The stewards’ full verdict on McLaren and Alonso

2007 Hungarian Grand Prix

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Here’s the stewards’ decision on the McLaren qualifying controversy in full, accompanied by a few thoughts of my own. The stewards rejected key parts of Fernando Alonso and McLaren’s testimony over whether the Spanish driver deliberately held up team mate Lewis Hamilton in qualifying for tomorrow’s Hungarian Grand Prix. Alonso has been demoted from first … Continue reading The stewards’ full verdict on McLaren and Alonso

Alonso’s tainted triumph

2007 Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying review

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As if McLaren didn’t have enough problems off the track – now one of their drivers has employed some extraordinarily unsavoury tactics against the other. Fernando Alonso deliberately delayed Lewis Hamilton in the pit box to prevent his team mate from setting his final lap. The Spaniard then took pole position off his team mate. … Continue reading Alonso’s tainted triumph

Britain’s new star, France’s first champion

1985 European Grand Prix flashback

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Twenty-two years ago Britain was comfortably supporting two Grands Prix – never mind struggling to run one. Star attraction was home hero Nigel Mansell who took his first Grand Prix win at the European round at Brands Hatch in 1985. It was an incident-packed race that saw the crowning of a new champion and a … Continue reading Britain’s new star, France’s first champion