I was intruged to read on Autosport.co.uk that several Formule One drivers are asking for a change to the rules regarding safety cars. They are asking for a change to the system common in American racing where lapped cars are allowed to pass the safety car and return to the rear of the field, gaining … Continue reading Throwing caution to the wind?
Digital channel ITV4 will be showing the qualifying for the United States Grand Prix live. Earlier information on their website did not indicate whether the session would get live coverage, and the Radio Times website stated it would not, but the listing on the ITV-F1 website now shows that it will be. But it’s scant … Continue reading Good news (mainly)
The Canadian Grand Prix marked the halfway point in the 2006 season, which seems a worthwhile time to take stock of how the drivers are faring up and down the pitlane. Don’t miss the second part coming up before the United States Grand Prix. Tags f1 / formula one / grand prix / motor sport
The final part of our top 100 countdown of the best F1 moments captured on video. The top ten F1 videos includes the notorious controversies at Suzuka, some legendary races from Monza, and a couple of amazing encounters in Jerez, of all places. But none of these is number one. To find out what is, … Continue reading 100 Greatest F1 Videos – Part X (10-1)
ITV will not show qualifying for the United States Grand Prix live on any of their channels. Qualifying will appear delayed on the digital channel ITV4 at 6pm on Saturday evening, repeated at 00.45am in the morning on ITV1 for the large numbers of viewers who only have analogue television. It appears that the qualifying … Continue reading ITV1 qualifying no-show – again
Buried under reams and reams off stuff about the World Cup, and now further obscured from sight by speculation on what the Wimbledon tennis tournament would be like if it ever stopped raining, the post-race Formula One coverage is getting squeezed in all the newspapers. So what did we think of the little there was? … Continue reading Canadian Grand Prix 2006 Media Review
The penultimate part of our countdown of the 100 best F1 videos on the ‘net. Find here a thrilling last lap, an even more thrilling first lap and the luckiest mechanic in Formula One. Also, no prizes for guessing what the most recent clip in the top 100 is and, at long last, the scene … Continue reading 100 Greatest F1 Videos – Part IX (20-11)
Fernando Alonso stretched his winning streak to four consecutive triumphs with an emphatic victory in Montreal. If he could be disappointed with any part of his day, it would be that Michael Schumacher took a somewhat fortunate second, so Alonso extends his championship lead by only two points. The shape of the race was largely … Continue reading Canadian Grand Prix 2006 Review
Numbers 30 to 21 of our top 100 F1 videos. Todays classic Formula One videos include a thrilling win by Jackie Stewart, a stunning pass by Fernando Alonso, a sensational lap with Ayrton Senna and… Taki Inoue. Read on for the eighth part of our top 100.
How the top ten lined up in Canada, how much fuel they were allocated after qualifying part three, and when they made their first stops. Position Driver Lap of first pit stop Fuel allocation (laps) 1 Fernando Alonso 23 16 2 Giancarlo Fisichella 25 (after lap 8 drive-through penalty) 16 3 Kimi Raikkonen 25 15 … Continue reading Canada: Starts and stops
The FIA have launched a second survey of fans’ opinions on Formula One. The first survey was conducted last year and polled over 96,000 fans. It found that, among other things, the fans’ favourite circuits were Spa-Francorchamps (pictured) in Belgium and Suzuka in Japan. Spa was dropped from the 2006 calendar and Suzuka is set … Continue reading FIA fan survey II
The 2006 Formula One season is heading into a downward spiral, it seems. Fernando Alonso’s tightening grip on the world championship and the failure of Ferrari and McLaren to provide much in the way of resistance to Renault is bringing backs memories of Ferrari’s domination in 2002 and 2004. Our post-race popularity polls reveal that … Continue reading Bahrain best; Spain sucked
In today’s installment, the passing move that made Jacques Villeneuve a star, a thoroughly revolutionary Formula One car, and surely the most embarassing thing that ever happened to Antonio Pizzonia. Read on for the next ten of our Greatest F1 videos ever. Tags f1 / formula one / grand prix / motor sport / video … Continue reading 100 Greatest F1 Videos – Part VII (40-31)
Memories of James Hunt is a fine accompaniment to Gerald Donaldson’s accomplished biography James Hunt – but by no means a replacement for it. Prolific Formula One writer Christopher Hilton presents hundreds of quotes and 150 photographs of the 1976 World Championship in a slender, square, hardback book. It pays suitable homage to Hunt’s legendary … Continue reading “Memories of James Hunt” (Christopher Hilton, 2006)
The latest ten in our top F1 videos of all time cover various memorable moments from past American Grands Prix – including one recent controversy we won’t forget in a long time. Plus some excellent vintage on-board footage – and the fastest three-wheeled Formula One car ever seen. Tags f1 / formula one / grand … Continue reading 100 Greatest F1 Videos – Part VI (50-41)
1996 Formula One World Champion Damon Hill had a one-off outing behind the wheel of Bernd Schneider’s Mercedes C-Class DTM car at Brands Hatch on the Indy Circuit today. Hill, the current President of the British Racing Drivers’ Club, spent an hour familiarising himself with the car to promote the British round of the DTM … Continue reading Damon drives DTM!
The backmarker that sparked a tyre protest, the triple-champion that grilled a two-time champion on national television, and the most controverisal race stoppage ever. All this and more highlights in part five of the greatest Formula One video clips. Tags f1 / formula one / grand prix / motor sport / video / f1 video
Formula One fans in London should get themselves down to the Design Museum for The Great Design Race, an exhibition of F1 cars and engineering that runs from July 1st to October 29th. Examples of Formula One cars include the revolutionary ground effect Lotus 79 that Mario Andretti won the 1978 championship with and the … Continue reading The Great Design Race
Apologies for the 24 hour delay! Here is the fourth installment of our Greatest Formula One Videos feature, taking us from number 70 to number 61. Today’s ten have at least one clip from every decade of the sport -from verbal wars to championship heartbreak via first-lap shunts.
ITV have changed their television line-up for Sunday evening and will now show the Canadian Grand prix live on ITV1. However, live qualifying will only be on the digital channel ITV4. F1Fanatic would like to apologise for the eight hours of downtime experienced yesterday due to a server fault. This caused the postponement of part … Continue reading ITV1 will show Canada