Archive for the ‘F1’ Category

11 Jan 2008: F1: Coulthard’s wet-weather warning

David Coulthard says he fears the safety effects of removing driver aids such as traction control from Formula One cars, especially in rainy weather.

8 Jan 2008: F1: Hamilton’s new car is unveiled on his birthday

McLaren has unveiled its 2008 car – and, with it, the opportunity for Lewis Hamilton to come out fighting for the upcoming season.

18 Dec 2007: F1: Stevenage boy racer done for speeding

It can happen to the most careful and law-abiding among us. A momentary lapse of concentration, a little too much pressure from the right foot and, before you know where you are, there’s an exceedingly bright flash or (far worse) a rotating blue light in your rear view mirror indicating that a burly traffic officer intends to have a few words.

15 Dec 2007: F1: The Times calls on Dennis to resign

Never let it be said that the British press isn’t even-handed. The Sunday Times has recently become embroiled in a row with the FIA over remarks by Martin Brundle calling the organisation’s impartiality into question, a row that now requires the intervention of m’learned friends. And today its sister paper has Ron Dennis in its sights.

15 Dec 2007: F1: Q&A with Heikki Kovalainen

Read this Q&A released by McLaren, in which Kovalainen tackles head on the issues of driver equality, getting on with Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso’s exit and the politics which gave his new team such a testing time in 2007.

15 Dec 2007: F1: it’s Kovalainen to partner Hamilton at McLaren

Lewis Hamilton’s new team-mate at McLaren is to be Heikki Kovalainen, the team revealed yesterday. Pedro de la Rosa, the other serious contender for the seat, is to remain as the team’s third driver while Gary Paffett will continue as a test driver.

13 Dec 2007: F1: has McLaren traded apology for clearance to race?

McLaren has today published a statement apologising for the extent to which Ferrari data was disseminated throughout its organisation. And Max Mosley has reportedly written to members of the World Motorsport Council asking for consent to cancel the February hearing into the legality of the team’s 2008 car.

10 Dec 2007: F1: James Allen on the Hamilton phenomenon

Lewis Hamilton – new racing star to rival Michael Schumacher and Ayrton Senna? Or one-season wonder who’s blown his best chance and will now never cut it?

10 Dec 2007: F1: Fernando Alonso returns to Renault

Renault has announced its driver line-up for 2008 – Fernando Alonso and Nelson Piquet Jr – but there’s no indication that the double world champion intends to remain at the team for more than a year.

10 Dec 2007: F1: Hamilton beaten to Sports Personality

There are times when the ability to triumph over adversity, narrow the focus and just keep on going are the hallmarks of a truly great sportsman. And this must be one of those times for Lewis Hamilton, considered an odds-on favourite for the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year award, only to be seriously outpointed by Welsh boxer Joe Calzaghe.

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