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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?
Here’s a selection of pictures from the Italian Grand Prix showing the terrible conditions at the start of the race, Hamilton, Massa and Raikkonen’s progress through the field, Sebastian Vettel celebrating his maiden win and more.
Sebastian Vettel became F1’s youngest winner in the Italian Grand Prix. He finished first ahead of Heikki Kovalainen and Robert Kubica.
Lewis Hamilton is now just a single point ahead of Felipe Massa following the Italian Grand Prix. Meanwhile Sebastian Vettel’s win has propelled him up to ninth and his Toro Rosso team into sixth in the constructors’ championship. Full championship standings below.
After the European Grand Prix I created a series of charts to see how the race lap times by the drivers in each of the top three teams compared. This time I’ve repeated the exercise for all 20 drivers in the Belgian Grand Prix. Which drivers coped best with the wet weather? Which team mates … Continue reading Belgian GP: team mate performances
Spa-Francorchamps in all its glory. Here’s a selection of high-resolution pictures from the 2008 Belgian Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton won a thrilling Belgian Grand Prix but the stewards’ decision to strip him of victory soured an otherwise magnificent race.
The drivers’ and constructors’ championship tables are below and have been updated following Timo Glock and Lewis Hamilton’s penalties
Lewis Hamilton will start the Belgian Grand Prix from pole position alongside title rival Felipe Massa. Their team mates will line-up directly behind them on row two with Heikki Kovalainen ahead of Kimi Raikkonen.
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)
Sebastien Buemi will drive for Toro Rosso during their three-day test in September as the team decide whether to give him an F1 seat for 2009.
It might not have produced a very exciting race but the Circuito Urbano Valencia certainly provided an opportunity for F1’s photographers to create some attractive pictures. Here’s a selection of 27 photos in high resolution from all the different teams.
Here are the drivers’ and constructors’ championship points totals in full following the European Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton has 70 points and Felipe Massa has moved into second in the championship with 64. McLaren also made further gains on Ferrari in the constructors’ championship and are now only eight points behind their rivals.
Felipe Massa is a hard man to beat from pole position and so it proved once again in the European Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton never managed to get on terms with the Ferrari driver but second place means he retains the lead in the drivers’ championship. But Massa is being investigated by the FIA stewards … Continue reading Felipe Massa scores flawless win at Valencia (2008 European GP review)
So much for Mercedes giving McLaren a 25 horsepower advantage – the engine doing the business at Valencia this weekend is the Ferrari. Here’s who set the top four maximum speeds in the second sector of the lap at Valencia (where the highest speeds are reached) during qualifying today: Position Drivers Car Speed 1 Sebastian … Continue reading Ferrari engines fill top four places in speed traps in qualifying at Valencia
Felipe Massa took pole position for the first ever European Grand Prix in Valencia. He will rejoin his battle with Lewis Hamilton from the Hungarian Grand Prix as the McLaren driver took second place on the grid. Robert Kubica will start from third place ahead of Kimi Raikkonen. But the star of the session was … Continue reading Felipe Massa pips Lewis Hamilton to pole (2008 European Grand Prix qualifying)
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?
There were plenty of first in the Hungarian Grand Prix – a first time winner and a new face on the podium. Here’s a round-up of those and all the other interesting stats from the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Here’s a selection of 31 high-resolution pictures from the Hungarian Grand Prix. Including Heikki Kovalainen’s first win and Timo Glock’s first podium, plus Felipe Massa’s pass on Lewis Hamilton at the start and photographs from all the other teams.