Last weekend Valentino Rossi claimed his fourth consecutive Moto GP title and again fuelled speculation that he might switch disciplines to Formula One with Ferrari in 2007. It has been 20 years since anyone significant did this, and it would be fascinating to see how he performs. Mike Hailwood, Johnny Cecotto and, most famously, John [...]
â€œIt’s boring,â€ they’re all saying. ”The same people win every time.â€ F1 in ’02? Or even last year? Well, yes, but significantly these criticisms are being levelled at the 2005 Premiership football season in England. So should either sport pay any attention to the nay-sayers? The critics who insist that sport exists only to entertain [...]
Fernando Alonso has become the youngest ever Formula 1 world drivers champion at the age of 24.
Nelson Piquet Jnr won both A1GP rounds at the series’ inaugural double-header at Brands Hatch. He also set fastest race lap to give the Brazilian team a maximum haul of 21 points after two rounds. Although the first ‘sprint’ race did not live up to the hype of close racing and lots of overtaking, the [...]
Before launching into this week’s media review, let us pause briefly to reflect on the magnitude of Fernando Alonso’s achievement: the youngest F1 champion ever, at just 24 years old, and the first from his country. A shame so few newspapers also paused to do him adequate justice. Unsurprisingly, the divide between the quality Formula [...]
The Japanese Grand Prix may not decide the drivers’ championship this year, but it has done on many past occasions. Even without the thrill of the showdown the challenging Suzuka circuit is an exceptional venue, which is more than can be said for its rumoured replacement in Fuji. Fernando Alonso may be on a post-championship [...]
2005 Brazilian Grand Prix review
Fernando Alonso became the F1′s youngest ever drivers’ champion by scoring his 13th podium in 17 races at the Brazilian Grand Prix in Interlagos.
It was a topsy-turvy season, when political unrest spilled out onto the race tracks, teams were bought and sold like stocks and shares, and the form book was turned on its head. We recall the moments that made 2005 – for the right and wrong reasons. Lows The United States Grand Prix Reams and reams [...]
Andrew Murray-Watson in the Sunday Telegraph wrote yesterday that McLaren’s remoured USD$50m deal with Intel has been thrown into jeapordy by the FIA’s recently announced ‘strategic partnership’ with Intel rival AMD (article). A similar, smaller deal between Toyota and Intel may also now be off the table. McLaren and Toyota, as non-tobacco teams, may already [...]