The battle for the Formula One drivers’ championship has gone down to the final race. As much as F1 gets slated for being ‘predictable’, this is not as unusual an event as you might think.
The Japanese Grand Prix changed the complexion of the championships radically. Have a look at who can win what, and how, in our stats update.
Fernando Alonso knows that only misfortune is likely to keep him from a second consecutive world championship after winning in Japan.
Michael Schumacher and Fernando Alonso are tied in the championship battle. But as many are pointing out, Schumacher actually leads the championship as he has seven wins this year to Alonso’s six. This is perfectly logical – and it leads to a logical question: Instead of using ‘most highest finishes’ as a tie-breaker, why not … Continue reading Prizes for places, not points
Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher are tied at the top of the championship table – but they wouldn’t be if the sport were still using the pre-2003 points system. Take a statistical look at the 2006 championship so far in our post-race stats update.
One thing is certain heading into this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix – if it’s better than last year’s it will be one of the greatest races ever. With the drivers’ and constructors’ championships almost unbelievably close the tension between the Renault and Ferrari camps is unreal – and it gets exponentially greater with each passing … Continue reading Japanese Grand Prix 2006 preview
The championship battle just gets closer – in fact it couldn’t be any tighter. Have a look at the highlights from the national newspapers… Tags: f1 / formula one / grand prix / motor sport
With Michael Schumacher’s retirement confirmed, all eyes turn to the nail-biting championship battle between the Ferrari driver and reigning champion Fernando Alonso. For evidence of that, look no further than this weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix, where the Shanghai International Circuit owners have devoted a grandstand each specifically to supporters of Alonso and Schumacher. Schumacher may … Continue reading Chinese Grand Prix 2006 preview
Have Fernando Alonso and Renault lost their grip on the championships? The statistics of the last few races paint a grim picture as Michael Schumacher has slashed Alonso’s lead to a perilous two points, and Ferrari have nosed past Renault in the Constructors’ Championship. Take a closer look at the situation with our post-race statistics.
Michael Schumacher’s retirement is surely the biggest driver news story of the year. Unless Nigel Mansell is planning another comeback. That leaves only one top seat for 2007 left to be claimed – at McLaren alongside Fernando Alonso. With that in mind, let’s see how the teams and drivers for next year line up.
Fernando Alonso has been demoted to tenth on the grid for allegedly impeding Felipe Massa. Alonso was running ahead of Massa in the dying moments of the session. When Alonso crossed the line to start his second flying lap he only had two seconds to spare before the end of qualifying. Massa was completing his … Continue reading Dubious rule scuppers Alonso
There are only four rounds left for Michael Schumacher to overhaul Fernando Alonso if he is to win a record eighth drivers title. But the next one, the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, surely offers him the best chance of drastically cutting Alonso’s lead. Beating Alonso into second place is no longer enough for Schumacher … Continue reading Italian Grand Prix 2006 Preview
Fernando Alonso may have added to his advantage over Michael Schumacher in Istanbul, but Ferrari are almost level with Renault in the constructors’ championship. Let’s take a look at how all the drivers and teams are performing statistically.
The three-week summer break came at a pivotal moment in the 2006 championship. Fernando Alonso was within 19 laps of dealing a major blow to Michael Schumacher’s recovery in the title battle at the Hungaroring. But an errant wheel nut – the first mechanical failure in a race for either of the championship protagonists this … Continue reading Turkish Grand Prix 2006 Preview
The title contenders tripped over each other allowing some new faces through to claim the big points. Take a look at how that has affected the championship battles.
So Mark Webber will ‘return’ to Red Bull Racing – the team which, as Jaguar, he departed in 2004. And with Jacques Villeneuve officially out of BMW now is the time to take a second look at how the teams will line up in 2007.
The eyes have it. Jenson Button emerged from a chaotic Hungarian Grand Prix to score his first ever win in Formula One in 115 attempts. It was a dramatic, ever-changing race which saw neither Fernando Alonso nor Michael Schumacher advance their championship challenges.
The drivers’ and constructors’ championships get ever closer. But there are intriguing battles up and down the F1 field this year. Take a closer look at who’s beating who in our statistics update. Tags: f1 / formula one / grand prix / motor sport
With no word still on Michael Schumacher’s destination for 2007 paddock speculation is rife. The latest rumour emblazoned across the front of this month’s F1 Racing has Schuey in a BMW in 2008 in a deal worth $1bn to the German superstar. Let’s take a look at how the grid may line up next year:
Nine races into the 2006 season the drivers’ championship is looking increasingly one-sided. The second part of our half-season report looks at the drivers who have excelled so far this year – and one or two who may be worried about their prospects of getting a good seat for 2007. Tags f1 / formula one … Continue reading Drivers half-season report – Part 2