McLaren have made a clear step forward in performance in the last two races and Ferrari have struggled to compete. What has made McLaren so competitive all of a sudden? Like every other team they constantly develop their car through the season but three particular changes seem to have made a significant different: a new … Continue reading McLaren’s technical innovations have put the MP4/23 ahead of the pack
The 2008 German Grand Prix saw the youngest ever podium. Plus Kimi Raikkonen failed to match the record for most consecutive fastest lap, while Nick Heidfeld goes after the record of most consecutive finishes. More stats and facts from the German Grand Prix below.
Here’s a look back at the German Grand Prix weekend with a gallery of 33 high-resolution photographs of all the teams.
Lewis Hamilton was dominating the German Grand Prix until a safety car appearance threw his race into disarray.
Lewis Hamilton takes a four-point lead in the drivers’ championship with his win in the German Grand Prix. Felipe Massa is second ahead of team mate Kimi Raikkonen. Ferrari remain the team to beat in the constructors’ championship but McLaren have closed to within four points of second-placed BMW. And the battle for fourth place … Continue reading Championship positions after the German German Prix
McLaren’s strong qualifying positions puts them in the perfect place to take control of the German Grand Prix. What can Ferrari do to stop them? Here are some thoughts on how the first corner might play out.
Lewis Hamilton carried the momentum of his home Grand Prix win into the German Grand Prix weekend to claim pole positon for tomorrow’s race ahead of Felipe Massa. Hamilton’s team mate Kovalainen will line up third after a mistake on his first lap. But championship rival Kimi Raikkonen starts a poor sixth.
Two weeks ago I asked you to select which F1 teams you like to find out which were the most popular. BMW came out on top, just ahead of Williams, with Toyota in last. You can see the full results of the poll here. Now let’s find out which are the most popular drivers. Cast … Continue reading Which F1 drivers do you like? (Poll)
There was plenty of discussion yesterday about how to rank the top three drivers of 2008 so far. Here?óÔé¼Ôäós how I rated Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen and Robert Kubica?óÔé¼Ôäós performances so far this year. What?óÔé¼Ôäós your verdict?
Continuing the driver rankings for the first part of 2008 here is the first part of the top ten. Don?óÔé¼Ôäót miss the top three tomorrow ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ and share your thoughts on the drivers?óÔé¼Ôäó performances below.
The half-way point in the season has passed and it’s time to pass judgement on the performances of each of the drivers so far. Who have been the best and worst drivers so far this year? Here’s my verdict – as ever do share yours as we go along.
Heikki Kovalainen gave a revealing assessment of his performance in the British Grand Prix: I just struggled with my rear tyres all the way through the race, to be honest. They were going away and I was damaging them excessively. The car control became difficult and I had to slow down. This was the reason … Continue reading Kovalainen, Hamilton and tyre wear
Lewis Hamilton won his home Grand Prix for the first time yesterday. You might have noticed. But while the British media often get criticised (with some justification) for the hype they lavish on Hamilton, another sports story knocked him off the front page in many newspapers. So why did the Roger Federer and Rafael Nadar … Continue reading Why is everyone talking about Nadal vs Federer and not Hamilton vs Raikkonen?
It’s a three-way tie at the top of the F1 championship as the season passes its halfway point. So which of the three drivers leading the F1 title race – Lewis Hamilton, Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen – will be leading come the season’s end? Or will it be Robert Kubica, currently only two points … Continue reading Tied at the top: Who will be champion?
Lewis Hamilton wins his home race, Heikki Kovalainen scores his first pole position – and Kimi Raikkonen is one race away from matching a 55 year-old record. Here are the facts at stats from the British Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton won a thrilling British Grand Prix at Silverstone as McLaren capitalised on a strategic blunder by Ferrari. McLaren called the changing conditions perfectly while Ferrari got their strategy badly wrong for Kimi Raikkonen, leaving him to battle his way up to fourth. Hamilton’s win sets up a three-way tie at the top of … Continue reading Lewis Hamilton scores home win as Ferrari flounder
Here are the standings after the British Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa are in a three-way tie for the lead of the drivers’ championship on 48 points, with Robert Kubica just two more behind. Meanwhile Toyota move up to fourth in the constructors’ championship, ahead of Red Bull.
A home victory would be the perfect way for Lewis Hamilton to respond to criticism of his driving after two consecutive no-scores in Canada and France. Do McLaren have the car – and does Hamilton have the nerve – for him to win the British Grand Prix at a sold-out Silverstone? He will be hoping … Continue reading 2008 British Grand Prix preview: Can Lewis Hamilton win at Silverstone?
Here’s a look at the facts and statistics from the French Grand Prix including another new world championship leader. Plus Kimi Raikkonen edges closer to a new record and Lewis Hamilton hits a career low.
The French Grand Prix went about as badly as it possibly could for Lewis Hamilton – and he has nobody to blame but himself for it. From the moment he got back behind the wheel of the McLaren at Magny-Cours it looked as though he was still working out the frustration from his humiliating crash … Continue reading Video: Pressure on Lewis Hamilton after error in French Grand Prix