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 … Continue reading Lucas di Grassi poised to take Renault seat off Nelson Piquet Jnr for 2009
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 … Continue reading Should F1 hold more night races?
The Singapore Grand Prix marked the 800th round of the F1 world championship. Here?óÔé¼Ôäós a breakdown of which countries and teams have won the most races and loads more statistics and facts to do with this landmark race.
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 … Continue reading Williams fans at 500th GP show (Video)
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.
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.
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.
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 … Continue reading BBC’s 2009 F1 team: Legard, Brundle, Coulthard, Humphrey and McKenzie
Toyota protested Sebastian Vettel…
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.
Fernando Alonso wins in Singapore
Lewis Hamilton leads F1 title race
What did you think of the Singapore Grand Prix? Rate the race out of ten and discuss it below.
Ferrari suffered a disastrous problem during a pit stop for the second race this year. Felipe Massa was signalled to leave his pit box while the refuelling rig was stil attached to his car. The F2008 wrenched the fuel hose from the refuelling rig and Massa joined the fast lane of the pits in front … Continue reading Felipe Massa’s pit lane disaster (video)
Review the Singapore Grand Prix live blog below.
“We heard something noisy…”
I’ve made a small but significant change to the layout of F1 Fanatic. All posts are now classed either as “articles in brief” or “articles in full”, which determines where they appear on the home page: Articles in full are longer stories which appear in the main column on the left, usually with an image. … Continue reading The long and short of it
Nick Heidfeld receives penalty…
Tomorrow’s Singapore Grand Prix will be a long, hot, and very tough race for the drivers. Lewis Hamilton has already suggested the track is tougher than Monaco to race on: It’s a very physical circuit – more than I expected, actually. You need to put a lot of work into the car to get a … Continue reading Singapore GP: the toughest race in F1?
Felipe Massa will start Formula 1’s first ever night race in Singapore from pole position after taking pole position by over half a second. Lewis Hamilton will join him on the front row despite suffering a scare in the second part of qualifying where he was almost eliminated for the second race in a row.