Belgium Preview Quotes: McLaren
Kimi Raikkonen: "The Drivers' Championship is still a real challenge for me, and as the season has shown so far this year, there is no guessing what will happen and nothing is over yet. There are still four races to be won this season and forty points up for grabs, so I will fight hard with the team for maximum points every weekend. Spa is the best track we race at, it has every challenge, from steep slopes, flowing bends, tight corners and of course Eau Rouge. You are pushing and are on the edge for the whole lap to be quick. It is great fun and you get a massive buzz when you put in a quick lap time. Because of this you need a really good set-up and it is a very fine balancing act. The only downside is the weather, which can be very unpredictable and different from one side of the track to the other. This can mean we have some interesting situations with strategy, but it is the same for everyone. It was a great race for myself and the team last year, and hopefully we can repeat the result in 2005."
After two terrifying crashes, one of the best British racers of the 1950s retired before his career peaked. But that’s why GP Racing’s MAURICE HAMILTON was able to speak to Tony Brooks in 2014. Like his friend Stirling Moss, Brooks was regarded as one of the best drivers never to have won the world championship. Here, as our tribute to Brooks who died last month, is that interview in full
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Having extended his Formula 1 points lead with victory in Canada, Max Verstappen has raised his game further following his 2021 title triumph. Even on the days where Red Bull appears to be second best to Ferrari, Verstappen is getting the most out of the car in each race. So, does he have any weaknesses that his title rivals can exploit?
In 2026, Formula 1 plans to make the switch to a fully sustainable fuel, as the greater automotive world considers its own alternative propulsion methods. Biogasoline and e-fuels both have merit as 'drop-in' fuels but, equally, both have their shortcomings...
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