October 2006 Archives - F1 Fanatic archive

F1 Video: McLaren software 31st October 2006, 22:57

I was a little incredulous when I heard that McLaren were intending to sell software to businesses. But I saw a report on Newsnight the other day that put the whole thing into a much more convincing perspective. Essentially, the plan is to use their extremely sophisticated race strategy software to help businesses prepare for […]

F1 2006 Review: Michael Schumacher gallery

Sixteen years of Schumacher. From that incredible first win at Spa-Francorchamps, to his against-the-odds fight to win in Shanghai. There have been championship controversies, genius drives, spins and passes, fast laps and crashes. Look back on Schumacher’s incredible career in pictures.

F1 2006 Review: Michael Schumacher retrospective 30th October 2006, 18:00

Three fantastic F1 drivers retired in 2006. But there’s no questioning which of them made the greatest impact on the sport. To a generation of fans, F1 is the sport where Michael Schumacher is king. Their view of it will forever come from the perspective that he is the most successful driver of all time. […]

F1 2006 Review: Farewell to Cosworth 29th October 2006, 13:53

Michael Schumacher claims to know very little about Formula One history. But if he did, he’d know that arguably an even greater name than his own bowed out of Formula One this year. Cosworth powered 176 race winners in four decades of racing – more than any other engine bar Ferrari, who of course were […]

F1 2006 Review: In their own words 28th October 2006, 22:55

In the latest installment of our comprehensive 2006 review we picked the quotes that tell the story of the season. F1 drivers and personnel may be tight-lipped and PR-savvy, but these 22 on-the-record remarks show what they really thought of their rivals, their teams, and of course, the life and times of one Michael Schumacher.

Schuey in the house (of Parliament)

The debate over how Michael Schumacher should be remembered as a driver rumbles on and even reached Westminster this week. When Labour MP for Leicester Keith Vaz congratulated Schumacher on his “outstanding career” in an early day motion, opposition Tory MP Bob Spink fired back with the following: I don’t think he should be a […]

F1 2006 Review: Drivers end-of-season rankings part 2 27th October 2006, 19:24

Continuing on from yesterday’s chart of the top drivers in 2006, we pick the top ten of the season. Read on to find out who we thought was the best driver of the season.

F1 in the blogs

There was always going to be some people who thought Michael Schumacher’s puncture in Brazil was, caused deliberately by Giancarlo Fisichella even though the two apparently only made contact for one eighth of a second. As mentioned here yesterday Ferrari are left without Schumacher’s main men. With Schumacher gone, bloggers say goodbye and thankyou. On […]

F1 in the news

If you host a Grand Prix and the hotels nearby pong a bit you should look worried – that, after all, is the reason why Suzuka has lost the Japanese Grand Prix to the Fuji Speedway. But if the locals merely hold up members of the racing teams at gunpoint, that’s nothing to be concerned […]

F1 2006 Review: Drivers end-of-season rankings part 1 26th October 2006, 19:42

The 2006 championship was contested by 27 different drivers, 18 of which entered every race. Which ones impressed and which ones struggled? We rate all 27, starting with the first 17 today and looking at our top ten drivers in detail tomorrow.