Bertrand Gachot articles on F1 Fanatic archive

F1 drivers who won at Le Mans 10th June 2009, 12:00

This weekend sees the 77th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours. The great race has been won by 117 different drivers and over half of them – 62 – also competed in the Formula 1 world championship at some point in their career. Many of them were race winners in F1, some were even […]

CART drivers who raced in F1: From Andretti to Zanardi part 4 3rd June 2008, 9:00

Toyota driver Timo Glock is one of the racers to have competed in both Formula 1 and Champ Cars. So is the man who inadvertently gave Michael Schumacher his F1 break.

Top ten… Team-mate crashes (Video) 1st November 2007, 7:00

Say what you like about Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton. However great the enmity between the pair was at least they never took each other off. Unlike this sorry collection of drivers from the front and back of the grid.

F1′s missing engine – the Wankel 6th June 2007, 20:20

This year marks 40 years since Mazda started using the Wankel rotary engine in its road cars. It’s a classic example of an innovation that could have benefited enormously from being perfected in the white heat of technological progress that is Formula 1. What a shame it was never allowed to compete.

1995 Australian Grand Prix flashback 15th March 2007, 9:00

This weekend all eyes turn to Melbourne as a new Grand Prix season finally gets underway. The race will see a lot of new beginnings – new drivers, new partnerships and a new, post-Schumacher era. Twelve years ago the Australian Grand Prix was quite different. It marked the end of the season and the 1995 […]

The Nearly Men 13th March 2005, 20:03

The Grand Prix greats are household names – even in car-hating, vegetable-munching, solar-powered homes. Ayrton Senna, Juan Manuel Fangio and Jim Clark are legendary names throughout the world, and all three appear in our list of all-time greatest wins. But what about those drivers who never got to show their talent, had a career stuck […]