Australian Grand Prix Preview

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Spaniard vs. Finn. German vs. Columbian. The Regie vs. the Scuderia. This is international sport Formula One-style and it will grace the Melbourne paddock a little later than usual this year because the city has been holding the Commonwealth Games. For those not up to speed on athletics, the Commonwealth Games is basically the Olympics, … Continue reading Australian Grand Prix Preview

Malaysian Grand Prix Media Review

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Headline Fisichella home and dry in Malaysia They say “Fernando Alonso, the world champion, left here last night leading this season’s title race after finishing second but he now knows that he has a challenger under his own roof.” We say Too early to put any money on Fisichella just yet. Verdict read article Headline … Continue reading Malaysian Grand Prix Media Review

Ferrari reveal 248 F1

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Spies had already snapped the 248 F1 lapping Fiorano ahead of today’s launch, leading Autosport to comment on how much the new Ferrari appears to have borrowed from rivals Renault, Toyota and McLaren. The 248 F1 marks another change in nomenclature from Ferrari, who used the F200X series from 2000. ‘248’ denotes the 2.4-litre engine … Continue reading Ferrari reveal 248 F1

Chinese Grand Prix 2005 Media Review

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A constructors’ championship battle just isn’t as exciting as a drivers’ championship battle – so it was with the lacklustre Chinese race that got a lukewarm press response. Jim Rosenthal bade farewell to ITV after another year in which the broadcaster took a backward step. The most disappointing omission from almost all of the race … Continue reading Chinese Grand Prix 2005 Media Review

Japanese Grand Prix 2005 Media Review

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It may have been a thrilling race with a heart-stopping conclusion, but with the England football team in action on Saturday it was never going to get much coverage. The Independent at least open their sports pages with the race. “A classic demonstration of the art of Grand Prix racing” hails David Tremayne. Makes better … Continue reading Japanese Grand Prix 2005 Media Review

Chinese Grand Prix 2005 Preview

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The most packed Grand Prix season ever finally draws to a close in Shanghai this weekend. After a successful inaugural race in 2004 the Hermann Tilke-designed venue gets the coveted end-of-season slot – but the jury’s still out on the circuit. Yes, it’s a colossal venue. Yes, the facilities are outrageously good. Yes, the ???200m … Continue reading Chinese Grand Prix 2005 Preview

Brazilian Grand Prix 2005 Media Review

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Before launching into this week’s media review, let us pause briefly to reflect on the magnitude of Fernando Alonso’s achievement: the youngest F1 champion ever, at just 24 years old, and the first from his country. A shame so few newspapers also paused to do him adequate justice. Unsurprisingly, the divide between the quality Formula … Continue reading Brazilian Grand Prix 2005 Media Review

Japanese Grand Prix 2005 Preview

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The Japanese Grand Prix may not decide the drivers’ championship this year, but it has done on many past occasions. Even without the thrill of the showdown the challenging Suzuka circuit is an exceptional venue, which is more than can be said for its rumoured replacement in Fuji. Fernando Alonso may be on a post-championship … Continue reading Japanese Grand Prix 2005 Preview

Brazilian Grand Prix 2005 Preview

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The World Championship has never been decided in Brazil before, but there is a high chance that Fernando Alonso will become the youngest ever World Driver’s Champion at Interlagos this weekend. Fittingly, he is set to eclipse the record of Brazilian twice-champion Emerson Fittipaldi. Third place will be good enough for Alonso, even if Raikkonen … Continue reading Brazilian Grand Prix 2005 Preview