Will Vettel become the new home hero? (German Grand Prix preview)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Michael Schumacher may be long gone from F1 racing, but his lasting impact in increasing the number of German drivers in the sport is clear to see. Five of the 20 drivers in F1 this year have their home race at the Nurburgring this weekend. And one of them is hotly tipped for victory following … Continue reading Will Vettel become the new home hero? (German Grand Prix preview)

Teams bringing new parts to catch Brawn (Spanish Grand Prix preview)

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Many F1 teams are expecting a boost in performance at the Spanish Grand Prix as the return to Europe gives them a chance to bring a host of news parts. Several of them are likely to introduce their versions of the ‘double decker diffusers’ that were confirmed legal last month. But with Brawn bringing updated … Continue reading Teams bringing new parts to catch Brawn (Spanish Grand Prix preview)

Button eyes hat-trick at Shanghai (Chinese Grand Prix preview)

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F1 returns to Shanghai for the Chinese Grand Prix just five races since its last visit. The earlier appearance for the track on the schedule means the teams can expect cooler conditions – and a greater chance of rain. They will also have to get to grips with the super-soft tyre which caused so many … Continue reading Button eyes hat-trick at Shanghai (Chinese Grand Prix preview)

A giant step into the unknown (Australian Grand Prix preview)

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Every first race of a new F1 season his hard to predict. But this is different. This is a revolution: the most radical new rules in a generation, and testing form which suggests the world champion’s team are nowhere, and the outfit that was sold over the winter could win the race. Is Lewis Hamilton?s … Continue reading A giant step into the unknown (Australian Grand Prix preview)

McLaren look strong again as Hamilton goes for title (2008 Brazilian GP preview)

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Lewis Hamilton goes into the final round of 2008 knowing that he has the car to win the race – and that he only needs fifth place to guarantee the world championship and a place in the F1 history books. Nothing in F1 is ever as simple as that, but there are several reasons why … Continue reading McLaren look strong again as Hamilton goes for title (2008 Brazilian GP preview)

Shanghai: Ferrari’s stomping ground (2008 Chinese Grand Prix preview)

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Ferrari has an enviable record at the home of the Chinese Grand Prix: 2004 winner: Rubens Barrichello, Ferrari 2005 winner: Fernando Alonso, Renault 2006 winner: Michael Schumacher, Ferrari 2007 winner: Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari On the face of it, Ferrari will be the team to beat this weekend, which is good news for Felipe Massa’s title … Continue reading Shanghai: Ferrari’s stomping ground (2008 Chinese Grand Prix preview)

Kimi Raikkonen to win four in a row at Spa? (2008 Belgian Grand Prix preview)

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Kimi Raikkonen hasn’t lost a Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps since 2002. If he wins this year, he’ll match the achievements of Ayrton Senna and Jim Clark in winning four times in a row at Spa in F1. But he also hasn’t won a race since the Spanish Grand Prix in April. One of those streaks … Continue reading Kimi Raikkonen to win four in a row at Spa? (2008 Belgian Grand Prix preview)

Drivers and teams explain how they prepare for the Valencia street track

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The European Grand Prix next weekend will be held at a new circuit for the teams: the Circuito Urbano Valencia in Spain. The venue is so new it only held its first race a few weeks ago, so how are the teams preparing for this leap into the unknown? Here’s what Fernando Alonso, Nico Rosberg, … Continue reading Drivers and teams explain how they prepare for the Valencia street track