27th January 2009, 23:22 Archives - F1 Fanatic archive

Another disgraceful judgement which puts the future of British motor sport at risk 27th January 2009, 23:22

Croft in Yorkshire is the latest British motor racing circuit to have its future threatened by a stunningly unjust piece of lawmaking. The Yorkshire circuit, which re-opened in 1994, will have to pay almost ??1m after losing an appeal against local residents who complained about the amount of noise at the circuit. It will also […]

The new safety car rules are an improvement but could still go wrong

The final 2009 F1 rules published by the FIA a few weeks ago revealed that the much-derided ??pit lane closure? rule, which ruined several drivers’ races in 2007 and 2008, is finally being dropped. But today the it has revealed that instead of returning to the pre-2007 safety car rules, drives (and fans) will have […]

Quiz: Can you name that race?

I’ve just finished putting together lap charts for each of the races from 2008 to go into the statistics section. But then I hit upon the idea of turning them into a quiz. How many of last year’s races can you name by looking at the lap charts? Let anorak battle commence!

Formula 1?s lost nations: Argentina

In the first instalment of a six-part series we take a look at countries that have produced world champions – but now have neither Grand Prix drivers nor races in modern Formula 1. These are F1′s lost nations. Last world champion: Juan Manuel Fangio, Maserati, 1957 Last Grand Prix winner: Carlos Reutemann, Williams, Zolder, 1981 […]