17th June 2007, 19:41 Archives - F1 Fanatic archive

Win number two for Hamilton at Indianapolis 17th June 2007, 19:41

Lewis Hamilton took his second victory on the trot but Fernando Alonso pushed him every millimetre of the way.

WTCC Brno 2: BMW crush rivals again

BMW filled the podium at the second race in Brno just as they had in the first. There was controversy early in the second Brno race as Alessandro Zanardi, who was waiting to serve a penalty, collided with leader Alain Menu. Andy Priaulx battled impressively from last on the grid to score points for seventh […]

Audi defeats Peugeot in Le Mans 24 Hours

The Audi team won a dramatic Le Mans 24 Hours with Peugeot second on their return to the classic race. The diesel Audis held the first three positions early in the race. But Mike Rockenfeller crashed heavily in his stint and Dindo Capello later crashed out when a wheel came off his car. This left […]

2008 F1 calendar may have 20 races

Bernie Ecclestone’s goal of having 20 races could be recognised as early as next year. The F1 calendar is set for more upheaval as the series continues to look to new venues beyond its European heartland. France is set to lose its race and there are question marks over the American and British rounds. Plus […]

WTCC Brno 1: Porteiro crusies, Priaulx loses

An unexciting first round at Brno had dramatic implications for the championship: leader Andy Priaulx was taken out at the corner, scored no points, and will start last for the next race. Priaulx’s rivals Jorg Muller and Augusto Farfus finished second and fourth respectively, meaning Farfus now leads the title race. Felix Porteiro took his […]

Bernie Ecclestone, Bill France and the future of F1

Bill France – the Bernie Ecclestone of NASCAR – passed away two weeks ago. France had a plan for who would run NASCAR after him – but does Ecclestone? France, the man who transformed NASCAR from a niche south American series into one of American’s top sports died at the age of 74. He suffered […]

“rFactor” (Image Space Incorporated, 2006)

Decent F1 racing games are hard to come by these days. Formula One Group, in all their wisdom, decided to flog the exclusive rights to the F1 franchise to Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. A five year deal was signed in 2003 at a value of around USD $70m (GBP ??35m). If the F1 Group have […]