Renault in fresh FIA spying enquiry

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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

Kovalainen, Rosberg and Sutil in running for ’08 McLaren drive

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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

Debate: Who will Alonso drive for in 2008?

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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?

F1 07 review: Some drivers are more equal than others

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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

McLaren out of ’07 championship and fined $100m

2007 F1 season

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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

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