30th April 2007, 21:36 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, […]