Hakkinen and Paffett set for F1/DTM swap?

2007 F1 season

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The possibility that Mika Hakkinen might make a sensational comeback to Formula One was raised again today as it emerged that Gary Paffett will return to the German Touring Car Championship (DTM) in 2007. Mercedes has already confirmed three of its four drivers for its top DTM team. The only driver yet to re-sign is … Continue reading Hakkinen and Paffett set for F1/DTM swap?

Sato and Davidson – back together again

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Takuma Sato and Anthony Davidson will partner one another at Super Aguri in 2007 – six years after they teamed up at Carlin Motorsport in the British Formula Three championship. Sato won the title ahead of Davidson that year by a comfortable margin. But Davidson suffered some misfortunes – not least of which being involved … Continue reading Sato and Davidson – back together again

Renault out-spent McLaren in ’05

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Renault are often held up examples of how ‘restrained’ spending can still be effective within Formula One. Everything is relative of course, but compared to the giga-spending of Toyota, Renault are positively frugal, and excellent value for money when you consider how many races each team has won in the last four years (Renault 18, … Continue reading Renault out-spent McLaren in ’05

F1 2006 Review: The strange side of ’06

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Let’s take a look back at the lighter side of the F1 news from 2006. If you know all the words to “Niki Lauda hat ein Ohr”, laughed at the ITV report which slated their own Formula One coverage, groaned at the gut-wrenching awfulness of Talladega Nights, and voted for (or against) Michael Schumacher’s nomination … Continue reading F1 2006 Review: The strange side of ’06

F1 2006 Review: Michael Schumacher stats

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It’s all too easy when writing about Michael Schumacher career to get stuck in a thick sludge of trivia. The plain and simple fact that Schumacher’s career was so long, so successful and spent with such successful teams that he has obliterated much of the record books – in absolute terms at least. Yes, many … Continue reading F1 2006 Review: Michael Schumacher stats

F1 2006 Review: Michael Schumacher??????s Greatest Hits

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I was fascinated to see both Autosport and F1 Racing carried pieces in their most recent issues on Michael Schumacher’s greatest races. I’m not too proud to not have a go at an idea that has already been covered by two other publications, so here are my ten favourite Schumacher races. To me, they are … Continue reading F1 2006 Review: Michael Schumacher??????s Greatest Hits