A few particularly interesting finds in the blogs this week including a Vodafone executive writing about meeting Lewis Hamilton and Karun Chandhok on his Red Bull test. Plus loads of opinions on Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso. Read on for 30 stories from the world of F1 blogs.
A look back at some of the most popular debates on the site this year. From the first part of the season, here’s what you had to say about Max Mosley, Ralf Schumacher, F1 safety and more. And if you’ve got more to add, the debates are still open…
It’s been a years of big news – and big talking. Here is how they year unfolded from the mouths of the people who made it what it was, from Lewis Hamilton to Bernie Ecclestone, and Martin Brundle to Kimi Raikkonen.
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.
Kazuki Nakajima makes his Grand Prix debut this weekend. Long time Grand Prix fans will remember the one occasion his father made a decisive move at the front of the field – by taking Ayrton Senna’s front wing off during the Brazilian Grand Prix while Senna was lapping him. But that’s by no means the … Continue reading Top ten… Most notorious backmarkers
The championship battle could be decided this weekend at Shanghai and Fernando Alonso simply must beat Lewis Hamilton to stay in the hunt. Meanwhile Kimi Raikkonen will be hoping that the pair finally do what they’ve looked like doing all year and take each other off. And if that wasn’t dramatic enough, a storm is … Continue reading Chinese GP 2007 preview & TV times
An unofficial round of the F1 drivers’ championship is being fought in a Parisian courtroom today. And if the outcome of the hearing has a major effect on the championships one way or another, it would be a terrible way to decide the titles. There have been some disappointing championship finales in the past, though. … Continue reading Ten worst… Championship anti-climaxes
The final step for young drivers heading to Formula 1 has often been the likes of GP2 or its predecessor Formula 3000. But the sport is still waiting to see an F3000 or GP2 champion be crowned Formula 1 champion. In this four part series we take a look at the 22 champions – including … Continue reading The feeder formula champions (p3/4)
When F1 is at its very best there’s no other sport than can match it for excitement. And even despite some of the dodgy rules that seemed design to make racing impossibly there have been some cracking races this decade. Here’s ten of them – and no, they’re not all wet races either!
Over the final races of 2004 we often saw a very different Michael Schumacher. Was his crash at Monza the moment began to serious consider retiring from the sport?
The NASCAR Home for Retired Formula One drivers is set to welcome two new residents. Jacques Villeneuve has been hovering on the outskirts of the series since his dismissal from BMW last year. And Toro Rosso refugee Scott Speed is tipped to join Red Bull’s NASCAR squad. Juan Pablo Montoya left MclAren to join NASCAR … Continue reading F1 retirees head for NASCAR
Formula 1 is the number one form of motorsport – but does it also have the best racing drivers in the world? Who would you evict from the F1 grid, and who would you replace them with?
Ron Dennis and McLaren-Mercedes made an almighty mess of qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix. But even though I think the punishment meted out to Alonso was just, I have some sympathy for them team over what happened. It would be better for the sport if McLaren’s championship points were reinstated at the appeal hearing.
Fernando Alonso resorted to desperate tactics to prevent team mate Lewis Hamilton from taking pole position at the Hungaroring. If the relationship between the McLaren drivers was strained before it looks like degenerating into a bitterly fought battle now. It remains to be seen whether any disciplinary action might be taken. If Alonso is deemed … Continue reading Video: Alonso blocks Hamilton in pits during qualifying
Today marks one year since Juan Pablo Montoya abruptly called time on his F1 career and returned to the United States to race in NASCAR. He scored his first victory in the Nextel Cup last month, underlining his talent and versatility as a driver. Few modern drivers have a CV to rival Montoya’s, with victories … Continue reading Montoya, come home
Lewis Hamilton is the media darling of 2007 and now he faces the challenge of fighting for victory at his home race with the eyes of his country upon him. Ferrari’s return to form could not have come at a worse time for the rookie championship leader. The growing expectations of his prodigious talent, his … Continue reading British Grand Prix 2007 preview
Kimi Raikkonen finally won at a track where he’s never failed to finish before. Lewis Hamilton goes after more records but one of his amazing runs has come to an end. Two drivers are still yet to out-qualify their team mates and F1 refugee Juan Pablo Montoya has joined a very select groups of legendary … Continue reading French GP 2007: Statistics & Facts
McLaren’s former drivers have a few things to say about the Hamilton-Alonso rivalry. Plus more doubts over the Indian Grand Prix and the man who could have been America’s Lewis Hamilton.
Robert Kubica astonishingly escaped his violent crash in the Canadian Grand Prix without serious injury. But the shocking accident on lap 27 of the Canadian Grand Prix could very nearly have had much more serious consequences. As the video below shows Kubica’s car ran wide on the fast, curved approach to the Virage du Casino … Continue reading Kubica escapes injury in violent crash
Lewis Hamilton’s maiden F1 victory was a triumph of maturity and mastery over changing conditions in a complex race.