The consequences of Thursday’s Renault-McLaren spy hearing (updated)

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The most controversial season in memory drags on as the World Motor Sports Council waits to hear another enquiry into alleged spying tomorrow. This could turn out to be an important moment for the sport particularly if Renault are found to be guilty of the same misdemeanour as McLaren. It determine whether Fernando Alonso races … Continue reading The consequences of Thursday’s Renault-McLaren spy hearing (updated)

Video: Schumacher and Raikkonen star in new Fiat ad

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Not to be outdone by Mercedes’ ‘Anything you can do…’ advert with Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton (oh, the irony) Ferrari owners Fiat have lined up Michael Schumacher and Kimi Raikkonen to advertise one of their new cars. The pair who have eight world championships between them swap seats in the new Fiat Bravo T-Jet. … Continue reading Video: Schumacher and Raikkonen star in new Fiat ad

Montezemolo & Theissen disagree on McLaren’s exclusion

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McLaren’s exclusion from the constructors’ championship was a just punishment according to Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo – but BMW team principal Mario Theissen doesn’t think his team really were second in 2007. McLaren could have been world champions this year had they not had all their points confiscated after being found guilty of bringing … Continue reading Montezemolo & Theissen disagree on McLaren’s exclusion

Lewis Hamilton matches Jenson Button on Top Gear

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Lewis Hamilton made a hotly-anticipated appearance on BBC TV’s Top Gear tonight – no doubt part of a smartly choreographed PR offensive ahead of next Sunday’s Sports Personality of the Year Award. His performance in the celebrated ‘Star in a Reasonably Priced Car’ spot will have done his chances no harm. Set the task of … Continue reading Lewis Hamilton matches Jenson Button on Top Gear

“Michael Schumacher: The definitive record” (Christopher Hilton, 2007)

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Lewis Hamilton has driven 17 Grands Prix so far and had eight books written about him. At that rate, by the time he’s racked up a tally to rival Michael Schumacher’s 250, vast swathes of forests will have been plundered to record his every movement in microscopic detail. Many would question the point of having … Continue reading “Michael Schumacher: The definitive record” (Christopher Hilton, 2007)

“Lewis Hamilton: The People’s Champion” (Bruce Jones, 2007)

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This is the sixth Lewis Hamilton biography I’ve reviewed and at ??14.99 it’s among the cheapest. Published by ITV Sport, one would expect this to be targeted towards casual F1 followers rather than dedicated fans. Appropriately enough, “The People’s Champion” is also the title of the work of unintended comic brilliance that is Nigel Mansell’s … Continue reading “Lewis Hamilton: The People’s Champion” (Bruce Jones, 2007)

F1 blogs review: Schumacher vs Massa in karts

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In the F1 blogs this week watch Michael Schumacher take victory in charity kart race organised by Felipe Massa and featuring top Brazilian talent such as Lucas di Grassi and Nelson Piquet Jnr. Plsu thoughts on the years McLaren Autosport BRDC award, the top teams in 2007, and more of those F1 drivers in one … Continue reading F1 blogs review: Schumacher vs Massa in karts

“Lewis Hamilton” (Andrew van de Burgt, 2007)

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The weekly reviews slot has temporarily turned into the Lewis Hamilton book corner as I make my way through the eight biographies of the British driver due out in time for Christmas. This slender, wide format 150+ page book is penned by Andrew van de Burgt, the second Autosport writer to put out a book … Continue reading “Lewis Hamilton” (Andrew van de Burgt, 2007)

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