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Kazuki Nakajima to make F1 race debut

Kazuki Nakajima will take Alexander Wurz’s place at Williams for the final race of 2007 following the Austrian’s retirement. Nakajima, 22, was the highest-placed rookie in F1’s feeder category GP2 this year. Driving for the DAMS team he ended the year fifth, and though he didn’t win a race he scored five consecutive podiums in […]

History repeating: F1’s three-way title deciders

F1 history

Three drivers will go into the last race of the season still able to win the championship. It’s the first time this has happened since 1986.

Please vote for F1 Fanatic

Before the next post, which will be along shortly, a brief plea from me: If you enjoy this site, please vote for F1Fanatic in this year’s Weblog Awards 2007. It’s nominated in three categories and although the voting is not the only way the awards are decided, it plays an important part. Best of all, […]

Wurz will not race in Brazil

Alexander Wurz has competed in his last Formula 1 Grand Prix. The Austrian, who announced his retirement at the Chinese Grand Prix, has confirmed that he will not race at Interlagos in Brazil next week. Wurz said he originally decided to retire after the Canadian Grand Prix, where he finished third. Williams will name his […]

Ferrari score their 200th Grand Prix victory

Kimi Raikkonen’s victory in the Chinese Grand Prix was the 200th Grand Prix win for Ferrari. The great Italian team is the only outfit that was present in the first ever championship Grand Prix still competing in Formula One. Until 1988 the team was headed by founder Enzo Ferrari. But it has won more races […]

Debate: Which driver deserves the title?

One race, three drivers separated by seven points. They’ve all driven blinding races this year, but they’ve all made mistakes as well. So which one deserves it most – Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso or Kimi Raikkonen? Have your say below

Chinese GP 2007 facts and statistics

Ferrari scored their 200th Grand Prix win in China – check back later for a comprehensive look at their career history. Here are the rest of the facts and statistics from the Chinese Grand Prix.

WTCC Monza 2: Second Seat win

Jordi Gene gave Seat their second win of the day by triumphing in the second race at Monza. But the big surprise of the race was August Farfus’s failure to win from second place on the grid. The BMW driver didn’t capitalise on the advantage of his car’s rear wheel drive and was beaten into […]

WTCC Monza 1: Diesel power gives Muller win

Yvan Muller moved within four points of the championship lead with another victory in the Seat Leon TDi at Monza. His chances of winning the title were doubly boosted when championship leader Andy Priaulx was hit from behind at the first corner by Roberto Colciago. The heavy impact badly damaged the rear of the BMW. […]

Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, Shanghai, 2007

The team and driver errors that caused Hamilton’s retirement

2007 Chinese Grand Prix

McLaren and Lewis Hamilton were left blaming themselves after a poor call on race strategy forced the championship leader out of a race for the first time this year.