5th April 2007, 22:50 Archives - F1 Fanatic archive

Di Resta to DTM 5th April 2007, 22:50

Reigning F3 Euroseries champion Paul di Resta will race in the DTM in 2007 – shame he’ll be doing it in a Mercedes-Benz C-Class from 2005. One can’t imagine he’s too happy to see his career take such a sharp swing away from single seaters. Lewis Hamilton preceded him as champion and walked into the […]

Return of the Hamilton Hype-ometer

“Lewis: I’m in front of Alonso” screamed The Sun today. It doesn’t sound like the sort of thing Hamilton would say about his team mate. And, sure enough, it’s not.

1999 Malaysian Grand Prix flashback

The Formula One circus arrived at an Asian Grand Prix venue outside of Japan for the first time in its history in 1999. It delivered a surprising race – if not exactly a vintage one. For a few days it even seemed to have settled the drivers’ championship in favour of Mika Hakkinen – before […]

Coulthard mulls cockpit covers

Following the F1Fanatic debate after the Australian Grand Prix it was interesting to hear David Coulthard’s remarks in today’s Malaysian grand Prix press conference. The ex-GPDA representative and staunch safety advocate publicly raised the possibility of cockpit covers on F1 cars, and other solutions to the problems of debris intruding into the cockpit:

Banned! X-wings

Over a pint a former Tyrrell mechanic once told me where the idea came for the hideous ‘X-wings’ that the team brought to the sport came from. This was in 1997, at which point the team was in its death throes – the last year in which boss Ken Tyrrell was still at the helm. […]

Debate: Traction control gone – what’s next?

The banning of traction control for 2008 is, for many, the remedying of one of Formula 1’s greatest ills. But what is the next big problem the sport needs to fix? However big a difference it may make to the racing is debatable. Already F1 designers are queueing up to downplay the importance of the […]