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Fernando Alonso and Nelson Piquet Jnr at Renault in 2008?

As speculation grows over Fernando Alonso’s future, Renault’s Flavio Briatore had this to say about his driver pairing for 2008: Renault will certainly have different drivers next year. Alonso has a 60% chance of coming to us. Alonso moving to Renault has been tipped for some time. His most likely partner there – assuming it […]

Debate: Describe each driver in one word

I came across this little game on The Times F1 blog a few months ago and I thought it would be a great way of looking back on the season. The rules are simple: you have to describe every F1 driver using just one word for each. Mine are below – now you have a […]

Timo Glock finally confirmed at Toyota for 2008

Timo Glock has been confirmed as Jarno Trulli’s team mate at Toyota in 2008 following a lengthy dispute with BMW. Glock, who won the GP2 championship this year, was BMW’s test driver and the Munich marque became involved in a tug-of-love for Glock’s services with Cologne-based Toyota. The Contracts Recognition Board ruled last week that […]

The full verdict on McLaren’s Brazil GP appeal

The FIA International Court of Appeal’s verdict on McLaren’s appeal against the Williams and BMW cars in the Brazilian Grand Prix is reproduced in full below. After two days of deliberations the court decided to throw McLaren’s appeal out on the grounds that they did not have a direct interest in the case and that […]

Lewis Hamilton should watch his back

Lewis Hamilton might feel relieved that the Spanish driver who doesn’t like him won’t be driving for McLaren in 2008. At least, one of them won’t. Here’s an exchange between Pedro de la Rosa and Fernando Alonso that didn’t come out in the World Motor Sports Council’s espionage hearings.

F1 07 review: Spyker

The transformation of Midland F1 into Spyker was announced at the Italian Grand Prix last year. Around twelve months later we learned the struggling Dutch car maker was selling up to Indian billionaire business tycoon Vijay Mallya, and next year the cars will be called Force India F1 Team. But although from the outside it […]

2008 testing round-up 1

The 2008 winter testing got under way at Barcelona this week as the teams prepared for the first race without traction control since 2001. This was the first of two tests before the break, the second at Jerez next month. Here’s what the teams were all up to.

“Lewis Hamilton: The Full Story” (Mark Hughes, 2007)

Another week, another Lewis Hamilton biography. But wait – this one is actually pretty good. In fact “The Full Story”, written by top F1 scribe Mark Hughes, is the first biography of Hamilton I’d actually recommend reading.

F1 in the blogs 47: Brawn joins Honda

Some interesting articles on Ross Brawn’s move to Honda this week, plus a few thoughts on the standardised ECUs being brought in for next year to allow a ban on traction control. Plus a new Indian F1 driver goes testing and a non-interview with Max Mosley.

Kimi Raikkonen’s title confirmed by appeal court

2007 F1 season

The World Motor Sports Council has confirmed Kimi Raikkonen as 2007 world drivers’ champion after rejecting on McLaren’s Brazilian Grand Prix appeal.