December 2008 Archives - F1 Fanatic archive

The 2008 F1 Fanatic top 10 31st December 2008, 19:24

Max Mosley videos, ugly 2009 F1 cars, the first ever F1 night race… none of these were the subject of the most-read article on F1 Fanatic in 2008. So what was it? Read on to find out.

David Coulthard’s F1 career: 1994-2008

In the last guest article of 2008 Andrew Tsvyk takes a look at David Coulthard’s career highlights as he makes the switch from F1 racing driver to F1 TV pundit. The 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix was his last-ever Formula 1 race. In this article I will look at some of the races that shaped his […]

F1 links: Walker’s win and Alonso’s deal 30th December 2008, 22:31

It’s out! Alonso has a Ferrari contract My good friend and colleague Pino Allievi is writing in La Gazetta dello Sport in Italy that Fernando Alonso has a four year contract with Ferrari starting 2011, but with clauses which allow that contract to be brought forward one year to 2010. Fans vote John Motson’s Tottenham […]

If we were in charge: 2008 in polls

If F1 Fanatic readers were in charge Max Mosley would be looking for a new job and Lewis Hamilton would have won the Belgian Grand Prix. Here’s how the voting went in every major poll of 2008 – from adjustable wings to top rookies.

F1 Fanatic’s best arguments of 2008 29th December 2008, 13:09

Last month Alan said he had enjoyed the “quality arguing” on F1 Fanatic this year. So have I, and I thought it would be a good idea to end the year by looking back at some of our best quality arguments…

The state of Formula 1 in 2008 28th December 2008, 13:24

The 2008 Formula 1 season ended on a high on the track – but the shock withdrawal of Honda was a sting in the tail. With 2009 almost upon us it’s time to take stock of F1’s position as one season ends and a new year begins: the quality of the competition, the future of […]

Merry Christmas from F1 Fanatic! 25th December 2008, 1:31

Merry Christmas, everyone! I’m away for a few days celebrating Christmas with my family. Wherever you are and whatever you’re celebrating, I hope you have a fantastic time! F1 Fanatic will be back to normal service in a few days. In the meantime, please share any seasons’ greetings of your own below. And if you’ve […]

Will any of today’s F1 drivers beat Michael Schumacher’s records? 24th December 2008, 13:37

Will anyone ever rake Michael Schumacher’s place at the top of the lists of race winners, pole sitters, and pretty much everything else?

Do Ferrari deserve more money? (Poll) 23rd December 2008, 7:00

Bernie Ecclestone hit back at FOTA and Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo this week by reminding him that Ferrari gets more money from F1 than the other teams do. Is this fair?

Bernie Ecclestone mocks Max Mosley with a ‘Spankgate’ Christmas card 22nd December 2008, 21:24

Bernie Ecclestone’s annual comedy Christmas cards poke fun at the ‘Spankgate’ affair Max Mosley was embroiled in earlier this year. The cards (click above to enlarge) show Mosley lashing F1 bosses with a whip while Ecclestone hands out sticking plasters.

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