2008 Monaco Grand Prix notes

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

Here are my notes on last week’s Monaco Grand Prix. Some people have suggested it showed McLaren now have the upper hand in the championship but I’m not convinced. Plus, Massa’s impressive start to the race, the drivers who missed opportunities, and more.

Might have been Hamilton: Magnussen

Posted on | Author Ben Evans

Concluding the two-part series begun yesterday Ben Evans looks at the career of Dane Jan Magnussen (right, with Rubens Barrichello), another ex-McLaren driver who showed great promise in his pre-F1 career but never reached the heights expected of him in Formula 1. In Formula Ford and Formula 3 both McNish and Magnussen were-once-in-a generation fast, … Continue reading Might have been Hamilton: Magnussen

Ayrton Senna vs Michael Schumacher

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Last week I asked for your suggestions for F1 Fanatic articles. And coming out on top with almost 100 votes was this topic from Tom Bellingham… It could have been one of Formula 1’s greatest rivalries. Instead, while Michael Schumacher romped to race wins and world championships in the mid-1990s everyone wondered how it might … Continue reading Ayrton Senna vs Michael Schumacher

Mosley rejected compromise deal in April

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Details of an attempt by FIA members to reach a deal with scandal-hit president Max Mosley emerged tonight. According to the FIA Deputy President for Automobile, Mobility and Tourism Franco Lucchesi he and “almost all” the members of the World Council for the Autmobile Mobility and Tourism agreed to the offer. Under the terms of … Continue reading Mosley rejected compromise deal in April

Gerhard Berger for FIA president?

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

When Gerhard Berger (right, with Niki Lauda) spoke out in defence of embattled FIA president Max Mosley in the Monaco Grand Prix press conference many people assumed Berger, an ally of Mosley’s, had been put up to it by FIA communications director Richard Woods. However new rumours have emerged linking Berger with Mosley’s job. So … Continue reading Gerhard Berger for FIA president?

F1 blogs & more: Behind the scenes at Monte-Carlo with Mark Webber

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Here’s some of my latest picks from the world of F1 blogs and websites, including Mark Webber’s own photographs of his weekend in Monaco. You can also now follow what I’m reading on social bookmarking site StumbleUpon and share other articles you think I might like using it. You can still email me as usual … Continue reading F1 blogs & more: Behind the scenes at Monte-Carlo with Mark Webber

Shakespeare, Warhol and Max Mosley

Posted on | Author Stephen Snook

F1 Fanatic reader Stephen Snook has contributed this highly thought-provoking essay on morality and the Max Mosley debate. Without Dante there would be no Italian; without Luther there would be no German; without Shakespeare, there would be no English. If this is an over simplification, then it is certainly true to say that modern Italian, … Continue reading Shakespeare, Warhol and Max Mosley

How do the new Alonso-Ferrari rumours affect the 2009 F1 driver market?

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Fernando Alonso?s prospects of joining Ferrari in the near future appeared to have been killed off earlier this year when Luca di Montezemolo said in public that he did not want Alonso to partner Kimi Raikkonen in the future. But the rumours re-surfaced over the Monaco Grand Prix weekend with sources claiming Alonso had signed … Continue reading How do the new Alonso-Ferrari rumours affect the 2009 F1 driver market?