Twenty-five years ago the F1 circus visited the United States three times in one season. The first ever Detroit Grand Prix was the second round in the USA that year.
In between the Canadian Grand Prix crashes a bit of racing did go on at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Read our columnist Ben Evans’ thoughts on the race. Unless you’re Ralf Schumacher…
Lewis Hamilton has seized his first win and taken an advantage in the drivers’ championship. If he can press home that advantage over the next few races, he could be in a position to achieve the unthinkable – and become the first rookie champion. But Indianapolis has traditionally been Ferrari’s stomping ground and after two … Continue reading United States Grand Prix 2007 preview
Lewis Hamilton’s maiden F1 victory was a triumph of maturity and mastery over changing conditions in a complex race.
McLaren repeated its one-two from Monaco – but this time it’s a two-one, with Lewis Hamilton on his first ever pole position. He starts alongside team mate Fernando Alonso as the McLaren team turned the tables on rivals Ferrari. A fine lap from Nick Heidfeld puts him third – giving McLaren a useful buffer between … Continue reading Canadian Grand Prix 2007 qualifying – Hamilton’s first pole
Want to win money betting on F1? Gamble on the safety car… That’s the topic of our Post of the Week and there’s stacks more reading in our weekly F1 blogs digest. There’s infamous Montreal marbles, Jarno Trulli’s one-off crash helmet, Scott Speed returning to his racing roots and more.
The 2007 F1 championship battle is incredibly close with constant changes between the leaders. If only the same could be said for the racing. There simply hasn’t been a race worthy of the name this year – can the circuit named after the ultimate racer’s racer Gilles Villeneuve serve up something other than a procession? … Continue reading Canadian Grand Prix 2007 Preview
The Monaco Grand Prix was everything and nothing that F1 should be. The glamour and sheer exhilaration of the cars flying around the streets was tempered by the shameless commercialism of the event and the total absence of overtaking. The darling of the British press Lewis Hamilton believes he was robbed of the win by … Continue reading The Ben Evans Column – Thoughts on Monaco
Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton gave McLaren its second one-two of the year. The silver crew comfortably had the beating of Ferrari at Monte-Carlo – but they still let their drivers fight around every corner of the circuit for the victory. By the time they cooled off the battle in the dying stages Felipe Massa’s … Continue reading Monaco Grand Prix 2007 review – One and two finish one-two
The battle for pole position at Monte-Carlo was a private McLaren affair from start to finish. After a three round battle between Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton the world champion came out on top. Plus there was a bonus for the team when Kimi Raikkonen damaged his Ferrari and consigned himself to 16th on the … Continue reading Monaco Grand Prix 2007 qualifying – McLaren lock-out
Suddenly, street circuits are all the rage. It’s as if Bernie Ecclestone gets all his ideas from the Champ Car World Series. Mind you, that is where the ideas for refuelling and safety cars doubtlessly came from. Anyway, more street circuits will soon be a feature of the F1 calendar and when you consider the … Continue reading Monaco Grand Prix 2007 preview
Scott Speed is under pressure. The season started poorly for him when team boss Gerhard Berger waited until the 11th hour before confirming him alongside Vitantonio Liuzzi. This week his Toro Rosso team are testing three times Champ Car champion Sebastien Bourdais for the second time. Rumours link BMW protege Sebastian Vettel with Speed’s seat … Continue reading Debate: Scott Speed heading out of Toro Rosso?
Even a refuelling fire couldn’t stop Felipe Massa from scoring his second Grand Prix win in a row. But it is Lewis Hamilton that leads the drivers world championship having finished second – even though the rookie driver hasn’t won a race yet this year. Fernando Alonso gambled his race on a risky move at … Continue reading Spanish Grand Prix 2007 review: Massa wins, Hamilton leads
Felipe Massa snatched his third pole position in a row from under the nose of Fernando Alonso in front of the Spanish crowd. It was the final act in a closely fought duel for pole position between McLaren and Ferrari. Kimi Raikkonen heads Lewis Hamilton on the second row.
If Bernie Ecclestone thought no-one would notice that he left a San Marino-sized hole in the 2007 calendar, he was wrong. The championship may have got off to a sparkling start with three different winners, three different championship leaders, and the magnificent debut performances of Lewis Hamilton, but all that momentum has dissipated in the … Continue reading Spanish Grand Prix 2007 preview
Felipe Massa answered his critics in the best possible way with a clean and error-free drive to his first win of the season in the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Felipe Massa put his Ferrari on pole for the second race in a row after leading every phase of qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix. It sets up a fascinating race tomorrow as Lewis Hamilton joins him on the front row to rejoin their battle in the Malaysian Grand Prix last weekend. Team mates Kimi … Continue reading Bahrain Grand Prix 2007 qualifying: Massa leads again
We’re two Grands Prix into 2007 and already a fantastic four way battle for supremacy is shaping up. However, this is yet to translate itself into a decent race. Unlike Melbourne the Sepang race was highly watchable, but aside from the opening exchanges between Felipe Massa and Lewis Hamilton it was hardly exciting. The bulk … Continue reading The Ben Evans column: Malaysia’s winners and losers
You wait three weeks for a Grand Prix, then two come along at once. Enjoy it while it lasts, though, for there’s a painful one-month wait for the next race after Bahrain. Already the championship battle is looking promising if McLaren can sustain the threat to Ferrari. But was the Scuderia’s disappointing day in Malaysia … Continue reading Bahrain Grand Prix 2007 preview
McLaren decisively turned the tables on Ferrari with a clinical victory for Fernando Alonso in the Malaysian Grand Prix. Team mate Hamilton withstood massive pressure from both Ferraris at different stages in the race to complete a McLaren one-two, ahead of Kimi Raikkonen. Pole sitter Felipe Massa was quickly dispatched by the McLarens and even … Continue reading Malaysian Grand Prix 2007 race review