There have been many comments on my blog over the past few days claiming that the British media blamed Fernando Alonso for the qualifying controversy at McLaren without mentioning Lewis Hamilton’s role. I took a look at all the reports in today’s papers and I was glad to see that all of the ‘quality’ newspapers [...]
The final open wheeled race at Michigan will be remembered for a spate of crashes, above all a violent incident on lap 145. Championship leader Dario Franchitti and fellow Briton Dan Wheldon made contact at 220mph on the back straight, causing Franchitti’s car to fly into the air. It landed on title rival Scott Dixon’s [...]
Ron Dennis and McLaren-Mercedes made an almighty mess of qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix. But even though I think the punishment meted out to Alonso was just, I have some sympathy for them team over what happened. It would be better for the sport if McLaren’s championship points were reinstated at the appeal hearing.
Markus Winkelhock may have led a couple of laps for Spyker at the Nurburgring two weeks ago – but team mate Adrian Sutil arguably topped that today by beating Honda’s Rubens Barrichello. It was another impressive performance by the young German who has impressed despite making his F1 debut in a car even Spyker’s own [...]
Felipe Massa qualified 14th and ended the race 13th – in the second fastest car in the field. How on earth did that happen? It looks like he had a fair slice of misfortune, but also missed crucial opportunities to help himself.
Nico Hülkenberg won the prestigious F3 Masters race at Zolder after pole sitter Romain Grosjean stalled on the grid and was relegated to the rear of the field. The victory is a timely boost for Hülkenberg who has had a very mixed season in the F3 Euroseries, winning in the wet at Zandvoort last weekend, [...]
McLaren’s PR problems have multiplied as the British press slammed them for their handling of the pit lane incident between Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton yesterday. Both The Times and The Daily Mail claim that Hamilton and Dennis were involved in a furious argument. This is from The Times: Hamilton… exchanged angry words with his [...]