Archive for the ‘Race series’ Category

28 Apr 2008: F1: drivers face no action after Glock-Coulthard collision

It was far from being the most dramatic moment of the Spanish Grand Prix. But the collision between Red Bull’s David Coulthard and Timo Glock around Lap 54 provoked a stewards’ inquiry after the Toyota rookie appeared to shunt the veteran Scot from behind on an ill-advised overtaking manoeuvre.

28 Apr 2008: F1: is Ecclestone’s support for Mosley wavering?

A rather interesting story was posted on the BBC website shortly before the opening of hostilities at Barcelona on Sunday. It suggests that embattled FIA president Max Mosley might not be able to rely on the unconditional support of his old mucker Bernie Ecclestone after all.

28 Apr 2008: A1GP: Getting racy on rainy Regent Street

While Lewis Hamilton and his rivals laboured under the Spanish sun, the A1GP circus pitched up in a rainy Regent Street to give London’s West End a taste of life in the fast lane.

28 Apr 2008: F1: The Red Bull takeover proceeds apace…

When Red Bull Racing made its debut in F1 back in 2005, with more front than Dolly Parton and a motorhome big and flash enough to take on McLaren’s, jaws dropped. And everything the team did, from sending David Coulthard up onto the Monaco podium dressed in a sponsors’ Superman cloak, to encouraging its principal Christian Horner to jump naked into a swimming pool to celebrate the event, reinforced the impression that the sport now had a major new player on its hands.

28 Apr 2008: F1: Walker to play Willis in film… no, wait

This story, reported by ITN, is so wonderful that we simply cannot resist posting it here. It suggests that a film is due to be made about the life of Michael Schumacher, possibly starring the great man as himself. It will, apparently, also be necessary to include a portrayal of commentary legend Murray Walker. Clearly a suitable actor must be found to play the inimitable Englishman. And who do they have in mind?

27 Apr 2008: F1: Spanish GP race report

The story of the Spanish Grand Prix was the story of two Finnish drivers and their very different races – a comfortable win for Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen, a dangerous crash for McLaren’s Heikki Kovalainen.

27 Apr 2008: F1: Spanish Grand Prix in six words

The thrills, the spills, the near-misses – it might have been a bit processional at times but no-one could claim it wasn’t exciting too. At least, now we know that Heikki Kovalainen’s OK. For anyone short of time, patience or attention, here’s our six-word summaries of race, teams and drivers.

27 Apr 2008: F1: Spanish Grand Prix live blog

There’s only one show in town at the Circuit de Catalunya today and that’s Fernando Alonso. The stands are lined with blue and yellow flags, representing his home region of Asturias, and the fans don’t give a damn that Renault has changed its livery. The stands opposite his garage are groaning with eager supporters hoping to get a glimpse of their hero…

27 Apr 2008: GP2: action-packed start to European season

The European season of GP2 kicked off in style with two action-filled races in Barcelona – but there was precious little to celebrate for British drivers Mike Conway and Ben Hanley.

27 Apr 2008: IRL: Dixon and Wheldon dominate Kansas qualifying

Dan Wheldon scored his first front-row start in 18 races as he and his Target Chip Ganassi Racing colleague Scott Dixon locked up the front row in qualifying for the Road Runner Turbo Indy 300 at the Kansas Speedway.

 
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