Brazilian Grand Prix 2005 Preview

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The World Championship has never been decided in Brazil before, but there is a high chance that Fernando Alonso will become the youngest ever World Driver’s Champion at Interlagos this weekend. Fittingly, he is set to eclipse the record of Brazilian twice-champion Emerson Fittipaldi. Third place will be good enough for Alonso, even if Raikkonen … Continue reading Brazilian Grand Prix 2005 Preview

Wet and wild

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In a world where a spot of rain brings tennis or the cricket to a halt, it is amazing that racing continues in all conditions. Today’s Belgian Grand Prix was a shining example of the perils of wet weather and changing track conditions as the drivers grappled with a slowly drying track. From club racers … Continue reading Wet and wild

Red Bull Light

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The Minardi name is set to bow out after 21 years and, by this season’s end, 340 Grands Prix. The new owners are Red Bull, who will add a second Grand Prix team to their portfolio, and potentially cause another dramatic shift in F1’s political landscape. Since the conclusion of hostilities following the Indianapolis farce … Continue reading Red Bull Light

Italian Grand Prix 2005 Media Review

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With the tabloids still revelling in thier new-found interest in cricket, Formula One is basically left to pick up the scraps. The Italian Grand Prix may have been significant for the championship chase, but it was still rather dull, which also explains its poor billing in the Monday ‘papers. David Tremayne in The Independent has … Continue reading Italian Grand Prix 2005 Media Review

Editorial: the Michelin witch-hunt

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Michelin boss Pierre Dupasquier has been on the offensive against the FIA this week, condemning President Max Mosley’s insistence that Formula One become a single-tyre series in the future. Mosley has been at great pains to use his much-vaunted survey of Formula One fans conducted earlier this year justification for the necessity of a single-tyre … Continue reading Editorial: the Michelin witch-hunt

Finishing School

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Back in 2004 European Grand Prix weekends were bleak affairs. The main event itself was frequently a Ferrari benefit with little else of note happening further down the field. And on Saturday afternoons the F3000 Championship was in the process of dying a slow death. The last year of F3000 was characterised by grids numbering … Continue reading Finishing School