Alonso wins as Hamilton and Massa stumble

2008 Japanese Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton has been accused of being too hot-headed and risking too much in championship-deciding situations. Felipe Massa has been criticised for making mistakes in wheel-to-wheel battles. Watching the Japanese Grand Prix, it wasn’t difficult to understand why. As the two championship contenders provoked controversy in the opening laps, Fernando Alonso motored through to claim … Continue reading Alonso wins as Hamilton and Massa stumble

Oops. Did we curse Toyota?

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Three weeks ago, between the Valencia and Spa races, we did a poll on which team would finish fourth in the constructors’ championship. Toyota dominated the voting, with over three-quarters backing them to take fourth in the constructors’ title. Since then they haven’t scored a point and their fourth place is under attack from Renault … Continue reading Oops. Did we curse Toyota?

Who will be fourth-placed team? (Poll)

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Behind the Ferrari-versus-McLaren-and-maybe-BMW battle for the constructors’ championship is an even closer battle for fourth place in the F1 teams’ title race. Toyota, Red Bull and Renault have been the closest contenders for the honours this year, with Williams falling back and Toro Rosso making a late surge. Which of these five will claim ‘best … Continue reading Who will be fourth-placed team? (Poll)

Will the 2009 F1 rules allow Honda to catch McLaren, Ferrari & the rest?

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Next year will see the biggest change in the technical regulations for some time. It’s certainly the greatest since the grooved tyre/narrow track switch in 1998, and perhaps the largest overhaul of the rules since turbo engines were banned after 1988. In 2009 F1 wing sizes will be reduced, movable front wing flaps allowed, slick … Continue reading Will the 2009 F1 rules allow Honda to catch McLaren, Ferrari & the rest?