Alan Jones articles on F1 Fanatic archive
Spanish Grand Prix: memorable races 25th April 2008, 12:30
The response to my invitation for guest writers was fantastic and I’m very happy to share the first of these new articles today. Journeyer, a long-time contributor to the comments and Live Blogs on F1Fanatic, covers the history of the Spanish Grand Prix. Formula 1 has been around for 58 years now. With it goes [...]
1985 South African Grand Prix flashback 5th February 2008, 7:00
I never hesitate to grumble when I feel F1′s governing body has done something wrong, so I think they should be applauded for their prompt handling of the racism row that erupted over the weekend. Likewise the Spanish motor sport authorities and the operators of the Circuit de Catalunya have made all the right moves [...]
Poll: Did Michael Schumacher retire too soon? 14th November 2007, 22:28
Michael Schumacher has topped the testing times for a second consecutive day at the Circuit de Catalunya this week. On the face of it, the seven times champion has lost none of his speed. Was he wrong to retire from F1 last year? This poll is closed. Results were as follows: Yes: 197 (61%) No: [...]
Kimi Raikkonen finally wins the F1 title 21st October 2007, 18:31
Kimi Raikkonen has become Finland’s third world champion by winning the Brazilian Grand Prix. He is the 28th F1 world champion in 58 years. It comes after he finished runner-up in the 2003 championship (to Michael Schumacher) and in 2005 (to Fernando Alonso) His triumph puts Finland up to fifth among the countries that have [...]
Top ten… Brazilian Grands Prix (Video) 18th October 2007, 11:00
What better place to finish the season than Brazil? The country’s drivers have won more championships than any other nation bar Britain. And the South American atmosphere and punishing track is guaranteed to produce a great race. Here’s ten of the best Brazilian Grands Prix.
Video: F1 title deciders 17th October 2007, 9:00
Another chapter of F1 history will be written this weekend. Will it be a glorious celebration of a worthy champion? Or yet another of F1′s sensational championship controversies? Here’s a collection of 17 of the most memorable F1 title deciders on video – with the original commentaries where possible – from Fangio to Alonso…
History repeating: F1′s three-way title deciders 9th October 2007, 9:00
Three drivers will go into the last race of the season still able to win the championship. It’s the first time this has happened since 1986.
Hunt wins amid Fuji tragedy 27th September 2007, 9:00
F1′s return to Fuji in 1977 saw a terrible crash which claimed the lives of two spectators. James Hunt won the race for McLaren.
Ten best… Team mate rivalries 9th August 2007, 9:00
The delicate relations between Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso broke down spectacularly at the Hungaroring. But it’s two girls pulling each other’s hair in the playground compared to some of the inter-team mayhem F1 has seen in the past. Here’s ten of the biggest and best tiffs between team mates who were anything but buddies.
Ten of the best… British Grands Prix 6th July 2007, 7:00
The British Grand Prix is one of only two races to have held a round of the world championship every year since the series started. So it must have held a few decent races in 57 years? Damn right. Here’s ten of the best: