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Typhoon heading towards Chinese Grand Prix

It may have been dry for qualifying at Shanghai today but the teams were well away that heavy rain is expected tomorrow for the second Grand Prix in a row. As mentioned in the Chinese Grand Prix preview The culprit this time is Typhoon Krosa (pictured) which, at the time of writing, is battering Taiwan […]

Chinese GP 2007 qualifying: Hamilton edges Raikkonen

Lewis Hamilton took pole position for tomorrow’s Chinese Grand Prix with an excellent lap to beat the Ferraris as he bids to become the sport’s first rookie world champion. It had been Kimi Raikkonen’s weekend so far at Shanghai until the Briton snatched pole position from the Finn by a tenth of a second. Massa […]

F1 in the blogs 44: PETA vs Ralf Schumacher

Ralf Schumacher is being mocked once again – this time by animal rights activists… Plus BMW in good shape for 2008, problems for Prodrive, and vote for in the 2007 Weblog Awards.

Hamilton cleared over Fuji crash

Lewis Hamilton will not receive a punishment over the crash involving Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel in the Japanese Grand Prix (see the video here). Vettel, who had been given a ten place grid penalty for hitting Webber, saw his penalty rescinded – he instead received a reprimand. Before the verdict Hamilton gave his explanation […]

F1 in the news 53: Stepney speaks out

A stack of stories in the news this week and, no, they’re not all about Lewis Hamilton. Nigel Stepney has spoken out about his role in the espionage scandal, Jacques Villeneuve is causing ructions in the States, and Jenson Button is either encouraging or slating Honda, depending on who you believe. Plus do you know […]

The Ben Evans column: Better DVDs, please

I missed Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix because I like to sleep in the tiny hours of the morning. Unfortunately my girlfriend then dragged me out of the house for a country walk and so I missed the repeat as well… As a result my motor sport viewing on Sunday was reduced to a quick spin […]

Have you been to the Chinese GP?

It’s the fourth Chinese Grand Prix at Shanghai International Circuit this weekend and we’re looking for F1 fans who’ve been there the to tell us about their experiences. Perhaps you visited the inaugural race in 2004? Or got soaked last year watching Michael Schumacher take his final Grand Prix victory last year? If so, please […]

Video: Hamilton faces investigation over Vettel crash


The 2007 world championship has taken another controversial twist as Lewis Hamilton faces a possible punishment for his driving in the Japanese Grand Prix. Amateur video of the crash between Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber has led to an investigation into Lewis Hamilton’s driving in the run-up to the crash. The video shows Hamilton closing […]

Debate: Who’s to blame at Honda?

Honda will end the year behind Super Aguri if they don’t out-score them by three points over the next two races. Given that they’ve only scored two so far, it’s not looking good. The season has been a catastrophe for the Japanese team and drivers Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello. What’s gone wrong? Who’s to […]

Ten worst… F1 tracks

The Shanghai International Circuit is next – and it’s my least favourite track on the calendar. Yes, most people hate the Hungaroring and I can see why – it’s narrow, tight, slow and produces terrible races. But Shanghai annoys me because it’s a missed opportunity. With the amount of money they spent they could have […]