July 2008 Archives - 2/13 - F1 Fanatic archive

Best of the rest (2008 Hungary preview) 29th July 2008, 7:00

We?re past the halfway point in the 2008 season so you know the drill by now: Ferrari and McLaren are up front and at the moment it looks like McLaren have the edge. BMW will be closest to them with Robert Kubica leading the charge. But who will be best of the rest in Hungary? […]

NASCAR has its own ‘Indianapolis 2005′ – but the race goes on 28th July 2008, 20:58

We all remember the debacle of a ‘race’ F1 put on at Indianapolis in the 2005 United States Grand Prix. Yesterday NASCAR suffered its own version at the very same venue, albeit running the full oval rather than the road course. NASCAR managed to put on a full race, of sorts, with a full field. […]

Lewis Hamilton to score a hat trick? (2008 Hungarian Grand Prix preview)

McLaren have nosed ahead of the opposition in the past few weeks with Lewis Hamilton scoring a pair of emphatic wins at Silverstone and Hockenheim. Testing last week suggested the team will keep their advantage at the next round in Hungary. Can Hamilton become the first man in two years to win three successive races?

Adjustable wings – a change too far?

The 2009 F1 rules are a source of great interest with several radical changes aimed at improving overtaking. Along with bring back slick tyres and reducing wing sizes, teams are expected to be allowed to use adjustable wings. I’m not a fan of the idea. What do you think of it? Cast your vote below…

One lap wonders 27th July 2008, 7:00

Markus Winkelhock recently told the German press that he doesn’t expect to get the chance to add to the single race start he made at the Nurburgring for Spyker last year. Winkelhock famously led his debut race after a rain storm in the opening laps and a cunning early switch to wet-weather tyres. But some […]

Scott Dixon takes fifth win of 2008 at Edmonton (Indy Car)

Scott Dixon won once again in the Indy Racing League thanks to rapid pit work by his Ganassi pit crew and a slice of fortunate with the race distance. Dixon had a quiet race until the late stages when one of his Penske rivals was knocked into a spin and the other fell back in […]

Ex-Champ Car drivers shine at Edmonton (Indy Car) 26th July 2008, 10:21

The former Champ Car drivers in the Indy Racing League have enjoyed their best qualifying session of the year at Edmonton. It’s the only time the IRL regulars and the ‘transition teams’ will compete together at an ex-Champ Car venue this year. Penske duo Ryan Brisco and Helio Castroneves locked out the front row but […]

One To Watch: Bruno Senna

Bruno Senna is one of the names being linked with the vacant seat at Toro Rosso next year as current driver Sebastian Vettel moves up to the Red Bull team.

Buy, beg, borrow or steal this video 25th July 2008, 13:00

I did a review of the latest Lewis Hamilton DVD earlier this week and although it’s not bad the lack of racing footage on it is a disappointment. But if you like the sound of a video with more of a historical angle, which packs in four decades of F1 racing action, I’ve got a […]

Closest F1 field for ten years – or more?

The past two seasons have seen the gap between the fastest and slowest cars shrink. A fairly basic assessment of the data suggests the F1 field is more closely matched now than it has been at any point in the last ten years. How has this happened?