Chris Amon articles on F1 Fanatic archive
Formula 1′s lost nations: New Zealand 2nd February 2009, 7:00
Last world champion: Denny Hulme, 1967 Last Grand Prix winner: Denny Hulme, McLaren, Buenos Aires, 1974 Last Grand Prix starter: Mike Thackwell, RAM, Montreal, 1984 Last Grand Prix: None held Only eight drivers from New Zealand have ever started Grands Prix. But they include a world champion, the founder of one of the great F1 [...]
1968 South African Grand Prix flashback 21st January 2009, 3:00
F1 Fanatic guest writer Andrew Tsvyk looks back at a time when the F1 season started on January 1st.
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.
“Working the Wheel” (Martin Brundle, 2004) 23rd September 2007, 7:00
Former F1 driver Martin Brundle is now in his 11th year in the commentary box for ITV. His combination of enthusiasm, humour and 165 Grands Prix-worth of experience has made him a hit with the sports’ fans. Sportsmen in all kinds of disciplines make the switch from playing to commentating when their time as a [...]
United States Grand Prix facts & statistics 18th June 2007, 7:00
ITV’s presenters mentioned Lewis Hamilton 16 times in the build-up to qualifying. How many times did the other British drivers get mentioned? David Coulthard got a single mention – and that was it. Poor Jenson Button and Anthony Davidson didn’t get a look in. Button also lost his record for being the youngest ever point [...]
F1 in the news 19 12th January 2007, 20:31
In the F1 news this week India and Portugal are bidding to host a Grand Prix – and Suzuka are hoping to get theirs back. Plus Jarno Trulli hails the GPDA and Adrian Sutil does the same for Lewis Hamilton. Read on for these and more.
French Grand Prix 2005 Preview 26th June 2005, 19:14
Put to one side the speculation over the future of F1 and the threats that, if the FIA hit Michelin with an excessive punishment, we could find ourselves watching another six-car race. If normal service is resumed in France, there is a mighty championship battle to be fought. If Silverstone, host of the first ever [...]
The Greatest Wins: Gethin 13th March 2005, 19:53
Peter Gethin’s 1971 victory in the Italian Grand Prix at Monza used to be a benchmark of speed and time – the fastest ever Grand Prix at 242.51 kph (150.75 mph), the closest ever finish with just 0.01s* between first and second, and a staggering 0.61s covering the first five cars. The modern era has [...]