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2008 Canadian GP qualifying: Hamilton takes pole as track starts to crumble

Lewis Hamilton put his McLaren on pole position for the Canadian Grand Prix but there are concerns about tomorrow’s race due to the state of the Circuit Villeneuve track. The session was hardly a few minutes old when it became clear that the track was disintegrating particularly at the Casino hairpin. It may jeopardise the […]

Is Bernie Ecclestone really threatening to take Formula 1 out of the FIA?

Conflicting news is coming from Canada about the discussions over Formula 1’s future. Two British newspapers today reported that Bernie Ecclestone, fuming over Max Mosley’s success in the FIA vote of confidence earlier this week, now wants to take Formula 1 out of the control of the governing body. Is he serious? Could this lead […]

CART drivers who raced in F1: From Andretti to Zanardi part 7

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Nelson Piquet and Bobby Rahal are two of the most successful drivers in F1 and Champ Car respectively. Read more about them here plus the driver who started just one race in each category.

Jarno Trulli: the driver debates

Jarno Trulli is clearly a very quick driver but in at least one respect he is very peculiar: he is often sensation in qualifying, but lacklustre in races. I struggle to think of any drivers either in F1 history or in other series at the moment who excels on a hot lap but struggles to […]

Lotus commemorates Jim Clark with car

Lotus has produced a special version of its Elise dedicated to Jim Clark. Clark, widely regarded as one of the greatest Formula, won two championships for Lotus in 1963 and 1965. The Clark Type 25 Elise SC comes in the distinctive British Racing Green and yellow livery of the Type 25 Lotus Clark won his […]

2008 Canadian GP preview: predictions

It looks like being nip and tuck between Ferrari and McLaren for victory at Montreal this weekend. And BMW might be in the mix with surprised championship contender Robert Kubica a candidate for victory at the track where he crashed heavily last year. Who’s going to win the Canadian Grand Prix? These are my picks […]

CART drivers who raced in F1: From Andretti to Zanardi part 6

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One of the most exciting talents to join F1 from Champ Car, Juan Pablo Montoya, is among the names in today’s installment of the CART drivers who raced in F1 series.

Max Mosley scandal: 22 opinions

On some occasions F1 serves up the kind of huge story that propels it into the news pages instead of the sport columns. In the interest of getting as broad and balanced a debate as possible in these pages I think it’s useful to look beyond this blog for some different perspectives. So here’s a […]

Debate: is F1 too fast for Montreal?

Last year F1 fans held their breath as Robert Kubica’s BMW ricocheted off the retaining wall at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve with sickening force. Faced with the task of improving the safety provisions at that bend the organisers have decided the best thing they could do was to bring the wall closer to the track. […]

Video: Canadian GP history 1999-2007

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F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer concludes his second part of the history of the Canadian Grand Prix which he began yesterday. In the past decade the Canadian Grand Prix has gained a reputation as a chaotic race, and the bumpy kerbs and ever-present walls conspire to create dramatic races. Here’s a look at some of […]