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Debate: Where will you watch the last race?

It’s the big one this weekend – the 2007 season finale at Interlagos in Brazil will decide the championship between Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso. So where will you be watching? Down the pub with your mates? On the sofa with all the non-fans ushered out of the room? Perhaps you’re going to […]

Soapbox: Why Lewis Hamilton should be champion

Starting today the first of a three-part series in which three guest writers will put a case for why a different driver deserves to be champion. First up Clive Allen from F1 Insight is going to argue in favour of Lewis Hamilton – check back over the next two days to read the arguments for […]

BTCC Thruxton 3: Giovanardi is champion by three points

Fabrizio Giovanardi snatched the British Touring Car Championship from Jason Plato at the final round by just three points. The Italian finished second with team mate Tom Chilton between himself and Plato as Mat Jackson took his second victory of the year.

BTCC Thruxton 2: One point in it as Giovanardi wins again

Fabrizio Giovanardi cut Jason Plato??????s championship lead to a single point by winning the second race at Thruxton Plato was second once again behind the Italian after a close race between the pair and Matt Neal, who finished third.

BTCC Thruxton 1 ?????? Giovanardi leads Plato home

The British Touring Car title duellists Fabrizio Giovanardi and Jason Plato finished first and second in the first race at Thruxton. The first of the three races that will decide the title was hit by a spate of tyre failures that affected most of the title contenders?????? team mates. It leaves Plato six points ahead […]

“Winning is not enough: the autobiography” (Jackie Stewart, 2007)

How many F1 books are titled as an afterthought? There are plenty of biographies on my bookshelf with cheesy titles like “Life in the Fast Lane” and “Driven to Win”. But “Winning is not Enough” is not just a casual pun. It’s a theme that runs right through the core of an autobiography of a […]

F1 in the blogs 45: Made in Japan

In the F1 blogs this week there’s paranoid, delusional, conspiracy theory claptrap. But that’s just one article – the rest are rather good including a great piece on Japan’s F1 drivers and a brand new feed from the Sidepodcast team.

This week’s F1 alternative: BTCC Thruxton

There’s plenty of good racing on this weekend while F1 has its last weekend off before the championship decider. Top of the bill has to be the thrillingly close title duel between Jason Plato and Fabrizio Giovanardi in British Touring Cars that’s been raging all year. But if you like your racing with a fat […]

F1 in the news 54: Glock set for Toyota

In the F1 news this week Timo Glock is rumoured to be about to sign for Toyota for 2008, while expectations grow that Fernando Alonso will be back in Renault colours next year. Meanwhile F1 fans can give their feedback on the sport in the Pitpass survey and Switzerland elects to uphold its 52-year ban […]

Debate: Do the FIA engineer championship showdowns?

There are often allegations that the FIA favours one driver, or team, over another. I don’t take those claims very seriously. But it does sometimes seem as though decisions are made with the purpose of engineering championship showdowns at the final round of the year. After all, it keeps up public interest in the season. […]