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Our Lewis

I couldn’t let it pass without remarking that The Sun has christened Lewis Hamilton ‘Our Lewis’. Twelve months ago they didn’t know who he was – much less care. Now he’s ‘Our Lewis’, there’s papperazi outside his house and he’ll probably leave the country to get away from them.

Monaco Grand Prix 2007 facts & statistics

The Monaco Grand Prix threw up plenty of fascinating facts: The fewest retirements in 46 years, the first consecutive winners in over a decade, and yet more astonishing records for that man Lewis Hamilton. Plus McLaren and Ferrari’s domination continues – and Honda finally get on terms with Super Aguri.

Franchitti wins rain-hit Indy 500

Dario Franchitti won the 91st Indianapolis 500 as rain fell and brought an early end to the race. The pack was already running under caution following a spectacular collision between Marco Andretti and Dan Wheldon. Andretti moved high on the track to pass two cars but Wheldon was already there. The two clashed wheels and […]

Outrage over McLaren ‘team orders’

McLaren are under investigation for allegedly using team orders to influence the outcome of yesterday’s race in favour of Fernando Alonso over Lewis Hamilton. Team orders were banned after the 2002 Austrian Grand Prix, when Ferrari ordered Rubens Barrichello to let Michael Schumacher win. McLaren ordered their drivers to hold station after the first round […]

Debate: Should Ralf Schumacher retire?

Ralf Schumacher is the second highest-paid driver in Formula 1. He earns more money than double world champion Fernando Alonso. These are his results compared to Toyota team mate Jarno Trulli so far this year:

Monaco Grand Prix 2007 review – One and two finish one-two

Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton gave McLaren its second one-two of the year. The silver crew comfortably had the beating of Ferrari at Monte-Carlo – but they still let their drivers fight around every corner of the circuit for the victory. By the time they cooled off the battle in the dying stages Felipe Massa’s […]

Monaco Grand Prix 2007 qualifying – McLaren lock-out

The battle for pole position at Monte-Carlo was a private McLaren affair from start to finish. After a three round battle between Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton the world champion came out on top. Plus there was a bonus for the team when Kimi Raikkonen damaged his Ferrari and consigned himself to 16th on the […]

“An Independent Man – the Autobiography” (Eddie Jordan, 2007)

Eddie Jordan is Marmite personified. To some he’s F1′s much-missed wheeler-dealer cheeky chappy – but plenty of others remember him as a whingeing upstart whose team might have been more successful ahd he run a tighter ship. This being an autobiography it will doubtless provide plenty of fodder for both sides to support their points […]

GP2 Monaco: Street smart Maldonado wins

Pastor Maldonado repeated his Monaco Renault World Series race win of 2006 in this year’s GP2 race. The Venezuelan comfortably took pole from Giorgio Pantano by 0.3s and led the Italian home in the race as well. Behind them came the championship top three – Timo Glock, Luca Fillipi and Lucas di Grassi.

F1 in the blogs 29 – Driving Irvine’s Jaguar

What’s it like to drive an F1 car? One blogger found out – check out our Post of the Week. Plus Michael Schumacher’s final Ferrari sold, great F1 quotes and a lot of ranting.