A few particularly interesting finds in the blogs this week including a Vodafone executive writing about meeting Lewis Hamilton and Karun Chandhok on his Red Bull test. Plus loads of opinions on Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso. Read on for 30 stories from the world of F1 blogs.
Here are my top three drivers of 2007. I picked Fernando Alonso as my driver of the year in 2006, because he’d been competitive at almost every track and hardly ever made a mistake. But in 2007, all of the three championship contenders made clear mistakes at one point or another. That – and the … Continue reading F1 07 review: Driver rankings (3/3)
Fernando Alonso has left McLaren in need of a new team mate for Lewis Hamilton for 2008. Several potential drivers have been linked with the seat including several who have a contract and at least one who’s retired. But who would you most like to see alongside Hamilton next year? Cast your vote and have … Continue reading Poll: Who should be Lewis Hamilton’s team mate in 2008?
They were thrown out of the 2007 constructors’ championship, fined $100m, and face life at the poor end of the garages in 2008. They signed a double world champion and the sport’s most exciting rookie for years, and the pair fell out horribly. Both missed out on the drivers’ championship by a single point. Their … Continue reading F1 07 review: McLaren
I came across this little game on The Times F1 blog a few months ago and I thought it would be a great way of looking back on the season. The rules are simple: you have to describe every F1 driver using just one word for each. Mine are below – now you have a … Continue reading Debate: Describe each driver in one word
The FIA International Court of Appeal’s verdict on McLaren’s appeal against the Williams and BMW cars in the Brazilian Grand Prix is reproduced in full below. After two days of deliberations the court decided to throw McLaren’s appeal out on the grounds that they did not have a direct interest in the case and that … Continue reading The full verdict on McLaren’s Brazil GP appeal
Lewis Hamilton might feel relieved that the Spanish driver who doesn’t like him won’t be driving for McLaren in 2008. At least, one of them won’t. Here’s an exchange between Pedro de la Rosa and Fernando Alonso that didn’t come out in the World Motor Sports Council’s espionage hearings.
Another week, another Lewis Hamilton biography. But wait – this one is actually pretty good. In fact “The Full Story”, written by top F1 scribe Mark Hughes, is the first biography of Hamilton I’d actually recommend reading.
The World Motor Sports Council has confirmed Kimi Raikkonen as 2007 world drivers’ champion after rejecting on McLaren’s Brazilian Grand Prix appeal.
At the risk of having to rewrite swathes of this should McLaren win their appeal against the Brazilian Grand Prix results, here’s a complete statistical breakdown of the 2007 F1 season. Who won what, who broke records, and loads of random facts…
Bernie Ecclestone is trying to keep a lid on the recent spate of espionage accusations as Renault are now in the dock over alleged spying. Others are asking if the FIA have guaranteed a spate of further espionage claims by prosecuting something that had been going on in F1 for some time. As usual there’s … Continue reading F1 in the news 59: Crisis over espionage
The decision on McLaren’s appeal against the results of the 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix – that could hand the championship from Kimi Raikkonen to Lewis Hamilton – has been postponed until tomorrow. Martin Whitmarsh said of the court hearings: At today’s hearing all parties had the opportunity to present evidence and make arguments based on … Continue reading McLaren’s appeal verdict due on Friday
The final selection of great debates from the 2007 season is below. Read from a selection of hundreds of comments including thoughts on where Alonso will be next year, whether the best man won the title, and whether scandal ruined the 2007 championship.
Assessing the environmental impact of the 2007 F1 Championship, it is vital to consider all the trees that were cut down for the reprints of the Lewis Hamilton cash-in books which have subsequently appeared on the shelves. Clearly those chapters lauding his d?â?®but title success have had to be reprinted…
Is Lewis Hamilton driven by the desire to be the best – or the fear of disappointing his father? Maybe I’m reading too much into it, but there’s a tinge of tragedy in this quote from his autobiography “My Story”, released last week. Read what he had to say about scoring a podium on his … Continue reading The Lewis and Anthony Hamilton show
The debates have raged all year long on F1 Fanatic. Here’s a few more of my favourites including the raging row over Lewis Hamilton’s controversial restart via the crane at the Nurburgring plus thoughts on street tracks, rookie drivers and ugly F1 cars…
Two million pounds. That’s how much HarperCollins are believed to have paid for the rights to the Lewis Hamilton autobiography.
It’s been a season of thrilling highs and gut-wrenching lows. Yesterday I named the most exciting F1 moments in 2007 – here are the occasions that filled me with despair…
What were the highlights of the 2007 season for you? Here are my eight favourite moments of the year – both off and on the track.
This week’s top post looks ahead to the 2008 season. But there’s also plenty of posts reflecting on the season gone – from Ralf Schumacher’s performance to the latest test drivers. Read on from more highlights from the F1 blogs.