After a shaky start to the season, Red Bull finally came good towards the end of the year. The team?óÔé¼Ôäós first chassis produced with the input of design wizard Adrian Newey proved troublesome at first. But once the outfit got its myriad reliability problems under control it became a regular top ten contender.
After a horrendous 2006, Williams achieved respectability in 2007. But while Nico Rosberg became a regular feature among the ‘best of the rest’, Alexander Wurz slipped down the field and into retirement.
It’s been a years of big news – and big talking. Here is how they year unfolded from the mouths of the people who made it what it was, from Lewis Hamilton to Bernie Ecclestone, and Martin Brundle to Kimi Raikkonen.
Step forward the ‘best of the rest’. BMW had a brilliant year with a competitive car which, though it never troubled the front runners, usually kept them well clear of the chasing pack. An overall second place in the constructors’ championship will be difficult to repeat next year, though.
In years to come we may recognise Lewis Hamilton vs Fernando Alonso as one of F1’s greatest rivalries.
On the face of it, 2007 was a golden season for Ferrari. Nine wins and both championships went to the team even though many expected them to struggle following the departure of Michael Schumacher. But their triumph was not as emphatic as the raw figures suggest. The constructors’ championship was an inevitability after the expulsion … Continue reading F1 07 review: Ferrari
Statistics are unfairly maligned. Yes, they can be distorted, manipulated and spun – but lay the figures out in full and clearer picture often emerges. We take a look at some of the stories of 2005 with a little help from F1Fanatic’s brand new statistics pages. Raikkonen vs Alonso Alonso tallied 135 points to Raikkonen’s … Continue reading 2005: Statistical Review
In the first of a two-part feature we reviews and rate the 25 drivers who participated in the 2005 World Drivers’ Championship. The top ten will be revealed in the final issue of 2005?â?ó?óÔÇÜ?¼?é?ª 27 (-12 on half-term report ranking) Takuma Sato, BAR-Honda, 1 point Sato’s third full season of Formula One was a disaster: … Continue reading 2005 Driver rankings #27-11