This week’s top post is an excellent article by a dedicated McLaren fan as the team goes through tough times. Also in the blogs a good feature on visiting the European Grand Prix and some more thoughts on the espionage scandal.
Nigel Mansell has criticised fellow Briton Jenson Button, saying he’s wasted his F1 opportunity: Jenson should have won more races, he has under-performed and that is down to him. He had the opportunity and he didn’t take it – there won’t be any more. Do you agree with the 1992 world champion? Or are Button’s … Continue reading Debate: Is it all over for Button?
There have been many comments on my blog over the past few days claiming that the British media blamed Fernando Alonso for the qualifying controversy at McLaren without mentioning Lewis Hamilton’s role. I took a look at all the reports in today’s papers and I was glad to see that all of the ‘quality’ newspapers … Continue reading British tabloids blame Alonso
Ron Dennis and McLaren-Mercedes made an almighty mess of qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix. But even though I think the punishment meted out to Alonso was just, I have some sympathy for them team over what happened. It would be better for the sport if McLaren’s championship points were reinstated at the appeal hearing.
All the revealing, curious and just plain weird statistics from the Hungarian Grand Prix. Plus, the 50th anniversary of a very special Grand Prix.
Markus Winkelhock may have led a couple of laps for Spyker at the Nurburgring two weeks ago – but team mate Adrian Sutil arguably topped that today by beating Honda’s Rubens Barrichello. It was another impressive performance by the young German who has impressed despite making his F1 debut in a car even Spyker’s own … Continue reading Spyker beats Honda thanks to Sutil
Felipe Massa qualified 14th and ended the race 13th – in the second fastest car in the field. How on earth did that happen? It looks like he had a fair slice of misfortune, but also missed crucial opportunities to help himself.
Lewis Hamilton has stretched his lead in the drivers’ championship – but McLaren may have scored nothing at all if the stewards’ verdict against them is upheld. Here’s the points for both championships as they stand.
Lewis Hamilton won from pole position in the Hungarian Grand Prix – but it wasn’t the cruise to the flag many people expected. Kimi Raikkonen chased him around every lap of the Hungaroring. Fernando Alonso failed to make it onto the podium and lost more precious ground to his team mate after another controversial weekend … Continue reading Hungarian GP 2007 review: Hamilton edges out Raikkonen
McLaren’s PR problems have multiplied as the British press slammed them for their handling of the pit lane incident between Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton yesterday. Both The Times and The Daily Mail claim that Hamilton and Dennis were involved in a furious argument. This is from The Times: Hamilton… exchanged angry words with his … Continue reading Another PR disaster for McLaren
Fernando Alonso will start the Hungarian Grand Prix from sixth instead of pole position and his McLaren team will not be eligible to score points.
McLaren boss Ron Dennis has claimed that Fernando Alonso delayed Lewis Hamilton in qualifying at the Hungaroring because the team told him to. Dennis said: They were out of sequence because Lewis should have slowed and let Fernando past. And he didn’t. He charged off. That’s how we got out of sequence. [Alonso] was being … Continue reading Dennis says Alonso not to blame
F1 bloggers have reacted with a mixture of fury and dismay at the pit debacle at McLaren during qualifying. Here’s a selection of comments from those who liked what they saw, and the 99% of writers that didn’t…
Fernando Alonso resorted to desperate tactics to prevent team mate Lewis Hamilton from taking pole position at the Hungaroring. If the relationship between the McLaren drivers was strained before it looks like degenerating into a bitterly fought battle now. It remains to be seen whether any disciplinary action might be taken. If Alonso is deemed … Continue reading Video: Alonso blocks Hamilton in pits during qualifying
As if McLaren didn’t have enough problems off the track – now one of their drivers has employed some extraordinarily unsavoury tactics against the other. Fernando Alonso deliberately delayed Lewis Hamilton in the pit box to prevent his team mate from setting his final lap. The Spaniard then took pole position off his team mate. … Continue reading Alonso’s tainted triumph
Read an interesting response to yesterday’s ‘Best Lap Ever’ post. Plus rumoured changes to the tyre rules for next year, why Alex Wurz is great, and someone in a monkey suit…
Jenson Button this week told F1 Racing editor Matt Bishop that he thought the two laps he drove at the start of the European Grand Prix two weeks ago were two of the best ever driven in the sport. That’s an enormously bold claim and very hard to back up without much video to support … Continue reading Video: Best lap ever
We’re looking for Grand Prix fans who’ve been to the Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring to tell us about their experiences. Photo: Ferrari Related links Share your experiences of being at a Grand Prix at the Hungaroring Share your experiences of visiting other F1 circuits Tags: f1 / formula one / formula 1 / … Continue reading Have you been to the Hungarian GP?
You don’t associate the Hungaroring with classic F1 races – but it was a thrilling Grand Prix at this very circuit that first got me hooked on Formula One back in 1989. Nigel Mansell stormed to victory in a Ferrari from 12th on the grid, passing rival after rival on a bone-dry track. He capped … Continue reading 1989 Hungarian Grand Prix Flashback
McLaren boss Ron Dennis has hit back at Ferrari in the escalating row over spying in Formula 1. In a letter to Luigi Macaluso, who successfully petitioned the FIA for an appeal against McLaren’s exoneration last week, Dennis accused Ferrari of: Winning the Australian Grand Prix with an illegal car Leaking portions of their memorandum … Continue reading Furious Dennis accuses Ferrari of cheating