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Timo Scheider beats Paul di Resta to title (DTM)

Timo Scheider claimed the 2008 DTM crown by winning the season finale at the Hockenheimring from rival Paul di Resta. Di Resta, who needed to beat Scheider to win the championship, finished just a couple of seconds behind his Audi rival.

Brazilian Grand Prix weather forecast

Rain or shine for the season finale? Early weather forecasts for the Brazilian Grand Prix suggest either could happen. All year long we’ve seen the weather have a strong influence on how well the teams fare. Here are the links I’ll be using to keep an eye on the conditions at Interlagos – posts your […]

The last F1 season finale at Interlagos

This will be the fourth season that the F1 season has ended in Interlagos – and may be the last time it does so for the foreseeable future. In 2009 the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the new Yas Island circuit will round off the season. Whether by fair means or foul, it has landed […]

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Links: Chandhok to Force India?

Indian tipped for test role

Will Felipe Massa thrive on the home crowd pressure – or be crushed by it?

Next weekend Felipe Massa will experience a unique cocktail of pressures very few Formula 1 drivers ever have to face. Finding yourself in a championship showdown that’s gone down to the final race is one thing – doing it all at your home Grand Prix is quite another.

My favourite F1 showdown memories

There’s nothing like a championship-deciding, last-race-of-the-season nail-biter. This year we have the added piquancy of one of the title contenders racing on home ground – something I’ve never seen in almost 20 years of watching Grands Prix. Here are some of the most memorable title deciders for me – what’s yours?

John Beamer’s F1 tech file: Shanghai

Why did Felipe Massa race with a ‘shark fin’ but Kimi Raikkonen didn’t? How did Fernando Alonso’s ‘under-powered’ Renault out-drag Heikki Kovalainen? John Beamer of F1-Pitlane has the answers to these questions and more in his technical round-up for Shanghai.

Links: Ferrari on team orders

Plus, new hope for Canadian GP

Interlagos will show if Lewis Hamilton has banished the demons of 2007

What happens to Lewis Hamilton at Interlagos in just over a week’s time will play a crucial role in shaping our understanding and opinions of a man who is rapidly becoming (or perhaps already is) F1’s most famous driver. And whether the story ends in victory or defeat is not entirely down to him.