Here are all the ways you can follow the Bahrain Grand Prix on F1Fanatic.co.uk including details of the Live Blog that will be running during every practice session plus qualifying and the race:
I was planning to write an article about who Max Mosley’s successor as FIA president could be as he was expected to stand down in 2009. However following the allegations about his sex life made today his immediate future is now in doubt. So who is likely to take over from Mosley, one of the … Continue reading The men who might replace Max Mosley
My laptop died during the second Brands Hatch race so here are my delayed thoughts on the other two BTCC rounds. I spoke to Fabrizio Giovanardi before the second race and asked him if he was worried about keeping the BMWs behind him at the start. He said not, and that his problem at the … Continue reading BTCC Brands Hatch 2 & 3: Giovanardi and Turkington take wins
You might be wondering why I’ve taken so long to respond to the sordid allegations about Max Mosley’s private life in today’s News of the World. Well, first of all, I’ve been at Brands Hatch watching the touring cars all day! But more importantly, this is a shocking story and I thought it wise to … Continue reading Max Mosley yet to respond to lurid sex video claims in British newspaper
The Bahrain International Circuit has revealed that McLaren has been moved to the far end of the pit lane for next weekend’s race. A statement on the circuit’s website says: Late notice arrived to announce that instead of garages 15-18, the Vodafone McLaren-Mercedes team would take up residence in garages 33-35. McLaren were originally expected … Continue reading New twist in McLaren pitlane row
I’m at Brands Hatch today for the first round of the British Touring Car Championship. I was standing opposite the front row of the grid as the race got underway and it was striking how much quicker the rear wheel drive BMWs of Mat Jackson (pole position) and Colin Turkington (third) leapt away from second-placed … Continue reading BTCC Brands Hatch 1: Giovanardi edges Jackson
There’s never enough time to cover everything that goes on at a Grand Prix weekend in the post-race review. So after reading various race reports and looking at the detailed statistics I’ve compiled a few more thoughts on the Malaysian Grand Prix including a little bit of lap times analysis, a look at some of … Continue reading Malaysian GP post-race notes
A new era in Indy Car racing began as the re-unified series assembled for its first race in Miami. Fear of a crash-strewn race as the Champ Car converts got up to speed on the ovals were not realised as the race saw only three safety car appearances. But the last was by far the … Continue reading Kanaan loses win to Dixon at Miami
Update: the official 2009 F1 calendar has now been published. Brazil’s Grand Prix circuit Interlagos may have had its contract extended to 2015, but next year it will lose the role of season finale it has held (with one exception) since 2004. From 2009 F1’s last race will be at the new venue of Yas … Continue reading 2009 F1 calendar will end in Abu Dhabi
Formula One qualifying is set for yet another change in response to the dangerous incident in last week’s session which saw both McLaren drivers docked five places on the grid.
I was saddened this evening to learn of the death of Jean-Marie Balestre. Balestre was the president of the Commision Sportive Internationale from 1978, and formed the Federation Internationale du Sport Automobile (FISA), the fore-runner of today’s FIA. He became president of the FIA in 1986 (despite having a coronary artery by-pass graft that same … Continue reading Jean-Marie Balestre, 1921-2008
Another early start for the UK’s armchair fans unfortunately didn?óÔé¼Ôäót equate to another exciting race last Sunday. Ferrari dominated and McLaren floundered – with Lewis Hamilton struggling get close to Mark Webber?óÔé¼Ôäós Red Bull and Jarno Trulli?óÔé¼Ôäós Toyota, let alone actually make a move. Yes he may have been driving for points (in the second … Continue reading The Ben Evans column: ITV aren’t bad
If you go to Brands Hatch today it’s hard to imagine it being used as a Formula 1 circuit. It’s narrow, steep and the barriers (and crowd) are far too close to the track for the FIA or Bernie Ecclestone’s liking. At its peak, Brands Hatch held up to four races for Formula 1 cars … Continue reading “Brands Hatch” (Chas Parker)
It’s always interesting to hear what the most powerful man in Formula 1 thinks of the sport’s drivers. Bernie Ecclestone hailed Lewis Hamilton as the new Michael Schumacher and said he wants to see a rivalry developed between him and world champion Kimi Raikkonen.
The DTM have found a way to make their complicated and boring pit stop rules even harder to follow. On top of forcing drivers to pit twice a race, they’re now going to set pit windows which will restrict the times at which they come into the pits. It’s a rubbish idea nicked from, among … Continue reading DTM’s stupid pit stop rules to get worse
The new F1Fanatic Live Blogs of the practice, qualifying and race sessions have proved really popular, with hundreds of you joining in the Grand Prix comments. But I think we’ve only begun to scratch the surface of what we can do with this feature so please give me any feedback on the service so far. … Continue reading How can we make the Live Blogs better?
Ford have sold Jaguar (and Land Rover) to Indian company Tata for ?é?ú1.15bn ($2.3bn). The blue oval ran Jaguar Racing in F1 for five years before selling it to Red Bull in 2004. As a luxury car manufacturer two of Jaguar’s biggest rivals compete in Formula 1 – BMW and Mercedes. So should Tata bring … Continue reading Should Tata bring Jaguar back to F1?
The FIA are failing to make teams stick to the traction control ban according to ITV’s Ted Kravitz. The teams have been using special engine setting maps at the start of the races to simulate launch control and get their cars off the line as quickly as possible – and efforts to stop the practice … Continue reading How teams dodge traction control ban
Watch the first part of the Malaysian review and Bahrain preview video plus a competition to win Grand Prix tickets and a Lewis Hamilton McLaren model.
I renewed my subscription to F1 Racing at the start of the year but soon after I started to wonder if I’d made the wrong decision. Since its rival Motorsport left the Haymarket stable, started covering contemporary F1 again, and poached two of the stars from Haymarket’s weekly Autosport (Damien Smith and Nigel Roebuck), I’ve … Continue reading F1 Racing vs Motorsport