Debate: Stepney scandal good for F1?

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Ferrari-McLaren scandal, Stepney-gate, the Ferrari espionage affair – call it what you will, everyone’s talking about it. Lewis Hamilton may be big news in the back pages of newspapers but the increasingly strange details of industrial espionage between F1’s two top teams is commanding column inches in the front pages. Every top sport from football … Continue reading Debate: Stepney scandal good for F1?

Debate: Should Silverstone allow track invasions?

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Silverstone circuit has hinted that fans might be allowed to come onto the track after the British Grand Prix has finished. The Daily Mail yesterday quoted track operations manager Gary Dearn saying they were, “considering allowing some spectators on to the pit straight at the end.” Track invasions at Silverstone common in the years of … Continue reading Debate: Should Silverstone allow track invasions?

Debate: Will Renault win a race this year?

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It’s Renault’s home race this weekend but it doesn’t look as though a repeat of their 2005 victory is likely. The team lies fourth in the constructors’ championships with 25 points. After seven rounds last year they led the championship with 91, 28 more than Ferrari. Are last year’s champions going to end the year … Continue reading Debate: Will Renault win a race this year?

Debate: Where should the US Grand Prix be held?

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The Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s contract to hold the United States Grand Prix runs out this year – should it get an extension on the contract? Or should the race be held somewhere else. The circuit has been criticised for being too unchallenging for the drivers and not worthy of the evocative name ‘Indianapolis’. But American … Continue reading Debate: Where should the US Grand Prix be held?

Debate: Scott Speed heading out of Toro Rosso?

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Scott Speed is under pressure. The season started poorly for him when team boss Gerhard Berger waited until the 11th hour before confirming him alongside Vitantonio Liuzzi. This week his Toro Rosso team are testing three times Champ Car champion Sebastien Bourdais for the second time. Rumours link BMW protege Sebastian Vettel with Speed’s seat … Continue reading Debate: Scott Speed heading out of Toro Rosso?

Debate: Should Ecclestone buy Silverstone?

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Nigel Mansell made a return to racing action at Silverstone last weekend at the wheel of a Ferrari F430 in the FIA GT championship. He and Silverstone were synonymous in the Mansell-mania years of 1987-92. In that time he scored some of the most memorable home victories the circuit ever saw, and the crowd mobbed … Continue reading Debate: Should Ecclestone buy Silverstone?

Debate: Is Fernando Alonso a good World Champion?

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I’ve heard a lot of criticism lately of Fernando Alonso not being a good World Champion. Not that he hasn’t deserved his titles of the last two seasons, but that he doesn’t do enough as an ambassador for the sport. Alonso admits that he has no desire to be a celebrity. But many feel that, … Continue reading Debate: Is Fernando Alonso a good World Champion?

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