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Schumacher: The Low Points Plus

Schumacher: The Low Points

Hero or villain? It seems that for every memorable moment in Schumacher's career, there's one equally regrettable. Will Gray looks back at the German's dark times in Formula One

Schumacher: The High Points Plus

Schumacher: The High Points

One fact remains undisputed: Michael Schumacher is the most successful driver in Formula One history, and the numbers say it all. But there's more to the German's career than statistics. Will Gray reviews his memorable highlights

Villeneuve: the Memorable Moments Plus

Villeneuve: the Memorable Moments

The remarkable F1 debut in 1996, that famous pass in Estoril, taking Eau Rouge flat out at Spa, as well as the nightmare time in BAR and the painful comeback with Renault - Will Gray outlines Jacques Villeneuve's timeline in Formula One

Au Revoir Jacques Plus

Au Revoir Jacques

Jacques Villeneuve's Formula One career appeared to be over at the end of the 2003 season, when he left the BAR team on a bitter note. And although the Canadian made a return to the sport a year later, it now seems that all the king's horses and all the king's men cannot put his career together again. Will Gray bids adieu to one of the most dominant F1 characters in the past decade

Absolute Beginners Plus

Absolute Beginners

With Super Aguri all but confirmed to enter as the 11th Formula One team this season, the Japanese squad face a mammoth task of getting ready for the Bahrain Grand Prix grid in just a few weeks. Running four year old cars to begin with, and with their drivers line up unconfirmed, Aguri Suzuki's team needs a miracle or two to make a respectable entry into the sport. Will Gray talked to some of Suzuki's predecessors to find out what it's like to be an absolute beginner in the sport

No Regrets: interview with Mark Webber Plus

No Regrets: interview with Mark Webber

Mark Webber arrived at Williams with high hopes and a great reputation. A season later, the Australian's hopes of winning have been dashed and his reputation has taken a hit. But the Williams driver has no regrets about his move and is planning to bounce back. Will Gray talked to Webber after a tough season

Michael: Williams here to stay, BMW is not

Williams Technical Director Sam Michael believes manufacturers like BMW are not going to stay in Formula One for many years and warned the sport not to count on their current vast monetary contribution for the long term

Michael: Williams will fight for 2006 title

Williams Technical Director Sam Michael has made clear that his team will not be treating 2006 as a transition year, stating the grove-based outfit will look to challenge for the championship title despite their current low position

Rising to the Challenge: Interview with Sam Michael Plus

Rising to the Challenge: Interview with Sam Michael

2005 was, says Technical Director Sam Michael, a character-building year for the Williams team, who struggled for pace and endured a troubled end to their partnership with BMW. Next year will present a new challenge and a lot of change: Cosworth engines, Bridgestone tyres and a new driver to show they can bounce back despite the lack of support of a manufacturer. Will Gray talked to Michael about the challenges the team will face in 2006

Last Man Standing: interview with Peter Sauber Plus

Last Man Standing: interview with Peter Sauber

After 36 years in motorsports and 13 seasons in Formula One, Peter Sauber got an offer that he could not refuse and sold his beloved team to BMW. He will miss the sport, of course, but he is looking forward to a new era of his life. Will Gray talked to the Swiss about his decision and his plans for the future

The 2005 Race-by-Race Review Plus

The 2005 Race-by-Race Review

In the longest season in Formula One history, there was plenty to enjoy, losts of memorable moments, a few to forget, and one that embarrassed the sport and its members. Will Gray looks back at each of the 19 rounds of the 2005 World Championship, with the benefit of hindsight

The 2005 Chinese Grand Prix Review Plus

The 2005 Chinese Grand Prix Review

The 2005 Formula One season came to an end with an incident-filled Chinese Grand Prix in which Fernando Alonso demonstrated why he is the World Champion as his Renault team showed they deserved the teams' crown. Autosport-Atlas's Will Gray reviews the events and results from the final race of the year

Alonso Wins in China, Renault Champions

Fernando Alonso ended his World Championship winning year on a high in Shanghai when he led from start to finish to score his seventh win of the season in the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday

Alonso Leads Renault Front Row in China

New World Champion Fernando Alonso claimed his sixth pole position of the season when he led a Renault one-two in qualifying for the season-ending Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on Saturday

Raikkonen Fastest in Practice 4 - China

McLaren continued their dominance of the Chinese Grand Prix weekend when Kimi Raikkonen lead the team to a one-two finish in Saturday's final practice session in Shanghai

Raikkonen Fastest in Practice 3 - China

Raikkonen led the way for McLaren in Saturday morning's opening practice for Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix when he finished just ahead of teammate Juan Pablo Montoya

