2009 F1 testing: March 12th (update: pictures and video added)

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It’s the final official test day at the Circuit de Catalunya before the 2009 F1 season gets started in Australia. There’s a huge amount of speculation about what’s going on at McLaren. Compiling all the best times from the Barcelona test sees the MP4-24 down in 16th and 19th. But what about the other teams? … Continue reading 2009 F1 testing: March 12th (update: pictures and video added)

2009 F1 testing: March 10th (Updated: pictures added)

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BMW flexed their muscles in testing yesterday with Nick Heidfeld half a second faster around the Circuit de Catalunya than anyone else. They almost certainly don’t have that great an advantage over their rivals – and nor should McLaren be quite as slow as Heikki Kovalainen’s time yesterday suggests. But an impression is growing that … Continue reading 2009 F1 testing: March 10th (Updated: pictures added)

2009 F1 testing: 5th March (Update: pictures added)

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It’s the final day of F1 testing at Jerez this week although Renault have packed up and left the test already after Fernando Alonso went fastest yesterday. Force India have done the same. Much of yesterday’s discussion surrounded exactly what McLaren are up to and whether their continued use of a 2008-spec rear wing hints … Continue reading 2009 F1 testing: 5th March (Update: pictures added)

2009 F1 testing: March 4th (Update: pictures added)

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Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen join in the testing action at Jerez today. McLaren have been using their 2008-spec rear wing again recently, prompting speculation over whether they are having problems with their MP4-24. Timo Glock has been fastest for Toyota over the past two days. Will Jarno Trulli keep the team on top as … Continue reading 2009 F1 testing: March 4th (Update: pictures added)

Kimi Raikkonen: the driver debates

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Kimi Raikkonen, the reigning world champion, is the final F1 racer to come under the scrutiny of our driver debates series and. With four races left to run Raikkonen is in serious danger of losing his title: he could even fall out of championship contention in Singapore this weekend. What’s gone wrong for Ferrari’s number … Continue reading Kimi Raikkonen: the driver debates

Kimi Raikkonen to win four in a row at Spa? (2008 Belgian Grand Prix preview)

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Kimi Raikkonen hasn’t lost a Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps since 2002. If he wins this year, he’ll match the achievements of Ayrton Senna and Jim Clark in winning four times in a row at Spa in F1. But he also hasn’t won a race since the Spanish Grand Prix in April. One of those streaks … Continue reading Kimi Raikkonen to win four in a row at Spa? (2008 Belgian Grand Prix preview)

2008 German Grand Prix preview ?ǣ Ferrari looking strong in title race

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The drivers? championship race is perfectly poised with the top three drivers tied on 48 points. But Ferrari has been ahead in the constructors? championship race for almost all the season. At Silverstone McLaren finally arrested their progress but are still 24 points behind with eight races remaining. If Ferrari can add to their lead … Continue reading 2008 German Grand Prix preview ?ǣ Ferrari looking strong in title race

Ecclestone on Hamilton and Raikkonen

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It’s always interesting to hear what the most powerful man in Formula 1 thinks of the sport’s drivers. Bernie Ecclestone hailed Lewis Hamilton as the new Michael Schumacher and said he wants to see a rivalry developed between him and world champion Kimi Raikkonen.