April 2007 Archives - F1 Fanatic archive

‘GP3′ to take on A1 Grand Prix? 30th April 2007, 21:36

Was Bernie Ecclestone at last weekend’s A1 Grand Prix finale at Brands Hatch? If so, what was he up to? Rumours persist that Ecclestone wants to run a series using GP2 specification chassis at Asian venues during the Formula 1 off-season. This is, of course, the time of year when A1GP runs its ‘World Cup […]

Better TV for British F3 & GTs

Good news for British F3 and British GT fans – Channel 4’s coverage will now be on at 8am rather than 7.30am, so you can sleep in a little bit longer on Sunday mornings. There will also be mid week repeats. Mike Grime of Promoters SRO said: “At a time when British motorsport is finding […]

NASCAR fans arrested after Talladega disgrace

Several NASCAR fans were arrested after ugly scenes at Talladega. A group of Dale Earnhardt Jnr fans showered the track with beer cans after the hated Jeff Gordon won the race, surpassing the late Earnhardt Snr’s victory tally. As if that wasn’t bad enough, Gordon had earlier implored the fans to behave – and even […]

Rating the races

I’m not a fan of football but I did spot something on The Times‘ coverage of it that I thought very interesting. Next to each game report they give the match a star rating out of five for entertainment value. F1 fans, team owners and drivers alike are always talking about ways to improve the […]

Trackside: A1 Grand Prix & IRL

More on the tense Britain-versus-Germany duel at Brands Hatch, plus Wheldon’s latest triumph in the IRL. And video… Trackside – Britain beats Germany at home (external)

Debate: Is Fernando Alonso a good World Champion?

I’ve heard a lot of criticism lately of Fernando Alonso not being a good World Champion. Not that he hasn’t deserved his titles of the last two seasons, but that he doesn’t do enough as an ambassador for the sport. Alonso admits that he has no desire to be a celebrity. But many feel that, […]

IRL Kansas: Dominant Dan wins again 29th April 2007, 23:35

The Chip Ganassi team’s form is ominous for their rivals ahead of next month’s Indianapolis 500. Dan Wheldon dominated the Kansas 300 and Scott Dixon would surely have made it a Ganassi one-two but for a careless pit lane infraction. Hacing started fourth Wheldon immediately made his way to the front. He sliced past both […]

F1 on the Nurburgring Nordschleife wallpapers

Nick Heidfeld became the first driver in 31 years to lap the Nurburgring Nordschleife in a Formula 1 car on Saturday. The track last staged a Grand Prix in 1976, when Niki Lauda crashed at Bergwerk sustaining serious burns from which he almost died. The circuit was swiftly declared too dangerous to race on, because […]

A1GP Brands Hatch Feature: H???lkenberg’s last hurrah

A1 Grand Prix’s second season ended on a high as the Brands Hatch feature race produced a thrilling duel between Germany’s Nico H???lkenberg and Britain’s Robbie Kerr. H???lkenberg held Kerr off to the flag after making a fractionally better getaway than the British driver at the start. The two raced wheel-to-wheel halfway around the first […]

A1GP Brands Hatch Sprint: Home win for Kerr

Robbie Kerr became the first ever driver to win his home round of the A1 Grand Prix championship by coming home first in the sprint race at Brands Hatch. Kerr made a clean getaway from the rolling start while Hulkenberg squeezed the Team France car of Loic Duval on the approach to Paddock Hill bend. […]