Posts Tagged ‘McLaren’

23 Mar 2008: F1: Raikkonen eats into Hamilton’s lead

Two races into the F1 season – and already the hottest topic is which of F1’s leading championship contenders is keeping his nose ahead in the points battle. And, after the Malaysian Grand Prix, the momentum undoubtedly lies with Kimi Raikkonen.

18 Mar 2008: F1: our Grand Prix League 2008 standings

Well, we promised that we’d tell you how we’re doing in McLaren’s Grand Prix League 2008 contest, and here we are. Team BritsOnPole pulled in 343 points from the Australian Grand Prix, placing us 1,390th out of 18,237 players.

18 Mar 2008: F1: Australian GP team and driver quotes

A cool-headed Lewis Hamilton has triumphed in an Australian Grand Prix which saw mechanical failure, driver error, racing incidents and a bitter battle of attrition in the 50-degree heat purge the field of all but six finishers.

14 Mar 2008: F1: 2008 season preview

So, you’ve stocked up on food and booze, set the alarm clock (or planned to stay up through the night) and you’re all set for a hopefully thrilling season opener in Melbourne. Who are the runners, riders and also-rans for the coming season, and who will you be backing for the drivers’ and constructors’ championships? Here’s our take on the proceedings

11 Mar 2008: F1: McLaren teamcast talks up Hamilton’s prospects

Now, we know it won’t exactly set the world of Formula One on fire to learn that Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen are the best of friends going into the 2008 season. Or that the team believes Hamilton can handle the pressure of competing at the very top of the sport. But, nevertheless, McLaren’s official teamcast, issued on the eve of the Australian Grand Prix, does make for interesting viewing for anyone interested in the prospects of these two drivers.

Just don’t expect any hot news on Ron’s retirement.

6 Mar 2008: F1: Dennis retrospective spells the end

So, the Ron Dennis rumours have finally hardened up enough that the BBC feels it’s safe to report them. The story comes in the form of a long profile which is a pretty interesting read, as well as setting out his different roles within McLaren and what he’s actually likely to be resigning from. It’s just a shame it reads so much like an obituary.

27 Oct 2007: F1: De la Rosa tells Alonso ‘don’t worry, be happy’

It falls to McLaren test driver Pedro de la Rosa to kick off Brits on Pole’s Quotes to Watch Out For feature.

27 Oct 2007: F1: McLaren appeal date set, Stewart not optimistic about their chances

McLaren’s appeal against a decision not to punish the three drivers who finished ahead of Lewis Hamilton at Interlagos and were later found to have fuel temperature irregularities is due to be heard on November 15. However FIA president Max Mosley has already effectively stated that the appeal will fail.

27 Oct 2007: F1: Will McLaren and Renault trade drivers?

Here’s an intriguing rumour that’s doing the rounds at quite a high level – is Heikki Kovalainen about to get a drive in a McLaren?

27 Oct 2007: F1: Ecclestone says ‘silly strategy’ cost Hamilton the title

Bernie Ecclestone, never one to mince his words, has made his pronouncement about Lewis Hamilton’s botched race at Interlagos – he thinks it was McLaren’s “silly” pitstop strategy that did the damage

 
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