29th January 2009, 23:34 Archives - F1 Fanatic archive

Good news from Aston Martin and Volvo 29th January 2009, 23:34

There has been a lot of doom and gloom for the motor racing fan since the end of last season. First Seat announced an abrupt withdrawal from the British Touring Car Championship ?ǣ just as it finally seemed to be on the cusp of success with its diesel Leons.

F1 links: Renault test pics

Renault Testing in the UK Today “It?s the first time I?ve seen a 2009 specification car up close, and I can?t say the Renault looks any better in the flesh than it did during the launch.” More pics here. FIA clarifies engine regulations “Following enquiries made by autosport.com, the FIA has now confirmed that the […]

Hamilton is top F1 driver on Facebook – but Valentino Rossi thrashes them all

For all the stick Lewis Hamilton gets on the internet, he’s not short of a fan or two as these stats from Facebook show. But Hamilton would lose his status as most popular F1 driver on Facebook immeditaely if Valentino Rossi’s much-rumoured switch to Ferrari came true…

Formula 1?s lost nations: Canada

Last world champion: Jacques Villeneuve, Williams, 1997 Last Grand Prix winner: Jacques Villeneuve, Nurburgring, 1997 Last Grand Prix starter: Jacques Villeneuve, BMW, Hockenheimring, 2006 Last Grand Prix: Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, 2008 Canada is a new addition to the ‘lost nations’: Its Grand Prix has just been cancelled, and it had a former world champion […]