autosport.com
Search:
Find out more about our subscriptions
  AUTOSPORT+ LOGIN AUTOSPORT Plus  
Username:
Password:
THE WEEKLY JOURNAL - VOLUME 11, ISSUE 22 - JUN 1ST 2005
  The Journal
Safe or Sorry
To pit or not to pit, that was the question at McLaren in the latter stages of the European GP, as Kimi Raikkonen's right front tyre threatened to explode like a ticking bomb. Did the Woking outfit make the right call? Would the FIA have allowed them to replace a flat-spotted tyre without penalty? What would their rivals do? And which lap was the real last lap? Adam Cooper analyses the Nurburgring thriller and the ramifications of Kimi's dramatic crash
BY ADAM COOPER
Deconstructing Bridgestone
The conspiracy theorists are normally quick to point out the hidden agenda behind FIA rule changes, and the one tyre rule was no exception. Tony Dodgins analyses the reasons for Ferrari's slump and what they are doing to rectify it
BY TONY DODGINS
  Expectation Fulfilled
The European GP highlighted once more the key role the tyres are having this season and, true to Michelin's predictions, the teams have been blaming their tyres for many of their problems. Karl Ludvigsen looks at the winners and whiners of the Nurburgring race
BY KARL LUDVIGSEN
  Racing Illustrated
There are moments which mark a season, and Kimi Raikkonen's spectacular retirement from the European GP could end up being one of them. Richard Barnes analyses the Finn's drive and the consequences of his failure to win a third race in a row
BY RICHARD BARNES
Nick Heidfeld: Back on Track

Nick Heidfeld sailed into F1 as the dominant F3000 champion and Mercedes protege. Somehow, it all went wrong and after five years in the bottom field, his career seemed to be over as every leading team passed him by. However, thanks to an error of judgement by Jenson Button, Heidfeld got a golden chance to revive his reputation and career at Williams - and he is making the most of it. Ironically, it may be Button that will also put a stop to it. Mark Glendenning followed the German in Monaco and the Nurburgring, and spoke to his very happy bosses
BY MARK GLENDENNING
 
European GP Review
About one minute separated Kimi Raikkonen from victory at the European GP. As it was, however, the Finn left Germany with a massive gap to Championship leader Fernando Alonso. Tom Keeble reviews the events and results from the seventh race of 2005
BY TOM KEEBLE
  Europe Tech Review
With no time to test between Monaco and the Nurburgring, the teams did not bring many technical advances to Germany for the European GP. Craig Scarborough analyses the few changes seen during last weekend's race and reviews the cars' performance
BY CRAIG SCARBOROUGH
 
  • 2005 Charts Center
    By Michele Lostia
  • 2005 SuperStats
    By David Wright
  • The Race in Action
    By Marcel Borsboom
  • Lap Chart (Positions)
  • Lap Chart (Gaps)
  • Race Lap Times (H)
  • Race Lap Times (V)
  •    
      ASK NIGEL
    What do you think of the large run-off areas?

    Should F1 move to a single tyre supplier?

    Why doesn't the press cover young drivers?

      JOURNAL ARCHIVE
    Previous issue
    Volume 14, 2008
    Volume 13, 2007
    Volume 12, 2006
    Volume 11, 2005
    Volume 10, 2004
    Volume 09, 2003
    Volume 08, 2002
    Volume 07, 2001
    Volume 06, 2000
    Volume 05, 1999
    Volume 04, 1998
    Volume 03, 1997
    Volume 02, 1996
    Volume 01, 1995
    Haymarket