This week’s F1 alternative: Indy car Milwaukee

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

There’s no F1 race this weekend but there’s a whole world of F1 alternatives to choose from. The Indy car race at the Milwaukee Mile was traditionally held the weekend following the Indianapolis 500. That tradition has been restored this year as the IRL cars return to Milwaukee this weekend – following the prestigious Indy … Continue reading This week’s F1 alternative: Indy car Milwaukee

WTCC Valencia 1: Lights-to-flag win for Thompson

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

James Thompson gave N Technology their first win of the year after converting his pole position into a victory. He is the fifth new winner of 2007, but the sudden competitiveness of his Alfa Romeo probably owed more to the fact that he wasn’t carrying any success ballast. Championship leader Augusto Farfus failed to score … Continue reading WTCC Valencia 1: Lights-to-flag win for Thompson

WTCC Zandvoort 2: Tarquini’s nudge-and-grab

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Gabriele Tarquini won the second race at Zandvoort after contact with early leader Andy Priaulx. Reigning champion Priaulx had started from pole position ahead of Tarquini. Behind them, Roberto Colciago’s Seat Leon and Augusto Farfus in another BMW. The teams were given the option of putting on wet tyres before the start of the race … Continue reading WTCC Zandvoort 2: Tarquini’s nudge-and-grab

WTCC slashes BMW’s advantage over rivals

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The bureau in charge of the World Touring Car Championship have acted to rein in the BMWs than ran away with the first two rounds of the championship. Augusto Farfus, Jorg Muller and reigning champion Andy Priaulx dominated the races in Curitiba, Brazil with their Seat, Alfa Romeo and Chevrolet rivals lagging far behind. BMW’s … Continue reading WTCC slashes BMW’s advantage over rivals

“Alex Zanardi: My Story” (Alex Zanardi with Gianluca Gasparini, 2004)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

I wonder if Michael Schumacher will ever write an autobiography? I doubt it very much – he apparently has little interest in Formula One beyond the time at which he was active in it. It’s a shame – doubly so given how poor most of the biographies of him are. But if there’s one contemporary … Continue reading “Alex Zanardi: My Story” (Alex Zanardi with Gianluca Gasparini, 2004)

The argument against championship points (III)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

I’ve twice written about why I think championship points should be dropped, and the championship winner decided simply by who has the most wins. For a few more examples of why this is a good idea let’s take a look at two other championships from last year that use the same 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 scoring system as … Continue reading The argument against championship points (III)