De la Rosa Fastest in Practice 2 - China

Pedro de la Rosa handed McLaren a double top in practice for the Chinese Grand Prix when he improved on his session-topping time in Friday morning practice with the fastest time in the second session

De la Rosa Fastest in Practice 1 - China

Pedro de la Rosa put McLaren on top in the opening practice session for Sunday's season-ending Chinese Grand Prix as they began their battle to beat Renault to the Constructors' Championship in strong form

Webber: My Stock has Gone Down

Mark Webber said on Thursday that his "frustrating" season with Williams-BMW this year has damaged his long-held reputation as one of the sport's future stars

New Williams Set for February Debut

Williams technical director Sam Michael revealed on Thursday that the team's new car will be handed a February debut but admitted their winter testing plan is "not ideal" following their split with BMW

Raikkonen Wins Japanese GP Thriller

Kimi Raikkonen raced through from 17th on the grid to secure a thrilling victory in Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix after snatching the lead from Giancarlo Fisichella on the final lap of the race

Proposed Qualifying Likely to be Accepted

The proposed knockout format for Formula One qualifying looks set to be voted through in time for the 2006 season after it was backed by several team bosses and drivers on Sunday

Dennis: Rule Changes will Cost a Fortune

McLaren chief Ron Dennis has warned the FIA to expect strong opposition to their proposal for a return to tyre changes in Formula One races next season after the controversial suggestion was revealed on Saturday

Ralf Gives Toyota Japan Pole in the Wet

Ralf Schumacher gave Toyota their second pole position and their first in Japan when he secured a lucky break in a rain-affected qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix here Saturday

Fisichella Fastest in Practice 4 - Japan

Giancarlo Fisichella was the pacesetter in the final practice session for the Japanese Grand Prix on Saturday as heavy rain soaked the Suzuka circuit ahead of the afternoon qualifying session

Schumacher Fastest in Practice 3 - Japan

Michael Schumacher suffered a major setback to his race preparations for the Japanese Grand Prix on Saturday when he spun into the barriers just moments after setting the fastest time in Saturday's opening practice session

Zonta Fastest in Practice 2 - Japan

Toyota test driver Ricardo Zonta finished on top of the times in second practice for Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix as rain affected the session at the Suzuka circuit on Friday afternoon

De la Rosa Fastest in Practice 1 - Japan

McLaren experienced mixed fortunes in opening practice for the Japanese Grand Prix on Friday when Pedro de la Rosa topped the times but Kimi Raikkonen parked up with flames licking the back of his car yet again

The 2005 Brazilian Grand Prix Review Plus

The 2005 Brazilian Grand Prix Review

McLaren finally got their first one-two in over five years, but the Brazilian Grand Prix was all about Fernando Alonso, who drove another flawless race to clinch the title and become F1's youngest World Champion. Will Gray reviews the events and results from the seventeenth race of the 2005 season

McLaren 1-2 in Brazil; Alonso Champion

Fernando Alonso secured this year's world title when he eased to third place in Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix as Juan Pablo Montoya claimed victory for McLaren at Interlagos

Alonso Closes In on Title with Brazil Pole

Fernando Alonso claimed his fifth pole position of the season at Interlagos on Saturday when he took the upper hand over Championship rival Kimi Raikkonen in qualifying for Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix

Raikkonen Fastest in Practice 4 - Brazil

Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso proved the men to beat in final practice for the Brazilian Grand Prix as they led the field ahead of the Saturday afternoon qualifying session

Alonso Fastest in Practice 3 - Brazil

World Championship leader Fernando Alonso led teammate Giancarlo Fisichella in a Renault one-two in Saturday morning's first practice session for the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos

Wurz Stays on Top in Practice 2 - Brazil

McLaren test driver Alexander Wurz put in a late lap to claim a double top in practice for the Brazilian Grand Prix when he finished fastest in the second session on Friday

Wurz Quickest in Practice 1 - Brazil

McLaren test driver Alexander Wurz topped the times to prove McLaren are still the team to beat in Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix as proceedings got underway at Interlagos on Friday morning

The 2005 Belgian Grand Prix Review Plus

The 2005 Belgian Grand Prix Review

The pattern from the last races seemed to repeat again in Belgium, with McLaren dominating the weekend only to see Fernando Alonso edge closer to the title. In the end, Kimi Raikkonen took his sixth win of the season, but his Renault rival has the title in the pocket with three races remaining. Will Gray reviews the events and results from the sixteenth race of the 2005 season

Raikkonen Wins Incident-Filled Belgian GP

Championship challenger Kimi Raikkonen ensured his battle for the world title continues to Brazil after finishing ahead of Fernando Alonso at the Belgian Grand Prix

