Articles tagged Rob Smedley

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Does he have what it takes?

No-one doubts that Felipe Massa can display brilliance. Yet it doesn’t happen at every race. Now the title is within reach, we ask whether he has gained the skills required to be champion By David Tremayne He won in Bahrain, Turkey and Magny-Cours, and for a while his consistency made him a hot tip in this year’s World Championship. Then came that embarrassing disaster – and five spins – in the...

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Lunch with Eddie Jordan

He’s the racer-turned-team boss whose wheeling and dealing helped him scale the heights of Formula 1 – and bring a sense of fun to the grid It’s safe to assume that we will never again see the like of Jordan Grand Prix. As the financial and political qualifications for entry into Formula 1 become ever tougher, and the paddock becomes more and more serious and straight-faced, so the possibility of...

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Hamilton aims to turn around home form

Lewis Hamilton says he is determined to win the British Grand Prix and make up for a frustrating debut appearance in front of home fans last year. In the 2007 event Hamilton took pole, but he struggled with tyre management and finished a distant third in the race. “I want to win,” Hamilton told Motor Sport. “I think we’re going to have a good car. I just hope that the weather’s great, like it was...

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Nigel Roebuck

REFLECTIONS Why Schumacher should have been banned It’s time to change the rule on team orders Watching the Edmonton IndyCar race on TV, I was more than a touch nonplussed when Hélio Castroneves was given a penalty in the late laps for allegedly blocking his Penske team-mate Will Power immediately after a restart. This cost Castroneves the race, and afterwards he freely advised officials of his...

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The story of a season

With Nigel Roebuck & Martin Brundle Lunch with Martin Brundle in an Italian restaurant in Knightsbridge, the plan to spend a relaxed couple of hours talking over the World Championship just past. As expected, it was thoroughly enjoyable, with a good deal of scurrilous chat, some of which, alas , cannot make it to the printed page. Raise a glass, one and all, to Judge Eady. Or not, as the...

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Reflections

Lewis Hamilton threatens to torpedo Red Bull's title ambitions, Ferrari's internal politics, the potential pitfalls of two-way radio and a Polanski documentary revisted In August 11 1991 Ayrton Senna won at the Hungaroring, and two weeks later did so again at Spa. “It seems to me ridiculous,” he said, “that I get the same number of points for both…” It was typical of Senna that such a thought...

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In brief

Lewis Hamilton spent the break between the Monaco and Canada GPs on holiday in Los Angeles with his old F3 pal Adrian Sutil. Hamilton attended the MTV Awards ceremony, but spent much of his time trying borrowed cars including a Porsche, Rolls Royce and Lamborghini – although he did visit a Mercedes dealership. “Every car in LA seems to have fantastic wheels on it,” he said. Ron Dennis dashed back...

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