Hamilton and Button to drive at Goodwood

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Both of Britain’s active F1 world champions will appear at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed as part of its celebration of 60 years of Formula 1. According to the event organisers Jenson Button will drive a 2010-specification MP4-25. Lewis Hamilton will go up the hill in last year’s MP4-24 with which he won the … Continue reading Hamilton and Button to drive at Goodwood

Hamilton joins Senna, Prost, Schumacher and others who had F1 wins confiscated

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Lewis Hamilton will have to hand over his Belgian Grand Prix winner’s trophy to Felipe Massa (appeal pending). It will be small comfort to him that plenty of other drivers have had wins taken off them in the past. Alain Prost, Michael Schumacher and others have lost race wins after the chequered flag. More encouragingly … Continue reading Hamilton joins Senna, Prost, Schumacher and others who had F1 wins confiscated

Kimi Raikkonen finally wins the F1 title

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Kimi Raikkonen has become Finland’s third world champion by winning the Brazilian Grand Prix. He is the 28th F1 world champion in 58 years. It comes after he finished runner-up in the 2003 championship (to Michael Schumacher) and in 2005 (to Fernando Alonso) His triumph puts Finland up to fifth among the countries that have … Continue reading Kimi Raikkonen finally wins the F1 title

Video: F1 title deciders

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Another chapter of F1 history will be written this weekend. Will it be a glorious celebration of a worthy champion? Or yet another of F1’s sensational championship controversies? Here’s a collection of 17 of the most memorable F1 title deciders on video – with the original commentaries where possible – from Fangio to Alonso…

Debate: Do the FIA engineer championship showdowns?

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There are often allegations that the FIA favours one driver, or team, over another. I don’t take those claims very seriously. But it does sometimes seem as though decisions are made with the purpose of engineering championship showdowns at the final round of the year. After all, it keeps up public interest in the season. … Continue reading Debate: Do the FIA engineer championship showdowns?