Speculation is rife that Spyker are to drop Christijan Albers before the next race. Test drivers Christian Klien (Honda), Marc Gene (Ferrari) and Narain Karthikeyan (Williams) have been linked with Albers’ seat at the N??rburgring in two weeks’ time. All of them have at least one Grand Prix season to their names. But an outside … Continue reading Albers out for next race?
Lewis Hamilton’s bid for home glory faded early in the British Grand Prix. Instead the two drivers many expected to be at the front of this year’s championship battle finally had their first major duel of the year. Kimi Raikkonen’s second consecutive win, ahead of Fernando Alonso, underlined that the Finn is back in business.
Did Lewis Hamilton just produce a mega-lap of outrageous bravery? Or was the pole position lap that shook the Silverstone crowd the product of a lightly fuelled McLaren? We won’t know the answers to these questions until tomorrow’s race – but for now Hamilton is the hero at 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
Smart strategy put Kimi Raikkonen on the top step of the podium. But it came at the expense of team mate Massa in a genuine all-Ferrari battle for the lead the likes of which we haven’t seen for many years. Lewis Hamilton was on the podium yet again and retains his championship lead. But team … Continue reading French GP 2007 review: Raikkonen’s tactical triumph
Ferrari bounced back in France with Felipe Massa breaking McLaren’s run of pole positions. The Brazilian will have the chance to resume his battle with Lewis Hamilton from earlier in the season as the Briton joins him on the front row. But Fernando Alonso’s hopes of responding to Hamilton’s recent victories were thwarted by gearbox … Continue reading French Grand Prix 2007 qualifying: Massa back on top
I am sure Max Mosley is an extremely busy man. And sometimes I wonder if his packed schedule keeps him from noticing things might might make F1 a lot better if they were sorted. Like stewards failing to implement basic rules, the frequent lack of overtaking caused by Mosley’s own rule changes, and the problems … Continue reading Ten videos Max Mosley should watch
If you’re heading to Magny-Cours for the Grand Prix, be an optimist and take an umbrella. Rain is the only thing that can create racing around here. Will this be the last French Grand Prix at Magny-Cours? Bernie Ecclestone wants to see the back of the Circuit Nevers. The French race has great prestige – … Continue reading French Grand Prix 2007 preview
Throughout practice and the first two parts of qualifying Fernando Alonso looked to have the crucial edge on team mate Lewis Hamilton. But when it counted in the final session Hamilton turned the tables on his team mate to take his second consecutive pole position. The Ferraris line up on the second row – but … Continue reading United States Grand Prix 2007 qualifying – Hamilton first again
Who will be driving for the top teams in 2008? Last year saw enormous changes in the driver market. Next year we’re likely to see most of the top drivers remaining where they are. But with BMW and Red Bull getting ever more competitive we could be in for a few surprises. And what about … Continue reading F1 driver line-up changes for 2008
In between the Canadian Grand Prix crashes a bit of racing did go on at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Read our columnist Ben Evans’ thoughts on the race. Unless you’re Ralf Schumacher…
Lewis Hamilton has seized his first win and taken an advantage in the drivers’ championship. If he can press home that advantage over the next few races, he could be in a position to achieve the unthinkable – and become the first rookie champion. But Indianapolis has traditionally been Ferrari’s stomping ground and after two … Continue reading United States Grand Prix 2007 preview
Lewis Hamilton’s maiden F1 victory was a triumph of maturity and mastery over changing conditions in a complex race.
McLaren repeated its one-two from Monaco – but this time it’s a two-one, with Lewis Hamilton on his first ever pole position. He starts alongside team mate Fernando Alonso as the McLaren team turned the tables on rivals Ferrari. A fine lap from Nick Heidfeld puts him third – giving McLaren a useful buffer between … Continue reading Canadian Grand Prix 2007 qualifying – Hamilton’s first pole
The 2007 F1 championship battle is incredibly close with constant changes between the leaders. If only the same could be said for the racing. There simply hasn’t been a race worthy of the name this year – can the circuit named after the ultimate racer’s racer Gilles Villeneuve serve up something other than a procession? … Continue reading Canadian Grand Prix 2007 Preview
The Monaco Grand Prix was everything and nothing that F1 should be. The glamour and sheer exhilaration of the cars flying around the streets was tempered by the shameless commercialism of the event and the total absence of overtaking. The darling of the British press Lewis Hamilton believes he was robbed of the win by … Continue reading The Ben Evans Column – Thoughts on Monaco
Anthony Davidson made two criticisms of the race stewards at the Monaco Grand Prix. Ordinarily you’d dismiss this as the whingeing of a driver who didn’t get the job done. But he’s actually right on both counts. The stewards failed to discipline two drivers who cut part of the course. And it strongly looks as … Continue reading Bad rule calls screwed Davidson’s race
The Monaco Grand Prix threw up plenty of fascinating facts: The fewest retirements in 46 years, the first consecutive winners in over a decade, and yet more astonishing records for that man Lewis Hamilton. Plus McLaren and Ferrari’s domination continues – and Honda finally get on terms with Super Aguri.
The battle for pole position at Monte-Carlo was a private McLaren affair from start to finish. After a three round battle between Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton the world champion came out on top. Plus there was a bonus for the team when Kimi Raikkonen damaged his Ferrari and consigned himself to 16th on the … Continue reading Monaco Grand Prix 2007 qualifying – McLaren lock-out
Suddenly, street circuits are all the rage. It’s as if Bernie Ecclestone gets all his ideas from the Champ Car World Series. Mind you, that is where the ideas for refuelling and safety cars doubtlessly came from. Anyway, more street circuits will soon be a feature of the F1 calendar and when you consider the … Continue reading Monaco Grand Prix 2007 preview