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F1 in the news 57: Hamilton effect boosts ITV

New advertisers are flocking to Formula 1 as the Lewis Hamilton effects boosts TV audiences. Meanwhile there’s more speculation over Fernando Alonso’s future – and Rubens Barrichello’s too. Here’s this week’s top F1 stories.

Debate: Who will Alonso drive for in 2008?

It’s the question on everyone’s lips which has ground the driver market to a halt. Fernando Alonso is contracted to McLaren for 2008. But their falling out this year has been so catastrophic, with Alonso seldom passing up an opportunity to condemn the team since the row at the Hungaroring, surely the Spaniard will be […]

F1 07 review: BMW

Step forward the ‘best of the rest’. BMW had a brilliant year with a competitive car which, though it never troubled the front runners, usually kept them well clear of the chasing pack. An overall second place in the constructors’ championship will be difficult to repeat next year, though.

Top ten… Team-mate crashes (Video)

Top ten

Say what you like about Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton. However great the enmity between the pair was at least they never took each other off. Unlike this sorry collection of drivers from the front and back of the grid.

F1 07 review: Some drivers are more equal than others

This year’s F1 season was remarkable in that, for much of the season, all four drivers in the top two teams were in contention for the title. Only in the final two races, when Felipe Massa had fallen too far behind, could one driver count on the support of his team mate. But while driver […]

F1 Fanatic in UK’s top 100 blogs

F1 Fanatic is now ranked in the UK’s Top 100 blogs by traffic tracker Blogstorm. The list is based on traffic and links to the site, and F1 Fanatic currently ranks in the mid-60s, making it one of the most popular sports sites.

Hamilton to migrate to Switzerland

Lewis Hamilton has announced he’s moving to Switzerland which didn’t interest me very much until I realised the irony of the decision. Plenty of people have pointed out that although Hamilton has said he needs to get away from the public pressure (which is understandable) he could just as easily do that in place which […]

Stories of the season: Hamilton versus Alonso

2007 F1 season review

In years to come we may recognise Lewis Hamilton vs Fernando Alonso as one of F1’s greatest rivalries.

Your questions: McLaren’s numbers in 2008?

Richard C wrote in to ask: Can you clarify – as a result of McLaren being barred from this years championship what numbers will they be allocated next year? And which garages will they be allocated? Read on for the answer.

F1 07 review: Ferrari

On the face of it, 2007 was a golden season for Ferrari. Nine wins and both championships went to the team even though many expected them to struggle following the departure of Michael Schumacher. But their triumph was not as emphatic as the raw figures suggest. The constructors’ championship was an inevitability after the expulsion […]