29th June 2010, 23:02 Archives - F1 Fanatic archive

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 […]

F1 Fanatic round-up: 29/6/2010

Coming up on F1 Fanatic later today, find out how you fared in the latest round of the Predictions Championship. In the meantime, here’s the round-up: Links Valencia thriller puts Sebastian Vettel back on track (BBC) Martin Brundle: “[Webber's crash] was so reminiscent of my crash in Melbourne in 1996. In that situation, you just […]

Best finish of 2010 (Williams race review)

Rubens Barrichello gave Williams their best result of the year so far. But with Nico H???lkenberg running in the points before retiring with a broken exhaust, they could have taken more away from their European Grand Prix weekend. Rubens Barrichello Nico H???lkenberg Qualifying position 9 8 Qualifying time comparison (Q3) 1’38.428 (+0.000) 1’38.428 Race position […]

Di Grassi shines (Virgin race review)

Lucas di Grassi had his best race weekend of the year so far, out-qualifying his team mate for the first time and finishing first of the new teams. Timo Glock Lucas di Grassi Qualifying position 22 21 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’42.140 (+0.054) 1’42.086 Race position 19 17 Average race lap 1’49.796 (+0.513) 1’49.283 Laps […]