Archive for the ‘Race series’ Category

6 Dec 2007: F1: Button insists British GP must stay

Jenson Button has come to the defence of Silverstone’s ailing reputation following the latest salvo by Bernie Ecclestone in his long campaign for improvements there. He said it was essential that the Northamptonshire venue should continue to host a Formula One race, going so far as to say that he could not understand why its future was under discussion.

6 Dec 2007: F1: Hamilton pockets more silverware at Autosport Awards

The top one may have eluded him – Lewis Hamilton’s had no need to go out and buy a nice big sideboard on which to display his Drivers’ Championship silverware just yet. But still the awards keep rolling in.

2 Dec 2007: F1: wet weather dashes Hamilton’s hopes once more

Wet weather has dashed Lewis Hamilton’s hopes of topping a second set of F1 standings – Top Gear’s “star in a reasonably-priced car” challenge. But, with the competitive spirit that makes or breaks an F1 driver, he’s cheekily secured himself another go in the dry.

30 Nov 2007: F1: Hamilton makes Sports Personality shortlist

Here comes one of those posts that falls into the ‘not really news in any sense’ category. But just for the record, the BBC has published the shortlist for its Sports Personality of the Year Awards and Lewis Hamilton is on it.

30 Nov 2007: F1: Hamilton takes on Top Gear challenge

Who wants to be F1 world champion anyway, when there are much greater prizes at stake? Who needs to beat Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen when the satisfaction of knocking The Stig off the top of the rankings awaits?

29 Nov 2007: F1: David Richards on Prodrive’s future in the series

A fascinating Q&A with David Richards on reveals a whole new perspective on the customer car issue, the future of F1’s Concorde agreement and the commercial viability of today’s racing teams. In it he says that he’s still hopeful that Prodrive will be able to compete as a F1 team – but the conditions will have to be right for the project to have long-term commercial viability, rather than being done on an ad-hoc basis.

28 Nov 2007: F1 quotes: damn sport’s full of troublemakers

Bernie Ecclestone’s been waxing lyrical about the good old days when men were men, racing cars were racing cars, not these new-fangled computerised roller-skates anyone can drive, and politics were allegedly some way off over the horizon.

28 Nov 2007: F1: Lewis Hamilton pulls into Oxford

Lewis Hamilton has cruised into Oxford to meet his fans and sign copies of his book – despite a nearby demonstration with the potential to upset proceedings.

28 Nov 2007: Dancing victory for Castroneves is a win for motorsport

It maybe a bit off-topic for this blog, but it would be churlish not to congratulate IndyCar driver Helio Castroneves on winning Dancing With the Stars, the US version of Britain’s Strictly Come Dancing.

26 Nov 2007: F1: Autosport awards on terrestrial TV

Watch out, all you racing fans. Your sport’s becoming truly mainstream now… Terrestrial broadcaster ITV has announced that it will be the first to show the Autosport Awards Ceremony in the event’s 26-year history.

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