Heinz-Harald Frentzen will be the drivers’ representative on the stewards’ panel for this weekend’s European Grand Prix. Frentzen raced in F1 from 1994 to 2003, starting 156 races for Sauber, Williams, Jordan (twice), Prost and Arrows. The German driver entered F1 having been on Mercedes’ young driver programme with Michael Schumacher and Karl Wendlinger. After … Continue reading Frentzen joins Valencia stewards
Following the recent spate of dubious penalty decisions involving Sebastien Bourdais, Lewis Hamilton (at Fuji and Spa) and Felipe Massa, many F1 drivers have voiced a desire to see a permanent stewards appointed. Ideally they would like one with relevant, recent Grand Prix experience. So who could fit the bill? Here’s a few potential names.
David Coulthard and Rubens Barrichello, who scored their first wins in 1995 and 2000 respectively, are the first active drivers in this series looking at F1’s 100 race winners. Plus two famous one-hit wonder of the mid-90s: Jean Alesi and Olivier Panis.
Robert McKay watched the Speedcar action from Bahrain and sent in this report. The second race of Speedcars fourth round was my first exposure to this new series, featuring American-like stockcars racing on permanent tracks in Asia as part of the Grand Racing Series, with a few famous names from Formula 1 thrown in for … Continue reading Herbert takes Speedcar win as Johansson and Frentzen clash
It’s been a years of big news – and big talking. Here is how they year unfolded from the mouths of the people who made it what it was, from Lewis Hamilton to Bernie Ecclestone, and Martin Brundle to Kimi Raikkonen.
Keeping two ruthless, competitive and fast team mates happy is something both McLaren and Ferrari have to manage this year. For an example of how one team has quite a bit more experience in the matter than the other, turn the clock back eight years to the Belgian Grand Prix of 1999. The McLaren drivers … Continue reading 1999 Belgian Grand Prix flashback
If you’d told me five years ago that Felipe Massa would be a serious contender for the 2007 world championship, I wouldn’t have believed you.
Formula 1 might have seen the last of the Circuit Nevers. Bernie Ecclestone has made it clear that F1 will not return to the isolated venue in the future. F1 has raced at the track for the past 17 years and has seen precious few great races. So are you glad to see the back … Continue reading Debate: Will you miss Magny-Cours?
So, the arrival of aerodynamics killed racing did it? Not a bit of it. F1Fanatic counts down the 50 greatest overtaking moves of the last 30 years, featuring such past pass masters as Gilles Villeneuve, Nigel Mansell, Juan Pablo Montoya and many more. The first ten videos are below – check back over the next … Continue reading Video: Top 50 F1 Passes – Part I
First order of business in the new year for an F1 fan is the hike to the Birmingham NEC for the Autosport show. As ever F1 Racing have a splendid F1 display on – this year it’s a re-creation of the Monza start line with eleven cars representing each time. OK, most of the cars … Continue reading Gallery: Autosport International 2007
Oliver Jarvis had an excellent debut season in British Formula Three last year, sneaking past the hotly-tipped Bruno Senna to claim second in the title behind Mike Conway. But although many expected to see him continue in the British season for another year he’s defected to the Japanese series. Why? Actually the quetion should by … Continue reading The Ben Evans Column: Go East
Ex-F1 racers Mika Hakkinen, Heinz-Harald Frentzen, Jean Alesi and Bernd Schneider were in action at Brands Hatch last weekend for the British round of the German Touring Car Championship. Seven-times Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen led most of the race but crashed out due to a car failure late on. Briton Jamie Green took over … Continue reading Gallery: DTM Brands Hatch
Team managers should take a risk on a young talent.