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DTM Nurburgring: Second win for Tomcyk

Despite a long break since his win in the last race at Zandvoort, Maritn Tomcyk was on top form at the Nurbugring and cruised to a second win. Bruno Spengler kept himself in the title hunt with a useful second on a day when Audi appeared to have the upper hand.

BTCC Knockhill 1: Turner’s triumph

Darren Turner gave Seat a victory in the first race at Knockhill. He survived an attack by Gordon Sheddon at the hairpin on lap 18 which caused Sheddon to retire with suspension failure. Colin Turkington was second and Jason Plato took a vital third to add to his championship haul. It fell into his lap […]

Champ Car Assen: Tactical win for Wilson

Justin Wilson broke his ’07 victory duck in the second Champ Car race in Europe at Assen in the Netherlands. The Briton hit the front after the final round of stops. Bruno Junqueira had been in the lead but his early final stop saw him fall down the order. Jan Heylen followed Wilson home with […]

F3 Euro Nurburgring 2: Schlegelmilch snatches win

Harald Schlegelmilch became the latest reverse grid hero in the F3 Euroseries. He started from pole having finished eighth in yesterday’s race and kept the field at bay with an excellent display of defensive driving. Title duellists Grosjean and Buemi could do nothing to unseat the Latvian – who hadn’t even scored a point before […]

F3 Euro Nurburgring: Hulkenberg dominates

Nico Hulkenberg has hit his stride in the middle of the season. Hist victory at the N????rburgring was his second in a row in the F3 Euroseries and third F3 win in succession following his triumph in the Masters at Zolder. Hulkenberg started from pole, shot into an immediate lead pulled away from the field, […]

“Ferrari: The Grand Prix Cars (new ed.)” (Alan Henry, 1989)

Books on Ferrari are ten a penny. But most of the titles about the famous Italian marque are glossy ‘coffee table’ pieces with plenty of pretty pictures but little in the way of style. So I was very happy to come across this very substantial book by Alan Henry. What it lacks it gloss it […]

Spyker set for yet another buyout

The Silverstone-based Spyker team is set for yet another change of ownership as current team director Michel Mol is preparing to buy it from parent company Spyker Cars. Spyker Cars has run into financial problems and has accepted an ??????80m (???54.2m / $109m) offer from Mol and Indian business partner Vijay Mallya. It originally bought […]

Design my Italian GP banner

I’m off to the Italian Grand Prix next week and I want to take a banner. I came up with a few ideas but discarded them all: “McLaren are innocent” (too dangerous), “We haven’t forgotten you Jason Button” (too cruel), “I ?????? Ralf” (too unlikely). Can you come up with anything better? Leave your suggestions […]

F1 in the blogs 41: The Ralf row

Catch up on the latest from the world of F1 blogging. This week people are talking about F1 Racing slating Ralf Schumacher again, the merits of NASCAR versus Formula 1, visiting the Turkish Grand Prix and… erm… hamburgers.

This weekend’s F1 alternative: Champ Car Assen

The Champ Car World Series is back in Europe so catch it while you can. But what on earth are they doing at a bike track? Plus German and British tin-top action and the Indy Racing League title races to a climax on the streets of Detroit. There’s no F1 this weekend, but there’s plenty […]