BTCC Snetterton 2: Giovanardi triumphs

Fabrizio Giovanardi continued hit back from his Donington disappointment at Snetterton, winning the second of the day’s races. But championship leader Jason Plato kept the Italian in his sights, finishing third behind Matt Neal who impressively charge from 18th on the grid to finish on the podium.

BTCC Snetterton 1: Turkington stripped of win

Colin Turkington crossed the line first at the end of the first BTCC race at Snetterton – but was disqualified after post-race inspection revealed his car was 5kg underweight. That meant Team Halford’s Gordon Shedden inherited the win, ahead of Turkington’s team mate Tom Onslow-Cole and Vauxhall’s Tom Chilton.

DTM Zandvoort: Audi fix the finish

Audi team orders forced Alexandre Premat to give up what would have been his first DTM win. Premat actually let team mate Martin Tomcyk pass him twice, the final time coming mere metres before the line on the final lap. Audi dominated the weekend, turning a 1-2-3-4-5 result in qualifying to 1-2-3-4 in the race.

F3 Euro Zandvoort 2: H???lkenberg wins in wet

Nico H???lkenberg took a fine win in pouring rain – but he may lose the victory as the stewards began an investigation into whether he had made a pass under yellow flags. Championship duellists Sebastian Buemi and Romain Grosjean were second and third.

F1 in the blogs 37: Red flag

In the F1 blogs this week musings on the seldom-seen red flag and Gordon Murray’s latest projects. Plus the ongoing confusing over Lewis Hamilton and the crane, football teams going motor racing, and the vexed question of F1’s role in promoting environmental awareness..

McLaren spy verdict: Why the FIA were right

McLaren’s escape from yesterday’s World Motor Sports Council hearing without a punishment has been met with criticism. Jean Todt called the verdict “incomprehensible and grave” and threatened an appeal. Renault team boss Flavio Briatore admitted he didn’t understand the decision: “If someone had some advantage from the possession of the material, it would have been … Continue reading McLaren spy verdict: Why the FIA were right