A home victory would be the perfect way for Lewis Hamilton to respond to criticism of his driving after two consecutive no-scores in Canada and France. Do McLaren have the car – and does Hamilton have the nerve – for him to win the British Grand Prix at a sold-out Silverstone? He will be hoping … Continue reading 2008 British Grand Prix preview: Can Lewis Hamilton win at Silverstone?
A quick round-up of links I’ve bookmarked on StumbleUpon this week including bad sportsmanship in F1, Ferrari building a new simulator, and British winners of their home race. Read on for more.
If there was any doubt before France that Lewis Hamilton?óÔé¼Ôäós F1 honeymoon was over there certainly isn?óÔé¼Ôäót now. In a weekend where the McLaren team was subject to some extremely harsh penalties (why was Heikki Kovalainen penalised but not Kimi Raikkonen during qualifying?) Hamilton?óÔé¼Ôäós race was effectively over midway through the first lap.
Top Gear has launched a new Formula 1 blog but will the BBC?óÔé¼Ôäós hit motoring show play any role in the corporation?óÔé¼Ôäós coverage of F1 which begins in 2009? Speculation about a Top Gear-F1 link up has mounted after The Times ran a front page story suggesting Richard Hammond would front the BBC?óÔé¼Ôäós coverage which … Continue reading How will BBC TV cover F1 in 2009?
A provisional 2009 F1 calendar is expected to be announced tomorrow by Bernie Ecclestone according to Nigel Roebuck. Among the changes for 2009 will be the first Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, announced last year. And on Sunday rumours came to light that Magny-Cours, host of the French Grand Prix, will get a second stay of … Continue reading 2009 F1 calendar expected tomorrow with French round at Magny-Cours
Felipe Massa took over the lead of the drivers’ championship with a fortunate win at Magny-Cours at the expense of team mate Kimi Raikkonen.
Kimi Raikkonen achieved Ferrari’s 200th pole position in qualifying for tomorrow’s French Grand Prix. The Italian team are far ahead of their rivals in terms of total pole positions, with McLaren on 135 and Williams on 125. Here’s a complete breakdown of their achievement including every driver who scored a pole position for Ferrari.
Heikki Kovalainen has been given a five-place grid penalty for delaying Mark Webber during qualifying, as was speculated here during the Live Blog. Kovalainen held up Webber during Q2 although it did not prevent the Red Bull driver from reaching the final part of qualifying.
Journeyer concludes his look back on the history of the French Grand Prix – read part one here. A Leyton House leading a race? A driver winning after making four pit stops? The French Grand Prix has seen some highly unusual developments.
Everyone I’ve shown this book to has been quick to point out that Derek Daly was never a champion. Not in Formula 1 or CART, the two most senior categories he competed in between 1978 and 1989, before racing sports cars. But does that disqualify him from writing a book on how to become a … Continue reading “Race to Win: How to become a Complete Champion Driver” (Derek Daly)
F1 drivers went on strike ahead of the 1982 South African Grand Prix when the sport’s governing body tried to force them to sign restrictive new contracts.
For the second year in a row Formula 1 heads to the Circuit de Nevers in Magny-Cours expecting it to be the final visit. I?óÔé¼Ôäóve never found it the most exciting of F1 circuits – in fact, for me it’s the closest track I haven’t been to. And when we discussed the expected dropping of … Continue reading 2008 French Grand Prix preview: Last Tango in Magny-Cours
Today, one week after the Canadian Grand Prix, should be the United States Grand Prix. But the race fell off the calendar this year after Bernie Ecclestone and Indianapolis circuit owner Tony George failed to agree terms. American fans make up the second-largest group of F1 Fanatic readers by nation (16% in May) and many … Continue reading USA Day: Not the US Grand Prix
On Maximum Motorsport this week I took a look at the 28 former Formula 1 drivers who are competing in the famous Le Mans 24 Hours this weekend. Elsewhere on the web changes to Magny-Cours, an top 25 drivers feature with an interesting slant, and 40 years since McLaren’s first Grand Prix victory.
With Robert Kubica winning the first ever Formula 1 Grand Prix for Poland there’s a bumper crop of facts and statistics following yesterday’s Canadian Grand Prix. Nick Heidfeld is now the driver with the most second places and no wins, Kimi Raikkonen set yet another fastest lap, and McLaren & Ferrari’s domination of the top … Continue reading 2008 Canadian GP facts & stats
Robert Kubica has become the first Polish driver to win a Formula 1 Grand Prix after taking victory in today’s Canadian Grand Prix. Kubica was followed home by team mate Nick Heidfeld giving BMW both their first victory and first one-two as a full Formula 1 constructor.
Conflicting news is coming from Canada about the discussions over Formula 1’s future. Two British newspapers today reported that Bernie Ecclestone, fuming over Max Mosley’s success in the FIA vote of confidence earlier this week, now wants to take Formula 1 out of the control of the governing body. Is he serious? Could this lead … Continue reading Is Bernie Ecclestone really threatening to take Formula 1 out of the FIA?
Jarno Trulli is clearly a very quick driver but in at least one respect he is very peculiar: he is often sensation in qualifying, but lacklustre in races. I struggle to think of any drivers either in F1 history or in other series at the moment who excels on a hot lap but struggles to … Continue reading Jarno Trulli: the driver debates
Concluding the two-part series begun yesterday Ben Evans looks at the career of Dane Jan Magnussen (right, with Rubens Barrichello), another ex-McLaren driver who showed great promise in his pre-F1 career but never reached the heights expected of him in Formula 1. In Formula Ford and Formula 3 both McNish and Magnussen were-once-in-a generation fast, … Continue reading Might have been Hamilton: Magnussen
Last year’s Monaco Grand Prix was all about best buddies Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton headed the practice times yesterday, but Alonso will have his work cut out to notch up a third consecutive Monte-Carlo victory. Who will win F1’s most prestigious race? Read my prediction and make your own below…