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16 Jun 2008: F1: Barcelona testing report – June 13

Ferrari dominated the timesheets on the second day of Barcelona testing with veteran McLaren pilot Pedro de la Rosa only able to get within four-tenths of a second of his team’s main rival.

16 Jun 2008: F1: Barcelona testing report – June 12

Ferrari tester Luca Badoer topped the timesheet on the first day of Barcelona testing – but didn’t have things entirely his own way. On an opening day that featured unpredictable weather, starting sunny then gradually clouding over until a thunderstorm forced the eight teams testing to abandon the track an hour earlier than expected, BMW’s Robert Kubica and Red Bull’s David Coulthard pushed him a close second and third.

16 Jun 2008: F1: If Coulthard’s retiring, no-one’s told him about it

It’s been a reflective few days for veteran racer David Coulthard, who reversed a run of dismal form with an unexpected – but very welcome – podium in the Canadian Grand Prix.

16 Jun 2008: F1: Anthony Davidson back in Honda car – briefly

Anthony Davidson was back behind the wheel of a Formula One car – albeit in a one-day testing role – just weeks after the demise of his Super Aguri team cost him his race drive.

16 Jun 2008: F1: Dennis’ contribution to engineering is recognised

Ron Dennis, McLaren’s team principal, says he feels “flattered and honoured” after he was awarded the Prince Philip Medal for his contribution to innovation and excellence in engineering.

16 Jun 2008: McLaren celebrates 40th anniversary of first F1 win

McLaren had more than one reason to hope for a good result in Montreal – the race took place one day before the 40th anniversary of the team’s first Formula One win.

16 Jun 2008: F1: Hamilton unhappy with 10-place penalty

When it’s time to review the 2008 F1 season, it is possible that Lewis Hamilton’s rear-end shunt of Kimi Raikkonen in the Montreal pit lane will be viewed as the pivotal moment when he threw away the World Championship.

9 Jun 2008: F1: Hamilton blunder hands Kubica his breakthough

Before the Canadian Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton teased his father, asking how he could possibly crash a high-performance car at 30mph. He won’t be asking that again.

8 Jun 2008: F1: Canadian Grand Prix in six words

We don’t know what sort of words were exchanged between Hamiltons senior and junior when Lewis made it back to the McLaren garage after his accident – and we’ll probably never find out. So, instead, here are our six-word summaries of how all the teams and drivers performed.

8 Jun 2008: F1: Canadian Grand Prix live blog

It’s hot, the track surface is a time bomb waiting to go off, and the grid’s been shaken up a little – it could be an unpredictable afternoon at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve as Lewis Hamilton attempts to win for the second straight year.

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