14th December 2008, 21:00 Archives - F1 Fanatic archive

Lewis Hamilton loses Sports Personality of the Year Award for a second year 14th December 2008, 21:00

He may be the youngest ever Formula 1 world champion but the British public snubbed Lewis Hamilton in the voting for Sports Personality of the Year 2008. Hamilton was beaten by cyclist Chris Hoy, who was supposed to be racing Hamilton in the Race of Champions at Wembley today. That event was cancelled due to […]

Sebastien Loeb takes third Race of Champions title from David Coulthard

Sebastien Loeb won the Race of Champions for the third time after beating David Coulthard in the final race by less than a third of a second. Loeb beat Coulthard 2-1 in the finals, winning both races in the Race of Champions buggies while Coulthard won in the KTM X-bow.

F1 links: Cost cutting reaction

Nascar’s sponsors hit by sticker shock "Automakers aren’t the only ones pulling out. Longtime sponsors — including Kodak, Texaco and Domino’s Pizza — are abandoning Nascar. Even Craftsman, the Sears brand that has been the title sponsor of the truck series since it started in 1995, is cutting its ties." Honda facing £100 million bill […]

2008 Race of Champions video live now

Here is the live broadcast of the 2008 Race of Champions via Freecaster.tv. More information on the 2008 RoC here.

FIA’s 2008 Gala review video is heavy on the Hamilton-Senna references

Comparisons between Lewis Hamilton and Ayrton Senna never fail to raise the heckles of Hamilton-haters. But if this video from the FIA’s end-of-season awards ceremony is anything to go by, they’re keen to play up those connections as much as possible: