They were thrown out of the 2007 constructors’ championship, fined $100m, and face life at the poor end of the garages in 2008. They signed a double world champion and the sport’s most exciting rookie for years, and the pair fell out horribly. Both missed out on the drivers’ championship by a single point. Their … Continue reading F1 07 review: McLaren
The FIA International Court of Appeal’s verdict on McLaren’s appeal against the Williams and BMW cars in the Brazilian Grand Prix is reproduced in full below. After two days of deliberations the court decided to throw McLaren’s appeal out on the grounds that they did not have a direct interest in the case and that … Continue reading The full verdict on McLaren’s Brazil GP appeal
The World Motor Sports Council has confirmed Kimi Raikkonen as 2007 world drivers’ champion after rejecting on McLaren’s Brazilian Grand Prix appeal.
Bernie Ecclestone is trying to keep a lid on the recent spate of espionage accusations as Renault are now in the dock over alleged spying. Others are asking if the FIA have guaranteed a spate of further espionage claims by prosecuting something that had been going on in F1 for some time. As usual there’s … Continue reading F1 in the news 59: Crisis over espionage
The decision on McLaren’s appeal against the results of the 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix – that could hand the championship from Kimi Raikkonen to Lewis Hamilton – has been postponed until tomorrow. Martin Whitmarsh said of the court hearings: At today’s hearing all parties had the opportunity to present evidence and make arguments based on … Continue reading McLaren’s appeal verdict due on Friday
The final selection of great debates from the 2007 season is below. Read from a selection of hundreds of comments including thoughts on where Alonso will be next year, whether the best man won the title, and whether scandal ruined the 2007 championship.
What were the highlights of the 2007 season for you? Here are my eight favourite moments of the year – both off and on the track.
The Renault team is to answer charges that it illegally obtained McLaren intellectual property. The FIA today summoned representatives to appear before the World Motor Sport Council in Monaco on December 6th. McLaren alleged that the French team had illegal data belonging to them after McLaren was thrown out of the constructors’ championship for a … Continue reading Renault in fresh FIA spying enquiry
Williams has announced that Kazuki Nakajima will race for the team in 2008 following his debut for the team at Interlagos last month.
Lewis Hamilton has named the three drivers he thinks is most likely to be offered the seat alongside him at McLaren next season. Ashed who would drive alongside him next year Hamilton said: “[Nico] Rosberg, [Adrian] Sutil or [Heikki] Kovalainen. The most important thing is that he is a team player.” The trio from Williams, … Continue reading Kovalainen, Rosberg and Sutil in running for ’08 McLaren drive
Reports from Spain suggest that Fernando Alonso’s departure from McLaren for 2008 has been confirmed.
It’s been a years of big news – and big talking. Here is how they year unfolded from the mouths of the people who made it what it was, from Lewis Hamilton to Bernie Ecclestone, and Martin Brundle to Kimi Raikkonen.
It’s the question on everyone’s lips which has ground the driver market to a halt. Fernando Alonso is contracted to McLaren for 2008. But their falling out this year has been so catastrophic, with Alonso seldom passing up an opportunity to condemn the team since the row at the Hungaroring, surely the Spaniard will be … Continue reading Debate: Who will Alonso drive for in 2008?
This year’s F1 season was remarkable in that, for much of the season, all four drivers in the top two teams were in contention for the title. Only in the final two races, when Felipe Massa had fallen too far behind, could one driver count on the support of his team mate. But while driver … Continue reading F1 07 review: Some drivers are more equal than others
In years to come we may recognise Lewis Hamilton vs Fernando Alonso as one of F1’s greatest rivalries.
Richard C wrote in to ask: Can you clarify – as a result of McLaren being barred from this years championship what numbers will they be allocated next year? And which garages will they be allocated? Read on for the answer.
It was the best of seasons, it was the worst of seasons. We watched a gripping championship battle with three drivers fighting until the final race. The championship lead swapped hands at the finale, and the victor overcame a 17-point deficit to win in the last two races. We endured a string of shockingly poor … Continue reading F1 07 review: The best of years?
A petition claiming that Fernando Alonso is the victim of ‘irregularities’ has garnered almost 130,000 signatures. Can that many people be wrong? Yes.
Highly sensitive Ferrari and McLaren information has been leaked onto the internet in an apparent blunder by the FIA.
The FIA have announced that McLaren will not score constructors’ championship points this year and face an unprecedented $100 million fine for their role in the ‘Spygate’ espionage case. However Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso will still be allowed to score points towards the drivers’ championship. McLaren will also not be allowed any constructor’s representatives … Continue reading McLaren out of ’07 championship and fined $100m