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Hamilton wins amid Canada carnage

2007 Canadian Grand Prix review

Lewis Hamilton’s maiden F1 victory was a triumph of maturity and mastery over changing conditions in a complex race.

Murray Walker to make BBC F1 commentary return?

Murray Walker has been tipped to front the BBC’s coverage of the European Grand Prix at the N??rburgring this year on Radio 5 Live. Regular commentator David Croft is expected to be away. The veteran commentator ended his full-time commentating career in 2001 at the United States Grand Prix. Since then he has commentated on […]

The Hamilton hype-ometer reloaded

Steve Ryder welcomed ITV’s viewers to the coverage of the Canadian Grand Prix: We make no apologies if our race build-up is dominated by Lewis Hamilton because F1 itself is dominated by Lewis Hamilton The hype-ometer has gone into overdrive following the British star’s maiden pole position – with one newspaper even claiming he’s “about […]

DTM Brands Hatch: Champion’s drive by Schneider

Bernd Schneider gave a typically virtuoso performance to win at Brands Hatch under intense pressure from the Audis of Martin Tomcyk and Mattias Ekstrom. Schneider took the lead through some canny strategy and by being one of few drivers to successfully execute any passes. It saved him valuable time in traffic around the short Brands […]

F3 Euro Brands 2: Mortara cruises home

Edoardo Mortara and Sebastien Buemi lined up first and second on the grid, and sure enough that was the order they came home in. This was to take nothing away from a fine performance by the Signature-Plus driver. But there was little in the way of excitement – at least not until after the chequer […]

Is DTM too big for Brands Hatch Indy?

I’ll be at Brands Hatch this afternoon for the DTM race. I was there for the series first race at the short Kent track last year and it was a good event – with one problem. The track is too small for the cars. The wide, powerful DTM racers look spectacular as the plunge down […]

IRL Texas: Hornish survives carnage

Sam Hornish escaped an enormous pile-up at the Texas Motor Speedway – and clung on to win from the resurgent Andretti-Green cars of Tony Kanaan, Danica Patrick and Dario Franchitti. Franchitti, winner of the Indianapolis 500 two weeks ago, maintains his lead in the Indy Car series. His closest rivals, Team Ganassi drivers Dan Wheldon […]

“Mario Andretti: A Driving Passion” (Gordon Kirby, 2001)

Lewis Hamilton is a cracking F1 driver. But just how good a racer is he, really? I want to see how he would adapt his turn-in style to the British Touring Car Championship in a front wheel drive Seat Leon. I want to see him tackle the Indianapolis 500 where they turn 230mph average laps […]

F3 Euro Brands 1: Controversy as Grosjean wins

Romain Grosjean leapt from third to first at the start of the Brands Hatch F3 Euroseries race – but took out rival Franck Mailleux on the way. The two Frenchmen collided as Grosjean moved to take the lead from James Jakes. Grosjean was able to complete the move before the safety car came out. On […]

Canadian Grand Prix 2007 qualifying – Hamilton’s first pole

McLaren repeated its one-two from Monaco – but this time it’s a two-one, with Lewis Hamilton on his first ever pole position. He starts alongside team mate Fernando Alonso as the McLaren team turned the tables on rivals Ferrari. A fine lap from Nick Heidfeld puts him third – giving McLaren a useful buffer between […]