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Top ten… Reasons race fuel qualifying must go 20th September 2007, 9:00

After several years of messing around with qualifying a neat system was devised for 2006 – two knockout sessions would leave the top ten battling for pole position. But there’s still one problem with the system, which F1 bosses are considering changing for next year. Making drivers qualify with their race fuel loads makes no […]

Ten worst… Championship anti-climaxes 13th September 2007, 16:10

An unofficial round of the F1 drivers’ championship is being fought in a Parisian courtroom today. And if the outcome of the hearing has a major effect on the championships one way or another, it would be a terrible way to decide the titles. There have been some disappointing championship finales in the past, though. […]

Top ten… Races of the 2000s 6th September 2007, 9:00

When F1 is at its very best there’s no other sport than can match it for excitement. And even despite some of the dodgy rules that seemed design to make racing impossibly there have been some cracking races this decade. Here’s ten of them – and no, they’re not all wet races either!

Ten worst… chicanes 30th August 2007, 7:00

Trees get Dutch Elm Disease. Rabbits get myxomatosis. F1 circuits get Chicane Blight. Here’s ten of the worst.

Top ten… Corners in Formula 1 23rd August 2007, 11:00

It’s Istanbul next and that means the drivers once again get to grapple with the best new corner on the F1 calendar. It may have a rubbish name but turn eight on the Istanbul course is a brilliant bend. Hermann Tilke may have cursed many tracks with some tedious turns but he’s also created some […]

Ten… Jobs for Ecclestone to do 16th August 2007, 11:00

Bernie Ecclestone is looking into buying football team Arsenal – one can only assume it’s because he doesn’t have enough F1 business to occupy his time. Well I’ve got some good news for him! Having sat down and given it some thought I’ve easily come up with ten tasks for him to get on with […]

Top Ten: Team mate rivalries 9th August 2007, 9:00

The delicate relations between Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso broke down spectacularly at the Hungaroring. But it’s two girls pulling each other’s hair in the playground compared to some of the inter-team mayhem F1 has seen in the past.

Ten best… McLaren-Ferrari rows 2nd August 2007, 13:00

The espionage scandal may be the biggest row between the two giants of Formula 1, McLaren and Ferrari, but it’s certainly not the first. No, these two have been going at it for over three decades. Here’s ten of their earlier scraps.

Top ten… Minardi heroes 26th July 2007, 10:00

Watching Markus Winkelhock lead his first ever Grand Prix having qualified his un-competitive Spyker at the back of the grid had me reminiscing about backmarker heroes Minardi. The Italian team became cult heroes during their two decades in Formula 1. They were often the first to get lapped, but they also made some giant-killing performances […]

10 best… Nurburgring Nordschleife corners 19th July 2007, 10:00

When the modern Nurburgring was unveiled in the early ’80s everyone grumbled it wasn’t fit to share its name with the fearsome Nordschleife. If today’s Nurburgring doesn’t have a corner worthy of the name – and I think that’s a little harsh – you can’t say the same of its big, bad brother. Here are […]