The long run to the first corner in tomorrow’s Spanish Grand Prix will be as crucial as ever as overtaking at the Circuit de Catalunya is difficult. Fernando Alonso appears on the front row as something of an interloper this year – last year he clashed with Felipe Massa at the first corner. Might we … Continue reading Spanish GP: thoughts on the start
The big question after qualifying is this: how much fuel does Fernando Alonso have in his Renault? The Spanish driver in his home race sent the crowd into rapture by snatching provisional pole position, only to lose it at the last to Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen.
Three races in, three different winners. The 2008 season hasn’t quite taken shape yet – there are still more questions than answers – but over the next few races that’s bound to change. Barcelona and Istanbul are next on the itinerary and both are Ferrari strongholds. The red team have won five of the last … Continue reading The races that will define the season
The first official test since the start of the season ended at Barcelona today. The four-day test threw up some confusing times as some drivers tried out slick tyres for next year while others stayed on grooves, and today’s running was spoiled by rain. They will be back at the track in just eight days … Continue reading 2008 F1 testing round-up 11: Catalunya
As Max Mosley clings desperately to power while the FIA waits for the chance to have its say on June 3rd, there are three more Grands Prix to run in the meantime. And the next one is the Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Catalunya, at which we are expecting to see the launch … Continue reading Who will launch Racing Against Racism?
Ferrari made it look easy in the Bahrain Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton’s bid for victory self-destructed once again.
With a new face at the front of the field in Robert Kubica, the fast Ferraris starting on the dirty side of the grid, and Lewis Hamilton especially disappointed at not being on the front row, we could be in for a dramatic first corner at Bahrain.
Robert Kubica took his and BMW’s first pole position in a surprisingly close qualifying session at Bahrain. The Ferraris had looked imperious in practice but Kubica’s BMW – possible thanks to a low fuel load – nicked pole position in the dying minutes of the qualifying session. Lewis Hamilton grabbed third for McLaren ahead of … Continue reading Insert Pole-on-pole joke here
It’s always interesting to hear what the most powerful man in Formula 1 thinks of the sport’s drivers. Bernie Ecclestone hailed Lewis Hamilton as the new Michael Schumacher and said he wants to see a rivalry developed between him and world champion Kimi Raikkonen.
Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen have been summoned to appear before the Malaysian Grand Prix stewards to answer questions about why they apparently delayed BMW’s Nick Heidfeld and Renault’s Fernando Alonso on their final qualifying laps. The penalty for delaying other drivers in qualifying is typically five grid places – which would move the back … Continue reading Video: Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen investigated over blocking
Who’s ahead in the battle at the top? Lewis Hamilton was fastest of all in practice but Ferrari seem to be quicker over long stints…
The inter-team battle between the McLaren drivers at Melbourne was spoiled by the appearance of the safety car. Instead of challenging Lewis Hamilton for the lead, team mate Heikki Kovalainen ended up scrapping for fourth place with Fernando Alonso. Will we see that battle re-joined in Sepang?
Lewis Hamilton shrugged off the disappointment of losing the 2007 championship at the final round and started the new season back at the front of the title race.
There have been a few changes to the grid ahead of the Australian Grand Prix, with Timo Glock falling ten places and Adrian Sutil opting to start from the pits. Who will be in the lead going into the first corner? Here are my thoughts on the grid:
Lewis Hamilton and Robert Kubica share the front row of the grid for tomorrow’s Australian Grand Prix. The pair battled at Magny-Cours and clashed at Fuji last year – but they’ve been racing each other since they first met in karts nine years ago.
Watch the first F1Fanatic video race preview of 2008 including interviews with Lewis Hamilton and Murray Walker plus a competition to win tickets to the British Grand Prix.
Nick Heidfeld has publicly praised a system he claims McLaren have to make their starts more effective. He told Sport Bild: McLaren have a starting system that allows [Lewis] Hamilton and [Heikki] Kovalainen to pull away with only 9,000 revs. On the other hand, we [BMW] need to use much higher speeds when we begin … Continue reading Heidfeld reveals McLaren start system
Felipe Massa’s peddling his hard luck stories again. Pass me the miniature violin: Hopefully this weekend will go better than the last two in Australia. I have not been so lucky at this circuit in the past. This after his claim that he lost last year’s title because of bad luck. No other driver chooses … Continue reading Stop whingeing, Felipe
“Hamilton’s ego got the better of him” – Briatore – Flavio Briatore on Lewis Hamilton: “You need to respect these people behind you – and not only your ego.” Super Aguri confirms new partner and drivers for 2008 season – The sums of money involved have not been declared but Anthony Davidson and Takuma Sato … Continue reading F1 news review: Lewis Hamilton’s ego
What are your predictions for 2008? Here are mine… Who will have the best car? Ferrari. On balance, an F2007 was the car to have last year, and at the very least I expect them to have slightly increased their advantage over McLaren. Will anyone other than McLaren and Ferrari win a race? If it … Continue reading 2008: Predictions