The Ben Evans Column: Stars in Wrecked Cars

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These are dangerous times to be a minor television celebrity, whether you’re crashing jet cars, sacrificing your credibility on the dancefloor, or having to spend one second in the company of David Gest, our hardworking D-list celebs have had a hard time of it lately – with nary an invite to Tom and Katie’s wedding … Continue reading The Ben Evans Column: Stars in Wrecked Cars

2006 Brazilian Grand Prix preview

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The final race of 2006 will see a great number of ‘lasts’: Fernando Alonso’s last race for Renault before going to McLaren, Kimi Raikkonen’s last for McLaren before going to Ferrari. And Michael Schumacher’s last for Ferrari before going to?????? normal life. All three will be ultra-motivated, wired to the eyeballs, wanting to go out … Continue reading 2006 Brazilian Grand Prix preview

Japanese Grand Prix 2006 Media Review

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The contrast between the headlines in last Monday’s papers and this week’s couldn’t be more stark. Fernando Alonso has gone from being all-but written off to virtually being declared champion by some papers. Michael Schumacher won admirers among even his sternest critics for his measured response to a heartbreaking late retirement. But quite a few … Continue reading Japanese Grand Prix 2006 Media Review

Chinese Grand Prix 2006 preview

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With Michael Schumacher’s retirement confirmed, all eyes turn to the nail-biting championship battle between the Ferrari driver and reigning champion Fernando Alonso. For evidence of that, look no further than this weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix, where the Shanghai International Circuit owners have devoted a grandstand each specifically to supporters of Alonso and Schumacher. Schumacher may … Continue reading Chinese Grand Prix 2006 preview