1st October 2010, 16:53 Archives - F1 Fanatic archive

Lotus officially split from Cosworth 1st October 2010, 16:53

Lotus have moved a step closer to using Renault engines in 2011 after their split with Cosworth was made official. Cosworth issued a statement saying they will no longer supply engines to Lotus as of the end of next month, after the last race of the season: Cosworth and Lotus have today signed the termination […]

F1 Fanatic readers rate the last 50 races

The “rate the race” polls have been a popular feature on F1 Fanatic since they were introduced at the start of the 2008 season. Since then almost 100,000 votes have been received. The results have been compiled below to show what you thought was the best of the last 50 races – and which was […]

Porsche considering F1 return

Porsche are evaluating a return to Formula 1, the company’s chairman revealed at the Paris Motor Show today. Speaking to Autocar new chairman Matthias Mueller said: With LMP1, there are two classes and two brands ?ǣ Audi and Porsche. We do not like to both go into LMP1 [against each other]; that is not so […]

No Suzuka running for di Resta

Paul di Resta will not participate in first practice at Suzuka for Force India next week. The British driver has driven for the team in practice eight times this year but did not do so at Singapore last week: Unfortunately I won’t be out in FP1 in Japan, for similar reasons to Singapore – it’s […]

Vettel expects RB6 to be strong at Suzuka

Sebastian Vettel confirmed pre-race expectations that the Red Bull RB6 will be the car to beat around Suzuka. Looking ahead to next week’s Japanese Grand Prix he also acknowledged the growing threat posed by Ferrari: Suzuka should suit our car, but we still have to go there and prove it. I think we have a […]

Suzuka is “unfinished business” for Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton says he is looking forward to being able to race a competitive car on his second visit to Suzuka for next week’s Japanese Grand Prix. Suzuka is very much unfinished business for me. I raced the best I could last year, but our car just wasn?t fast enough. This year, I?m holding nothing […]

Behind the scenes with a track marshal at the Singapore Grand Prix

F1 Fanatic reader Wei Jian worked as a track marshal during the Singapore Grand Prix weekend. He tells us about his experience recovering cars and reveals some interesting facts about marshalling. Almost a thousand trackside and non-trackside volunteers were on hand to help the Singapore Grand Prix run smoothly. I was one of them, stationed […]

F1 Fanatic round-up: 1/10/2010

Got a fun article coming up later today for those of you who enjoy the post-Grand Prix “rate the race” polls. In the meantime, here’s the round-up: Links Some hope for France? (Joe Saward) “The French Grand Prix might be back on the F1 agenda in the years ahead. It is not yet clear where […]