2008 testing round-up 1

The 2008 winter testing got under way at Barcelona this week as the teams prepared for the first race without traction control since 2001. This was the first of two tests before the break, the second at Jerez next month. Here’s what the teams were all up to.

“Lewis Hamilton: The Full Story” (Mark Hughes, 2007)

Another week, another Lewis Hamilton biography. But wait – this one is actually pretty good. In fact “The Full Story”, written by top F1 scribe Mark Hughes, is the first biography of Hamilton I’d actually recommend reading.

F1 in the blogs 47: Brawn joins Honda

Some interesting articles on Ross Brawn’s move to Honda this week, plus a few thoughts on the standardised ECUs being brought in for next year to allow a ban on traction control. Plus a new Indian F1 driver goes testing and a non-interview with Max Mosley.

Kimi Raikkonen’s title confirmed by appeal court

2007 F1 season

The World Motor Sports Council has confirmed Kimi Raikkonen as 2007 world drivers’ champion after rejecting on McLaren’s Brazilian Grand Prix appeal.

F1 07 review: Complete 2007 statistics

At the risk of having to rewrite swathes of this should McLaren win their appeal against the Brazilian Grand Prix results, here’s a complete statistical breakdown of the 2007 F1 season. Who won what, who broke records, and loads of random facts…

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 […]