July 2008 Archives - F1 Fanatic archive

2009 Indy Car calendar revealed: Long Beach and Toronto in, Nashville out (Indy Car) 31st July 2008, 18:43

The 2009 Indy Car calendar has been announced and there are three big changes. The Nashville oval is out and two of the top ex-CART/Champ Car venues join the schedule. Both are street tracks: the first is Long Beach, the iconic CART venue once used for Formula 1, which will hold the second round of […]

F1 blogs & more: Rain again?

Here’s a selection of F1-related highlights I’ve found on the web in the past week or so – could we be in for more wet weather action at the Hungaroring? Plus Michael Schumacher has an altercation with a pedestrian, the strange reason behind Timo Glock’s huge crash in the German Grand Prix, Emerson Fittipaldi on […]

Video: KERS gives BMW mechanic shock

Here’s a video showing how a BMW mechanic suffered an electric shock and was thrown to the ground when he touched a car fitted with a Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS): The incident occured during testing at Jerez last week. Links below.

Video: Hungarian GP history 1994-2007

Journeyer concludes his two-part guide to the Hungarian Grand Prix. You can read the first installment here. 1997: The Hungaroring’s twisty configuration meant cars with lesser grunt could be competitive at the front. So Damon Hill, who up to now was uncompetitive in the Arrows, suddenly managed to slip past Michael Schumacher for the lead […]

Life behind Lewis competition winners 30th July 2008, 23:31

The “Life behind Lewis” DVD competition was easily the most popular competition I’ve run on the site so congratulations to the five of you who’ve won. Are you one of the winners? Find out below…

Video: Hungarian GP history 1986-1993

The Hungaroring is a rather odd place. It is as tight and twisty as Monaco but minus the Armco, the harbour, the glitz and the glamour. It is also a place with two personalities: its races can be dull and painfully boring but they can also be action-packed and exciting. While it tends to be […]

Video lap of the Valencia F1 street circuit

The new Valencia F1 street track was used for the first time for a race meeting last weekend. Here’s a video showing a lap of the new Circuito Urbano Valencia onboard a GT car: The lap begins with the tight left before the start/finish straight. See below for more videos of the track and a […]

Flavio Briatore admits Renault have fallen behind on engine development

The F1 team bosses have been meeting at Ferrari?s headquarters in Maranello to come up with a set of proposals for F1?s rules for 2011 and beyond. Speaking before the meeting, Renault?s Flavio Briatore gave a frank assessment of his team?s problems: The problem is that us, Renault, have stuck to the letter of the […]

Video: 2008 Hungarian GP preview

Here’s the Hungarian Grand Prix preview video with a video lap of the Hungaroring circuit, Murray Walker on Jenson Button’s maiden Grand Prix win in 2006 and some unusual behind-the-scenes footage from McLaren.

Hungary 2007: the whole story 29th July 2008, 15:00

The complete story of the Fernando Alonso / Lewis Hamilton / McLaren qualifying scandal at the 2007 Hungarian Grand Prix