Nico Rosberg admitted he wants Lewis Hamilton to win the championship: Personally, I hope Lewis manages to win because he deserves it. It’s fantastic for Formula One to have a three-way battle for the championship going into the last race of the season, which is not a situation that happens very often. It’s unusual to … Continue reading Has Nico Rosberg given the game away?
I’m going to be interviewing Jackie Stewart for Auto Trader tomorrow. It’s fortunate timing given his current row with Max Mosley and, of course, the championship decider on Sunday. Stewart’s had a few of those himself, including a three-way fight with Graham Hill and Denny Hulme in 1968 (Hill won). Head over to the Auto … Continue reading Questions for Jackie Stewart
Continuing our three part series on why each of the top drivers deserves to be champion, today Oliver White will state the case for Fernando Alonso. Yesterday we heard the argument for Lewis Hamilton – don’t miss the final instalment tomorrow on Kimi Raikkonen. For now, here’s what Ollie has to say…
It all comes down to this: 71 laps, 306km. For the first time in 21 years, one of three drivers can win the title in the final round. And if this season has been predictable at times, the Aut?âãÆ?é??dromo Jos?âãÆ?é?® Carlos Pace is the one venue that, wet or dry, can throw up a totally … Continue reading Brazilian Grand Prix 2007 preview & TV times
It’s the big one this weekend – the 2007 season finale at Interlagos in Brazil will decide the championship between Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso. So where will you be watching? Down the pub with your mates? On the sofa with all the non-fans ushered out of the room? Perhaps you’re going to … Continue reading Debate: Where will you watch the last race?
Starting today the first of a three-part series in which three guest writers will put a case for why a different driver deserves to be champion. First up Clive Allen from F1 Insight is going to argue in favour of Lewis Hamilton – check back over the next two days to read the arguments for … Continue reading Soapbox: Why Lewis Hamilton should be champion
Fabrizio Giovanardi snatched the British Touring Car Championship from Jason Plato at the final round by just three points. The Italian finished second with team mate Tom Chilton between himself and Plato as Mat Jackson took his second victory of the year.
Fabrizio Giovanardi cut Jason Plato?â?ó?óÔÇÜ?¼?óÔÇ×?ós championship lead to a single point by winning the second race at Thruxton Plato was second once again behind the Italian after a close race between the pair and Matt Neal, who finished third.
The British Touring Car title duellists Fabrizio Giovanardi and Jason Plato finished first and second in the first race at Thruxton. The first of the three races that will decide the title was hit by a spate of tyre failures that affected most of the title contenders?â?ó?óÔÇÜ?¼?óÔÇ×?ó team mates. It leaves Plato six points ahead … Continue reading BTCC Thruxton 1 ?â?ó?óÔÇÜ?¼?óÔé¼?ô Giovanardi leads Plato home
In the F1 blogs this week there’s paranoid, delusional, conspiracy theory claptrap. But that’s just one article – the rest are rather good including a great piece on Japan’s F1 drivers and a brand new feed from the Sidepodcast team.
There’s plenty of good racing on this weekend while F1 has its last weekend off before the championship decider. Top of the bill has to be the thrillingly close title duel between Jason Plato and Fabrizio Giovanardi in British Touring Cars that’s been raging all year. But if you like your racing with a fat … Continue reading This week’s F1 alternative: BTCC Thruxton
In the F1 news this week Timo Glock is rumoured to be about to sign for Toyota for 2008, while expectations grow that Fernando Alonso will be back in Renault colours next year. Meanwhile F1 fans can give their feedback on the sport in the Pitpass survey and Switzerland elects to uphold its 52-year ban … Continue reading F1 in the news 54: Glock set for Toyota
There are often allegations that the FIA favours one driver, or team, over another. I don’t take those claims very seriously. But it does sometimes seem as though decisions are made with the purpose of engineering championship showdowns at the final round of the year. After all, it keeps up public interest in the season. … Continue reading Debate: Do the FIA engineer championship showdowns?
Kazuki Nakajima makes his Grand Prix debut this weekend. Long time Grand Prix fans will remember the one occasion his father made a decisive move at the front of the field – by taking Ayrton Senna’s front wing off during the Brazilian Grand Prix while Senna was lapping him. But that’s by no means the … Continue reading Top ten… Most notorious backmarkers
The news that Prodrive will not be using McLaren’s chassis next year raises more questions about who will be racing in F1 in 2008. Ralf Schumacher is leaving Toyota but his F1 career may not yet be over. Alexander Wurz’s departure opens up a space at Williams. And of course there is the unresolved question … Continue reading Alonso and Prodrive central to 2008 driver market
Watching Sunday’s Chinese GP, I found that Mark Blundell’s summation ‘I believe Lewis did nothing wrong’ – bordered somewhere between the scarcely credible and utterly preposterous. Is that ‘nothing wrong – aside from crashing in the pit lane and dicing with Raikkonen when it was totally unnecessary’? Much as Nigel Mansell did in Mexico in … Continue reading The Ben Evans column: Hamilton’s Mansell moment
Kazuki Nakajima will take Alexander Wurz’s place at Williams for the final race of 2007 following the Austrian’s retirement. Nakajima, 22, was the highest-placed rookie in F1’s feeder category GP2 this year. Driving for the DAMS team he ended the year fifth, and though he didn’t win a race he scored five consecutive podiums in … Continue reading Kazuki Nakajima to make F1 race debut
Before the next post, which will be along shortly, a brief plea from me: If you enjoy this site, please vote for F1Fanatic in this year’s Weblog Awards 2007. It’s nominated in three categories and although the voting is not the only way the awards are decided, it plays an important part. Best of all, … Continue reading Please vote for F1 Fanatic