May 2008 Archives - 2/13 - F1 Fanatic archive

Not enough seats to go round 29th May 2008, 7:00

Super Aguri are gone and the F1 field has shrunk down to 20 cars, increasing the competition for any seats that might become available. That’s bad news for some of the promising drivers squeezed out of the sport who might have hoped to get back in – to say nothing of Takuma Sato and Anthony […]

Mosley rejected compromise deal in April 28th May 2008, 21:00

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 […]

Gerhard Berger for FIA president?

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 […]

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

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 […]

Video: 2008 Monaco GP review

Watch the Monaco Grand Prix review video with a recap of the race action and the championship standings.

The three Kimi Raikkonens 27th May 2008, 15:00

On his day, Kimi Raikkonen is untouchable. Blisteringly quick over a single lap, relentlessly consistent over a stint, irrepressibly smart when it comes to the cut and thrust of wheel-to-wheel racing. And then he turns up at the 2008 Monaco Grand Prix and puts in the kind of performance that makes you wonder whether Nelson […]

Shakespeare, Warhol and Max Mosley

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, […]

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

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 […]

The foolishness of crowds 26th May 2008, 20:50

Mark Webber is frustrated that Formula 1’s flawed safety car rules still haven’t been fixed – and he blames the team bosses for it: As far as I know, a solution is being worked on. But there needs to be unanimity and I have heard that some teams want to keep the current rules. I […]

Sebastien Bourdais: the driver debates

For many years, Sebastien Bourdais was the driver everyone thought deserved a crack at Formula 1. He won the Formula 3000 championship (since replaced by GP2) and claimed the final four Champ Car titles before the series collapsed. With only six Formula 1 starts to his name it’s hard to draw solid conclusions about his […]