Formula One racing fans no doubt already know the results of this weekendâ€™s racing at Magny-Cours: Felipe Massa took the checkered flag followed closely by Kimi Raikkonen, with Jarno Trulli coming it at third place. Let us recap on this weekendâ€™s magnificent racingâ€¦
The Goodwood Festival of Speed, set to take place 11-13 July 2008 in the grounds of Goodwood House, West Sussex, England, is considered by many to be the worldâ€™s largest and most diverse tribute to the history of car culture and motor sport, attracting participants and spectators from around the world. Visitors can expect to see everything from 19th century steam carriages through to current Formula One cars.
After a surprise accident that put both Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen out of the race, Robert Kubica managed to make his way over the finish line in first place. Though he is a good driver that has placed second on more than one occasion, Kubica would likely not have been able to claim the victory were it not for the untimely mishap. The win is not only Kubicaâ€™s first Grand Prix win, but it is the first Grand Prix win by a polish driver and the first win for his BMW-Sauber team.
When the cars lined up at the starting grid at Monaco on a very wet Sunday morning, it was anyoneâ€™s guess whoâ€™d take the checkered flag. The grueling, wet, race conditions put everyone through their paces and a lot of accidents kept fans excited and put pressure on contenders to drive well in order to place. In the end it was 23-year-old Lewis Hamilton from Britain who managed to take first place in an altogether outstanding race.
When the final Formula One race for the 2007 season kicked off in Brazil, many spectators were almost certain that the race favorite Lewis Hamilton was going to walk away with the championship title. But victory evaded the McLaren Team, as Kimi Raikkonen drove his way to the winning position in the calm and collected style that has earned him the nickname, Iceman.
The F1 Championship for 2007 has been a racing season filled with rivalry, disappointment, elation, shocking events and pleasant moments of surprise. It has been a year for F1 Grand Prix like no other. Many fans were concerned when the legendary Michael Schumacher announced his retirement, wondering if the famous tension between Ferrari and McLaren would slip into the pages of history. But those fears were laid to rest during the 2007 F1 racing season.
The new and talented rookie driver for the respected Formula 1 Grand Prix Racing Team, McLaren, has not finished stunning the world. Born Lewis Carl Hamilton on 7 January 1985, in England, he has had racing in his blood since he could remember. His dedication to the sport, including winning the 2006 GP2 championship title and securing 15 wins out of 20 races in 2005 during the F3 series, has secured him a future on the circuit he has dreamed of all his life.