Posts Tagged ‘McLaren’

6 May 2008: F1: how not to run a fantasy league team

It’s taken us a while to make this admission. But in the interests of full disclosure we have to report that taking advantage of the transfer window has done little to boost our McLaren Grand Prix League team.

6 May 2008: F1: drivers tell what Kovalainen crash must have felt like

For most of us it’s very difficult to imagine what it must have felt like to be in Heikki Kovalainen’s McLaren when it hit the barriers at the Circuit de Catalunya at 150 miles per hour. But one or two of his F1 colleagues have been on hand to explain – and to recall being in similar crashes.

26 Apr 2008: F1: Kimi rains on Alonso’s parade

Fernando Alonso made a bold bid for pole in the Spanish Grand Prix in front of his home fans – only to see defending world champion Kimi Raikkonen snatch the prize away in the dying moments of qualifying.

25 Apr 2008: F1: Spanish GP preview

A surprise performance boost by Renault that managed to split the Ferraris in second practice may spell an interesting Grand Prix on Sunday. BMW are also looking strong on a day that saw McLaren performing roughly as expected during the first session but falling way down the field in the second.

7 Apr 2008: F1: Brits on Pole – the Super Aguri of fantasy F1

This morning we awaken chastened to the harsh realities of life as F1 team principals. Our refusal to invest in Ferrari, our reliance on Lewis Hamilton and our backing of lots of promising-on-paper midfield drivers who largely ended in the gravel at Bahrain mean that we’re another 4,912 places adrift this morning in the McLaren Grand Prix League.

6 Apr 2008: F1: Bahrain Grand Prix live blog

Wind is already scouring the Sakhir circuit in preparation for the third race in the 2008 Formula One World Championship. We can’t quite promise to report on the progress of every last grain of sand – but we’ll be here for the next two and a half hours, live blogging the race.

5 Apr 2008: F1: surprise Bahrain pole for Robert Kubica

Ladies and gentlemen! Roll up, roll up for a series of splendid jokes about the Pole on pole! No, but seriously, it’s official: BMW Sauber’s Robert Kubica has put his car at the front of the grid for the Bahrain GP.

1 Apr 2008: F1: changes to Bahrain qualifying follow McLaren’s penalty

The FIA is reportedly due to change the qualifying rules in time for the Bahrain Grand Prix. Cars that have completed their flying laps will now be required to get back to their garages within a specified time.

1 Apr 2008: F1: Bahrain Grand Prix preview

Lewis Hamilton is evidently looking forward to returning to Bahrain for the third race in the 2008 world championship – he describes it as “a really cool circuit” and says his 2004 F3 race there was one of the most emotional he has been involved in.

1 Apr 2008: F1: what’s it like to go wheel to wheel with Lewis Hamilton?

One last little bit of Sepang business to attend to before we turn our attention to Bahrain. Have you ever wondered what it must be like to get into a wheel-to-wheel battle with a driver of Lewis Hamilton’s calibre? Well, Red Bull’s Mark Webber has described exactly that in his latest column for the BBC Sport website.

 
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