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The FIA quietly hands out the prizes

The annual FIA gala was yesterday, at which the prizes for all the top international motor sport competitions were handed out. Kimi Raikkonen received his Formula 1 World Drivers’ championship trophy and the Bahrain International Circuit was given an award for excellence. The latter seems rather ironic, given that the organisers are not exactly taxed […]

F1 blogs review: Renault verdict reaction

The F1 blogs are buzzing with reaction to the Renault spy hearing and Lewis Hamilton’s appearance on Top Gear. Read on for more on those topics plus the rumoured Mercedes’ B-team, wheel fairings, Kimi Raikkonen, and just what is the point of F1 anyway?

FIA suing Sunday Times over McLaren article

The FIA are taking legal action against the Sunday Times over an article concerning the McLaren-Ferrari espionage case, according to an article on Pitpass. The complaint appears to relate to an article written by Martin Brundle over the Italian Grand Prix weekend. That article is still online but carries the notice ‘This article is subject […]

The full verdict on the Renault-McLaren spying case

The World Motor Sports’ Council has published its verdict on Renault’s alleged spying on McLaren. The council yesterday decided not to punish Renault for possessing the information, despite having excluded McLaren from the 2007 constructors’ championship for obtaining information about Ferrari. The WMSC explained the difference it saw between the two cases: The McLaren confidential […]

F1 news review: 2008 Ferrari launch revealed

In the F1 news this week Kimi Raikkonen accidentally reveals the launch date of the 2008 Ferrari. Plus speculation about Michael Schumacher’s rumoured return, the future of Prodrive’s entry into F1, Lewis Hamilton explains his aims in Formula 1 and Murray Walker makes a return to commentating. Read on for a round up of 27 […]

Renault guilty but unpunished in spying case

The Renault team have been found guilty of bringing Formula 1 into disrepute but the FIA is not going to punish them. The reasoning for the decision will be published tomorrow (Friday 7th December). Renault’s Flavio Briatore issued a statement saying: “I would like to thank Renault, our title sponsor ING and all our partners […]

Lapped legends: Taki Inoue

Starting a new regular feature today our columnist Ben Evans picks his favourite star from the back of the grid. And who better to start things off with than F1’s greatest slapstick comedian, Taki Inoue. Read about his brief career and watch video of some of his ‘highlights’ below…

Video: Fernando Alonso’s Fuji crash onboard


Here’s some new footage of Fernando Alonso’s crash in the Japanese Grand Prix taken from onboard his McLaren. Very little footage of the accident was shown during the live broadcast of the event on ITV. This video, taken from the Official F1 Season Review, shows how the crash unfolded. It also shows onboard footage of […]

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 […]