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Debate: Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso just racked up his 100th Grand Prix appearance so it seemed like a good opportunity to have a discussion about the Spanish double champion. Alonso has a rack of impressive achievements under his belt – youngest pole sitter, youngest race winner and youngest driver to win two championships. But we;ve seen another side […]

Hamilton faces media backlash

In the future when even more biographies of Lewis Hamilton are being written, and the authors wonder at what point did the adulation of Hamilton in the press start to turn sour, that moment was now. Hamilton spoke out against the harassment he has received from some elements of the press over the Turkish Grand […]

2007 Turkish GP facts and stats

The Turkish Grand Prix might not have been a thriller but it was a pot-boiler of a result for the world championship – the top four drivers coming home in the reverse of their championship positions closed things up nicely. Here are the facts and statistics from the Turkish Grand Prix.

IRL Infineon: Dixon takes title lead

What had been a pedestrian Indy Racing League round at Infineon Raceway came alive in the final laps when runaway leader Dario Franchitti clashed with team mate Marco Andretti. That let rival Scott Dixon in to snatch the win and the lead of the championship in dramatic style. Franchitti clung on to take third after […]

British F3 Thruxton 2: Mustonen’s turn to triumph

Thruxton served up two debut winners as Atte Mustonen scored his first British F3 victory to match the feat of Double R team mate Stephen Jelley in the first race. Niall Breen finished second ahead of Rodolfo Gonzalez who got onto the podium for the first time. Once again championship leader Marko Asmer had a […]

Are the cars or drivers getting more reliable?

Today all but one of the 22 starters were classified finishers in the Turkish Grand Prix. The retirement rate from races has been steadily decreasing for some time – so what’s causing it? Are the cars getting more reliable? Are the drivers crashing less? Let’s see what the stats have to say…

British F3 Thruxton 1: Jelley’s maiden win

Stephen Jelley broke his British F3 duck by scoring his first ever victory at Thruxton. The Double R racer started the race fifth and moved up to second before a safety car period needed to recover Sam Bird and Atte Mustonen’s cars. After the restart he moved ahead of team mate Jonathan Kennard, who stayed […]

Raikkonen: “I was bored”

Kimi Raikkonen has stated an inconvenient truth. And no, he hasn’t been complaining about global warming. After finishing second for the second race in a row the Finn had this to say: At this stage in F1 is difficult to get past. The race was really decided yesterday. It is boring driving behind other cars. […]

WTCC Oschersleben 2: Farfus leads the train

It was another case of follow-my-leader in the second WTCC race at Oschersleben, with Augusto Farfus easily converting his front row start into a victory. He was pushed every millimetre of the way by team mate Andy Priaulx. But the two looked happy to accept their positions especially as their team mate and principal rival […]

Champ Car Zolder: Bourdais once again

Sebastien Bourdais extended his championship lead with another dominant win as the Champ Car World Series made its return to Europe. But Bruno Junqeira stole the show by grabbing second for Dale Coyne racing after a canny gamble on fuel strategy. He survived a late assault by Justin Wilson who fell back to fifth behind […]