Lauda: Ferrari will get a pasting from WMSC

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Former world champion and Ferrari driver Niki Lauda has said he expects the Italian team will be heavily punished by the FIA’s World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) next month for their use of team orders at the German Grand Prix. ??What they did in Hockenheim was against all rules,?? Lauda said in an interview with … Continue reading Lauda: Ferrari will get a pasting from WMSC

The F1 comeback Schumacher will want to emulate: Niki Lauda

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One of the off-season’s most tantalising questions is how Michael Schumacher will fare on his F1 return. Other F1 world champions have made comebacks from retirement before him. Alan Jones did it twice, though with little success on either occasion. And Alain Prost did too though that was a pre-planned return from a sabbatical. Schumacher’s … Continue reading The F1 comeback Schumacher will want to emulate: Niki Lauda

The championship droughts of Ferrari, McLaren, Williams and Benetton/Renault

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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

Japanese GP history 1976-1990 (Video)

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The F1 history class is back so sit up straight and pay attention – here’s Professor Journeyer with the first instalment of a three-part video guide to the Japanese Grand Prix. The Japanese Grand Prix can be best described in two words: championship showdown. Sure, some circuits may be more challenging, some may have better … Continue reading Japanese GP history 1976-1990 (Video)

Hamilton joins Senna, Prost, Schumacher and others who had F1 wins confiscated

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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

Fernando Alonso criticises McLaren again

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Fernando Alonso has continued his criticism of former team McLaren Fernando Alonso has sparked fresh debate about his controversial season with McLaren last year by making several critical remarks about the team in recent interviews. I think he’s starting to sound a bit like Niki Lauda and David Coulthard… Alonso on McLaren Before the Hungarian … Continue reading Fernando Alonso criticises McLaren again

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