May 2006 Archives - F1 Fanatic archive

Alonso vs Schu after 77 starts 31st May 2006, 20:39

Fernando Alonso is clearly the driver most likely to threaten Michael Schumacher’s domination of the Formula One record books over the coming years. Alonso already has a clean sweep of the ‘youngest-ever’ accolades – youngest polesitter, race winner and champion. But the Spaniard has his work cut out if he is to make inroads into […]

Schu-spin: The final word(s) 30th May 2006, 21:59

Drawing a line under the latest Schumacher scandal (hopefully), I thought it would be interesting to take a sample of what fellow F1 bloggers made of the controversy and how they called it. All links are to external content and are nothing to do with F1Fanatic etc… If any of the authors believe I’ve misconstrued […]

Spain ‘worst GP in 06′ so far

F1Fanatic’s post-race polls of race popularity on the Autosport forum currently sees the Spanish Grand Prix ranked lowest of the first six races. The season opener Bahrain remains the most popular so far. The voting thread for the Monaco Grand Prix is currently open. Related links Autosport forum – Rate the Monaco Grand Prix (external, […]

Zanardi to get BMW test? 29th May 2006, 21:35

Rumour abounds that former Formula One driver Alessandro Zanardi will get to test a BMW F1 car later this year. Zanardi’s raced in Formula One from 1991-94 and made a failed comeback in 1999. He returned to Champ Cars, where he had earlier won two titles, but suffered a horrendous accident at the Lausitzring in […]

Monaco Grand Prix 2006 Media Review

The Schumacher controversy boiled away but the national press found plenty of other things to write about. Find out what in this weekend’s media review. Tags: f1 / formula one / grand prix / motor sport

2006 Stats Update – Monaco

Fernando Alonso has more points after the seventh round of 2006 (64) than Michael Schumacher had at the same point in 2004 (60), so good has his start to the season been. Two years ago Schumacher’s closest real rival (ignoring Rubens Barrichello) was 22pts behind – today, Schumacher is 21 points behind Alonso. After San […]

Monaco Grand Prix 2006 Review 28th May 2006, 19:08

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 […]

Horner goes for a swim…

True to his word, Christian Horner plunged (or was plunged) into the Red Bull team’s swimming pool after the Monaco Grand Prix to celebrate David Coulthard scoring the team’s first ever podium finish. But did he take a dip in the nip as advertised? Check out the picture to find out…

Monaco: Starts and stops

How the top ten lined up, what their fuel credit was after qualifying and when they made their first spit stops in the race. Position Driver Lap of first pit stop Fuel allocation (laps) 1 Fernando Alonso 24 16 2 Mark Webber 25 14 3 Kimi Raikkonen 22 16 4 Juan Pablo Montoya 21 14 […]

Pole #3 in a row for Alonso

Virtually unnoticed amid the furore over Michael Schumacher, Fernando Alonso’s pole position at Monaco is his third in a row. Surprisingly, Jenson Button and Michael Schumacher have the same number of top-three starts. Mark Webber gaves Williams their best qualifying result of the year so far, and McLaren also profitted from Giancarlo Fisichella’s penalty to […]