you like about Lewis Hamilton – it’s a joy to see the morning’s newspapers bursting with Formula 1 coverage. And some of it isn’t scream-till-you’re-hoarse hyperbole – there are some great pieces, especially in The Times and The Guardian. What a contrast it makes with the trash that was written after Monaco. Here … Continue reading What the papers said: Hamilton’s first win

Japanese Grand Prix 2006 Media Review

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The contrast between the headlines in last Monday’s papers and this week’s couldn’t be more stark. Fernando Alonso has gone from being all-but written off to virtually being declared champion by some papers. Michael Schumacher won admirers among even his sternest critics for his measured response to a heartbreaking late retirement. But quite a few … Continue reading Japanese Grand Prix 2006 Media Review

Chinese Grand Prix 2005 Media Review

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

A constructors’ championship battle just isn’t as exciting as a drivers’ championship battle – so it was with the lacklustre Chinese race that got a lukewarm press response. Jim Rosenthal bade farewell to ITV after another year in which the broadcaster took a backward step. The most disappointing omission from almost all of the race … Continue reading Chinese Grand Prix 2005 Media Review

Japanese Grand Prix 2005 Media Review

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

It may have been a thrilling race with a heart-stopping conclusion, but with the England football team in action on Saturday it was never going to get much coverage. The Independent at least open their sports pages with the race. “A classic demonstration of the art of Grand Prix racing” hails David Tremayne. Makes better … Continue reading Japanese Grand Prix 2005 Media Review