Ferrari’s 200 pole positions

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Kimi Raikkonen achieved Ferrari’s 200th pole position in qualifying for tomorrow’s French Grand Prix. The Italian team are far ahead of their rivals in terms of total pole positions, with McLaren on 135 and Williams on 125. Here’s a complete breakdown of their achievement including every driver who scored a pole position for Ferrari.

Kubica, Schumacher and Hamilton: Why they are ‘the ones who got away’

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Robert Kubica scored his maiden Grand Prix win for BMW this weekend. But if someone at Renault had been paying better attention four years ago he could have been driving for them instead. He’s not the only top driver to have slipped through the fingers of a top team early in his career. For a … Continue reading Kubica, Schumacher and Hamilton: Why they are ‘the ones who got away’

Ayrton Senna vs Michael Schumacher

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Last week I asked for your suggestions for F1 Fanatic articles. And coming out on top with almost 100 votes was this topic from Tom Bellingham… It could have been one of Formula 1’s greatest rivalries. Instead, while Michael Schumacher romped to race wins and world championships in the mid-1990s everyone wondered how it might … Continue reading Ayrton Senna vs Michael Schumacher

Max Mosley accused of helping Michael Schumacher win 1994 championship

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Max Mosley has been accused of helping Michael Schumacher win the 1994 world championship by advising his Benetton team on how to handle a dispute with the FIA. Benetton were investigated by the FIA following the fuel rig fire that engulfed Schumacher’s team mate Jos Verstappen’s car in the German Grand Prix. The FIA accused … Continue reading Max Mosley accused of helping Michael Schumacher win 1994 championship

Video: Michael Schumacher competes in motorcycle race in Bresse, France

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Much as I’d like to see him back in F1 alongside Kimi Raikkonen at Ferrari (instead of just appearing in adverts with him), Michael Schumacher seems happy in retirement and is now trying his hand at racing with half the number of wheels he’s used to. This is him at Bresse in France at a … Continue reading Video: Michael Schumacher competes in motorcycle race in Bresse, France

F1 testing round-up 10: Catalunya & Jerez

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The final big test before the 2008 season was completed this week and it wasn’t Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen or Michael Schumacher who set the fastest time – it was Jarno Trulli. Afterwards a confident Trulli praised the new Toyota: The TF108 is a completely different car. Last year straightaway I knew we had a … Continue reading F1 testing round-up 10: Catalunya & Jerez

F1 news review: Changes to Canadian GP track

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In the F1 news this week the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve gets some changes – but are they safety fixes or just cosmetic tweaks? Also in the F1 news this week a pair of excellent features in “The Times”, one adapted from the hugely expensive new book “F1 Opus”. Plus Michael Schumacher on Nico Rosberg, and … Continue reading F1 news review: Changes to Canadian GP track

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

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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

Kimi Raikkonen ‘should be three-times champion’

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You’d expect Kimi Raikkonen’s manager David Robertson to have a high opinion of his client but I thought his suggestion last month that Raikkonen should already be a three-timee champion was a bit much to take: Two championships have been taken away from Kimi. He would be the youngest champion ever without McLaren’s reliability issues. … Continue reading Kimi Raikkonen ‘should be three-times champion’

Which ‘blatantly illegal car’ won a championship?

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I’ve long enjoyed Nigel Roebuck’s writings on Formula 1 and I’ll miss my weekly dose of the ‘Fifth Column’ and ‘Ask Nigel’ when he departs Autosport for Motor Sport next year. His final ‘Ask Nigels’ have been especially entertaining but this startling claim really caught my eye: Anyone in the paddock, for example, will tell … Continue reading Which ‘blatantly illegal car’ won a championship?