2008 British Grand Prix preview: Can Lewis Hamilton win at Silverstone?

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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?

The Ben Evans Column: F1 and tennis

Posted on | Author Ben Evans

If there was any doubt before France that Lewis Hamilton?s F1 honeymoon was over there certainly isn?t 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?s race was effectively over midway through the first lap.

2009 F1 calendar expected tomorrow with French round at Magny-Cours

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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

“Race to Win: How to become a Complete Champion Driver” (Derek Daly)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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)

2008 French Grand Prix preview: Last Tango in Magny-Cours

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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?ve 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

Is Bernie Ecclestone really threatening to take Formula 1 out of the FIA?

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

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?

Might have been Hamilton: Magnussen

Posted on | Author Ben Evans

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

2008 Monaco Grand Prix predictions

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

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…