Christian Klien articles on F1 Fanatic archive

Klien takes Yamamoto’s place at HRT 24th September 2010, 10:13

Christian Klien will return to F1 action this weekend in place of Sakon Yamamoto at HRT. Team principal Colin Kolles explained the reason for the 11th-hour change: It looks as if Sakon Yamamoto has a food poisoning, and he doesn’t feel well. Because of this, Christian Klien will be driving the car this Friday and […]

Christian Klien to drive for HRT on Friday 5th May 2010, 9:41

Former BMW tester Christian Klien has joined HRT as the Spanish team’s reserve and third driver. He will participate in the Friday practice sessions in Barcelona this weekend. Klien made his F1 debut at Jaguar in 2004 alongside Mark Webber. The Austrian remained at the team when it became Red Bull, initially sharing his drive […]

The Red Bull driver merry-go-round 16th July 2009, 7:00

Toro Rosso has confirmed Sebastien Bourdais will not race for the team at the Hungarian Grand Prix next weekend. Jaime Alguersuari is expected to take over his place. This sparked a debate here about whether the Spanish 19-year-old is ready for F1 yet. But Red Bull’s policy of getting racers from their young driver scheme […]

F1 drivers in the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours 12th June 2009, 7:00

Senna, Mansell, Prost… the 2009 Le Mans entry list has some famous F1 names on it. Those three are, of course, ‘sons of…’ plus one ‘nephew of…’. But there are 23 other drivers racing at Le Mans this weekend who all have F1 starts to their name. Here’s a list of all of them, including […]

2009 F1 testing: February 16th (Update: pictures added) 16th February 2009, 8:01

Ferrari, Toyota and BMW remain in Bahrain this week, continuing their preparations for the 2009 F1 season and no doubt hoping to avoid any more sandstorms. Follow the developments in today’s F1 testing below.

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.

Ten ways to get a drive in F1 (part 3/3) 6th October 2008, 11:00

Andy and LJH present the final for of their ten ways to get a drive in Formula 1. We?ve covered six different ways to get into F1 and today we present the final four: if you?ve not got a famous dad and chatting up the engine builders has got you nowhere, this is what you […]

BMW confirm 2009 F1 drivers

Kubica and Heidfeld stay with BMW for 2009

Hamilton penalty: FIA closes the stable door after the horse has bolted (Video) 12th September 2008, 23:02

Five days after the Hamilton penalty controversy the FIA has announced how drivers should behave if they cut a corner and gain an advantage while racing a driver for position. According to Autosport: Drivers [have been] informed that in the event of a driver cutting a chicane and gaining a position, he not only had […]

2009 F1 driver rumours: Alonso & Senna 5th August 2008, 15:00

The rumours about Fernando Alonso joining Honda appear to be gaining strength with some sources suggesting a deal has already been done. And several teams appear to be interested in signing Bruno Senna. Plus, Heikki Kovalainen was confirmed as a McLaren driver last weekend, for at least one more year, on what turned out to […]