The beginning of the end for ralf schumacher

In terms of Grand Prix careers, Ralf Schumacher is a dead man walking. Although he salvaged a point at Montreal there is little doubt his time in Formula One is progressively coming to an end. There are plenty of rumours suggesting that he could be replaced as early as the...

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Remarkable Kubica Survives Horrific Crash Unscathed

Overwhelming relief in Formula One as Robert Kubica escapes disaster Amidst the chaos that has become fairly predictable at the Canadian Grand Prix, the live cameras covering the race caught Robert Kubica midway through his horrific crash, to a response of dread and shock from all those who witnessed it. ...

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Wurz Encouraged by Williams Progress

Only five races gone and only five points more to exceed 2006 total Alex Wurz scored his first world championship points after being away from racing in F1 for six years. Despite being outperformed so far by his younger teammate, Nico Rosberg, and also out-qualified by him in Monaco; it...

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McLaren Eager to Look Forward after Monaco

Championship Leaders – “swiftly moving on…” After being at the epicentre of controversy following their crushing 1-2 victory in Monaco, the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team are keen to shift the focus onto the next Grand Prix in Canada just over a week away. Closing the door on the controversial issues...

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The Cycle of Formula 1

It isn’t often the pivotal moment of Grand Prix takes place before the race has even begun, but the warm up lap of the 1994 British Grand Prix may have inadvertently changed the shape of Formula One. As the field made their way to the grid, Michael Schumacher inexplicably decided...

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Will the real Fernando Alonso please stand up

The 2004 Italian Grand Prix at Monza was a particularly special race. Due to a mix of strategies and weather conditions the six best drivers in the world were all in contention for a podium position if not victory. Schumacher, Barrichello, Raikkonen, Button, Alonso, and Montoya were all racing each...

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To valencia and beyond

Fernando Alonso may not have won the Spanish Grand Prix this weekend but his effect on the sport in his home country was evident for all to see. Alonso’s championship victories have made as much impact off the track as they have on it. The Spanish Formula One Grand Prix...

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Beaten By the ‘B’ Team – Hondas Nightmare

In 1996 Benetton F1 manager Flavio Briatore took control of the Ligier Formula One team. When previous owner Tom Walkinshaw sold out if left the door open for Briatore to take control of a second Formula One outfit. Briatore’s concern in Ligier was merely financial. He wasn’t interested in transforming...

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Customer Cars in F1 – The Debate

Customer cars have become a big talking point in Formula One this year. Both Red Bull and Honda have given chassis and design support to their ‘B’ teams and it has caused massive controversy throughout the paddock. The sport’s regulations stipulate that every team must design and build their own...

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