Up and coming Japanese rider Shoya Tomizawa died after sustaining what turned out to be fatal injuries to his head, chest and abdomen during the eleventh round of the inaugural Moto2 World Championship at the Misano World Circuit in Italy on Sunday.
The FIA, F1’s governing body, has withdrawn embattled Japanese rookie Yuji Ide’s super licence and he will not race again this season, the Super Aguri F1 team said on Wednesday.
By winning the European Grand Prix on Sunday, Michael Schumacher proclaimed himself a genuine championship contender, and defending champ Fernando Alonso might find the German a far tougher title competititor than Kimi Raikkonen was in 2005.
Michael Schumacher notched up his 85th Grand Prix win and broke the late Ayrton Senna’s record for the number of pole positions at the San Marino Grand Prix. But history will also record that Ferrari’s seven-time world champion beat Fernando Alonso on Sunday because Renault contrived to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
Most F1 enthusiasts would rate the Canadian Grand Prix a thoroughly satisfying piece of entertainment. It wasn’t a classic F1 race by any estimation, but it had all the clichés: “the wheel turns”,
“he’s only human” and “every man for himself”.
The Gilles Villeneuve circuit was recently resurfaced and rain has been predicted on every day of the upcoming grand prix weekend… Michelin-shod teams have outperformed Bridgestone-backed Ferrari so far this year, but will that change in Montreal?
Eddie Irvine, who failed to win the F1 driver’s championship for Ferrari in 1999, has slammed former team-mate Michael Schumacher as “the most boring world champion ever”.
After BAR-Honda announced that it would not be contesting its two-race ban, the FIA has announced that it would be studying the team’s comments to determine whether it could be charged with bringing the sport into disrepute.
BAR-Honda will miss this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix as the British-based team has abandoned its plans to overturn a two-race ban for breaking fuel and weight regulations.
Although BAR-Honda’s controversial exclusion might detract from the Spanish Grand Prix spectacle, Fernando Alonso will have vociferous home support on Sunday when his Renault takes on the might of the resurgent Ferrari and McLaren-Mercedes teams.