June 2009 Archives - F1 Fanatic archive

Bridgestone changes F1 tyre policy 30th June 2009, 23:36

Bridgestone has announced its tyre allocations for the four rounds of the championship from Hungary to Italy. After much criticism from the drivers, notably Fernando Alonso, it has ceased its practice of bringing tyres two stages apart on its performance spectrum. As last year, Hungaroring and Valencia will be tackled with its softest tyres. But […]

Wimbledon?s roof, F1 and television

There?s no escaping the Wimbledon tennis tournament here in Britain. Last night F1 broadcasters BBC attracted 12.6m viewers as British hopeful Andy Murray scraped through to the next round after a four-hour match that lasted well into the evening. But there has been criticism of the decision to keep the match going under Wimbledon?s new […]

Found on a wall: the first Grand Prix

I was on my way to a restaurant in London the other day when I came across a striking building I hadn?t seen before. But the beaming face of a character whose body appeared to be made out of tyres and letters spelling out the word ??Bibendum? made it unmistakeably clear this was an old […]

F1 car and driver highlights at the 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Formula 1 cars from at least 14 different constructors will be demonstrated at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend. They include a special tribute to Williams, Lewis Hamilton in one of Ayrton Senna’s old McLarens, the largest collection of Silver Arrows and, of course, plenty of modern F1 cars. Here’s a run-down of the […]

F1 links: FOTA wants F1 back in the USA

Not the biggest day for F1 news – but some good news for American followers: The Chairman replying to the fans Luca di Montezemolo has got good news for F1 fans in America: "As far as the tracks are concerned where the races are held, the historical ones have always had a great fascination; for […]

Life L190 – the worst F1 car ever – to run at Goodwood Festival of Speed 29th June 2009, 20:23

The Life L190* – in all probability the worst F1 car ever – will be demonstrated by Derek Bell at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. The W12-engined car failed to progress beyond pre-qualifying in 14 attempts in 1990, and was typically around 20 seconds off the pace at most tracks. It will take a […]

Win Lewis Hamilton audio books

Regular readers will know Mark Hughes’s book “Lewis Hamilton: The Full Story” was the best-rated of the many Lewis Hamilton biographies that started hitting the shelves two years ago. It’s now been released as an audio book on CD which includes a new chapter on his championship victory last year. It’s narrated by Jonathan Legard […]

Edit TV competition winners

Congratulations to the three winners of our Edit TV competition. The following three F1 Fanatic readers will each receive a PCTV Nano Stick Ultimates and a copy of Edit TV: Amy Cooper (United Kingdom) Ray Lewis (United Kingdom) Danilo G Galdino (Brazil) If you didn’t win this time, commiserations, but keep an eye out for […]

When did F1 cars look their best? (Poll)

At the start of the year there was a lot of discussion about whether we’d ever get used to the peculiar 2009-specification cars with their bizarre front and rear wings. So, has time made us more fond of the new-look F1 cars? How do they compare to the designs of previous generations? Have a look […]

F1 links: Mosley wants Todt for president

Max Mosley is a one-man-band at the moment, determined to force the issue and not back down to the teams in the row over the 2010 rules. But are they listening? Max Mosley about-turn clears path for Jean Todt "Todt and Mosley have had a close working relationship ever since Todt was made Ferrari team […]

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