Robert Doornbos articles on F1 Fanatic archive

This weekend’s F1 alternative: Champ Car Assen 31st August 2007, 9:00

The Champ Car World Series is back in Europe so catch it while you can. But what on earth are they doing at a bike track? Plus German and British tin-top action and the Indy Racing League title races to a climax on the streets of Detroit. There’s no F1 this weekend, but there’s plenty […]

Champ Car Zolder: Bourdais once again 26th August 2007, 15:25

Sebastien Bourdais extended his championship lead with another dominant win as the Champ Car World Series made its return to Europe. But Bruno Junqeira stole the show by grabbing second for Dale Coyne racing after a canny gamble on fuel strategy. He survived a late assault by Justin Wilson who fell back to fifth behind […]

The Ben Evans Column: Bull 23rd August 2007, 9:00

One of the more entertaining F1 side shows of past weeks was the spat between Scott ‘not got any’ Speed and the Red Bull junior team, which has led to Speed’s departure from the Toro Rosso. Speed is latest in a string of Red Bull-backed drivers who have been rushed into F1 and failed to […]

Champ Car Road America – Bourdais all the way 12th August 2007, 22:18

The news that he’s off to Formula 1 next year doesn’t seem to have distracted Sebastien Bourdais – in fact he romped to his first victory at Elkhart Lake as if he’d been given a new lease of life. And trouble for championship rivals Robert Doornbos and Will Power have thrust him further into the […]

This weekend’s F1 alternative: Champ Car Road America 10th August 2007, 9:00

If you’ve never seen racing at the fantastic Elkhart Lake (Road America) then make sure you tune in to the Champ Car World Series round this weekend. The ultra-fast circuit has been described as America’s answer to Spa-Francorchamps – and if Bernie Ecclestone weren’t so sniffy about paddock standards and the like it would be […]

Unhappy Alonso could blow open 2008 driver market 7th August 2007, 9:00

McLaren has reportedly told Alonso he is free to leave the team at the end of the year if he wishes. Speculation has linked him with a return to Renault for 2008, and it remains to be seen who will drive for new 2008 entrants Prodrive.

Video: Alonso’s dirty trick on Hamilton (updated) 4th August 2007, 14:32

Fernando Alonso resorted to desperate tactics to prevent team mate Lewis Hamilton from taking pole position at the Hungaroring. If the relationship between the McLaren drivers was strained before it looks like degenerating into a bitterly fought battle now. It remains to be seen whether any disciplinary action might be taken. If Alonso is deemed […]

Debate: Youth vs experience 30th July 2007, 7:00

With attention turning to the driver market for 2008, several of F1′s seasoned campaigners have already bagged contract extensions. Rubens Barrichello will stay with Honda – and should surpass Riccardo Patrese’s record number of career starts (256) early next year). David Coulthard is set for a fourth year at Red Bull – when many had […]

This weekend’s F1 alternative: DTM Zandvoort 27th July 2007, 13:00

Want to catch up with the latest exploits of F1 debut race leader Markus Winkelhock? Then don’t miss the seventh round of the German Touring Car Championship this weekend at the classic former F1 venue of Zandvoort – one of the top tracks on the touring car calendar. Other racing action for those of you […]

Toro Rosso denies plan to replace Speed (updated) 24th July 2007, 14:46

Scuderia Toro Rosso have denied they plan to replace Scott Speed with Sebastian Vettel, following a report on an American website. Speed criticised the team after the European Grand Prix, claiming Gerhard Berger and Franz Tost were trying to get rid of him. He was only confirmed to be racing for the team in 2007 […]