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Tifosi not warming to Raikkonen

Sitting in the crowd at the Italian Grand Prix last weekend it seemed clear that the principal object of the Italian fans’ affections was Felipe Massa rather than Kimi Raikkonen. There was plenty of support for Raikkonen, but much of it seemed to come from his fellow Finns that had travelled to Italy. The locals […]

GP2 Spa-Francorchamps sprint: Chandhok wins for Durango

Karun Chandhok scored his first GP2 win in the sprint race after an excellent pass on Andy Soucek. But the dramatic development in the championship saw Timo Glock fail to even start the race after his was hit by Ricardo Risatti’s car on the way to the dummy grid. With rival Lucas di Grassi finishing […]

“Racers” (Richard Williams, 1997)

At the end of every year comes the inevitable rush of season review annuals. Bright, glossy, heavy, and most of them completely pointless apart from the instalments of the venerable Autocourse. “Racers” is in effect a review of the 1996 season, but with several crucial differences: It is written as straight narrative, with not a […]

GP2 Spa-Francorchamps feature: Lapierre’s perfect drive

Nicolas Lapierre cruised to victory in the GP2 race at Spa-Francorchamps in a manner that made you wonder why he hasn’t been doing it all year. In the fight for the championship Lucas di Grassi finished third but title rival Timo Glock was 17th after yet more reliability problems for iSport. Luca Filippi was second […]

Belgian GP 2007 qualifying: Ferrari front row

Ferrari locked out the front row of the grid for the Belgian Grand Prix as they launch their final attempts to wrest the drivers’ championship from McLaren. Kimi Raikkonen edged his team mate Felipe Massa by a few hundredths of a second. Fernando Alonso bounced back from a spin to take third ahead of team […]

Alonso under attack over leak threat

Fernando Alonso has emerged as the villain in the McLaren-Ferrari espionage story as it is being reported by this morning’s papers. Most of today’s reports centre on Alonso’s threat to Ron Dennis that he would expose what he knew about the espionage scandal to the FIA if Dennis did not agree to give him undisputed […]

British F3 Croft 2: Tenth win for Asmer

Marko Asmer celebrated winning the British F3 championship in style with his tenth win from 20 starts this season. The Estonian came under sustained pressure from Carlin’s Niall Breen early in the race but a driver worthy of a champion secured him the win by 3.2s. Atte Mustonen claimed third after Jonathan Kennard went off […]

British F3 Croft 1: Asmer seals crown

Marko Asmer clinched the British Formula Three championship in unusual style after retiring from the race with a blown engine. He effectively took the title when rival Maro Engel clashed with Carlin team mate Niall Breen at the first corner, ruining the German’s race. Asmer’s retirement on lap 12 handed the lead to Stephen Jelley […]

IRL Chicagoland: Franchitti wins race and title

Dario Franchitti won the Indy Racing League championship at the final corner of the final round at Chicagoland. Scott Dixon was poised to win the race and take the title with it until he ran out of fuel on the final tour. Franchitti, who spent the final laps sat behind Dixon, dodged the slowing Target […]

The questions that remain over the espionage scandal (2/2)

What will the consequences of the espionage verdict be for Ferrari, the team whose information was stolen? And perhaps most importantly of all, where does the sport go from here? Further thoughts on the state of play following the spy scandal hearing.