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WTCC Valencia 2: Thompson doubles up

James Thompson triumphed in what was easily the best world touring car race of the year. He added a second victory to the one he earned earlier in the day. Thompson stormed through to win from eighth while BMW team mates Jorg Muller and Andy Priaulx disputed second place.

DTM Lausitzring – Hakkinen wins amid chaos

Mika Hakkinen took his second DTM victory after a chaotic race at the Lausitzring. A safety car period in the middle of the race threw the running order up in the air but the Finnish twice World Champion prevailed. Behind him an inspired Paul di Resta finished second to take the championship lead in his […]

WTCC Valencia 1: Lights-to-flag win for Thompson

James Thompson gave N Technology their first win of the year after converting his pole position into a victory. He is the fifth new winner of 2007, but the sudden competitiveness of his Alfa Romeo probably owed more to the fact that he wasn’t carrying any success ballast. Championship leader Augusto Farfus failed to score […]

“Formula One 1972: Fittipaldi’s Year” (DVD)

If you thought the four-week gap between the Bahrain and Spanish Grands Prix this year was interminable, in 1972 the first two rounds were two months apart! Emerson Fittipaldi would win the championship, becoming the youngest driver to do so until Fernando Alonso in 2005. This DVD gives a reasonably detailed account of the season […]

F1 in the blogs 28 – Stirling Moss interview

An interesting interview with Stirling Moss is our Post of the Week today. Also the problems with street racing, the apparent lack of talent in GP2 this year, and why Felipe Massa’s blog is rubbish.

This weekend’s F1 alternative: F3 Bucharest

There’s no F1 race this weekend but there’s a whole world of F1 alternatives to choose from. As F1 is moving towards more street racing British F3 is one step ahead – they’re racing at a fascinating new course in Romania. Plus there’s DTM action from the Lausitzring.

The Ben Evans column: F1 gets streetwise

Once again F1 looks like it’s about to dip its toes into the murky waters of the street race. Not since 1991 has there been more than one street track on the calendar – the glamorous Monte-Carlo track, which is benchmark for every other street race in the world. So can F1 make the formula […]

F1 in the news 35: Damon on his dad

Among this week’s press was a brilliant interview with Damon Hill in which he talks candidly about the loss of his father Graham and how he came to terms with it. Plus construction work at Spa is delayed by rain, the farming techniques of an ex-world champion, and a new F1 magazine.

Asmer chooses British F3 round over Japanese

Marko Asmer will race in the British F3 championship round at Bucharest this weekend instead of the clashing race in the Japanese F3 series which he also participates in. Asmer currently leads the British championship with 76 points and three wins from four races. In Japan he lies sixth with 22 points to leader Kazuya […]

Now Ron Dennis backs a 14 year-old too

Not wishing to be outdone by Frank Williams, Ron Dennis has also got behind an aspiring 14 year-old racer in the hopes of finding the next Lewis Hamilton. Kart racer Oliver Rowland has been taken on by the McLaren and Mercedes-Benz Young Drivers Support Programme. Hamilton joined the same programme in 1998 at the age […]