It’s the stars as much as the cars that make the Festival of Speed such a unique event.
From legends like Sir Stirling Moss through to the latest Formula 1 and WRC drivers, bumping into your hero becomes the norm. Continue reading
The 2009 F1 season starts in Australia this Sunday and you can follow the season on Autotrader’s brand new F1 site.
Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton heads into the first race of the year knowing his new McLaren-Mercedes MP4-24 isn’t on the pace of his rivals’ cars. He could have a struggle on his hands to retain his championship crown.
But Jenson Button – who spent much of the winter wondering if he’d have a drive this year – will be relishing the opportunity to finally prove his talent as his new Brawn GP car looks extremely strong. Continue reading
Lewis Hamilton has a seven point lead over F1 title rival Felipe Massa heading into the final round of the championship.
There’s ten points up for grabs in the Brazilian Grand Prix in two weeks’ time – but Massa will have the home crowd behind him.
Can Hamilton claim the title that eluded him last year? Cast your vote and leave a comment below… Continue reading
Two races left, three drivers still in the championship hunt.
Will Lewis Hamilton, Felipe Massa or Robert Kubica win the F1 world championship? Continue reading
Lewis Hamilton won yesterday’s Belgian Grand Prix – but two hours after the race, the stewards took his victory away under controversial circumstances.
The penalty hinged on Hamilton’s attempt to pass Kimi Raikkonen on lap 42. Raikkonen forced Hamilton off the track, meaning Hamilton had to let Raikkonen pass. He did this, but then re-passed Raikkonen at the next corner.
Hamilton penalty meant Felipe Massa inherited the win – Raikkonen crashed out on the penultimate lap. Should Massa have won? Continue reading
Lewis Hamilton has won an amazing British Grand Prix. In heavy rain he beat his rivals by a massive 68 seconds.
Rivals Ferrari made a critical error during Kimi Raikkonen’s first tyre stop, leaving the world champion fourth. Felipe Massa, the other driver, spun five times in the tricky conditions and finished last.
Did you watch the race? Were you at the Grand Prix? Leave your reactions below. Continue reading
Lewis Hamilton came within a single point of winning the F1 title last year. Can the McLaren driver win the title this season?
His McLaren has looked quick in pre-season testing – Hamilton topped the times on two of the three days of testing in Spain last week. But rivals Ferrari and world champion Kimi Raikkonen have looked every bit as quick – and many people think they’re actually quicker. Continue reading