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25 Feb 2008: F1: Barcelona testing report day one (February 25)

Lewis Hamilton kept his McLaren’s nose ahead of both Kimi Raikkonen and Michael Schumacher in the closely-fought first day of the latest Barcelona test. The British driver put in a fastest lap of 1:22.276, beating Raikkonen by less than a tenth of a second, and Schumacher by just over a tenth.

17 Jan 2008: F1: Jerez testing report – day three (Jan 16)

Toyota F1 rookie Timo Glock has given Lewis Hamilton something to think about on the third day of Jerez winter testing, after beating the McLaren driver’s fastest lap time by more than three-tenths of a second. Plus, David Coulthard got his hands on his new car…

17 Jan 2008: F1: Jerez testing report – day two (Jan 15)

Fernando Alonso got back into a Renault Formula One car for the first time since 2006 in the second day of Jerez testing – and took the fight straight to McLaren and Ferrari. In what could be a great precursor for those fans hoping for a thrilling season with the focus on racing he topped the day two standings with a fastest lap time of 1:19.503.

17 Jan 2008: F1: Jerez testing report – day one (Jan 14)

Drivers keen to get to grips with their 2008 cars and get some laps under their belts faced initial disappointment on the first day of the latest F1 testing session at the 2.75-mile Jerez circuit. Heavy overnight rain that continued into the morning hampered testing by the nine Formula One teams that were present on Monday.

17 Jan 2008: F1: Coulthard does in-depth interview with Autosport

David Coulthard has spoken extensively about his hopes for the 2008 season, his concerns about safety in the wet and the chance afforded him by his recent autobiography to look back over his racing career.

15 Jan 2008: F1 quotes: DC says Schumacher’s time is past

We’ve never got the impression before that David Coulthard and Michael Schumacher were necessarily the best of mates. It was probably something to do with all those hand gestures and the reports of narrowly-averted punch-ups in the pit lane. But there was probably nothing worse than a healthy competitive instinct at work…

15 Jan 2008: F1: Button wants a 2009 title shot

We’ve a hunch, here at Brits on Pole, that we are currently looking at the definitive turning point in Jenson Button’s career. In a year or two, we suspect, we’ll know whether his recent statements about how Honda should be aiming for a title in 2009 were right on the nail, or whether he was playing on a very dusty wicket indeed (to confuse our sporting terminology for a moment). And, at this point, it’s completely impossible to tell which it will be.

11 Jan 2008: F1: Head named in Hain donations scandal

The world of Formula One has a link to a new political scandal – the row over donations to the Labour minister and would-be deputy leader Peter Hain.

11 Jan 2008: F1: Richards confirms Prodrive are out

Prodrive boss David Richards has confirmed that his company is unlikely to be participating in Formula One racing in the foreseeable future. Speaking at the Autosport International Show, he said that the new Concorde Agreement which will govern the next few years of the sport, has effectively ruled out customer teams.

11 Jan 2008: F1: Hamilton hails ‘fantastic’ new ride

Lewis Hamilton’s had his first go in the new McLaren MP4-23 during a testing session at Jerez – and he seems pretty pleased with the outcome. He hailed the session as ‘fantastic’ – and was clearly keen to take his turn behind the wheel after finding himself third in line behind fellow drivers Heikki Kovalainen and Pedro de la Rosa for a crack at the circuit.

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