2006 December archive
“The Lost Generation” (David Tremayne, 2006) 31st December 2006, 17:41
After James Hunt’s World Championship victory in 1976 there wasn’t another British champion until Nigel Mansell in 1992. Even though British teams like Lotus, McLaren and Williams won championships in the intervening period, of British champions were none. That might have been very different had it not been for the untimely deaths of three promising […]
F1 in the blogs 11 30th December 2006, 16:48
In this week’s round-up of stories in the F1 blogs: The FIA release the 2009 technical regulations, thoughts on holding an F1 ‘night race’, top drivers, season reviews, and funny goings-on in the world of NASCAR. Read on for more.
F1 in the news 17 29th December 2006, 21:28
In our final look back on the F1 news of 2006 some surprising comments from Nick Heidfeld, Chinese F1 racers on the way, and a lingering look back on Michael Schumacher’s last Grand Prix. Read on for more.
The Ben Evans Column: Boxing Day Racing 28th December 2006, 11:48
A day later than usual due to technical complications, a festive Ben Evans is mulling the possibility of race action on Boxing Day…
Don’t miss this 27th December 2006, 22:56
Some festive motor racing highlights not to be missed. BBC Radio Five Live did a programme on Michael Schumacher on Christmas Day, perhaps not the most convenient of times, but you can catch up with their excellent Listen Again feature. The programme, “The Trial of Michael Schumacher” examines the career of the controversial champion. Those […]
F1 video Xmas present 26th December 2006, 20:21
Get a disappointing haul of Xmas presents this year? If so, help yourself to this selection of goodies from the Mark Webber Blog, who in the spirit of the season are sharing some full-length F1 race videos. Grab them while you can, and leave a word of thanks (or, better, a festive donation) for the […]
F1 anagrams 25th December 2006, 23:00
Merry Xmas to everyone who’s read F1Fanatic this year! Here’s a little festive fun for you – find the F1 drivers & personalities hidden in the following anagrams. My favourites are ‘barf toe ravioli’ and ‘mafia sleeps’, but I can’t claim the credit for ‘claim much cash here’, which was in F1 Racing recently…
“The Chariot Makers” (Steve Matchett, 2005) 24th December 2006, 19:55
“The Chariot Makers” is the third book by Benetton mechanic-turned-TV commentator Steve Matchett. It follows a distinctly different approach to his previous titles “Life in the Fast Lane” and “The Mechanic’s Tale” in that instead of following a period in recent F1 history, the author explains how an F1 car is built through the fascinating […]
F1 in the blogs 10 23rd December 2006, 17:17
With the holiday season drawing in the F1 blogs have quietened down. But discussion still goes on about the future of Jacques Villeneuve, the Max Mosley vs GPDA safety row, and McLaren’s (ultimately successful) endeavours to get Fernando Alonso behind the wheel before the year was out. Read on for more.
F1 in the news 16 22nd December 2006, 17:00
In the news this week a few interesting developments in the driver market as Adrian Sutil will make his race debut as a rookie in 2007 with Spyker, Sebastian Bourdais courts an ’08 race seat with Toro Rosso, and Timo Glock nabs a testing contract. This and more in our weekly headlines round-up.