McLaren has reportedly told Alonso he is free to leave the team at the end of the year if he wishes. Speculation has linked him with a return to Renault for 2008, and it remains to be seen who will drive for new 2008 entrants Prodrive.
It’s a GP2 sprint race so it must be a win for Javier Villa? Yes, but he had to work harder for it than he did at the Nurburgring or Magny-Cours. Adrian Zaugg took the lead early on before a collision with Roldan Rodriguez set up a battle between Villa and Adam Carroll. But it … Continue reading GP2 Hungary Sprint: Who else but Villa?
Adam Carroll underlined the fact that he belongs in single seater racing with his second win since returning to GP2 seven races ago. He triumphed in the sprint race that was interrupted by a frightening crash for Luca Filippi which the Italian fortunately escaped without injury. But championship points leader Timo Glock failed to score … Continue reading GP2 Hungary Feature: Carroll triumphs again
Javier Villa dominated the sprint race at the Nurburgring taking a consummate lights-to-flag victory. But the tense battle for second place was fought until the dying stages.
Timo Glock ended his run of poor results and became the first driver this year to win two races with a consummate drive in front of his home crowd. Glock was beaten into the lead by Lucas di Grassi but easily took the lead later in the race and won with a comfortable margin. It … Continue reading GP2 Nurburgring feature: Home win for Glock
Adam Carroll grabbed the headlines at his second event back in a GP2 by winning the sprint race in fine style. Just hours before Lewis Hamilton took to the track in his bid to win the British Grand Prix another British star was wrapping up a win. Carroll made a rapid start to hold second … Continue reading GP2 Silverstone sprint: Home win for Carroll
Andreas Zuber took a confident victory in the feature race at Silverstone despite being pushed all the was by Mike Conway. The front row pair got away cleanly and won the race from Kazuki Nakajima. The Japanese driver was promoted to third after problems struck third placed Timo Glock and fourth placed Adam Carroll. Zuber’s … Continue reading GP2 Silverstone feature – Zuber triumphs
Javier Villa became the seventh different GP2 winner in as many races with a cool win in damp conditions at Magny-Cours. Villa took the win after early leader Nicolas Lapierre crashed out – and gave his Racing Engineering team a boost after team mate Ernesto Viso’s frightening crash yesterday.
The classic names of F1 are all returning to the sport: Senna, Mansell, Prost, Piquet, Lauda and more could all be a feature on the grid one day. A quick search threw up 20 such drivers in the lower echelons of motor sport that could break into F1. Can you think of any others? Two … Continue reading F1’s famous names return
Who will be driving for the top teams in 2008? Last year saw enormous changes in the driver market. Next year we’re likely to see most of the top drivers remaining where they are. But with BMW and Red Bull getting ever more competitive we could be in for a few surprises. And what about … Continue reading F1 driver line-up changes for 2008
Timo Glock took the GP2 victory he’s been threatening all year by scorching through to first from eighth at Barcelona. He became the fourth different driver to win in the first four rounds of GP2. Behind him Javier Villa impressively kept pace with the leaders to hold second.
Nicolas Lapierre finally took his first GP2 win in his third year in the series. Timo Glock finished second, as he did in the first race, while first round winner Luca Filippi completed the podium. Borja Garcia could only manage fourth having started on pole. But Briton Mike Conway evoked memories of Lewis Hamilton’s performance … Continue reading GP2 Bahrain 2: First win for Lapierre
The first race of the GP2 season got off to a slightly chaotic start as three cars stalled on the dummy grid and another three failed to get going at the start, forcing another formation lap and a restart. When the race finally got going Timo Glock scorched forward from seventh on the grid to … Continue reading GP2 Bahrain 1: First for Filippi
Which two drivers haven’t finished a race so far this year? And which two teams at Sepang saw both their drivers qualifying in exactly the same positions as they had for the first round? Find out and then bore your friends rigid with everything you know about the Malaysian Grand Prix.
Williams slumped to eighth in the 2006 world championship, two places and 24 points behind Toyota. Now the two teams have done a deal which will see Toyota use Williams’ gearbox technology and Williams use Toyota’s engines. It offers Williams the chance not only to bounce back from the disappointments of recent seasons – but … Continue reading F1 2007 preview: Williams
Testing this week was split between the haves and the have-nots. The richest teams flew off to Bahrain for some hot-weather testing at a circuit that will host a Grand Prix this year. Meanwhile Spyker and Williams took the lower-cost option of returning to Valencia. Take a look at who’s quick, who’s reliable – and … Continue reading 2007 testing round-up 5
A team-by-team look at this week’s testing as they get ready for the 2007 season. McLaren had a promising week with rapid lap times and few mechanical failures, but early signs are that Renault and Ferrari are also very competitive. Toyota also made a surprise one-off appearance at the top of the time sheets.
With most of the drivers in place for next year, let’s take a look at how the 2007 F1 season is shaping up. There are still two places left to fill: The question fo who will drive the second McLaren will be answered before Christmas according to Martin Whitmarsh, and there’s some speculation that it … Continue reading 2007: Who goes where part 4
In this week’s round-up of F1 headlines the big story is peace in our time as the manufacturers and FIA lay down their arms in the battle for the future of F1. Also, Kazuki Nakajima is already coveting a race seat for next season, and Bahrain and Australia anticipate fleecing and giving discounts to F1 … Continue reading F1 in the news
In our weekly round-up of F1 headlines today we have Williams’ ironic signing of Kazuki Nakajima, Bernie Ecclestone pushing a shared British and French Grand Prix, and David Coulthard diversifying into TV broadcasting. Read on for more from this week’s news. (All story links external)