F1 2006 Review: Michael Schumacher retrospective

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Three fantastic F1 drivers retired in 2006. But there’s no questioning which of them made the greatest impact on the sport. To a generation of fans, F1 is the sport where Michael Schumacher is king. Their view of it will forever come from the perspective that he is the most successful driver of all time. … Continue reading F1 2006 Review: Michael Schumacher retrospective

Alonso grabs Monaco win as Schumacher recovers to fifth

2006 Monaco Grand Prix review

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Fernando Alonso took his first win in the Monaco Grand Prix after all the other competitors dropped out of contention. Kimi Raikkonen and Mark Webber suffered car failures – and Michael Schumacher was sent to the back of the grid after a controversial qualifying session. It was a surprisingly lively Monaco Grand Prix with shock … Continue reading Alonso grabs Monaco win as Schumacher recovers to fifth

Schumacher closes on Alonso with home triumph

2006 European Grand Prix Review

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The Michael Schumacher-Fernando Alonso needle match picked up at the Nurburgring where it left off in Imola. The entire weekend was about the finely poised battle between the two of them. But sadly the battle was once again resolved in the pits and not on the track. Feeling the pressure from Schumacher’s Imola win Renault … Continue reading Schumacher closes on Alonso with home triumph

Harsh penalty for Villeneuve

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Jacques Villeneuve lost his best laptime after qualifying as punishment for holding up Giancarlo Fisichella during the second part of the session. He drops to ninth place, which doesn’t benefit 11th-placed Fisichella. Villeneuve was coming towards the end of his out lap when Fisichella, on his fast lap, caught him. The stewards seem to be … Continue reading Harsh penalty for Villeneuve

F1 at Valencia ‘by 2009’

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Bernie Ecclestone has confirmed that the Valencia track will host a Formula One race in 2009, when modifications to the circuit to accommodate the cars have been completed. Valencia held the opening round of this year’s GP2 championship last weekend. Like many Spanish circuits Valencia is a popular testing destination due to the favourable winter … Continue reading F1 at Valencia ‘by 2009’

Alonso wins again after pole winner Button blows up

2006 Australian Grand Prix review

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Fernando Alonso stamped his authority all over the Australian Grand Prix – while the field behind him fell by the wayside. Michael Schumacher, Juan Pablo Montoya and Jenson Button were among the casualties. Button rocketed to pole position on Saturday on a very competitive fuel load, and successfully converted the advantage into the race lead. … Continue reading Alonso wins again after pole winner Button blows up