Plucky underdogs Super Aguri had a reasonable year in 2007, scoring their first ever points and worrying the factory Honda team on several occasions. But I can’t help but wonder what the future holds for this team that basically exists just to give one driver – Takuma Sato – a seat in Formula 1. Are … Continue reading The future of Super Aguri
The final instalment in the guide to F1 presents for Christmas and other celebrations. Here are the last set of gift ideas including team and driver merchandise, models and a few others. Already covered in this series are F1 DVDs and videos, biographies (including all the Lewis Hamilton books), F1 annuals and other books, and … Continue reading Best gifts for F1 fans: Merchandise & more (5/5)
In the F1 news this week Michael Schumacher and Kimi Raikkonen are avoiding each other, seven drivers are fighting over one seat at Force India and Grand Prix Masters is dead and buried. Read on for 24 news stories from the world of Formula 1.
Lewis Hamilton claimed five gongs in the annual F1 Racing ‘Man Of The Year Awards’. As well as the overall prize for Man of the Year, Hamilton scooped Driver of the Year, Personality of the Year, Qualifier of the Year (I’d have put Mark Webber, Jarno Trulli or Nico Rosberg top) and Rookie of the … Continue reading Lewis Hamilton dominates F1 Racing Awards
Whether you’re buying an F1 gift for a younger member of the family, or you’re just a child at heart, here are some suggestions for great present ideas. This series has already covered F1 videos and DVDs, biographies, F1 annuals and other books.
I’ve been using the free Google Calendar application to keep track of F1 events for a while but I haven’t been able to find one that shows more than just the F1 races. So I’ve created one of my own which everyone else can also use. It not only lists all the F1 races for … Continue reading F1Fanatic 2008 F1 calendar for Google
In an excellent article in last week’s Autosport (November 22nd) former Jordan and Stewart designer Gary Anderson tackles the question of how to improve racing – and overtaking – in Formula 1. It’s a brilliant technical mini-study that I strongly encourage you to read – here’s a brief outline of his suggestions.
Continuing the guide to the best gifts for F1 fans this year with a look at the rest of the best books of 2007. Yesterday I covered F1 driver biographies and before that F1 videos and DVDs. It wouldn’t feel like the end of the season for me without a new copy of Autocourse – … Continue reading Best gifts for F1 fans: Books (3/5)
Over the off-season I’m going to be working on several changes to the site. To help me make the site better, please fill in this quick survey on your interest in Formula 1 and what you think of F1 Fanatic. It’ll only take you about 5-10 minutes. Update: Survey is now closed. Many thanks to … Continue reading Feedback wanted on F1 Fanatic
Tomorrow it will be 19 months since the FIA confirmed that Prodrive would be the 12th team in Formula 1 in 2008. Last week David Richards confirmed what many people had suspected for a long time: that Prodrive will not be racing in F1 next year. Prodrive’s absence next year is because the FIA have … Continue reading The FIA owe Prodrive an apology
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Here’s the second part of the F1Fanatic.co.uk guide to F1 gifts. Yesterday I picked out the best F1 videos – today it’s the turn of biographies – and there were plenty of new ones in 2007. Of course one man dominates the shelves at the moment – Lewis Hamilton – but there are also some … Continue reading Best gifts for F1 fans: Books (2/5)
Searching for presents for your Christmas wish list? Need a present for a Formula 1 fan? Over the next five days I’ll be picking out some of the best F1 videos, books, toys, collectibles and more to give you some great gift ideas – starting off with the best in F1 video.
The weekly reviews slot has temporarily turned into the Lewis Hamilton book corner as I make my way through the eight biographies of the British driver due out in time for Christmas. This slender, wide format 150+ page book is penned by Andrew van de Burgt, the second Autosport writer to put out a book … Continue reading “Lewis Hamilton” (Andrew van de Burgt, 2007)
A few particularly interesting finds in the blogs this week including a Vodafone executive writing about meeting Lewis Hamilton and Karun Chandhok on his Red Bull test. Plus loads of opinions on Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso. Read on for 30 stories from the world of F1 blogs.
Here are my top three drivers of 2007. I picked Fernando Alonso as my driver of the year in 2006, because he’d been competitive at almost every track and hardly ever made a mistake. But in 2007, all of the three championship contenders made clear mistakes at one point or another. That – and the … Continue reading F1 07 review: Driver rankings (3/3)
A leaked dossier detailing McLaren’s case against Renault in F1’s new spy case has been published by PA Sport.
I recently picked up a copy of Nigel Roebuck?óÔé¼Ôäós Inside Formula 1, a collection of his columns from the 1980s. He sticks to his usual themes: Villeneuve, Smoking, Villeneuve, evil left-wing politicians and Villeneuve. But as ever it?óÔé¼Ôäós worth keeping with it for the nuggets of pure gold. In particular I was drawn to his … Continue reading The Ben Evans Column: Taking safety seriously
Prodrive boss David Richards is pessimistic about his team’s chances of being in Formula 1 next year. Also the new Ferrari boss has a few things to say about team orders, Cristiano da Matta looks to return to racing following his horror crash, and watch some classic motor racing action online for free.
Formula One Management appear to be planning a special DVD box set commemorating Michael Schumacher’s five world championships for Ferrari. My Italian’s not so hot (in fact it’s non-existent) but this report on La Gazzetta dello Sport appears to indicate a five DVD special covering the 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 world championships is … Continue reading Official five-disc DVD box set for Schumacher fans?