F1 teams peeking over the fence

Spying is very much a part of Formula One. All the teams closely monitor their rivals and some go to extraordinary lengths keeping an eye on the competition. However most of their actions are entirely legal and 2007 is the first year that espionage has developed into a major talking...

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Honda take the first step towards recovery

Ferrari have enjoyed a phenomenal run of success since the turn of the century and have dominated the sport like no other team in history. Since 2000 the Scuderia have scored a mind-blowing tally of 1496 championship points, just 21 less than Renault and McLaren put together. During this period...

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Who will be the next McLaren driver?

When a seat with a top Formula One team becomes available there is usually someone groomed and ready to fill the prized vacancy. Winning teams rarely cast doubt over their driver line-up for long. This winter McLaren are bucking the trend. They only have one driver confirmed for 2008 and...

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Slow and steady might just win the race

It is easy to forget just how close Heinz-Harald Frentzen came to winning the 1999 Formula One World Championship for Jordan. He finished only twenty two points behind title winner Mika Hakkinen, but it could have been much closer if not for bad luck. An electrical problem during the European...

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McLaren’s World Championship appeal

This coming Thursday the FIA Court of Appeal will hear McLaren’s case against the result of the Brazilian Grand Prix. Ron Dennis and his legal team will struggle to win the courtroom clash, but even if they do it is almost certain that Kimi Raikkonen will remain 2007 World Drivers...

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Fernando Alonso begins searching for a new team

McLaren confirmed the worst kept secret in Formula One last week when they announced Fernando Alonso had officially left the team. It is a shame that Alonso was unable to make amends with McLaren because his rivalry with Lewis Hamilton was fantastic. Another year of them together would have been...

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Kimi Raikkonen repeats Ferrari’s 1964 victory

Kimi Raikkonens unexpected championship victory at the Brazilian Grand Prix was a pleasant surprise for everyone at Ferrari. Even the company President Luca Di Montezemolo said I was not expecting it. It must have been especially sweet for the team who have lost the world title at the final round...

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A new way to determine the World Champion

This season may produce a rare phenomenon in Formula One. The World Champion may not be the man who has taken the most race wins. The last time that happened was in 1989 when Ayrton Senna won more races than Alain Prost but lost out on title glory to the...

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History warns to expect the unexpected

Kimi Raikkonen’s victory at the Chinese Grand Prix has set up a thrilling title showdown at Interlagos in two weeks time. Fernando Alonso’s second place has also ensured that three drivers will be vying for the Championship in the final race for the first time in twenty years. It is...

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