In AUTOSPORT magazine this week, we reflect on the life of Dan Wheldon with those who knew him best, and remember the day, just a month before his death, when he showed off IndyCar's staircase of talent
The writing is on the wall for Felipe Massa's career at Ferrari – but that begs the question of who is quick enough to deserve the drive but would still accept playing second fiddle to Fernando Alonso?
Drivers' reputations can take a knock if they don't get on top of the vagaries of tyre technology - just ask Felipe Massa. The trick is adaptability at a given circuit - just ask Fernando Alonso or Robert Kubica.
The political machinations were particularly intense as the FIA campaign went into its last couple of weeks. The antipathy between the two camps escalated notably. Not that it wasn't there from the moment Ari Vatanen announced his candidature.
Kimi just turned up and did his – frequently devastating – stuff and the team sort of pulled what they needed from him. But that was okay, they felt. They could work with that – so long as he was delivering.