June 2010 Archives - F1 Fanatic archive

Willis wants testing return 30th June 2010, 12:12

HRT technical director Geoff Willis would like to see the return of in-season testing – albeit on a limited basis. Willis said: From a purely engineering point of view, if we don?t have testing we have to compensate with rig testing and analysis. The money you don?t spend on testing you spend on that. The […]

Win British GP tickets with F1 Fanatic

Would you like to be at Silverstone to see the first F1 race on the revised track next week? F1 Fanatic has a pair of tickets to this year’s British Grand Prix for one lucky reader to win. See below for details of how to enter the competition and more ways to win tickets for […]

Hamilton, Button & Senna’s McLaren (video)

http://youtu.be/6tQCXE7DDuc McLaren have put out a video showing Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button poking around their store of old Formula 1 cars and pulling back the covers on a 1988 MP4-4. Both take turns sitting in the car which was driven by Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost, winning 15 of the 16 races they started. […]

Sauber “thrilled” by Kobayashi’s passes

Peter Sauber hailed Kamui Kobayashi’s performance in the European Grand Prix as “amazing”. The Japanese driver claimed seventh place after pulling off two overtaking moves in the final two laps, one on Fernando Alonso. The team owner said: I can only think of one word for it ?ǣ amazing! I was obviously thrilled by his […]

FOTA plans F1 emissions cut

The Formula One Teams’ Association expects to reduce carbon emissions in the sport by 12.4% by 2012. A FOTA-commissioned report into the environmental impact of Formula found that each team produces an average of 215,558 tonnes of CO2 per year. Of that, 0.29% comes from the burning of fuel by F1 cars in testing and […]

2010 European Grand Prix – the complete F1 Fanatic race weekend review

Valencia certainly provided a more exciting race this year than it did in 2008 and 2009 but it wasn’t without controversy. Find all the F1 Fanatic European Grand Prix coverage in one place below ?ǣ from Friday practice to the post-race review and our live comments on every session.

F1 Fanatic round-up: 30/6/2010

The Autocourse competition is closed but there’s a new competition with a cracking prize coming up on the site later today. Also it’s the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend so I’ve been planning F1 Fanatic’s biggest ever coverage of the event. If there’s anything you’d particularly like to see from the Festival please leave […]

Mateusz wins and Scunnyman takes Predictions Championship lead 29th June 2010, 23:02

The F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship is as closely-fought as ever with Scunnyman edging into a one-point lead over Arpi_ as we pass the halfwau mark. Victory in round nine went to Mateusz (actually there should be several more ‘z’s in there) and Ace claimed the runners-up prize – by just three-thousandths of a second.

Alonso retracts Valencia criticism

Having pilloried the European Grand Prix stewards in the 48 hours following the race, Ferrari have begun to tone down their criticism of Sunday’s event. Fernando Alonso was first to take a step back from his earlier criticism of the race as “manipulated”, saying “we should talk about it together in a calm way, to […]

FIA must learn from Valencia shambles

There’s no reason to believe Ferrari’s claim that the European Grand Prix was somehow “manipulated”. But considering the penalties that were handed out, particularly the nine drivers who were penalised after the race was finished, it’s clear there’s still room for improvement in how F1 races are refereed. The FIA should start by bringing back […]