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“It is what it is – the autobiography” (David Coulthard 2007)

You wait years for a decent driver autobiography to appear, then two come along at once. Coulthard’s book hit the shelves a few weeks before Jackie Stewart’s “Winning is not enough.” But while Stewart, who has dyslexia, painstakingly narrated a vast book that he admits would have worked better in two volumes, Coulthard handed the […]

Hamilton carries English hopes after defeats

As the week began three major sporting events were dominating the headlines: England versus Russia in the Euro 2008 football tournament qualifier, England versus South Africa in the Rugby World Cup final, and Lewis Hamilton fighting to win the F1 world championship. But after two defeats it falls to Hamilton to lift the sporting spirit […]

Journalist gives Hamilton a grilling

Kimi Raikkonen didn’t complain about Lewis Hamilton’s behaviour in qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix. Nor did Ferrari lodge any protest when Raikkonen ran briefly wide after passing Hamilton’s car on his final lap. But a French journalist waged a one-woman vendetta against the Briton in this afternoon’s press conference. Here’s what was said:

How Ferrari can use Massa to help Raikkonen

Felipe Massa will start tomorrow’s Brazilian Grand Prix from pole position, which gives Ferrari options on how to use the Brazilian to help Kimi Raikkonen win the championship. After qualifying Massa said, “hopefully I can go to the victory.” But he surely know this is only likely as long as Raikkonen looks unable to take […]

Brazilian GP 2007 qualifying: Massa leads Hamilton

Felipe Massa beat all the title contenders to take pole position for his home Grand Prix. Championship leader Lewis Hamilton joins him on the front of the grid and each will have their respective team mates directly behind them at the start of tomorrow’s title decider. Mark Webber lines up an impressive fifth, behind Kimi […]

F1′s new team for 2008: Force India

Spyker is set to be renamed Force India next year pending approval from the World Motor Sports Council. Bernie Ecclestone has already approved the move. The team’s new owner Vijay Mallya wants to re-brand the team, giving it its fourth name in as many years. It will continue to be based near Silverstone circuit in […]

Alonso is not the victim of a McLaren conspiracy


A petition claiming that Fernando Alonso is the victim of ‘irregularities’ has garnered almost 130,000 signatures. Can that many people be wrong? Yes.

F1 in the blogs 46: I animate Alonso!

In the F1 blogs this week, the lighter side of the Alonso-Hamilton row… Plus meet the only five women to have entered a F1 race weekend, past champions on this year’s battle, and is Rubens Barrichello about to get dropped?

Hamilton, Button & Sato cleared over tyre error

Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and Takuma Sato have not been punished after using extra wet weather tyres in this morning’s practice session at Interlagos. McLaren, Honda and Super Aguri respectively were fined ??15,000 for the mistake and ordered to return one set of the wet tyres that had been scrubbed in to ensure they gained […]

Hamilton may be penalised over tyre blunder

Lewis Hamilton and two other drivers may face penalties after breaking the rules governing tyre use at the Brazilian Grand Prix. Hamilton along with Jenson Button and Takuma Sato used more than the regulation number of wet weather tyres practice on Friday morning at the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace. The McLaren team admitted a mistake […]