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Michael Schumacher fastest on F1 test return

Michael Schumacher returned to cast his shadow over the rest of the F1 field by topping the time sheets at the end of the first day’s testing in Barcelona. Several 2007 racers were present including Heikki Kovalainen, David Coulthard, Nick Heidfeld, Robert Kubica, Kazuki Nakajima, Jarno Trulli, Sebastian Vettel, Nico Rosberg and Anthony Davidson.

Pictures: First glimpse of Force India F1 team


Spyker, which becomes Force India F1 Team in 2008, are testing at Barcelona in an interim livery today. Giedo van der Garde (McLaren development driver, Renault Word Series racer) and Roldan Rodriguez (GP2 racer) drove. Hopefully the final car will look totally different, otherwise F1 looks set to lose the distinctive bright orange of Spyker […]

The Lewis and Anthony Hamilton show

Is Lewis Hamilton driven by the desire to be the best – or the fear of disappointing his father? Maybe I’m reading too much into it, but there’s a tinge of tragedy in this quote from his autobiography “My Story”, released last week. Read what he had to say about scoring a podium on his […]

F1 07 review: Toro Rosso

The Team Formerly Known As Minardi had the most successful season in its 23-year history in 2007, scoring eight points. But the Shanghai high was a one-off in a largely uncompetitive season blighted by unreliability, accidents and strife within the team. For Toro Rosso, 2007 was about getting to grips with a difficult car and […]

F1 07 review: The year in debates p2/3

The debates have raged all year long on F1 Fanatic. Here’s a few more of my favourites including the raging row over Lewis Hamilton’s controversial restart via the crane at the Nurburgring plus thoughts on street tracks, rookie drivers and ugly F1 cars…

Official: Ross Brawn to join Honda for 2008

Ross Brawn will join Honda as team principal for 2008 confirming rumours that first surfaced in April. The move comes after Jenson Button threatened he would leave the team if it did not make a substantial improvement over its dismal performance this year, when it scored only six points. Button told the Mail on Sunday: […]

F1 07 review: Toyota

Toyota may have ended the 2007 World Constructors’ Championship in sixth place, but it’s tempting to describe them as the worst team in the sport. Having strode into F1 with virtually limitless funding five years ago they have accomplished little and show no promise of improvement in the future. They had yet another middling season […]

Champ Car Mexico: Bourdais goes out on a high

Sebastian Bourdais brought the curtain down on his Champ Car career in typical style – by routing the field at Mexico City. He passed pole sitter Will Power early on as Power struggled to keep pace due to the hand injury he picked up at Surfers’ Paradise.

Sebastien Bourdais ends Champ Car career with victory

Toro Rosso’s new driver for 2008 Sebastien Bourdais drew his career in the American Champ Car series to a close with his 31st win in 73 races. Bourdais had already wrapped up his fourth consecutive championship in five years years in the series. It might not be as competitive a championship as it was in […]

“My Story” (Lewis Hamilton, 2007)


Two million pounds. That’s how much HarperCollins are believed to have paid for the rights to the Lewis Hamilton autobiography.