June 2006 Archives - F1 Fanatic archive

Throwing caution to the wind? 30th June 2006, 15:40

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 […]

Good news (mainly) 29th June 2006, 22:51

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 […]

Drivers half-season report – Part 1 28th June 2006, 23:26

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

100 Greatest F1 Videos – Part X (10-1) 27th June 2006, 22:25

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, […]

ITV1 qualifying no-show – again 26th June 2006, 22:06

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 […]

Canadian Grand Prix 2006 Media Review

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? […]

100 Greatest F1 Videos – Part IX (20-11)

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 […]

Canadian Grand Prix 2006 Review 25th June 2006, 22:55

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 […]

100 Greatest F1 Videos – Part VIII (30-21)

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.

Canada: Starts and stops

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 […]