Hakkinen on how it feels to discover a championship-winning F1 car.
Two drivers who had long and successful careers with McLaren meet in Champion of Champions.
These two drivers beat Michael Schumacher to titles in the 1990s – but which is better?
McLaren routed the opposition in the season-opening race of 1998 at Melbourne, but a bizarre error led David Coulthard to let Mika Hakkinen through to win.
Ron Dennis is stepping down as McLaren team principal. Here’s how he turned the team Bruce McLaren founded into one of the most successful in F1.
Lewis Hamilton has become the first McLaren driver to claim the world championship since Mika Hakkinen nine years ago. With that in mind, Lustigson suggested an article looking at the longest droughts suffered by championship-winning teams. Ferrari went 21 years between drivers’ champions from 1979 (Jody Scheckter) to 2000 (Michael Schumacher) – and that’s not … Continue reading The championship droughts of Ferrari, McLaren, Williams and Benetton/Renault
There’s nothing like a championship-deciding, last-race-of-the-season nail-biter. This year we have the added piquancy of one of the title contenders racing on home ground – something I’ve never seen in almost 20 years of watching Grands Prix. Here are some of the most memorable title deciders for me – what’s yours?
Following the recent spate of dubious penalty decisions involving Sebastien Bourdais, Lewis Hamilton (at Fuji and Spa) and Felipe Massa, many F1 drivers have voiced a desire to see a permanent stewards appointed. Ideally they would like one with relevant, recent Grand Prix experience. So who could fit the bill? Here’s a few potential names.
Sorry for the delay in bringing you the final instalment of Journeyer’s guide to Japanese GP history. Parts one and two are here. The start of the decade pointed to dominance for a certain red team, but as the decade passed, we still saw some spectacular races, including a couple of championship showdowns, as well … Continue reading Japanese GP history, 2000-2007 (Video)
Lewis Hamilton will have to hand over his Belgian Grand Prix winner’s trophy to Felipe Massa (appeal pending). It will be small comfort to him that plenty of other drivers have had wins taken off them in the past. Alain Prost, Michael Schumacher and others have lost race wins after the chequered flag. More encouragingly … Continue reading Hamilton joins Senna, Prost, Schumacher and others who had F1 wins confiscated
Mika Hakkinen was the last driver to deliver a world championship for McLaren, winning the 1998 and 1999 titles back-to-back along with 20 Grands Prix. How do we now view his accomplishments, seven years after his retirement? Was he the radically quick racer who even Michael Schumacher had to give best to? Or a competent … Continue reading Mika Hakkinen: How good was he?
Yesterday we looked at four races that ended with the leader losing the race on the last lap ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ this after Felipe Massa came within three laps of winning the Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend. Here are four more tales of woe involving Nigel Mansell, Damon Hill, Mika Hakkinen and Kimi Raikkonen.