Ernesto’s car became airborne, hit the safety barrier, came apart, and landed on the other side. According to FIA, it took 15 minutes to extract him from the car, but the good news is that he suffered only minor contusions.Hard to say i we watch the video.
Michael Schumacher and Zinedine Zidane,accepted to drive a lap at the Magny-Cours race track in a high-speed Ferrari Enzo FXX sports car on Saturday morning to help raise funds for two charities.The two champions refused to wear a safety helmet for this race.Zidane refused to wear the helmet because he wanted to have a full sensation of the car and the experience.
Given the dangers of any accident in a high-speed car at a racing circuit, it was extraordinary to see that the two champions, (...) > Full story
Just when McLaren was about to start dominating the championship, Ferrari clearly demostrated at Magny-Cours that it still has something to say!
Asked about what was better about the monopost in France,Kimi Raikkonen said that everything was at high standards and he felt the improvement of the car from the begining to the end of the race.
Kimi’s declaration was contested by Lewis Hamilton, who said that the 2 Ferrari monoposts weren’t as quick as they looked.He thinks that McLaren can (...) > Full story
Kimi Raikkonen obtained his first podium finish since the Bahrain succes, on 14th of April.
When he arrived in France he had seven points behind Brazilian team-mate Felipe Massa and with the media highlighting his struggle as replacement to Ferrari’s retired seven times world champion Michael Schumacher.
With Massa on pole position for the fourth time in eight races, while Raikkonen started third, it looked as if the hr might have to play a supporting role again on Sunday.
Raikkonen said (...) > Full story
Ferrari has finally won the F1 race from Magny-Cours overtaking with success the principal rival, McLaren. Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Masa finished the race in front of Lewis Hamilton, the big surprise of the season.
Further back Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld, Bmw Saubers’s drivers, grabbed another nine points for their team with fourth and fifth places .
Fernando Alonso, who yesterday obtained 10th place had also a bad day today, finishing 7th. In front of Alonso was Giancarlo (...) > Full story
After a dramatic hour of qualification session, Felipe Massa obtained the pole position at Magny-Cours.Ferrari’s driver recorded the best lap of 1:15.034 overtaking Lewis Hamilton and his team-mate Kimi Raikkonen.
Hamilton’s final run of the session made him improve his time but this wasn’t enough to obtain the pole position ahead of Massa.
Kimi Raikkonen has been right on the pace all weekend long but was two-tenth off in qualifying indicating that he may be carrying a little more fuel. (...) > Full story
Magny-Cours includes a variety of challenges for drivers and cars like: three high-speed corners at the start of the lap; a very slow hairpin at Adelaide; two enjoyable high-speed chicanes; and numerous changes of gradient. As always, finding the right set-up will be about finding the right compromise. Here Renault detail how they plan to achieve the R27’s optimum performance at the track...
Magny-Cours demands a much higher level of downforce than at the recent North American races. (...) > Full story
First and second places for the Italian team made them very optimistic regarding this French Grandprix.The drivers said that they thin they found a good balance from the first laps in the morning.Everything went good for them.Even for Kimi Raikkonnen, who was not so lucky the other races.He declared that today was quite a day for him and his team.
Fernando Alonso,McLaren’s driver said that even it he was in 3rd place, he managed to complete the practice session.He also said that he could (...) > Full story
BMW Sauber’s driver Nick Heidfeld could miss this weekend’s race at Magny-Cours, after complaining of back pain during today’s practice sessions for the French Grandprix. Heidfeld pain was first spotted at Silverstone but aggravated in recent testing.
“I stopped early because I wanted to save my back,” “Last week at the Silverstone test I had some problems. I can still feel it and as a precaution I want to have it checked today."said the driver.
Heidfeld is now being examined at the Centre (...) > Full story
Ferrari opened today the practice session at Magny-Cours.The fight between the 2 drivers from the Italian automaker was a close one,but Raikkonen overtook Massa by 0,06 seconds.
At Mclaren things were not so good.Fernando Alonso was slower than the 2 drivers from Ferrari by almost a second.Meanwhile his team-mate Lewis Hamilton had some problems with his monopost who glided to a halt at the side of the track in Turn 5.
Hamilton was not the only driver who had problems,it looks like it (...) > Full story