F1 drivers largely happy with the Singapore track, apart from the tortoises

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Turn 10 on the Singapore track is causing some concern among the F1 drivers. Several of them have criticised the high kerbs on the corner. Felipe Massa has an unusual name for them: The kerbs are like little tortoises and if you get something wrong you wreck the car. As mentioned in the Sinagpore track … Continue reading F1 drivers largely happy with the Singapore track, apart from the tortoises

Why did the FIA let Vitantonio Liuzzi appeal but not Lewis Hamilton?

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Lewis Hamilton has had Belgian Grand Prix penalty appeal thrown out, bringing another wave of reaction, much of it highly critical of the FIA. At the heart of the controversy is the FIA’s decision not to allow Hamilton to submit his appeal, despite letting another driver, Vitantonio Liuzzi, do so last year. The official documents … Continue reading Why did the FIA let Vitantonio Liuzzi appeal but not Lewis Hamilton?

Lewis Hamilton’s appeal fails and Felipe Massa keeps Belgian Grand Prix win

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Lewis Hamilton was not successful in his appeal against the penalty he received in the Belgian Grand Prix. The FIA International Court of Appeal’s decision means Felipe Massa remains the winner of the Belgian Grand Prix ahead of Nick Heidfeld and Hamilton. As was widely expected the FIA threw out the appeal on the grounds … Continue reading Lewis Hamilton’s appeal fails and Felipe Massa keeps Belgian Grand Prix win

Will Raikkonen, Heidfeld or Kovalainen?s 2008 title hopes end in Singapore?

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The first ever Singapore Grand Prix could influence the F1 title battle in many ways. But one of the most interesting changes could be in the role the team mates of championship leaders Lewis Hamilton, Felipe Massa and Robert Kubica have to play in the subsequent races. Any one of their team mates ?ǣ Heikki … Continue reading Will Raikkonen, Heidfeld or Kovalainen?s 2008 title hopes end in Singapore?

McLaren claims the FIA mis-represented its own steward in Lewis Hamilton trial

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The Times’ Ed Gorman reported a very surprising development during today’s hearing into Lewis Hamilton’s controversial Spa penalty. According to Gorman, McLaren produced a document claiming the FIA tried to undermine McLaren’s argument about the admissibility of the appeal by mis-representing the position of one of its own stewards.

Thoughts on Singapore’s F1 street track (2008 Singapore Grand Prix preview)

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Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo is not looking forward to F1 racing at the new Singapore street circuit at night: The drivers are concentrating on what needs to be improved and on the next grand prix in Singapore. But I have the impression that it’s another track where you can’t overtake, Valencia-style. To go on … Continue reading Thoughts on Singapore’s F1 street track (2008 Singapore Grand Prix preview)

Hamilton penalty: The trial (Poll)

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Lewis Hamilton’s penalty in the Belgian Grand Prix has provoked unprecedented levels of debate and discussion on F1 Fanatic – nearly 900 comments spread across four articles. Tomorrow the World Motor Sports Council meets to pass judgement on McLaren’s appeal against the penalty. Will they change the stewards’ verdict? Will the penalty be decided on … Continue reading Hamilton penalty: The trial (Poll)

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?

Four of F1’s ‘unwritten rules’

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At the Italian Grand Prix weekend driving standards was a hot topic again – hardly surprising given the furore over Lewis Hamilton’s penalty at Spa, and Monza’s combination of two tight chicanes plus a soaking wet track. With Hamilton’s appeal against his penalty due to be heard on Monday 22nd September it’s a good time … Continue reading Four of F1’s ‘unwritten rules’

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