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Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, Shanghai, 2007

The team and driver errors that caused Hamilton’s retirement

2007 Chinese Grand Prix

McLaren and Lewis Hamilton were left blaming themselves after a poor call on race strategy forced the championship leader out of a race for the first time this year.

Flawless Vettel storms to fourth

Sebastian Vettel was in the headlines for all the wrong reasons at Fuji last weekend after crashing into the back of Mark Webber. But he more than made amends for the blunder with a clinical drive to fourth from 17th on the grid in tricky conditions. It’s the best finish for the team since Toro […]

Relief for Honda as Button takes fifth

Honda finally moved ahead of Super Aguri with one round of the 2007 world championship left thanks to Jenson Button’s fifth place at Shanghai. The Japanese manufacturer has languished behind its B-team since the Spanish Grand Prix. Button has now scored six points – all the team’s points – to move them ahead of Super […]

Championship standings after the Chinese GP

The Brazilian Grand Prix will see a three-way fight for the world championship between Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen. It’s the first time three drivers have been in contention for the championship at the final round since 1986. McLaren-Mercedes would have won the constructors’ championship at the Chinese Grand Prix had they not […]

Chinese GP 2007 review: Raikkonen win blows title race open

The F1 drivers’ championship will go down to the final race at Interlagos as Lewis Hamilton failed to score in Shanghai while title rivals Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso finished first and second. Hamilton retired on his way into the pits after delaying his switch to slick tyres until it was too late. That let […]

“Lewis Hamilton – The Story So Far” (Gareth Rogers, 2007)

Another unofficial Lewis Hamilton biography hits the shelves before he’s even finished his first season of F1. That doesn’t necessarily mean that the book won’t be worth reading – after all, Hamilton did years of racing before he even reached F1. Sadly, “The Story So Far” is a weak effort that doesn’t even expand our […]

Wurz to retire from F1

Alexander Wurz will retire from F1 at the end of the year. The Austrian’s future at Williams has been under doubt as he has struggled to match team mate Nico Rosberg’s pace. He made the decision to retire following the Canadian Grand Prix, where he finished third.

Alonso continues attacks on McLaren & Hamilton

Fernando Alonso can still win the 2007 championship – but he’s preparing for defeat by seizing every opportunity to take swipes at Lewis Hamilton and McLaren. So far this weekend he’s alleged that the stewards handed Hamilton the championship by not punishing him after the Japanese Grand Prix, angered McLaren boss Ron Dennis by refusing […]

Typhoon heading towards Chinese Grand Prix

It may have been dry for qualifying at Shanghai today but the teams were well away that heavy rain is expected tomorrow for the second Grand Prix in a row. As mentioned in the Chinese Grand Prix preview The culprit this time is Typhoon Krosa (pictured) which, at the time of writing, is battering Taiwan […]

Chinese GP 2007 qualifying: Hamilton edges Raikkonen

Lewis Hamilton took pole position for tomorrow’s Chinese Grand Prix with an excellent lap to beat the Ferraris as he bids to become the sport’s first rookie world champion. It had been Kimi Raikkonen’s weekend so far at Shanghai until the Briton snatched pole position from the Finn by a tenth of a second. Massa […]