Most people expected the stewards to get involved after the DTM’s annual visit to the Norisring. But to the surprise of many it was fifth placed man Gary Paffett, not winner Jamie Green, who was penalised. Paffett was disqualified from the final results. Did the stewards get the wrong British driver?
When we debated Sebastien Bourdais here a few weeks ago there were some reservations about the quality of his performances since he scored on his Grand Prix debut in Australia. The Toro Rosso driver has hinted why he might be having difficulty settling into F1 after five years in Champ Car. He remarked he was … Continue reading Bourdais unhappy with grooved tyres
Thanks to everyone who entered the competition to win a Kangaroo TV for the British Grand Prix weekend. Are you a winner? Find out below…
Ever wondered what it’s like to work for a Formula 1 team? F1 Fanatic reader Paul Darby has been there and done that with McLaren in the 1990s. Read about his experience in this guest post. I was working at PC World in Southampton, selling fantastically over priced PCs with even more ludicrously stupid insurance. … Continue reading What’s it like to work for an F1 team?
What’s the best souvenir you’ve picked up at a race – F1 or anything else? Some of us started discussing this on the F1 Fanatic Forum last week. Best finds so far include handfuls of carbon fibre from Giancarlo Fisichella’s crash at Magny-Cours in 2002, a jam jar full of tyre marbles from Melbourne ’01, … Continue reading The best souvenir you’ve got from a race
A home victory would be the perfect way for Lewis Hamilton to respond to criticism of his driving after two consecutive no-scores in Canada and France. Do McLaren have the car – and does Hamilton have the nerve – for him to win the British Grand Prix at a sold-out Silverstone? He will be hoping … Continue reading 2008 British Grand Prix preview: Can Lewis Hamilton win at Silverstone?
The first ever Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be held in 2009 as the last race of the season. But what has become of the plans for the Yas Island circuit to be a hybrid street and permanent track? And how has it suddenly landed the most coveted slot on the calendar?
A quick round-up of links I’ve bookmarked on StumbleUpon this week including bad sportsmanship in F1, Ferrari building a new simulator, and British winners of their home race. Read on for more.
Heading to the British Grand Prix this weekend? Is it your first time at Silverstone for F1? Here are some tips and advice from F1 Fanatic readers who’ve been to the British GP before.
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If there was any doubt before France that Lewis Hamilton?óÔé¼Ôäós F1 honeymoon was over there certainly isn?óÔé¼Ôäót now. In a weekend where the McLaren team was subject to some extremely harsh penalties (why was Heikki Kovalainen penalised but not Kimi Raikkonen during qualifying?) Hamilton?óÔé¼Ôäós race was effectively over midway through the first lap.
I was in the paddock at the Silverstone F1 test yesterday. Here are a few of my photographs including home drivers Lewis Hamilton and David Coulthard plus world champion Kimi Raikkonen. For more keep an eye out for my exclusive article on Force India F1 Team on Autotrader.co.uk on Monday.
What must Frank Williams have thought when Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld gave BMW its first win and first one-two at the Canadian Grand Prix three weeks ago? Since BMW left Williams in 2005 the Munich marque has grown in strength while progress at Williams has been painfully slow by comparison.
27. 46. 5. Some numbers are instantly recognisable to motor racing fans being linked with one driver – whether it’s Gilles Villeneuve, Valentino Rossi, Nigel Mansell, or someone else. At present F1 drivers either get the number 1 if they won the world champioship, or else have to take a number based on their team’s … Continue reading Poll: Should drivers keep their numbers?
A surprise announcement from today?óÔé¼Ôäós FIA World Motor Sports Council today revealed the FIA wishes to set up a new feeder series to Formula 1. It will be called Formula 2, reviving the name used for a similar series until 1984, before it was replaced by Formula 3000 and, later, GP2. But why is the … Continue reading FIA?óÔé¼Ôäós plans for Formula 2 shows Max Mosley wants war with Bernie Ecclestone
The first details of the 2009 F1 calendar were published today with the F1 schedule set to return to 19 races ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ a high it has only reached once before, in 2005. As was expected the French Grand Prix is remaining at Magny-Cours. The Australian Grand Prix also appears as a provisional fixture. However there … Continue reading Provisional 2009 F1 calendar has good news for France, bad for America
Top Gear has launched a new Formula 1 blog but will the BBC?óÔé¼Ôäós hit motoring show play any role in the corporation?óÔé¼Ôäós coverage of F1 which begins in 2009? Speculation about a Top Gear-F1 link up has mounted after The Times ran a front page story suggesting Richard Hammond would front the BBC?óÔé¼Ôäós coverage which … Continue reading How will BBC TV cover F1 in 2009?
The British Grand Prix is expected to have a three-day attendance of 240,000 this year as every ticket available has been sold. The first of three days of pre-race testing began today with the entire, albeit limited, allocation of tickets also selling out. However tickets for the Grand Prix are available on the internet and … Continue reading British Grand Prix and F1 test sold out
Here are 21 pictures from Sunday’s French Grand Prix including the Ferraris romping off at the start, jarno Trulli scoring an emotional podium for Toyota, and McLaren drivers Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen pictured with a 1908 Benz Grand Prix car.
A provisional 2009 F1 calendar is expected to be announced tomorrow by Bernie Ecclestone according to Nigel Roebuck. Among the changes for 2009 will be the first Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, announced last year. And on Sunday rumours came to light that Magny-Cours, host of the French Grand Prix, will get a second stay of … Continue reading 2009 F1 calendar expected tomorrow with French round at Magny-Cours