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F1 in the news 59: Crisis over espionage

Bernie Ecclestone is trying to keep a lid on the recent spate of espionage accusations as Renault are now in the dock over alleged spying. Others are asking if the FIA have guaranteed a spate of further espionage claims by prosecuting something that had been going on in F1 for some time. As usual there’s […]

Show your support for Silverstone

The British Grand Prix is under threat and Silverstone may lose its place on the F1 calendar if the current proposal to expand the circuit is not approved. If you wish to show your support for the race, please fill in this brief, four question survey.

McLaren’s appeal verdict due on Friday

The decision on McLaren’s appeal against the results of the 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix – that could hand the championship from Kimi Raikkonen to Lewis Hamilton – has been postponed until tomorrow. Martin Whitmarsh said of the court hearings: At today’s hearing all parties had the opportunity to present evidence and make arguments based on […]

F1 07 review: Year in debates p3/3

The final selection of great debates from the 2007 season is below. Read from a selection of hundreds of comments including thoughts on where Alonso will be next year, whether the best man won the title, and whether scandal ruined the 2007 championship.

F1 07 review: Super Aguri

Super Aguri began the season in astonishing form, and although their performance levelled off over the year it remained an extremely encouraging second year for one of Formula 1′s smallest teams. Having picked up some precious points early in the season they were consigned to the back of the midfield by the middle of the […]

Poll: Did Michael Schumacher retire too soon?

Michael Schumacher has topped the testing times for a second consecutive day at the Circuit de Catalunya this week. On the face of it, the seven times champion has lost none of his speed. Was he wrong to retire from F1 last year? This poll is closed. Results were as follows: Yes: 197 (61%) No: […]

Bernie Ecclestone worried FIA will give title to Lewis Hamilton

On the day before the FIA Court of Appeal meets in London to hear McLaren’s protest against the result of the Brazilian Grand Prix, Bernie Ecclestone has threatened to quit if Lewis Hamilton is handed the title: I don?t think that the Formula One fans would like a championship to be won because the temperature […]

F1 07 review: Honda

Good news finally came for Honda fans this week as the rumours were confirmed that Ferrari’s technical maestro Ross Brawn would be joining the team. It’s exactly the news the team needed after an appalling season that ranks among the team’s worst.

The Ben Evans Column: The next Lewis Hamilton

Assessing the environmental impact of the 2007 F1 Championship, it is vital to consider all the trees that were cut down for the reprints of the Lewis Hamilton cash-in books which have subsequently appeared on the shelves. Clearly those chapters lauding his d??but title success have had to be reprinted…

Michael Schumacher fastest on F1 test return

Michael Schumacher returned to cast his shadow over the rest of the F1 field by topping the time sheets at the end of the first day’s testing in Barcelona. Several 2007 racers were present including Heikki Kovalainen, David Coulthard, Nick Heidfeld, Robert Kubica, Kazuki Nakajima, Jarno Trulli, Sebastian Vettel, Nico Rosberg and Anthony Davidson.