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“Lewis Hamilton: A Dream Comes True” (Brian Belton, 2007)

Yes, that’s right, it’s the first biography of Lewis Hamilton and it’s out before the season’s even finished. It’s written by Brian Belton, a youth worker who met a young Hamilton and has kept an eye on the British star’s career for more than ten years. He says he’s written the book from a fan’s […]

New row over McLaren ECUs

F1 team bosses are split over the new Electronic Control Units set to be introduced into F1 next year.

GP2 Turkey Feature: di Grassi takes title lead

Lucas di Grassi took his first win of 2007 and the championship lead along with it. He profited from poor luck for title rival Timo Glock who narrowly missed out on a podium finish after a stirring drive. Giorgio Pantano finished second ahead of Adam Carroll who scraped across the line ahead of Glock.

Turkish GP 2007 qualifying: Massa back at the front

Felipe Massa will start the Turkish Grand Prix from pole position for the second year in a row after an exciting and (thankfully) controversy-free qualifying session. Tomorrow offers the prospect of another battle between the Brazilian and Lewis Hamilton, who share the front row of the grid after a late surge from the Briton. Kimi […]

F1 in the blogs 41: Backlash

The backlash against the Hamilton-Alonso feud got very bitter in the three-week break following the Hungarian Grand Prix – and it’s the subject of today’s Post of the Week. Also in the F1 blogs: the cost of F1, the cost of missing your braking point at Spa, and a Michael Schumacher you can lick. Yes, […]

Have you been to the Turkish GP?

We’re looking for Grand Prix fans who’ve been to the Turkish Grand Prix at Istanbul to tell us about their experiences. Read about my visit to Istanbul Park last year. Links below.

F1 in the news 49: Inside Spyker

A fascinating behind-the-scenes feature on the fledgling Spyker team is the highlight of a bumper F1 news round-up this week. Also check out an excerpt from David Coulthard’s new autobiography in which he admitted to suffering from an eating disorder, thoughts from Honda’s under-fire aerodynamicist Shuhei Nakamoto, and an interview with 1979 F1 champion Jody […]

Top ten… Corners in Formula 1

It’s Istanbul next and that means the drivers once again get to grapple with the best new corner on the F1 calendar. It may have a rubbish name but turn eight on the Istanbul course is a brilliant bend. Hermann Tilke may have cursed many tracks with some tedious turns but he’s also created some […]

Prodrive set to use McLarens in 2008 – report

David Richards is expected to announce a deal next month for his new Prodrive F1 team to use this year’s McLaren chassis as the basis for their 2008 campaign. The report in this morning’s Times claims it will spare Prodrive the ??150m cost of developing their own cars. Richards said: “McLaren is one of three […]

The Ben Evans Column: Bull

One of the more entertaining F1 side shows of past weeks was the spat between Scott ‘not got any’ Speed and the Red Bull junior team, which has led to Speed’s departure from the Toro Rosso. Speed is latest in a string of Red Bull-backed drivers who have been rushed into F1 and failed to […]