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Raikkonen claims title by a point as Hamilton hits trouble

2007 Brazilian Grand Prix review

A car failure for Lewis Hamilton gave Kimi Raikkonen the opportunity to finally win the F1 championship in a dramatic finale at Interlagos.

Kimi Raikkonen finally wins the F1 title

Kimi Raikkonen has become Finland’s third world champion by winning the Brazilian Grand Prix. He is the 28th F1 world champion in 58 years. It comes after he finished runner-up in the 2003 championship (to Michael Schumacher) and in 2005 (to Fernando Alonso) His triumph puts Finland up to fifth among the countries that have […]

Tyre worries for drivers ahead of final

Tyres could play a pivotal role in deciding today’s final F1 race – and the championship winner. The durability and performance of the super-soft compound tyres, which all drivers will have to use for at least one stint, is a major cause for concern. As McLaren have often struggled with tyre wear in past races, […]

The other big battle: Williams vs Red Bull

While most of the attention today will be focussed on the battle for the drivers’ championship, an equally interesting duel between Williams and Red Bull for fourth place in the constructors’ championship will take place. Williams have 28 points to Red Bull’s 24. But the former have both their drivers starting in the top ten […]

“It is what it is – the autobiography” (David Coulthard 2007)

You wait years for a decent driver autobiography to appear, then two come along at once. Coulthard’s book hit the shelves a few weeks before Jackie Stewart’s “Winning is not enough.” But while Stewart, who has dyslexia, painstakingly narrated a vast book that he admits would have worked better in two volumes, Coulthard handed the […]

Hamilton carries English hopes after defeats

As the week began three major sporting events were dominating the headlines: England versus Russia in the Euro 2008 football tournament qualifier, England versus South Africa in the Rugby World Cup final, and Lewis Hamilton fighting to win the F1 world championship. But after two defeats it falls to Hamilton to lift the sporting spirit […]

Journalist gives Hamilton a grilling

Kimi Raikkonen didn’t complain about Lewis Hamilton’s behaviour in qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix. Nor did Ferrari lodge any protest when Raikkonen ran briefly wide after passing Hamilton’s car on his final lap. But a French journalist waged a one-woman vendetta against the Briton in this afternoon’s press conference. Here’s what was said:

How Ferrari can use Massa to help Raikkonen

Felipe Massa will start tomorrow’s Brazilian Grand Prix from pole position, which gives Ferrari options on how to use the Brazilian to help Kimi Raikkonen win the championship. After qualifying Massa said, “hopefully I can go to the victory.” But he surely know this is only likely as long as Raikkonen looks unable to take […]

Brazilian GP 2007 qualifying: Massa leads Hamilton

Felipe Massa beat all the title contenders to take pole position for his home Grand Prix. Championship leader Lewis Hamilton joins him on the front of the grid and each will have their respective team mates directly behind them at the start of tomorrow’s title decider. Mark Webber lines up an impressive fifth, behind Kimi […]

F1′s new team for 2008: Force India

Spyker is set to be renamed Force India next year pending approval from the World Motor Sports Council. Bernie Ecclestone has already approved the move. The team’s new owner Vijay Mallya wants to re-brand the team, giving it its fourth name in as many years. It will continue to be based near Silverstone circuit in […]