This year sees the 25th F1 race at the Hungaroring. When the track was first built it was derided for being slow, boring and lacking opportunities for overtaking. But as track designs have become ever less varied, has the time come to re-appraise the popular view of the Hungaroring as one of the worst tracks … Continue reading Changing tracks: Hungaroring
Felipe Massa will meet staff at the hospital where he was taken following his qualifying crash in Hungary last year when he returns to the circuit for this weekend’s race. Speaking before the Hungarian Grand Prix he said: Budapest is a nice track in a nice country. But also coming back after what happened last … Continue reading Massa to meet hospital staff (Video)
Derek Warwick will be the drivers’ adviser to the stewards at the Hungarian Grand Prix. He is the second former driver to undertake the role twice, having also done so at the Spanish Grand Prix this year. Johnny Herbert has also appeared on two occasions. He joins Lajos Herczeg (vice president the National Automobilsport Federation … Continue reading Warwick returns as race steward
The Monaco Grand Prix has extended its contract to host a round of the Formula 1 world championship for another ten years. Bernard Ecclestone and Michel Boeri, president of the Automobile Club de Monaco, agreed the deal in London today. The news comes a few days after the race organisers rebuffed remarks by Bernie Ecclestone … Continue reading Monaco signs ten-year F1 deal
GerardMP was the top scorer in the German Grand Prix round of the Predictions Championship. Hi 24-point haul moves him into the top 100 in the championship. Arpi_ retains the overall lead, three points ahead of Scunnyman and three more ahead of CyclopsPL.
The number of wheel tethers on F1 cars will be doubled next year in a bid to improve safety. McLaren engineering director Paddy Lowe, who is a member of the Technical Working Group, explained why the steps had been taken in response to recent accidents: Tethers are a great concern to us. We had the … Continue reading Lowe explains extra wheel tethers for 2011
McLaren engineering director Paddy Lowe admitted the team are struggling to understand how Red Bull and Ferrari’s flexing front wings work. Speaking in the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes phone-in he said: We believe, and we’re not alone, that two cars – Ferrari and Red Bull – that have wings existing at a much lower position than … Continue reading McLaren “don’t understand” Red Bull’s wing
One story came to dominate the German Grand Prix weekend – but you can find details on what happened to every driver and team below. The German Grand Prix review includes all the F1 Fanatic coverage in one place below ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ from Friday practice to the post-race analysis and our live comments on every session.
Force India will run an exhaust-blown diffuser for the first time this year in practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix. Team principal Vijay Mallya said: On Friday we will test the blown diffuser, which we believe will give us a big step forward. We will analyse the findings and any data will be fed back … Continue reading Force India to run blown diffuser
For those of you waiting for the Predictions Championship results, they will be up in the next 24 hours. I’m also writing for ITV-F1 again this week and my Hungarian Grand Prix preview should be up on their site later on today. Here’s the Wednesday round-up: Links Bernie Ecclestone braced for loss of ‘one or … Continue reading F1 Fanatic round-up: 28/7/2010