Archive for the ‘F1’ Category

6 Dec 2007: F1: Renault guilty of spying – but not punished

The Renault Formula One team has walked out of a courtroom in Monaco having been found guilty of possessing confidential information belonging to another team – but has remained unpunished. The World Motorsport Council found Renault in breach of the regulations for its actions over computer disks with details of the McLaren car. But it imposed no penalty.

6 Dec 2007: F1 quotes: what Raikkonen said – and what he probably meant

This quote from Kimi Raikkonen, turning up innocuously on the BBC’s motorsport site on the day that was supposed to mark Michael Schumacher’s triumphant return to Jerez, made us smile rather broadly.

6 Dec 2007: F1 Jerez test: day three

Lewis Hamilton had to surrender his top-ranking rookie status at Jerez to Robert Kubica today after the Pole laid down a blazing lap time to easily top the standings. And youth triumphed over experience on a day when the best performance Michael Schumacher could muster was a mere eighth.

6 Dec 2007: F1 Jerez test: day two

Wednesday at Jerez was a great day for the British drivers – with Lewis Hamilton topping the rankings and David Coulthard running him a very close second.

6 Dec 2007: F1 Jerez test: day one

The BMW Sauber team shone on the first day of testing at Jerez on Tuesday, with Nick Heidfeld putting in the fastest lap of the day. He was closely followed by Jenson Button for Honda, who came in a little more than a tenth of a second behind him.

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?

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