2009 December 21 archive

F1 gets internet coverage in USA 21st December 2009, 23:56

Speed TV has confirmed a new deal to broadcast F1 live in America – including the first deal to show official Formula 1 video online in the USA. A statement from the channel said: Speed will continue to offer its long-running live coverage of the FIA Formula One World Championship, including live coverage of qualifying […]

What was the best pass of 2009? (Video)

Overtaking in F1 is a hotly-debated subject – particularly the view that we haven’t seen much of it this year. That isn’t necessarily the case. The video above compiles a selection of the best passes of 2009 – and there were more besides that don’t feature on there. But which driver made the best overtaking […]

F1 links: Williams chases Icelandic debt

Iceland’s Glitnir ‘owes’ £10m to F1 team Williams (Daily Telegraph) "After the Icelandic banking sector collapsed last year, Glitnir bank was taken over by the Icelandic government and Williams has not received sponsorship payments since." F1 Race of the Noughties (Motor Sport Musings) Dank puts the case for the 2005 Japanese Grand Prix – which […]

Petronas to be Mercedes title sponsor

Former BMW and Sauber sponsor Petronas will switch its backing to Mercedes next year. The team’s official title will be the Mercedes GP Petronas Formula One Team.

The future of F1 Fanatic

I started F1 Fanatic at the beginning of 2005 as a hobby. At the time I never thought that within a few years it would grow into a site visited by around 200,000 people per month. But in the past few months I have felt increasingly frustrated that I don’t have enough time to do […]