McLaren out of ’07 championship and fined $100m

The FIA have announced that McLaren will not score constructors’ championship points this year and face an unprecedented $100m fine for their role in the espionage case. However Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso will still be allowed to score points towards the drivers’ championship. McLaren will also not be allowed any constructor’s representatives on the […]

Ten worst… Championship anti-climaxes

An unofficial round of the F1 drivers’ championship is being fought in a Parisian courtroom today. And if the outcome of the hearing has a major effect on the championships one way or another, it would be a terrible way to decide the titles. There have been some disappointing championship finales in the past, though. […]

Debate: End of the line for Fisichella?

What next for Giancarlo Fisichella? The man who was once considered the most promising talent not to have a front-line seat has conspicuously failed to deliver since arriving at Renault in 2005. He’s lagging behind his junior team mate in the world championship standings and the team has not yet confirmed his position for next […]

1999 Belgian Grand Prix flashback

Keeping two ruthless, competitive and fast team mates happy is something both McLaren and Ferrari have to manage this year. For an example of how one team has quite a bit more experience in the matter than the other, turn the clock back eight years to the Belgian Grand Prix of 1999. The McLaren drivers […]

Italian GP 2007 photos – Sunday


My final set of pictures from the Italian Grand Prix – the race itself. Sadly I’ve not got any pictures of Lewis Hamilton’s pass on Kimi Raikkonen – the crowd moved too quickly for me! Here’s a selection of images from before, during and after the main event.

The feeder formula champions (p4/4)

Many of F1′s top drivers have entered the sport after winning the Formula 3000 or, more recently, GP2 championship. But no driver has ever won that junior title and then become F1 champion. In this four part series we take a look at the 22 champions including the driver who could be the first to […]

Italian GP 2007 photos – Saturday


The second batch of pictures I took at the Italian Grand Prix covers the action from qualifying. Sat at the first corner I saw David Coulthard’s spin and Sakon Yamamoto’s crash. But just as interesting was some of the crazy merchandise for sale on the way into the circuit. ‘I Love F1′ thong anyone?

The feeder formula champions (p3/4)

The final step for young drivers heading to Formula 1 has often been the likes of GP2 or its predecessor Formula 3000. But the sport is still waiting to see an F3000 or GP2 champion be crowned Formula 1 champion. In this four part series we take a look at the 22 champions – including […]

Debate: Best of the rest?

This year’s absorbing championship battle, with up to four drivers still realistically capable of winning, takes attention away from some excellent performances up and down the entire length of the grid. Here are a few of the drivers that have impressed me the most this year. Which driver outside the top four do you think […]

Italian GP 2007 photos – Friday

Here’s the first batch of photos from my visit to the Italian Grand Prix. These were taken on Friday practice and include several of the drivers in action plus some scenic shots of the circuit and fans.