Alavaro Parente won on his first appearance for Super Nova in GP2 in the feature race at the Circuit de Catalunya, withstanding race-long pressure from Bruno Senna. It was a very impressive performance from the Renault World Series champion, who started second on the grid but took an instant lead when pole sitter Pastor Maldonado … Continue reading GP2: Alvaro Parente wins on debut in Barcelona
The big question after qualifying is this: how much fuel does Fernando Alonso have in his Renault? The Spanish driver in his home race sent the crowd into rapture by snatching provisional pole position, only to lose it at the last to Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen.
The Spanish Grand Prix qualifying live blog has now finished – see below to review it in full. Join us tomorrow for the Grand Prix Live Blog.
The Live Blog for Spanish Grand Prix practice has concluded – you can review the blog in full below.
Kimi Raikkonen leads the way at the Circuit de Catalunya after being fastest in both practice sessions. McLaren look to be in trouble and Renault were the surprise of the day. Here are my notes on the Spanish Grand Prix practice.
The response to my invitation for guest writers was fantastic and I’m very happy to share the first of these new articles today. Journeyer, a long-time contributor to the comments and Live Blogs on F1Fanatic, covers the history of the Spanish Grand Prix. Formula 1 has been around for 58 years now. With it goes … Continue reading Spanish Grand Prix: memorable races
Super Aguri will race in the Spanish Grand Prix but negotiations to save the team are still going on. The F1 field faced being cut to 20 cars had they been a no-show. If a team misses a race and therefore does not contest the entire season it can incur severe financial penalties. Therefore in … Continue reading Super Aguri: no deal, but will race
So who’s going to be on the podium at the Spanish Grand Prix? Here are my predictions – share yours below.
As this site has been down for a couple of days due to a server move I’ve not had chance to write about a remarkable weekend for Indy Car racing in America (however I did write about it in my weekly column for Auto Trader). It was always going to be strange with half the … Continue reading Danica Patrick becomes first woman to win an Indy Car race
The F1Fanatic Live Blogs for the Spanish Grand Prix will be running during Saturday practice (10am), qualifying (12pm for 1pm qualifying start) and the race (12pm for 1pm race start) You can use the forms below to receive a reminder when the blogs start. Help running the blogs is always appreciated and if you’d like … Continue reading Spanish GP Live Blogs on F1Fanatic
With three teams likely to be in the hunt for the victory this weekend the battle to be best of the rest could decide who takes home the points for seventh and eighth positions – assuming the Ferraris, McLarens and BMWs all come home in one piece. So who from Renault, Williams, Red Bull, Toyota … Continue reading 2008 Spanish GP preview: The midfield
Watch the 2008 Spanish Grand Prix including interviews with Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, plus a preview of the circuit and Murray Walker’s Grand Prix memories. This series of videos is also available on the F1 Fanatic Facebook Group as well: Please note the competition contained in this video is run by USP Content and … Continue reading Video: 2008 Spanish GP preview
I’ve had a couple of emails from people who would like to write for F1 Fanatic. I’m always keen to get new and interesting articles on the site so I’ve set up a new page for anyone who wants to submit an article. If you’ve got an idea for an article you can either write … Continue reading Want to write for F1Fanatic?
This time last year Takuma Sato gave Super Aguri their first ever point by finishing eighth in the Spanish Grand Prix – beating among others Giancarlo Fisichella in the Renault. But this year the team that was created to keep the Japanese driver in F1 might not even be racing. Does Sato deserve his place … Continue reading Takuma Sato: the driver debates
This weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix is supposed to be the first of two races in Spain this year – the second being the European Grand Prix at the new Circuit Urbano Valencia. But yesterday the European Union revealed objections to the Grand Prix on several grounds. There are growing doubts over whether the race, which … Continue reading How serious is the EU threat to the European Grand Prix at Valencia?
Ferrari seem strangely keen to play down the benefits of their intriguing new vented nose. Nicolas Tombazis told the press: It is not something revolutionary that will make us go two seconds quicker. More simply, it’s an aerodynamic development, like others that are perhaps less evident but maybe even more important. However they were also … Continue reading 2008 Spanish Grand Prix preview: Ferrari ahead by a nose?
What do you think of the quality of Formula 1 articles on Wikipedia? I’m forever researching different topics to do with F1 and, as with so many online subjects these days, Wikipedia dominates the search results rankings. But is the information on there any good? Have you edited any of the Wikipedia F1 articles?
Christian Sylt keeps a close eye on all things money related in Formula 1 (that’s pretty much everything, then) for his excellent publication Formula Money. He shared some very interesting data with me on how the new Formula 1 circuits are raising the cost of hosting a Grand Prix beyond the reach of F1’s traditional … Continue reading How new tracks are squeezing traditional circuits out of Formula 1
What do F1 drivers do between races? PR, mainly. But Jarno Trulli at least gets to indulge his passion for wine and karting, although not both at the same time. This video from Toyota explains how they use their drivers in marketing campaigns. Watch more F1 videos
Three races in, three different winners. The 2008 season hasn’t quite taken shape yet – there are still more questions than answers – but over the next few races that’s bound to change. Barcelona and Istanbul are next on the itinerary and both are Ferrari strongholds. The red team have won five of the last … Continue reading The races that will define the season