McLaren is currently under investigation after the stewards discovered that at the Hungarian Grand Prix the team used a new lightweight gearbox that has not been crash tested.
Sources have confirmed the fact that discussion are taking place to decide if McLaren will get a penalty or not for this.
Although the new gearbox didn’t require an altered crash structure from the one that was already approved by the FIA, McLaren breached article 16.1.2 of the technical regulations: "Any (...) > Full story
FIA officials revealed the fact that it had received new evidence related to the spying controversy that involved McLaren and Ferrari.
"Following receipt of new evidence, the World Motor Sport Council has been reconvened for a hearing in Paris on September 13,"said the officials.The officials didn’t want to reveal the new evidence so for this we must wait for the 13th of September. Let’s hope this day will not bring bad luck to McLaren.
In July the FIA decided not to impose any penalty to (...) > Full story
This year’s Prince Asturias sports award will be handed to the ex F1 champion Michael Schumacher. Altough Schumacher isn’t racing anymore this didn’t stopped the officials to name the German pilot the winner for the 2007 trophy.
The trophy will go to Schumacher due to the pilot’s sporting achievements: the German retired after he win seven F1 world championships but he was also involved in humanitarian and charitable work for the United Nations.
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Adrian Sutil tested the new Spyker B-spec monopost a full day of running at Monza in Italy after the car successfully passed the rear impact tests.
The new monopost will debut in the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.Adrian Sutil seemed happy with the car.“We worked on finding a good set-up for the race and understanding how the car behaves in low downforce configuration and also tried out the soft and harder tyres, which seemed to work well for us,” . “It is difficult to say where we are with the (...) > Full story
Toyota, admitted the fact that it is interested in bringing the double world champion Fernando Alonso to its Formula 1 team.
As we know, due to the conflict with his team mate Lewis Hamilton, Alonso is unhappy at Mclaren and everybody says that he is considering to race for another team in the 2008 season.
Toyota plans to offer $40 million to obtain Fernando’s signature on the contract. John Howett, Toyota’s president said that they are also considering to bring Ralf Schumacher to their (...) > Full story
Honda Racing, the Japanese team, announced they will upgrade their RA107 monopost for the Japanese Grand Prix that will take place next month. The team will try some of the components planned to be used on the 2008 monopost.
Honda plans to make the modification in attempt to obtain a victory at the Japanese Grand Prix in front of McLaren and Ferrari. According to Honda’s director of engineer Jacky Eeckelaert, with the help of their new aerodynamicists Loic Bigois and John Owen, the team has (...) > Full story
After Hamilton was the best in the first day of testing at Monza, today it was Alonso who topped the session. Alonso overtook his team mate who placed on the second place with a small difference of 0.03s.
BMW-Sauber’s Nick Heidfeld set the third fastest time of the day at Monza, this meaning that Bmw begins to show its true performances we all wanted to see. Heidfeld overtook Toyota’s Jarno Trulli but also the driver of Scuderia Ferrari, Kimi Raikkonen.
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On the first day of testing at Monza, Lewis Hamilton was the fastest with his new wing package and set a time of 1:24.112 s. Hamilton topped Ferrari’s driver Kimi Raikkonen who was very close with 1:24.258s. Looks like Hamilton is prepared to take his revenge due to his tyre incident at Istanbul Park and will push his car to the limits for one purpose: win the F1 Championship .
BMW-Sauber’s Nick Heidfeld looked confident and finished on the 3rd place at Monza. Jarno Trulli followed him with (...) > Full story
After the incident in the Turkish Grand Prix, when Hamilton got a tyre failure, Bridgestone believes that this was caused by a phenomenon called chunking.
Hirohide Hamashima, the director of motorsport tyre development took the tyre from the Turkish Grand Prix and with the help of some analysis will discover, said that the Japanese tyre manufacturer, the reason that caused the failure.
Maybe some of you don’t know what "chunking" means. So, this happens when small bits of rubber get stuck (...) > Full story
Felipe Massa did it again! After he took the pole position, the Brazilian driver won the Turkish Grand Prix repeating in this way the performance from last year when he won his first Formula 1 race. Massa was followed by his team mate, Kimi Raikkonen, who took the 2nd place.
Fernando Alonso finished the race on the 3rd place. Lewis Hamilton had a very bad day here at Istanbul Park.After he lead the race Hamilton’s front tyre puncture dropped him on the 5th place.Bmw Sauber’s Nick Heidfeld (...) > Full story