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 … Continue reading F1 Video: McLaren software
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.
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. … Continue reading F1 2006 Review: Michael Schumacher retrospective
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 … Continue reading F1 2006 Review: Farewell to Cosworth
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.
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 … Continue reading Schuey in the house (of Parliament)
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.
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 … Continue reading F1 in the blogs
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 … Continue reading F1 in the news
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.
The Michael Schumacher dream team is no more. Not only has the seven-times champion called time on his stellar career, but the men who brought him greatness at Ferrari are all moving on too. Today saw confirmation of the rumours that had surrounded Ross Brawn’s future at the team for several months. He will stand … Continue reading Raikkonen greeted by Ferrari exodus
As ever, the season had its dizzying highs and depressing lows. With two champion drivers and one champion engine builder leaving the sport there were a lot of farewells. And the action on the track oscillated between the dramatic, the controversial, and the just plain dull. We look back on the best and worst moments … Continue reading F1 2006 Review: The highs & lows
Relive the memorable moments of 2006 with 108 photographs from every round of the season. Including Jenson Button and Felipe Massa’s first Grand Prix wins, Michael Schumacher’s final victory in Shanghai, Jacques Villeneuve and Juan-Pablo Montoya’s last races and all the rollercoaster twists and turns of the 2006 championship – which was won in the … Continue reading F1 2006 Review: The year in pictures
F1Fanatic’s comprehensive 2006 season review starts today with our thoughts on who were the top performers in 2006. With the final round of the season over it’s time to vote in the annual F1 Racing Man of the Year Awards. We take a look at this year’s and tip which drivers, teams and personalities deserve … Continue reading F1 2006 Review: Men of the year
It was fascinating to see how the different newspapers treated the final race of the season, the final race of Michael Schumacher’s career, and the crowning of Fernando Alonso as the youngest ever double champion. On several papers F1 made a rare intrusion onto the front page. Others apparently preferred the less dignified image of … Continue reading Brazilian Grand Prix 2006 Media Review
Michael Schumacher delivered a spellbinding performance that recalled his most memorable victories but Fernando Alonso claimed the championship.
Tomorrow will see the final battle between Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher – the two great drivers of Formula One today. With a fired-up Schumacher starting tenth and a conservatively-minded Alonso fourth the two must surely cross paths at some point during the Brazilian Grand Prix. It’s a terrible pity that this intense rivaly is … Continue reading Alonso vs Schumacher: The final chapter
Michael Schumacher said he “doesn’t want to think about” winning the championship if Fernando Alonso is unable to score points at the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday. Felipe Massa insisted “I am going to be honest…. I am not going to be dirty” and Flavio Briatore has given his vote of confidence that he expects … Continue reading Nothing from FIA on championship clashes
The first what will hopefully become a weekly look at what F1 bloggers are writing about. It’s no surprise that speculation about the championship cliffhanger and Michael Schumacher’s retirement are top of the list this week.
The press begin their farewells to Michael Schumacher and although Lewis Hamilton is put on hold Peter Windsor is still championing him. Jenson Button, meanwhile, is told to buck up – by Bernie Ecclestone. Also in the F1 news this week circuits are in the spotlight as Imola looks set to miss out on a … Continue reading F1 in the news