Kubica takes maiden win as Hamilton hits Raikkonen

2008 Canadian Grand Prix review

Lewis Hamilton slammed into the back of Kimi Raikkonen in the pits which let Robert Kubica in to score the first win for himself and BMW.

Robert Kubica claims maiden victory as BMW take historic one-two

Robert Kubica has become the first Polish driver to win a Formula 1 Grand Prix after taking victory in today’s Canadian Grand Prix. Kubica was followed home by team mate Nick Heidfeld giving BMW both their first victory and first one-two as a full Formula 1 constructor.

Controversy as Lewis Hamilton hits Kimi Raikkonen in pit lane

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The Canadian Grand Prix took an astonishing twist as Lewis Hamilton eliminated himself and championship rival Kimi Raikkonen in a pit lane crash.

Canadian GP: thoughts on the start

Lewis Hamilton sits on pole position for the second year in a row at Canada. Last year he made a poor start but held onto the lead as Fernando Alonso went off at the first corner. It’s an unusual first corner at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve and with Hamilton’s career-long rival Robert Kubica alongside him […]

Circuit to be partly resurfaced but will it be enough to save the Grand Prix?

The Canadian Grand Prix organisers are hurriedly re-surfacing part of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve following the break-up that occured during today’s qualifying session. But is this just a case of too little too late? And does the sensitive political climate in F1 increase the chance that the race might be cancelled?

What happens when tracks crack

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The disintegrating track surface at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is threatening the running of tomorrow’s Canadian Grand Prix.

2008 Canadian GP qualifying: Hamilton takes pole as track starts to crumble

Lewis Hamilton put his McLaren on pole position for the Canadian Grand Prix but there are concerns about tomorrow’s race due to the state of the Circuit Villeneuve track. The session was hardly a few minutes old when it became clear that the track was disintegrating particularly at the Casino hairpin. It may jeopardise the […]

Is Bernie Ecclestone really threatening to take Formula 1 out of the FIA?

Conflicting news is coming from Canada about the discussions over Formula 1’s future. Two British newspapers today reported that Bernie Ecclestone, fuming over Max Mosley’s success in the FIA vote of confidence earlier this week, now wants to take Formula 1 out of the control of the governing body. Is he serious? Could this lead […]

CART drivers who raced in F1: From Andretti to Zanardi part 7

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Nelson Piquet and Bobby Rahal are two of the most successful drivers in F1 and Champ Car respectively. Read more about them here plus the driver who started just one race in each category.