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THE WEEKLY JOURNAL - VOLUME 11, ISSUE 36 - SEP 7TH 2005
 
Winning the Hard Way:
How McLaren Won and Lost


The Italian Grand Prix once again featured the best and the worst in McLaren's 2005 assault. Adam Cooper analyses the team's performance at Monza - the gamble they took, the errors they made, and how it all panned out
BY ADAM COOPER
F1's Political Climate
What stands behind the diplomatic talk that dominated Max Mosley's press appearance at Monza? Did the controversial FIA president win over his staunch enemies in the F1 paddock, and is the sport really heading for days of peace and harmony? Tony Dodgins looked deeper, and he analyses the current state of affairs
BY TONY DODGINS
  Controlling Downforce
One of Max Mosley's primary crusades is controlling downforce through quantity rather than by bodywork dimensions. The FIA president envisions post-race checks that include placing weights on the car and checking whether its underbody touches the ground. Can it really be done? Tony Dodgins analyses the idea
BY TONY DODGINS
Italian GP Review
Juan Pablo Montoya took a dominant win in the Italian Grand Prix, but the weekend was all about Michael Schumacher handing his crown for the first time in the Millenium, almost certainly to Fernando Alonso after rival Kimi Raikkonen was again hit by problems. Will Gray reviews the Italian event and results
BY WILL GRAY
  Driven to Distraction
Kimi Raikkonen has become frustrated after a year in which, many people agree, he lost the drivers' title because of McLaren's poor reliability. That has made rumours of a move to Ferrari in 2007 louder than any of the two teams would have liked. Richard Barnes explains why Raikkonen would make a mistake by leaving McLaren
BY RICHARD BARNES
Belgian GP Preview
Championship leader Fernando Alonso has the title within his grasp, and the Belgian Grand Prix is his first opportunity to put an end to Kimi Raikkonen's hopes. Tom Keeble previews the race and the teams' chances of success
BY TOM KEEBLE
  Belgium Facts, Stats
Apart from the title race, what other statistics is Fernando Alonso on heading? Who scored his first podium finish 17 years ago, and what happened 26 years ago this week? Marcel Schot brings the answers and more anecdotes
BY MARCEL SCHOT
 
  • 2005 Charts Center
    By Michele Lostia
  • 2005 SuperStats
    By David Wright
  • The Race in Action
    By Marcel Borsboom
  • Italian GP Gaps Chart
  • Italian GP Laps Chart
  • Italian GP Laptimes (V)
  • Italian GP Laptimes (H)
  •   ASK NIGEL
    Michael Schumacher's efforts in 2005

    Who was known for dirty driving in history?

    Is Ron Dennis indeed 'not the sharpest tool'?

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