The FIA must solve the customer car problem

Posted on

| Written by

Once again the Super Aguri transporters have departed a testing session with the teams’ F1 cars not even having turned a wheel. The teams presence in the 2008 championship looks less likely with every passing day. They could be the second team to announce their non-participation in F1 this year, following Prodrive who were originally … Continue reading The FIA must solve the customer car problem

2008 F1 testing round-up 9: Circuit de Catalunya & Valencia

Posted on

| Written by

Most of the teams tested at the Circuit de Catalunya this week, with BMW decamping to Valencia for a private test, and the beleaguered Super Aguri team cancelling their planned test amid continue doubt over their 2008 entry. The highly anticipated sight of Ferrari resuming testing alongside the rest of their rivals was dampened – … Continue reading 2008 F1 testing round-up 9: Circuit de Catalunya & Valencia

Video: F1 testing at Bahrain (part 4)

Posted on

| Written by

Ferrari looked very quick in testing at Bahrain International Circuit last week. Here’s some video from the test and an interview with a very happy-looking Kimi Raikkonen. But it didn’t all go well for the team – there’s some footage of Felipe Massa pulling to a halt with apparent technical problems. Toyota, who were also … Continue reading Video: F1 testing at Bahrain (part 4)

F1 news review: Lewis Hamilton’s ??70m deal

Posted on

| Written by

In the F1 news this week speculation over the value of Lewis Hamilton’s new McLaren contract, while Ferrari suggest the Briton will struggle without traction control this year. There’s also intrigue over the futures of two of the sport’s top team bosses – Jean Todt at Ferrari and Ron Dennis at McLaren. Read on for … Continue reading F1 news review: Lewis Hamilton’s ??70m deal

Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa disagree on traction control

Posted on

| Written by

When I read Kimi Raikkonen’s response at the 2008 Ferrari launch on Sunday to a question about whether banning traction control will make F1 less safe I was delighted to see he’d offered an opinion about it. And when I realised what he said went completely against team mate Felipe Massa’s feelings I was even … Continue reading Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa disagree on traction control

F1 blogs review: Schumacher vs Massa in karts

Posted on

| Written by

In the F1 blogs this week watch Michael Schumacher take victory in charity kart race organised by Felipe Massa and featuring top Brazilian talent such as Lucas di Grassi and Nelson Piquet Jnr. Plsu thoughts on the years McLaren Autosport BRDC award, the top teams in 2007, and more of those F1 drivers in one … Continue reading F1 blogs review: Schumacher vs Massa in karts

F1 07 review: Some drivers are more equal than others

Posted on

| Written by

This year’s F1 season was remarkable in that, for much of the season, all four drivers in the top two teams were in contention for the title. Only in the final two races, when Felipe Massa had fallen too far behind, could one driver count on the support of his team mate. But while driver … Continue reading F1 07 review: Some drivers are more equal than others

Raikkonen win blows title race open

2007 Chinese Grand Prix review

Posted on

| Written by

The F1 drivers’ championship will go down to the final race at Interlagos as Lewis Hamilton failed to score in Shanghai while title rivals Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso finished first and second. Hamilton retired on his way into the pits after delaying his switch to slick tyres until it was too late. That let … Continue reading Raikkonen win blows title race open