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Watching Lewis Hamilton’s maiden NASCAR run 16th June 2011, 13:05

Onboard video of the Hamilton / Stewart driver swap and a report from Gerard Hetman at the event.

Classic F1 games: Super Monaco GP 20th August 2009, 12:00

Codemasters’ F1 2009 game was seen on video for the first time yesterday – which led to lots of comments about favourite F1 games of years passed. Guest writer Gerard Hetman remembers Super Monaco GP. Produced by Sega for the Genesis/Mega Drive platform, Super Monaco GP was released in 1990 after being styled on an […]

Have you spotted an F1 lookalike? 14th August 2009, 7:00

F1 Fanatic guest writer Gerard Hetman met baseball player Phil Coke recently – and was struck by how much he looked like Kimi Raikkonen. Which got him thinking about F1 lookalikes… Last year I paid a visit to the Yankee Stadium while clad in McLaren gear to conduct some impromptu market research on how well-known […]

What do US F1 fans think of Speed? 15th April 2009, 23:00

F1 Fanatic’s American guest writer Gerard Hetman gives his verdict on Speed’s coverage of Formula 1. For an American F1 fan like me the amount of commentary regarding the BBC?s new coverage has been fascinating to follow. It seems to have been well received by many people, but how good a job are Speed doing […]

USF1 to be ‘poster child’ team (updated) 24th February 2009, 18:58

F1 Fanatic guest writer Gerard Hetman kept an eye on the USF1 announcement on Speed TV and sent in this report. Tuesday saw the dawn of a new era in Formula 1 team management and ownership with the launch of the USF1 racing team. Co-founded by longtime F1 stalwarts Ken Anderson and Peter Windsor, the […]

Jonathan Summerton: F1′s next US star? 27th November 2008, 9:00

Who will be the next American to tackle Formula 1? Guest writer Gerard Hetman talks to his countryman Jonathan Summerton, an up-and-coming driver with his sights set on F1. It is a fact that in the world of Formula One, nationality can be a huge factor in determining the career prospects of a young driver. […]

Could F1 make a return to Portugal at the Algarve International Circuit? 15th October 2008, 7:00

Guest writer Gerard Hetman looks at Portugal’s chances of returning to the F1 calendar via the brand new Algarve International Circuit and speaks exclusively to circuit director Paolo Pinheiro. As new circuits have emerged to host Grands Prix in Asia and the Middle East, many traditional venues in Europe and elsewhere have either had their […]

F1 in America: the ballpark experiment 3rd September 2008, 15:00

American F1 fan Gerard is a regular contributor to the comments here as Gman. In his first guest article for F1 Fanatic he investigates how many of his fellow Americans recognised his F1 gear – in New York’s home of baseball, the Yankee Stadium. Many of you who are regular visitors to this blog have […]