Hungarian Grand Prix 2006 Preview

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The Scuderia hammered the opposition in Indianapolis, Magny-Cours and Hockenheim. Now they are bearing down upon the Hungaroring with every indication that they will continue the red-wash. Their chief opponents, Renault, have just one ray of hope to cling to: they will be able to use their mass damper system that had been banned before … Continue reading Hungarian Grand Prix 2006 Preview

Canadian Grand Prix 2006 Preview

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Last year the Canadian Grand Prix opened up the championship battle – runaway leader Fernando Alonso failed to score and his closest rival Kimi Raikkonen claimed maximum points. What Michael Schumacher would give to do the same to reduce Alonso’s advantage this weekend. Following the Indianapolis 2005 debacle, all eyes are on the F1 circus … Continue reading Canadian Grand Prix 2006 Preview

Australian Grand Prix Preview

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Spaniard vs. Finn. German vs. Columbian. The Regie vs. the Scuderia. This is international sport Formula One-style and it will grace the Melbourne paddock a little later than usual this year because the city has been holding the Commonwealth Games. For those not up to speed on athletics, the Commonwealth Games is basically the Olympics, … Continue reading Australian Grand Prix Preview

Chinese Grand Prix 2005 Preview

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The most packed Grand Prix season ever finally draws to a close in Shanghai this weekend. After a successful inaugural race in 2004 the Hermann Tilke-designed venue gets the coveted end-of-season slot – but the jury’s still out on the circuit. Yes, it’s a colossal venue. Yes, the facilities are outrageously good. Yes, the ?ܣ200m … Continue reading Chinese Grand Prix 2005 Preview

Japanese Grand Prix 2005 Preview

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The Japanese Grand Prix may not decide the drivers’ championship this year, but it has done on many past occasions. Even without the thrill of the showdown the challenging Suzuka circuit is an exceptional venue, which is more than can be said for its rumoured replacement in Fuji. Fernando Alonso may be on a post-championship … Continue reading Japanese Grand Prix 2005 Preview

Brazilian Grand Prix 2005 Preview

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The World Championship has never been decided in Brazil before, but there is a high chance that Fernando Alonso will become the youngest ever World Driver’s Champion at Interlagos this weekend. Fittingly, he is set to eclipse the record of Brazilian twice-champion Emerson Fittipaldi. Third place will be good enough for Alonso, even if Raikkonen … Continue reading Brazilian Grand Prix 2005 Preview

German Grand Prix 2005 Preview

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The punishing F1 schedule continues with round 12 at the Hockenheimring. Mercedes will be desperate not to see a repeat of the engine failures that ruined Kimi Raikkonen’s last two races – especially not on home ground. How times changes. Twelve months ago the Formula One circus arrived at the Hockenheimring outside Heidelberg with the … Continue reading German Grand Prix 2005 Preview

European Grand Prix 2005 Preview

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So what was the big story after Monaco? The near-collapse of Renault? That stunning pass by Nick Heidfeld? Juan Pablo Montoya’s remarkable drive from 16th to 4th? Or just Kimi Raikkonen’s maiden win in the glamorous principality? If you answered, “none of the above,” then congratulations, because you kept in mind the British press’s negative … Continue reading European Grand Prix 2005 Preview

Monaco Grand Prix 2005 Preview

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There is an air of expectation as the F1 circus heads to Monaco. Runaway championship leader Fernando Alonso is starting to look vulnerable against the might of McLaren, and he may face similarly strong opposition from Italian Monaco specialists Jarno Trulli and Giancarlo Fisichella. Kimi Raikkonen’s devastating pace sealed his Spanish Grand Prix win with … Continue reading Monaco Grand Prix 2005 Preview

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