1st April 2007, 23:13 Archives - F1 Fanatic archive

IRL St Petersburg: Castroneves triumps for Penske 1st April 2007, 23:13

Helio Castroneves gave his Penske team a much needed shot in the arm with his victory on the streets of St Petersburg, following the Ganassi team’s rout at Homestead last weekend. Castroneves led most of the race much as Dan Wheldon did last week, winning from pole. It means the two drivers have won the […]

F1Fanatic launches Maximum Motorsport

I am delighted to announce the launch of Maximum Motorsport – the brand new site from the F1Fanatic stable. Maximum Motorsport covers a range of motor sports including GP2, A1 Grand Prix, Champ Car, Indy Racing, Formula Three and Touring Cars – and that roster will hopefully expand as the year goes on. Check out […]

Welcome to Maximum Motosport

Maximum Motorsport is launched today. The site is from the creator of F1Fanatic and covers top international and national racing series including GP2, Champ Car, Indy Racing, Touring Cars, Formula 3 and A1 Grand Prix. We’ll be looking to expand the range of motor racing we cover as the season goes on, so if you […]

BTCC Brands Hatch #3: Neal wins, Jackson stars

Reigning champion Matt Neal gave the Team Dynamics Honda Civic an astonishing win on its debut weekend – while a fantastic performance by Mat Jackson earned him a place on the podium. Fabrizio Giovanardi was the big winner from the reverse grid lottery as his seventh place was transformed into pole position. But he made […]

BTCC Brands Hatch #2: Double top for Plato

Jason Plato added a second win at Brands Hatch at the Seat driver put the misfortunes of his 2006 campaign firmly behind him. Turkington made a better job of his start in the rear-wheel drive BMW but couldn’t get alongside the Seat into Paddock Hill bend. Matt Neal slotted in third behind them. Plato made […]

BTCC Brands Hatch #1: First blood to Plato

Jason Plato got his 2007 title assault off to a perfect start by winning the first round at Brands Hatch. He beat pole sitter Colin Turkington away from at the start into a lead he never lost. Just behind him Fabrizio Giovanardi’s Vectra was knocked sideways and two incidents involving each of the MGs brought […]

“The Grand Prix Saboteurs” (Joe Saward, 2006)

Truth really is more extraordinary than fiction. If you tried to sell a screenplay about a Grand Prix racing driver who turned into a spy for the British government during World War Two, you might expect to be told that your imagination had run away with you. But that is exactly what became of “W […]

Bring back live BTCC!

The first round of the new British Touring Car Championship gets underway at Brands Hatch today. Not being able to make the trek over to the magnificent Kent circuit I was hoping to catch the action on TV. Last year live coverage of the entire weekend – support races and all – was on the […]