It’s great to see Clive James writing about F1 again – don’t miss his excellent piece on Lewis Hamilton in the week’s F1 in the News. Also the Turkish Grand Prix gets a Get out of Jail Free card but it looks like the French race is scuppered. Plus, India looks to hold a street … Continue reading F1 in the news 30
Plenty of reaction to the Australian Grand Prix in the F1 blogs this week, but not everyone’s jumping on the “Hamilton is great, Kovalainen sucked” bandwagon. And for our post of the week, it’s time for Britain’s ‘other’ rookie driver to take a bow. If his back’s up to it, that is.
Fans were angry at Kimi Raikkonen in Melbourne – while German fans are apparently deserting the sport in droves. Plus Lewis Hamilton the floor-sweeper, Steve Matchett on the 2007 Ferrari, and much more from the top F1 stories and features of the past week.
After the months of anticipation the opening shots of 2007 were fired in what was a very ordinary Australian Grand Prix. There was little ‘racing’ to speak of and the front-of-field positions running the same form as they did at the end of 2006 – apart from Honda. Despite the absence of on-track excitement there … Continue reading The Ben Evans Column: Musings on Melbourne
Which team took their best ever qualifying position? Which rookie took his team-mate to the cleaners? And just how far ahead are Ferrari. All the stats and facts from the first race of the year are here.
After months of hype Lewis Hamilton delivered first time out with a sensational podium finish in his first Grand Prix. Yes, he had the benefit of a competitive McLaren Mercedes in which to make his first Grand Prix start – something the likes of Michael Schumacher and Hamilton’s own team mate Alonso never had. But … Continue reading Hamilton makes history
Kimi Raikkonen got his world championship bid for Ferrari off to the best possible start with a clinical victory in the Australian Grand Prix while Lewis Hamilton scored a debut podium.
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Kimi Raikkonen took a magnificent pole position on his debut for Ferrari with McLaren and BMW in close attendance. But the first qualifying session of the year threw up plenty of surprises. The bubble burst for Felipe Massa as an apparently self-inflicted car failure left him 16th. Heikki Kovalainen managed only 13th and Super Aguri … Continue reading Australian Grand Prix 2007 qualifying
Nick Heidfeld is to lap the N?╗???órburgring Nordschleife in his BMW F1 car. And Kimi Raikkonen entered and won a snowmobile race in the guise of James Hunt. Also in this week’s F1 news – why the Renault R27 has that grotesque, four-colour paint job, why Honda are sponsoring ITV, and why some Australians don’t … Continue reading F1 in the news 28
What a tease! The first race of the year is by its very nature difficult to call because we have only the teams’ testing times to base our assumptions on. But what makes educated guessing even tougher is the uniqueness of the Albert Park circuit in Melbourne – quite unlike anything else on the calendar. … Continue reading Australian Grand Prix 2007 preview
Fancy a flutter on the first race of the season? Or planning a punt on the championship winner at this early stage? Felipe Massa may have set tongues wagging with his fast testing times but the bookies are unmoved – ranking his new team mate Kimi Raikkonen as favourite to win both the opening round … Continue reading F1 2007 Preview: Place your bets
One of the strangest stories of the off-season was how Gerhard Berger put Toro Rosso drivers Scott Speed on Vitantonio Liuzzi on the rack, refusing to confirm their race seats until the last minute. Berger’s determination to wring the most from his drivers, the team’s aggressive new car and Ferrari engine supply all indicated they’re … Continue reading F1 2007 Preview: Scuderia Toro Rosso
Formula 1 in 2007 is all about change – and the change that I find most fascinating of all is Fernando Alonso’s defection to McLaren. It’s a very rare thing indeed to see a reigning champion switch teams. In the last three decades Alonso is only the fifth champion to make such a change. The … Continue reading F1 2007 Preview: The defecting champion
Marco Andretti could be making an appearance at the United States Grand Prix. Also this week, Renault make a political move, Kimi Raikkonen gets a slagging and the Australian Grand Prix is set to lose more money. Plus read about the F1 fan who spent ?Ôďă▄?Ú?˙70,000 on novelty number plates…
In four weeks’ time the first official practice session of 2007 will begin. And so we kick off our countdown to the racing year with our 2007 season preview. First up: the tracks. With a brand-new venue on the schedule, chopping and changing elsewhere and a couple of unusually long gaps in the calendar, there … Continue reading F1 2007 Preview: The circuits
There are plenty of great F1 videos on Youtube. But one does get rather sick of endless slow-motion crash footage set to Linkin Park. You have to rummage around to find the best F1 videos – and here they are – ten rare F1 clips that aren’t stolen from race broadcasts and season review videos. … Continue reading Ten rare and amazing F1 videos
Controversy, comedy, and water fights. Formula 1 press conferences have proved the unlikely venues for all manner of hi-jinxs. Today we take a look at some of the funniest moments in F1 press conferences captured on video – and a few of the arguments that erupted in front of the press. And we’ll have a … Continue reading Video: Great F1 press conference moments (part 1)
A sackful of stories in the F1 news this month. Including interviews with Bernie Ecclestone, Damon Hill, Juan Pablo Montoya and Lewis Hamilton plus possible future Grands Prix in Abu Dhabi and Greece, Prodrive getting ready to make their F1 debut in 2008 and loads more.
Ten more passes that made us blink is disbelief: including two moves on Alan Jones by Gilles Villeneuve and Michael Schumacher’s greatest overtaking move. The final top ten will be revealed tomorrow – don’t miss it!