September 2008 Archives - F1 Fanatic archive

Lucas di Grassi poised to take Renault seat off Nelson Piquet Jnr for 2009 30th September 2008, 18:36

New rumours on the 2009 F1 driver market suggest Nelson Piquet Jnr will be dropped by Renault at the end of the year. But Brazilian F1 fans need not despair as Piquet’s countryman Lucas di Grassi is being lined up to replace him. Renault is offering Piquet to Toro Rosso according to Autosport – might […]

Should F1 hold more night races?

The first ever F1 race held at night went very well at Singapore. None of the pre-event concerns over the use of artificial light came to pass. Bernie Ecclestone is keen for F1 to have more night races in the future. He’s urging the Japanese to hold their event as a night race. Malaysia had […]

800 F1 Grands Prix in numbers

The Singapore Grand Prix marked the 800th round of the F1 world championship. Here?s a breakdown of which countries and teams have won the most races and loads more statistics and facts to do with this landmark race.

Williams fans at 500th GP show (Video)

The Williams F1 team holds live Grand Prix screenings in its conference centre for fans. For a fee, fans can watch the race, hear live updates from the team at the track, and see the team’s museum of race cars, which isn’t usually open to the public. Here’s a short video about the Italian Grand […]

Singapore GP race progress analysis 29th September 2008, 18:21

I’ve produced a chart showing the position of each driver on every lap of the Singapore Grand Prix, compared to the race leader. Here’s an analysis of some of the key points in the race base on the chart.

2008 Singapore Grand Prix pictures

I can’t get enough of these awesome photographs from F1’s first night race. Here’s a selection of high-resolution photographs from the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix.

2008 Singapore GP stats and facts

The inaugural Singapore Grand Prix was a statistical feast for the anorak-wearer. The 800th F1 championship race saw Nick Heidfeld break Michael Schumacher’s record for most finishes, a first-time race leader, and the first time a driver has ever won an F1 race from 15th on the grid. Read on for more.

BBC’s 2009 F1 team: Legard, Brundle, Coulthard, Humphrey and McKenzie

Pitpass claims the BBC has named its 2009 F1 coverage presenters as Jonathan Legard, Martin Brundle, David Coulthard, Jake Humphrey and Lee McKenzie. Legard has previously commentated for the BBC on Formula 1 on Radio Five Live and has an expert knowledge of the sport. Pairing him with Martin Brundle, who’s won awards for his […]

Stewards reject Toyota appeal 28th September 2008, 19:00

Toyota protested Sebastian Vettel…

Fernando Alonso’s bad luck turns good for win

Fernando Alonso scored his first win in over a year and Renault’s first win in almost twice that time as the new Singapore circuit created a surprise result.