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Anything rotten in the kingdom of F1?

Anything rotten in the kingdom of F1?

One might wonder indeed. It was an unbelievable sight: after the formation lap, all the cars using Michelin tyres headed to the pits. Only six that were supplied for by Bridgestone remained on track and ran the race: 2 Ferraris, 2 Minardis and 2 Jordans.How was such a situation made possible? First, last Friday, Ralf [...]

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Trulli emerges first from an odd qualifying session

Trulli emerges first from an odd qualifying session

Last Friday, during a practice session, Ralf Schumacher violently hit a wall, because of his tyres as it seems. Replacing him, Ricardo Zonta met the same problem and crashed his car too. Fortunately, they were not injured. Nevertheless, Michelin confess they don’t exactly know what happened and thus, want to be allowed to fit new [...]

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F1 to take a great step… backwards in 2008

F1 to take a great step… backwards in 2008

Last Friday, the FIA issued a proposal for new F1 rules to come to application in 2008. Max Mosley wants to reduce manufacturers’ costs by 90% so as to reduce the gap between top teams and less performing ones he’s afraid to see leave the championship. Moreover, he takes it for granted there’s no need [...]

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Iceman wins hot Montreal grand-prix

Iceman wins hot Montreal grand-prix

The grand-prix of Canada did not betray its reputation: it was enthralling from start to finish. It began at the beginning of this 70-lap race: Fisichella jumped from the fourth to the first position while Alonso stole the second position from M.Schumacher, who completely missed his start. He was also passed by Montoya and Raikkonen. [...]

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Unexpected pole position for Button

Unexpected pole position for Button

After a rough qualifying session, Button has taken the first position in his BAR, on the overheated dusty Canadian track of Montreal, in 1:15,217. 2 tenths behind, we find Michael Schumacher, who didn’t expect such a good position after his slow practice sessions. Some had forgotten how talented and experienced he is, which helped him [...]

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Heidfeld in the big boys club

Heidfeld in the big boys club

Nick Heidfeld who was once Ron Dennis’ star of the futre has had a tough time in F1 compared to his previous days in F3000. A podium in Monaco was a good sign of better times coming, a pole position in Hungary is certainly showing he won’t be a pushover with the right car in [...]

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