The Ben Evans Column – Thoughts on Monaco

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The Monaco Grand Prix was everything and nothing that F1 should be. The glamour and sheer exhilaration of the cars flying around the streets was tempered by the shameless commercialism of the event and the total absence of overtaking. The darling of the British press Lewis Hamilton believes he was robbed of the win by … Continue reading The Ben Evans Column – Thoughts on Monaco

Monaco Grand Prix 2007 qualifying – McLaren lock-out

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The battle for pole position at Monte-Carlo was a private McLaren affair from start to finish. After a three round battle between Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton the world champion came out on top. Plus there was a bonus for the team when Kimi Raikkonen damaged his Ferrari and consigned himself to 16th on the … Continue reading Monaco Grand Prix 2007 qualifying – McLaren lock-out

Spanish Grand Prix 2007 review: Massa wins, Hamilton leads

2007 Spanish Grand Prix

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Even a refuelling fire couldn’t stop Felipe Massa from scoring his second Grand Prix win in a row. But it is Lewis Hamilton that leads the drivers world championship having finished second – even though the rookie driver hasn’t won a race yet this year. Fernando Alonso gambled his race on a risky move at … Continue reading Spanish Grand Prix 2007 review: Massa wins, Hamilton leads

Spanish Grand Prix 2007 preview

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If Bernie Ecclestone thought no-one would notice that he left a San Marino-sized hole in the 2007 calendar, he was wrong. The championship may have got off to a sparkling start with three different winners, three different championship leaders, and the magnificent debut performances of Lewis Hamilton, but all that momentum has dissipated in the … Continue reading Spanish Grand Prix 2007 preview

Bahrain Grand Prix 2007 facts & statistics

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Lewis Hamilton is deservedly in the limelight for his record-breaking exploits in Bahrain. But fellow British racer Anthony Davidson also set a record in the last race – a most unusual and obscure one somehow befitting the cult status of his Super Aguri team. Find out about Davidson’s achievement and all the other landmarks that … Continue reading Bahrain Grand Prix 2007 facts & statistics

Bahrain Grand Prix 2007 qualifying: Massa leads again

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Felipe Massa put his Ferrari on pole for the second race in a row after leading every phase of qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix. It sets up a fascinating race tomorrow as Lewis Hamilton joins him on the front row to rejoin their battle in the Malaysian Grand Prix last weekend. Team mates Kimi … Continue reading Bahrain Grand Prix 2007 qualifying: Massa leads again

The Ben Evans Column: Musings on Melbourne

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After the months of anticipation the opening shots of 2007 were fired in what was a very ordinary Australian Grand Prix. There was little ‘racing’ to speak of and the front-of-field positions running the same form as they did at the end of 2006 – apart from Honda. Despite the absence of on-track excitement there … Continue reading The Ben Evans Column: Musings on Melbourne

Australian Grand Prix 2007 qualifying

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Kimi Raikkonen took a magnificent pole position on his debut for Ferrari with McLaren and BMW in close attendance. But the first qualifying session of the year threw up plenty of surprises. The bubble burst for Felipe Massa as an apparently self-inflicted car failure left him 16th. Heikki Kovalainen managed only 13th and Super Aguri … Continue reading Australian Grand Prix 2007 qualifying

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