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KERS causing problems for F1 teams

The new-for-2009 Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems (KERS) are starting to make their first appearances on F1 test machinery. However two teams have run into early problems with the devices. First Red Bull suffered a fire at their factory while working on the systems. And today a BMW mechanic got an electric shock while testing the […]

Grand Prix Legends hit out at state of F1

Anyone who’s shopped for F1 clothing, a model Formula 1 car or some other kind of memorabilia will likely have heard of Grand Prix Legends. Their adverts have been running on this site for some time. Their new catalogue dropped through my letter box today and I was surprised to see they’d given over five […]

F1 blogs & more: Mansell comeback?

A round up of highlights from F1 blogs and other sites including: Is Nigel Mansell about to make another comeback to international motor sport? How would the 1994 season have ended if Ayrton Senna hadn’t been killed? And why is Ralf Schumacher struggling so badly in the DTM?

“Life Behind Lewis” (DVD)

The tidal wave of books and DVDs on Lewis Hamilton that burst forth last year has eased to a trickle. Now one of the better efforts at a documentary about Britain’s most unavoidable F1 star has made it onto DVD. But although Hamilton’s name and face are plastered across the front of the package, the […]

McLaren’s technical innovations have put the MP4/23 ahead of the pack

McLaren have made a clear step forward in performance in the last two races and Ferrari have struggled to compete. What has made McLaren so competitive all of a sudden? Like every other team they constantly develop their car through the season but three particular changes seem to have made a significant different: a new […]

2008 German GP Facts & Stats

The 2008 German Grand Prix saw the youngest ever podium. Plus Kimi Raikkonen failed to match the record for most consecutive fastest lap, while Nick Heidfeld goes after the record of most consecutive finishes. More stats and facts from the German Grand Prix below.

2008 German Grand Prix pictures

Pictures

Here’s a look back at the German Grand Prix weekend with a gallery of 33 high-resolution photographs of all the teams.

Ryan Briscoe takes second win of 2008 at Mid-Ohio (Indy Car)

Ryan Briscoe won for Penske at Mid-Ohio in a hectic race that started on a wet track. Briscoe started second alongside Helio Castroneves but dropped back early on as Justin Wilson and Scott Dixon passed him. But with a few laps the drivers were switxhing to slick tyres and the two that changed earliest – […]

Lewis Hamilton wins despite strategy blunder (2008 German GP review)

Lewis Hamilton was dominating the German Grand Prix until a safety car appearance threw his race into disarray. His McLaren team made a clear mistake by failing to bring him into the pits – leaving him to fight his way back to the front of the field the hard way. After taking his delayed stop […]

Nelson Piquet Jnr: was he lucky or good?

Nelson Piquet Jnr has not had the best of seasons so far. I picked him as the worst driver of the year so far when I ranked them all after the British Grand Prix and few of you seemed to disagree. Today he gave Renault their first podium finish of the year. But how much […]