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F1 in the blogs 48: Meeting Lewis Hamilton

A few particularly interesting finds in the blogs this week including a Vodafone executive writing about meeting Lewis Hamilton and Karun Chandhok on his Red Bull test. Plus loads of opinions on Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso. Read on for 30 stories from the world of F1 blogs.

F1 07 review: Driver rankings (3/3)

Here are my top three drivers of 2007. I picked Fernando Alonso as my driver of the year in 2006, because he’d been competitive at almost every track and hardly ever made a mistake. But in 2007, all of the three championship contenders made clear mistakes at one point or another. That – and the […]

Leaked dossier outlines McLaren case against Renault ‘spying’

2007 F1 season

A leaked dossier detailing McLaren’s case against Renault in F1′s new spy case has been published by PA Sport.

The Ben Evans Column: Taking safety seriously

I recently picked up a copy of Nigel Roebuck?s Inside Formula 1, a collection of his columns from the 1980s. He sticks to his usual themes: Villeneuve, Smoking, Villeneuve, evil left-wing politicians and Villeneuve. But as ever it?s worth keeping with it for the nuggets of pure gold. In particular I was drawn to his […]

F1 in the news 60: No F1 for Prodrive in 2008

Prodrive boss David Richards is pessimistic about his team’s chances of being in Formula 1 next year. Also the new Ferrari boss has a few things to say about team orders, Cristiano da Matta looks to return to racing following his horror crash, and watch some classic motor racing action online for free.

Official five-disc DVD box set for Schumacher fans?

Formula One Management appear to be planning a special DVD box set commemorating Michael Schumacher’s five world championships for Ferrari. My Italian’s not so hot (in fact it’s non-existent) but this report on La Gazzetta dello Sport appears to indicate a five DVD special covering the 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 world championships is […]

F1 07 review: Driver rankings (2/3)

Here’s the second part of my driver rankings for 2007. Yesterday covered the first 16, here are a further seven and tomorrow there’ll be the final three. For now, check out the first part of the top ten and argue your case for any driver you think is rated too high or too low…

Traction control ban: Better races, less safe, more controversy?

It’s been interesting to see how the drivers and teams reacted to last week’s test at which most (if not all) the teams tried running the cars with the standard electronic control unit for 2008 installed and the removal of traction control. Questions have been raised over safety and how hard it will be to […]

Poll: Who should be Lewis Hamilton’s team mate in 2008?

Fernando Alonso has left McLaren in need of a new team mate for Lewis Hamilton for 2008. Several potential drivers have been linked with the seat including several who have a contract and at least one who’s retired. But who would you most like to see alongside Hamilton next year? Cast your vote and have […]

Interesting F1 circuit pictures on Google Maps

I’ve just been updating some of the information on visiting F1 tracks and come across some interesting images on Google Maps. You can see the Fuji Speedway as it was before Hermann Tilke got his hands on it, the Shanghai International Circuit under construction and a race going on at Monza