February 2007 Archives - F1 Fanatic archive

F1 in the blogs special: Honda’s green livery 28th February 2007, 20:19

It seems that for every blogger singing the praises of Honda’s radical, sponsor-free environmentally-aware livery there’s another one decrying it at a cynical ploy of ‘greenwash’ marketing. Here’s a sample of some of the most interesting reactions:

F1 2007 Preview: New rules at a glance

As is now customary, the sporting rules have had a shake-up ahead of the new season. The changes range from the seismic (like engine homologation) to tiny acts of bureaucratic house-keeping, tidying up the loose ends from past instances when FIA President Max Mosley was let loose on the F1 sporting regulations. They have also […]

The Ben Evans Column: 1984

Before a racing wheel has been turned in anger 2007 is already shaping up to be one of the most interesting seasons for a long time. The deck has been well and truly shuffled with many new drivers in new teams. And for once it’s not just confined to the minor men – there is […]

F1Fanatic is 2!

Today’s is F1Fanatic.co.uk’s second birthday. Most of our readers are not likely to remember when the site looked as it does in this picture back from April 2005 – what the hell was I thinking with that shade of pink? Many thanks to all of our visitors. To coincide (almost) with the two-year anniversary we’ve […]

Ignore the cynics: Honda’s ‘Green’ car is great 27th February 2007, 21:42

The reaction to Honda’s radical ‘Earth car’ was mixed: “The first ‘green’ F1 car,” proclaims the Daily Mirror. “It only does 5 miles per gallon and creates 138 tonnes of carbon,” “Honda fast-track the environment into Formula One but stand accused of ‘Greenwash’,” The Independent. One thing is certain – the green brigade aren’t keen […]

Vote for the best-looking 2007 F1 car

The class of 2007 are all up and running* and the grid has seen a lot of changes for this year. Honda and Renault have dramatic new colour schemes, Ferrari are trying to pretend they’re not sponsored by Marlboro, the Red Bulls and Toro Rossos look very similar to each other – and to the […]

F1 2007 Preview: Toyota

Which problem do you think angers Toyota’s management more: Their complete failure to deliver on the enormous investment pumped into the team for six years – or the fact that no-one cares? For Toyota are not only one of the least successful teams compared to the amount spent on their F1 campaign – they are […]

Answer me this: How many races does F1 need? 26th February 2007, 12:00

Kicking off a new weekly series we want to hear from you on the big questions in Formula 1. First up: the calendar. For decades the F1 calendar hovered at around 16 races, most in Europe. But Bernie Ecclestone has stated his aim of taking it up to 20 races, with more races in more […]

F1 2007 Preview: The class of ’07

Five drivers will embark on their first full Formula 1 seasons in 2007. Among them are two drivers placed with top teams for their debut seasons, and another two who have already made their first Grand Prix starts. What can we expect from them in their first full seasons? And what have they done to […]

Honda’s ‘green’ 2007 livery revealed

These are the first pictures of Honda’s much-vaunted 2007 livery for the RA107.