Unpredictable Korea may be McLaren’s last chance (Korean Grand Prix preview)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

F1 heads to the brand new and hastily-completed Korean International Circuit with question marks over the state of the track and facilities. But the situation for the McLaren drivers is clear. With three races to go Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button may have to give up on their championship chances if they fail to get … Continue reading Unpredictable Korea may be McLaren’s last chance (Korean Grand Prix preview)

Korea “ready” but construction continues

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport, who run the Australian Grand Prix, has sent a team of marshals to Korea to help support and train the 700 Korean marshals in preparation for their inaugural Grand Prix this weekend. Among them is F1 Fanatic reader and experienced marshal John Booker. Here’s his view of the state … Continue reading Korea “ready” but construction continues

Try the brilliant new Championship Calculator designed by Jamie

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Reader and JScript guru Jamie has knocked up a new version of the Championship Calculator which makes my feeble effort look like it was scrawled on the back of an envelope. Which, er, it was… Jamie’s new version lets you figure out how any of the remaining three races could affect the standings in the … Continue reading Try the brilliant new Championship Calculator designed by Jamie

Late completion of Korea’s F1 track raises concerns over slippery surface

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The Korean International Circuit is the fourth new venue F1 has visited since the start of 2008. The cars will hit the track for first practice one week from today. But late-running construction work has raised doubts over what state the track will be in. Here’s a look at what to expect from Korea’s new … Continue reading Late completion of Korea’s F1 track raises concerns over slippery surface

Keep on top of the fight for the title with the F1 Fanatic Championship Calculator

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

Still confused by the new points system? You’re not alone. And with five drivers still in the running for the world championship there are many possible combinations for how the points might add up. With that in mind F1 Fanatic has a new page where you can instantly see how each driver is doing in … Continue reading Keep on top of the fight for the title with the F1 Fanatic Championship Calculator

Perfect score at Suzuka fires Jimfaekillie into Predictions Championship lead

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

After 16 races we finally saw our first perfect scores in the 2010 F1 Fanatic Predictions Championship in the Japanese Grand Prix round. Four players all netted the maximum 50 points by predicting the pole sitter and top five finishers correctly. Jimfaekillie, winner of the British Grand Prix round and one of the four players … Continue reading Perfect score at Suzuka fires Jimfaekillie into Predictions Championship lead

FIA confirms Korean GP will take place

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The Korean International Circuit has passed its FIA inspection, meaning the race meeting will go ahead as planned on October 22nd-24th. There had been doubts over the race as the FIA regulations require inspections to take place 90 days before a race. Korea’s inspection was delayed due to over-running construction work and the tarmac was … Continue reading FIA confirms Korean GP will take place

Disaster for Massa (Ferrari race review)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Going into the Japanese Grand Prix weekend Felipe Massa had the words of Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo ringing in his ears. Montezemolo made various remarks to the effect that he expected Massa to drive quicker and continue to help support team mate Fernando Alonso’s championship bid. Instead Massa had a weekend so dreadful it … Continue reading Disaster for Massa (Ferrari race review)