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The consequences of Thursday’s Renault-McLaren spy hearing (updated)

The most controversial season in memory drags on as the World Motor Sports Council waits to hear another enquiry into alleged spying tomorrow. This could turn out to be an important moment for the sport particularly if Renault are found to be guilty of the same misdemeanour as McLaren. It determine whether Fernando Alonso races […]

Ron Dennis doesn’t want a seat filler in 2008

I’ve read a lot of remarks by people who think that Ron Dennis will just stick any old driver in the second McLaren seat next year. The assumption seems to be that he’s already got Lewis Hamilton and all he needs and wants to do is stick a loyal but not super-quick number two in […]

Video: Schumacher and Raikkonen star in new Fiat ad

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Not to be outdone by Mercedes’ ‘Anything you can do…’ advert with Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton (oh, the irony) Ferrari owners Fiat have lined up Michael Schumacher and Kimi Raikkonen to advertise one of their new cars. The pair who have eight world championships between them swap seats in the new Fiat Bravo T-Jet. […]

One to watch: Marko Asmer

One To Watch

Estonian Marko Asmer, who will test for BMW in Jerez this week, won the British Formula Three championship this year by a commanding margin.

Montezemolo & Theissen disagree on McLaren’s exclusion

McLaren’s exclusion from the constructors’ championship was a just punishment according to Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo – but BMW team principal Mario Theissen doesn’t think his team really were second in 2007. McLaren could have been world champions this year had they not had all their points confiscated after being found guilty of bringing […]

Debate: Going to a race in 2008?

It may be many months until the start of the new season, but those thinking of going to one of the early races will already be getting their tickets and hotels sorted. What race would most like to go to in 2008? Are you planning to visit either of the new additions to the calendar […]

What comes after a ten year engine freeze?

The FIA offered up another of its more unusual ideas for future engine rules a few weeks ago: banning engine development for ten years I didn’t write much about it at the time because there was much more interesting stuff going on and Max Mosley has a habit of threatening daft ideas like this as […]

Lewis Hamilton matches Jenson Button on Top Gear

Lewis Hamilton made a hotly-anticipated appearance on BBC TV’s Top Gear tonight – no doubt part of a smartly choreographed PR offensive ahead of next Sunday’s Sports Personality of the Year Award. His performance in the celebrated ‘Star in a Reasonably Priced Car’ spot will have done his chances no harm. Set the task of […]

“Michael Schumacher: The definitive record” (Christopher Hilton, 2007)

Lewis Hamilton has driven 17 Grands Prix so far and had eight books written about him. At that rate, by the time he’s racked up a tally to rival Michael Schumacher’s 250, vast swathes of forests will have been plundered to record his every movement in microscopic detail. Many would question the point of having […]

“Lewis Hamilton: The People’s Champion” (Bruce Jones, 2007)

This is the sixth Lewis Hamilton biography I’ve reviewed and at ??14.99 it’s among the cheapest. Published by ITV Sport, one would expect this to be targeted towards casual F1 followers rather than dedicated fans. Appropriately enough, “The People’s Champion” is also the title of the work of unintended comic brilliance that is Nigel Mansell’s […]