McLaren boss Ron Dennis has lauded Lewis Hamilton's first win in Monaco as "sensational" and fired a warning shot across Ferrari's bow, saying his team have enough pace to catch the championship leaders.
Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time of the day in practice for Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix -- but his McLaren team were fined $15,000 by race stewards after using two sets of wet-weather tyres, which is in breach of F1 regulations that state only one is permitted.
At 3:30 p.m. last Friday, in the paddock at the Canadian Grand Prix, a Vodafone McLaren Mercedes press attach� set up a standard interview backdrop of three panels festooned with logos. Within minutes two dozen TV cameramen had assembled in front of it. Never mind that the man they hoped to film, Lewis Hamilton, wasn't due for another hour. They stood vigil because, at this moment in the world of auto racing, there would be no greater horror than for the 22-year-old British driver to materialize with no minicam present to record the moment. The attach� reappeared 20 minutes later with assurances that a 4:30 appearance still held and mercifully authorized the assembled mad dogs and Englishmen of the press to get out of the afternoon sun. But that's how it is with Hamilton these days: People gather for the possibility. With a front-running drive to his first Grand Prix victory on Sunday in Montreal, Hamilton moved to the top of the points standings in only the sixth race of his