After winning two championships with Cooper’s innovative rear-engined cars Jack Brabham claimed a third in his own chassis. He passed away today aged 88.
Ayrton Senna and Jack Brabham both won three championships but had very different careers.
Jack Brabham and Lewis Hamilton both won the championship in their second full F1 seasons.
Which of these champions of the sixties should progress a stage in Champion of Champions?
At 40 years, seven months and 20 days, Michael Schumacher will be the oldest F1 driver to start a Grand Prix in 14 years when he makes his highly-anticipated return at Valencia next month. But that doesn’t bring him anywhere near the record for an oldest Grand Prix starter. He’ll have to come back in … Continue reading Schumacher and F1’s oldest ever drivers
Fuji Speedway is to disappear from the F1 calendar once again. Despite a multi-million pounds upgrade ahead of its reintroduction in 2007, its return last a mere two races. But there are venues whose acquaintance with F1 was even more fleeting. Ten tracks held just a single race each and do not look likely to … Continue reading The one-off Grand Prix tracks
There’s no Canadian Grand Prix on the calendar this year – but FOTA and many F1 fans hope the sport will return soon. F1 Fanatic guest writer Andrew Tsvyk looks back on one of the earliest world championship round in Canada.
Brabham is the latest former F1 team to be tipped to return to F1 in 2010, joining the likes of Lola and March. However the company that has submitted the entry for 2010 under the Brabham name is not linked to the man who founded the original Brabham team, three-times F1 champion Sir Jack Brabham. … Continue reading New row over use of Brabham name
Part three of our look at Formula 1’s 100 Grand Prix winners. This part looks at the careers of champions such as Jack Brabham, Phill Hill and Graham Hill.
Poor Felipe Massa. Had his Ferrari engine gone three laps further he?óÔé¼Ôäód be sitting on top of the drivers?óÔé¼Ôäó championship now. Formula 1 cars may be extremely reliable nowadays but they do break down occasionally. But it’s one thing to drop out of the race in the early stages – it’s quite another when you’re … Continue reading Last-lap losers (p1/2)
Australia has produced two world champions but where are its stars of the future? Jack Butler looks at the past and future of Australians in F1 in this guest post. Australia is a big country. It?óÔé¼Ôäós one of the biggest, in fact. And yet it?óÔé¼Ôäós only produced sixteen F1 drivers and two world champions (Jack … Continue reading Where are all the Australians?
On his current run of form Felipe Massa stands a chance of achieving something very rarely seen in Formula 1: he could turn the tables on his team mate by taking the title off him the year after he won it. The only driver to achieve this in recent F1 history is Alain Prost, who … Continue reading Could Felipe Massa ‘do a Prost’?
F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer returns with the first in a two-part look at the history of the Monaco Grand Prix. And so we reach Monaco, Formula 1’s most famous and glamorous race – and with good reason. Barring World War II, Grands Prix has been held here for the last 80 years or so. … Continue reading Video: Monaco GP history 1929-73
Ferrari haven’t said anything about it for a few weeks but Max Mosley still can’t stop talking about last year’s spying scandal – he’s taken another pop at Ron Dennis. Plus more doubts over the future of Super Aguri – and the security of Anthony Davidson’s drive in F1. And a new recognition for three-times … Continue reading F1 news review: Max and “dear old Ron”
Kimi Raikkonen has become Finland’s third world champion by winning the Brazilian Grand Prix. He is the 28th F1 world champion in 58 years. It comes after he finished runner-up in the 2003 championship (to Michael Schumacher) and in 2005 (to Fernando Alonso) His triumph puts Finland up to fifth among the countries that have … Continue reading Kimi Raikkonen finally wins the F1 title
Another chapter of F1 history will be written this weekend. Will it be a glorious celebration of a worthy champion? Or yet another of F1’s sensational championship controversies? Here’s a collection of 17 of the most memorable F1 title deciders on video – with the original commentaries where possible – from Fangio to Alonso…
Three drivers will go into the last race of the season still able to win the championship. It’s the first time this has happened since 1986.
Ferrari scored their 200th Grand Prix win in China – check back later for a comprehensive look at their career history. Here are the rest of the facts and statistics from the Chinese Grand Prix.
In the F1 headlines this week – drug testing in F1, a new award for Jack Brabham, and tons more about Lewis Hamilton. Plus, will McLaren be stripped of points in the Ferrari espionage scandal? Bernie Ecclestone has a few thoughts.
The British Grand Prix is one of only two races to have held a round of the world championship every year since the series started. So it must have held a few decent races in 57 years? Damn right. Here’s ten of the best: