Fernando Alonso may be on a three-win hot streak, but Michael Schumacher in the rejuvenated Ferrari is bearing down on him hard. Alonso faces a major battle if he is to take his first home win this weekend. The teams In Imola Ferrari, with Schumacher at least, were right back on the pace. The controversial … Continue reading Spanish Grand Prix 2005 Preview
Renault have made a dominant start to the 2005 season – but Toyota, Ferrari and McLaren are chasing them hard. They need to be, because if they’re not on terms with the regie at this, the first race of the ‘European season’, they can kiss their title dreams goodbye. With the first three ‘flyaway’ races … Continue reading San Marino Grand Prix 2005 Preview
After a dismal (by their standards) start to 2005, Ferrari have pressed their new car into action two weeks ahead of schedule. Can they close the gap to Renault, or will the technical Bahrain circuit reveal that their true weakness is their Bridgestone tyres? The 2004 Bahrain Grand Prix won the FIA’s award for best … Continue reading Bahrain Grand Prix 2005 Preview
The Australian Grand Prix gave us a tantalising glimpse of what we might expect from the 2005 season. But with qualifying times made unrepresentative by the weather and many drivers still struggling to make their tyres last a race distance, there’s still a lot we don’t know. Did Rubens Barrichello take second on merit and … Continue reading Malaysian Grand Prix 2005 Preview
Not since 1999 has anyone beaten Michael Schumacher to the driver’s championship – and on that occasion he missed half the season with a broken leg.