The morale of the teams must have sunk when they arrived at Barcelona for testing this week and it rained on the first day. Happily the weather cleared up and for the first time this year all the 11 teams were on-track together – although Super Aguri have yet to bring their new car. Oh, … Continue reading 2007 testing round-up 4
The story of the off-season so far has been rain – lots of it. It spoiled the second half of testing this week and Renault packed up early on Thursday so as not to waste tyres. Spyker and Williams had their new cars in action for the first time – but Red Bull still seem … Continue reading 2007 testing round-up 3
Congratulations to ING Renault F1 team on their first victory of the 2007 F1 season. I’m sure they have their minds on bigger prizes than scooping our F1 Post of the Week award though… Also this week, singing champions, rivalry in the UAE and more on van de Garde-gate.
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.
Our regular look at the latest material in F1 blogs including the Post of the Week. This week, a fierce row over customer cars, Prodrive get ready to go racing, and Formula One cars driving upside-down. Or maybe not.
In the F1 news this week three old hands get back behind the wheel, the wise money’s on Lewis Hamilton but the even wiser money is in Bernie Ecclestone’s pocket. Plus a corruption scandal in China and some good old-fashioned Ferrari vs. McLaren gossip.
In the F1 news this week the Brazilian Grand Prix was the fifth most-watched sporting event of 2006 and the Sepang and Nurburgring circuits give clues on the popularity of their races. Plus, another win for Michael Schumacher and a new record for Juan Pablo Montoya. Read on for the rest.
In this week’s round-up of the F1 news, financial dealings, Super Aguri acrimony and Antonio Pizzonia’s latest attempts to get back to top level motorsport.
In the F1 blogs this week why Fox covering F1 in America is a good idea and why Super Aguri’s Friday testing proposal is probably not. Plus some Ron Dennis-bashing and a big cheer for ‘little Ant’. (All blog links external)
As testing for the 2007 F1 season begins in Barcelona today it seems Super Aguri are running the 2006 Honda RA106 car. The photographs below show 2007 Super Aguri driver Anthony Davidson in what appears to be a RA106 repainted in Super Aguri colours. If so, and Super Aguri are able to run last year’s … Continue reading Super Aguri testing 2006 Honda?
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
The teams meet for the first race of the season, with different looking cars, some in strange new colour schemes. Then, in no time at all, the chequered flag is falling for the final time and a new champion is crowned. This year saw controversy off and on the track, but the season was redeemed … Continue reading F1 2006 Review: Race-by-race
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:
The news that Super Aguri have given Franck Montagny a one-race stay of execution to contest his home Grand Prix this weekend is bittersweet. Montagny has laboured away with a four year old car as well as a rookie could be expected to, and far better than Yuji Ide did, but commercial pressures upon the … Continue reading In praise of Franck Montagny
The Canadian Grand Prix marked the halfway point in the 2006 season, which seems a worthwhile time to take stock of how the drivers are faring up and down the pitlane. Don’t miss the second part coming up before the United States Grand Prix. Tags f1 / formula one / grand prix / motor sport
Fernando Alonso’s second pole position of the season means he is now the driver with the best average starting position. He demotes Jenson Button, whose eighth position on tomorrow’s grid is his worst of the season so far. Alonso and Button are the only two drivers to have made it to the final part of … Continue reading Alonso top qualifier in ’06
Super Aguri fans are phlegmatic about the predicament of Yuji Ide. Writing on Formula3.cc one fan has admitted that Ide’s performances were disappointing and that he failed to resolve communication problems within the team. Ide has little to no English, and was forced to request setup changes via team boss Aguri Suzuki, which caused further … Continue reading Aguri ‘need young driver’
Super Aguri driver Yuji Ide has had his FIA Superlicence formally revoked, ending any chance of him participating further in Formula One this year. Franck Montagny, who drove in his place at the European Grand Prix, will continue for the team in Spain this weekend. Some have criticised the decision on the grounds that Ide … Continue reading Super Aguri vs Superlicence
Frenchman Franck Montagny will make his Formula One debut at this weekend’s European Grand Prix. He will replace the under-fire Japanese driver Yuji Ide at Super Aguri-Honda. Ide started the season with no prior Formula One experience. He struggled to match the pace of more experienced team mate Takuma Sato and in Melbourne compromised the … Continue reading D-Day for Ide
It’s round three this weekend and already some drivers could be using their third engines: Yuji Ide, Christijan Albers and David Coulthard all retired in Bahrain and Sepang – although Coulthard did on the slowing down lap in Bahrain. Felipe Massa, of course, changed engines twice in Bahrain to get extra tyre testing done for … Continue reading Engine check – Australia