The Ben Evans column: Piquet, Moto GP, and the star F1 driver of 2009

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Only a handful of races into the season and already the doom mongers are out for the scalp of Nelson Piquet Jnr The Renault driver?s erratic start to the year is, in some people?s view, enough to cost him his seat should he disappoint again at Monaco. Now, though I have never been the greatest … Continue reading The Ben Evans column: Piquet, Moto GP, and the star F1 driver of 2009

Grosjean wins as eight crash on lap one and Senna hits dog

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A frantic GP2 sprint race saw eight drivers eliminated on the first lap and a safety car period after one car struck and apparently killed a dog. The safety car was summoned before the first lap was completed as Pastor Maldonado, Andreas Zuber, Ho-Pin Tung, Yelmer Buurmanm Andy Soucek, Jerome d’Ambrosio and Adrian Valles all … Continue reading Grosjean wins as eight crash on lap one and Senna hits dog

Video: Romain Grosjean and Kamui Kobayashi tangle in GP2

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Here is a video of the moment Romain Grosjean squandered his lead in last week’s GP2 race. The ART driver ran wide under a safety car period and was later judged to have broken the rules in defending his position illegally from Kamui Kobyashi. You can read more about the Grosjean-Kobayashi incident at F1Fanatic and … Continue reading Video: Romain Grosjean and Kamui Kobayashi tangle in GP2

2009 F1 drivers – early predictions

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It’s early days, but Luca di Montezemolo’s comments last week about Ferrari not needing Fernando Alonso started me thinking about which drivers might be on the move for 2009. On the face of it Montezemolo doesn’t seem to want to change his pairing of Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa. And after three driver changes in … Continue reading 2009 F1 drivers – early predictions

Important rules clarification in Spain

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The stewards at the Spanish Grand Prix made a decision this morning that every F1 driver will have to take notice of. In the GP2 sprint race they handed down a drive-through penalty to race leader Romain Grosjean for illegal defensive driving. It’s a topic that’s caused controversy in Formula 1 before and I’d be … Continue reading Important rules clarification in Spain

GP2: Alvaro Parente wins on debut in Barcelona

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Alavaro Parente won on his first appearance for Super Nova in GP2 in the feature race at the Circuit de Catalunya, withstanding race-long pressure from Bruno Senna. It was a very impressive performance from the Renault World Series champion, who started second on the grid but took an instant lead when pole sitter Pastor Maldonado … Continue reading GP2: Alvaro Parente wins on debut in Barcelona

Fauzy wins another shambolic race at Sentul

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Fairuz Fauzy converted pole position into victory in the wet sprint race at Sentul. But he was helped by the fact that so few laps were completed at race speed. Little had apparently been done to correct the numerous embarrassing organisational problems evident in yesterday’s race – cars were left in gravel traps for laps … Continue reading Fauzy wins another shambolic race at Sentul

The four drivers fighting for a 2009 F1 drive

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These are the four drivers who have landed the most desirable seats in GP2, the top feeder category for Formula 1: Romain Grosjean, Luca Filippi, Karun Chandhok and Bruno Senna. For the past three years the GP2 champion has gone straight into F1: Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton and, in 2008, Timo Glock. So who will … Continue reading The four drivers fighting for a 2009 F1 drive

F1 news review: Win 2007 DVDs, Autocourses and more

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In this week’s round-up of F1 news and articles there’s stacks of prizes to be won including F1 2007 DVDs, Autocourse 2007 annuals, Lewis Hamilton books and more. Plus a fatality at Interlagos, new plans for a night race in Australia, more tests for Michael Schumacher, the battle for the last few 2008 F1 drives … Continue reading F1 news review: Win 2007 DVDs, Autocourses and more

This week’s F1 alternative: BTCC Thruxton

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There’s plenty of good racing on this weekend while F1 has its last weekend off before the championship decider. Top of the bill has to be the thrillingly close title duel between Jason Plato and Fabrizio Giovanardi in British Touring Cars that’s been raging all year. But if you like your racing with a fat … Continue reading This week’s F1 alternative: BTCC Thruxton

Alonso and Prodrive central to 2008 driver market

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The news that Prodrive will not be using McLaren’s chassis next year raises more questions about who will be racing in F1 in 2008. Ralf Schumacher is leaving Toyota but his F1 career may not yet be over. Alexander Wurz’s departure opens up a space at Williams. And of course there is the unresolved question … Continue reading Alonso and Prodrive central to 2008 driver market