Alberto Ascari articles on F1 Fanatic archive

Alberto Ascari vs Niki Lauda 20th January 2011, 15:10

Only three drivers have won more than one world championship for Ferrari – and here’s two of them.

Top ten… Italian Ferrari drivers 4th September 2009, 10:00

Ten of the best Italian drivers to race for the prancing horse.

Button vs the best (F1 in numbers) 29th May 2009, 12:00

There’s a lot of discussion among F1 fans at the moment about how Brawn – and Jenson Button in particular – are dominating the championship. So how far ahead are Button and Brawn? Are we set for the kind of one-sided seasons we’ve seen in the past? Let’s see how they measure up against F1′s […]

Button closes on ‘best start’ record 24th May 2009, 17:30

With five wins and a third place from the first six races, Jenson Button has made one of the best starts to the world championship ever seen in F1. His achievement equals Michael Schumacher’s in 2002, and is bettered only by Schumacher in 1994 and Nigel Mansell in 1992.

F1?s greatest winners (F1 in numbers) 28th February 2009, 7:00

Since Giuseppe Farina?s victory in the first ever F1 world championship race at Silverstone in 1950, Formula 1 drivers have been locked in battle to see who can be the fastest for the longest, and win more races than anybody else. These are the seven drivers who have held the title of F1?s most prolific […]

F60: another name change for Ferrari 13th January 2009, 9:47

Ferrari’s new 2009 F1 car launched yesterday may mark another change in the team’s somewhat esoteric approach to naming its cars. Here’s a brief guide to how Ferrari have named their F1 cars from 1950 to 2009.

Ferrari’s 200 pole positions 21st June 2008, 19:58

Kimi Raikkonen achieved Ferrari’s 200th pole position in qualifying for tomorrow’s French Grand Prix. The Italian team are far ahead of their rivals in terms of total pole positions, with McLaren on 135 and Williams on 125. Here’s a complete breakdown of their achievement including every driver who scored a pole position for Ferrari.

Video: Monaco GP history 1929-73 21st May 2008, 7:00

F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer returns with the first in a two-part look at the history of the Monaco Grand Prix. And so we reach Monaco, Formula 1′s most famous and glamorous race – and with good reason. Barring World War II, Grands Prix has been held here for the last 80 years or so. […]

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 […]

Has Ferrari stopped Italy producing world champion drivers? 10th March 2008, 7:00

Former Minardi team owner Giancarlo Minardi reckons they have: Ferrari paralyses the growth of young drivers by attracting the interest of companies to its championship, but the team is changing direction and, therefore, I hope that it will start to give opportunities for young talent to take part in a few days of testing. Italy […]