Lewis Hamilton on pole in China (2008 Chinese Grand Prix qualifying)

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Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for the Chinese Grand Prix after leading every practice and qualifying session in Shanghai bar one. But with Kimi Raikkonen, Felipe Massa and the ‘third Ferrari’ of Fernando Alonso right behind him he will be under huge pressure at the start. Meanwhile Robert Kubica failed to qualifying inside the top … Continue reading Lewis Hamilton on pole in China (2008 Chinese Grand Prix qualifying)

Alonso wins as Hamilton and Massa stumble

2008 Japanese Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton has been accused of being too hot-headed and risking too much in championship-deciding situations. Felipe Massa has been criticised for making mistakes in wheel-to-wheel battles. Watching the Japanese Grand Prix, it wasn’t difficult to understand why. As the two championship contenders provoked controversy in the opening laps, Fernando Alonso motored through to claim … Continue reading Alonso wins as Hamilton and Massa stumble

Japanese GP history, 2000-2007 (Video)

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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)

Could Sebastien Bourdais have beaten Sebastian Vettel in the Italian GP?

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A tale of two Toro Rossos: Sebastiaan Vettel started from pole position, led 49 of 53 laps, and won the race. Sebastien Bourdais started fourth on the grid, but his car stalled leaving him a lap behind, which ruined his race. I read on another site that, ignoring his first lap problem, Bourdais’ race time … Continue reading Could Sebastien Bourdais have beaten Sebastian Vettel in the Italian GP?

Sebastian Vettel: Is he Germany’s next Michael Schumacher?

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Here’s what I wrote about Sebastian Vettel after he scored his first point at Indianapolis last year: He was only going to get more attention than Hamilton on his debut if he?d stuck his BMW on pole, won the race, set fastest lap and snogged Bernie Ecclestone afterwards. But what he did do was damn … Continue reading Sebastian Vettel: Is he Germany’s next Michael Schumacher?