February 2006 Archives - F1 Fanatic archive

Ferrari unveil final aero spec 28th February 2006, 15:20

Ferrari’s Bahrain-spec aerodynamic bodywork has been spotted being tested at the Sakhir circuit by Michael Schumacher. A deep front wing scoop, replacing the ‘chin wing’, and cascading inner front wings are clearly discernible, taking styling cues from 2005 front-runners Renault. Tags: f1 / formula one / grand prix / ferrari

Reliable Honda top testing 27th February 2006, 14:24

Honda appear to have the most reliable car having completed more kilometers per car and per day of testing than any team to date using their 2006 cars. Honda have managed 438 km per car each day compared to Renault, second, with 399 km: Team Distance per car per day (km) Honda 438 Renault 399 […]

Mosley warns of F1 fuel threat

Is Max Mosley about to pull another rabbit out of his hat by forcing F1 cars to become more fuel-efficent? Remarks made to the Sunday Mirror this weekend seem to suggest so: Some time in the next few years we are almost bound to have a major oil crisis, for political reasons that have nothing […]

Victory for Grand Prix campaign 26th February 2006, 12:37

John Frankenheimer’s 1966 classic film Grand Prix is set for a September DVD release by Warner Home Video, according to this month’s F1 Racing. This follows a campaign supported by over 6,000 fans to have the film released.

Preview the 2006 tracks with Google Earth 23rd February 2006, 11:51

An excellent hack for Google Earth allows you to sweep across the globe and zoom in on the 18 tracks of the 2006 Formula One season at the touch of a button. Some of the tracks are captured in far greater quality than others, and one or two are missing due to the age of […]

Maktoum: Mosley is biased in favour of F1 21st February 2006, 11:24

In response to Max Mosley’s comments about A1 Grand Prix, series founder Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Maktoum Al-Maktoum has reportedly told a Shanghai newspaper that Mosley does not wish to see any other motor sport offer competition to Formula One. He is reported to have said It is very unfortunate when the president of the FIA, […]

Patrick Friesacher is A1′s seventh ex-F1 driver 20th February 2006, 15:41

Max Mosley may not be impressed with A1 Grand Prix, but the series has just attracted its seventh Formula One driver to start a race. 2005 Minardi pilot Patrick Friesacher will turn out for his home nation of Austria. He replaces Matthias Lauda, son of three-time Formula One World Champion Niki Lauda, who has struggled […]

Silverstone must adapt to survive 17th February 2006, 10:51

The Daily Telegraph are reporting that the plans to renovate Silverstone are causing alarm among British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) members. New developer St. Modwen’s proposals include: Building residential homes on part of the site Changing parts of the circuit to accommodate new buidings, which may require reprofiling Club, Abbey and Bridge Although the article […]

Vote Silverstone! 16th February 2006, 16:20

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport are canvassing public opinion on what the greatest icon of England is. One of the nominees is the fantastic Silverstone Grand Prix circuit, recently voted the third best track in Formula One. We urge you to vote for Silverstone and give our great circuit your full support! Related […]

Mosley in overdrive on future formulae

In recent days FIA president Max Mosley has given all kinds of signals about how Formula One could look in the future including: Preventing manufacturers from receiving F1 revenues to protect independent entries (F1Talk) Insisiting the Grand Prix Manufacturers’ Association (GPMA) rebel teams sign up to Formula One from 2008 by April (The Formula 1 […]