Alex Wurz articles on F1 Fanatic archive

Formula 1’s lost nations: Austria 31st January 2009, 22:37

Last world champion: Niki Lauda, 1984 Last Grand Prix winner: Gerhard Berger, Hockenheimring, Benetton-Renault, 1997 Last Grand Prix starter: Alexander Wurz, Shanghai, Williams, 2007 Last Grand Prix: A1-Ring, 2003 Austria is the only European country on this list. It has had championship winners and dozens of Grands Prix, but no race and active driver today.

Analysis: F1 team mates in qualifying 1st May 2008, 15:00

Thanks to D Winn and David Watkins who sent in further analysis of how each team’s drivers compare against each other in each part of qualifying, in response to yesterday’s comparison of team mates so far this year. If you want to contribute an article to F1Fanatic, have a look at the guest post section. […]

2009 F1 drivers – early predictions 30th April 2008, 7:00

It’s early days, but Luca di Montezemolo’s comments last week about Ferrari not needing Fernando Alonso started me thinking about which drivers might be on the move for 2009. On the face of it Montezemolo doesn’t seem to want to change his pairing of Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa. And after three driver changes in […]

2008 F1 testing round-up 11: Catalunya 17th April 2008, 22:42

The first official test since the start of the season ended at Barcelona today. The four-day test threw up some confusing times as some drivers tried out slick tyres for next year while others stayed on grooves, and today’s running was spoiled by rain. They will be back at the track in just eight days […]

F1 blogs review: Champ Car and IRL merge 23rd February 2008, 7:00

The Champ Car World Series and Indy Racing League have ended their 12-year feud and joined back together, a move that could have interesting consequences for Formula 1. Also in the F1 blogs this week, video of Juan Pablo Montoya wrestling, Spyker describe Formula 1 as a ‘massive bleeder’, F1 Racing gets a new editor […]

F1 2008 testing round-up 8: Jerez 16th February 2008, 15:24

All the teams bar Ferrari and Toyota tested at Jerez this week. McLaren looked fast, but Williams and Red Bull impressed with their speed as well. Next week should provide the first opportunity for several weeks to compare the expected 2008 front runners – McLaren and Ferrari. However teams are expecting rain at the Circuit […]

2008 F1 testing round-up 4 26th January 2008, 17:35

As testing for the 2008 F1 season continues apace it is becoming easier to tell how each of the different teams are faring. BMW have had trouble getting their new F1.08 up to speed, and the car has sprouted some unusual extra wings on its nose. On the other hand Williams?s new FW30 looked quick […]

F1 news review: Malaysia considers night race 25th January 2008, 7:00

F1 could have two races under floodlights in 2009 as the organisers of the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang look at hiring the same company used for this year’s Singapore Grand Prix, which will be the first to be held at night. Elsewhere Nigel Stepney gets a new job, Max Mosley and Jackie Stewart continue […]

2008 driver line-up almost set as Fisichella joins Force India 10th January 2008, 9:50

Another piece in the 2008 driver line-up jigsaw puzzle has fallen into place. Giancarlo Fisichella, F1’s ‘nearly man’ for so many years, has returned to the back of the grid by signing for Force India. Fisichella was dropped by Renault after his third season with the team in which he had once again failed to […]

F1 news review: Mosley backs Raikkonen 28th December 2007, 7:00

Max Mosley gave a revealing interview to The Guardian this week in which he said he was glad to see Kimi Raikkonen win the world championship following the spy scandal between McLaren and Ferrari. Plus the sports writers look back on 2007, Ralf Schumacher dumps his manager and Alexander Wurz looks to a career in […]