Montoya Leads McLaren Front Row in Spa

Juan Pablo Montoya and Kimi Raikkonen secured the first all-McLaren front row of the season as the Colombian narrowly beat the Finn to pole position for the Belgian Grand Prix on Saturday

Alonso Fastest in Practice 4 - Belgium

Championship leader Fernando Alonso was fastest for Renault in the final practice session for Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix, as the teams finally put in some significant running at Spa-Francorchamps

Raikkonen Fastest in Practice 3 - Belgium

World Championship challenger Kimi Raikkonen claimed the fastest time of the opening Saturday practice session for Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix, as clear blue skies returned to the Ardennes forests at Spa-Francorchamps

The 2005 Italian Grand Prix Review Plus

The 2005 Italian Grand Prix 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 events and results from the fifthteenth race of the 2005 season

Raikkonen Quickest, Montoya on Pole

Juan Pablo Montoya secured his first ever pole position for McLaren in Saturday's qualifying session at Monza to hand his team a vital advantage for Sunday's Italian Grand Prix

McLaren on Top in Practice 4 - Italy

McLaren duo Kimi Raikkonen and Juan Pablo Montoya made their mark at Monza when they secured the top two times in the final practice session ahead of Saturday's qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix

Raikkonen Fastest in Practice 3 - Italy

Kimi Raikkonen continued McLaren's dominant form ahead of this weekend's Italian Grand Prix when he secured top spot in the first Saturday practice session as World Champion Michael Schumacher fought back to claim second

Zonta on Top in Practice 2 - Italy

Toyota test driver Ricardo Zonta topped the times in Friday's second practice session for the Italian Grand Prix but it was McLaren who showed they are the dominant team once again as World Champion Michael Schumacher crashed out

The 2005 Turkish Grand Prix Review Plus

The 2005 Turkish Grand Prix Review

The inaugural Turkish GP proved to be a success, with the Istanbul circuit proving a real challenge for the drivers. Not so much for Kimi Raikkonen, however, who dominated the weekend on the way to his fifth victory of the season. Will Gray reviews the events and results from the fourteenth race of the 2005 season

Raikkonen Dominates Turkish GP

Kimi Raikkonen claimed a dominant victory in the inaugural Turkish Grand Prix but his Championship challenge was dampened when title race leader Fernando Alonso snatched second on the penultimate lap

Raikkonen on Pole as Drivers Falter

Kimi Raikkonen became the first ever pole position winner for the Turkish Grand Prix when he claimed his fifth top qualifying spot of the year in qualifying for Sunday's race at the Istanbul Park circuit

Raikkonen Fastest in Practice 4 - Turkey

Kimi Raikkonen completed his preparations for the inaugural Turkish Grand Prix in style, when he finished fastest in final Saturday practice ahead of the afternoon qualifying session

Montoya Fastest in Practice 3 - Turkey

Juan Pablo Montoya put McLaren on top of the timesheets in the first Saturday morning practice for Sunday's Turkish Grand Prix, when he put in a late lap at the end of a quiet session

Zonta Quickest in Practice 2 - Turkey

Toyota test driver Ricardo Zonta finished fastest in Friday's second practice session for the inaugural Turkish Grand Prix but it was McLaren who showed they are the team to beat

De la Rosa Fastest in Practice 1 - Turkey

McLaren test driver Pedro de la Rosa led the way in Friday's opening practice for the inaugural Turkish Grand Prix as the Formula One cars hit the track for the first time at Istanbul Park

Here's Johnny Plus

Here's Johnny

It was somewhat surprising to see Johnny Herbert make a return to the Formula One paddock as the newly appointed 'Sporting Relations Manager' for Jordan Grand Prix. Will Gray caught up with the affable Briton for a chat on his new role, his racing career and what he'll be doing next weekend at Turkey

The 2005 Hungarian Grand Prix Review Plus

The 2005 Hungarian Grand Prix Review

Formula One goes into the summer break with revived hopes of a having a fight for this year's title after Kimi Raikkonen eased to victory in the Hungarian Grand Prix as his main rival Fernando Alonso failed to score. Will Gray reviews the events and results from the fourteenth race of the 2005 season

Raikkonen Eases to Hungarian GP Win

Kimi Raikkonen eased to a comfortable victory in Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix and put himself back in the hunt for this year's World Championship when points leader Fernando Alonso failed to score

Schumacher Storms to First Season Pole

World Champion Michael Schumacher secured a morale-boosting first pole position of the season for Ferrari when he eclipsed all his rivals with a stunning lap in qualifying for Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix