The fourth part of our series looking at F1’s 100 winners includes four champions: Jackie Stewart, Jim Clark, John Surtees and Denny Hulme. Plus which Italian driver only won once – at home, in a Ferrari? Read on to find out.
In this fascinating video three-times F1 world champion Jackie Stewart talks about how racing drivers refine their technique for different racing circuits, how cars are developed throughout a Formula 1 season, and how drivers co-operate with their engineers to refine it to their style.
Nigel Roebuck hasn’t missed many races since he started covering Grands Prix in 1971, but when he skipped the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos for the first time, he wrote about relieved he was not to be going to Sao Paulo ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ and incurred the wrath of the most powerful man in Formula 1: When … Continue reading Interview: F1 journalist Nigel Roebuck
F1 could have two races under floodlights in 2009 as the organisers of the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang look at hiring the same company used for this year’s Singapore Grand Prix, which will be the first to be held at night. Elsewhere Nigel Stepney gets a new job, Max Mosley and Jackie Stewart continue … Continue reading F1 news review: Malaysia considers night race
The F1 blogs are buzzing with reaction to the Renault spy hearing and Lewis Hamilton’s appearance on Top Gear. Read on for more on those topics plus the rumoured Mercedes’ B-team, wheel fairings, Kimi Raikkonen, and just what is the point of F1 anyway?
Here’s the second part of the F1Fanatic.co.uk guide to F1 gifts. Yesterday I picked out the best F1 videos – today it’s the turn of biographies – and there were plenty of new ones in 2007. Of course one man dominates the shelves at the moment – Lewis Hamilton – but there are also some … Continue reading Best gifts for F1 fans: Books (2/5)
I recently picked up a copy of Nigel Roebuck?óÔé¼Ôäós Inside Formula 1, a collection of his columns from the 1980s. He sticks to his usual themes: Villeneuve, Smoking, Villeneuve, evil left-wing politicians and Villeneuve. But as ever it?óÔé¼Ôäós worth keeping with it for the nuggets of pure gold. In particular I was drawn to his … Continue reading The Ben Evans Column: Taking safety seriously
In the F1 news this week a look at F1’s steps towards a green future and the radical plan to freeze engine specifications for a decade. Plus an intriguing new candidate joins the list of drivers vying for Fernando Alonso’s vacant seat at McLaren, Michael Schumacher goes bike racing and the Australian Grand Prix could … Continue reading F1 in the news 58: Everyone’s going green
I interviewed Sir Jackie Stewart for Auto Trader this week – read the full article below. Also in the F1 news Michael Schumacher took the Ferrari F2007 for a spin, Christian Klien and Vitaly Petrov are after 2008 seats, and Bernie Ecclestone still wants a Grand Prix of London…
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
You wait years for a decent driver autobiography to appear, then two come along at once. Coulthard’s book hit the shelves a few weeks before Jackie Stewart’s “Winning is not enough.” But while Stewart, who has dyslexia, painstakingly narrated a vast book that he admits would have worked better in two volumes, Coulthard handed the … Continue reading “It is what it is – the autobiography” (David Coulthard 2007)
There are three drivers in the hunt for the championship – but the media’s focus is on the title leader as he bids to be come the first ever rookie champion. Also the row between Max Mosley and Jackie Stewart rages on, and BusinessF1 magazine goes bust.
What better place to finish the season than Brazil? The country’s drivers have won more championships than any other nation bar Britain. And the South American atmosphere and punishing track is guaranteed to produce a great race. Here’s ten of the best Brazilian Grands Prix.
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…
I’m going to be interviewing Jackie Stewart for Auto Trader tomorrow. It’s fortunate timing given his current row with Max Mosley and, of course, the championship decider on Sunday. Stewart’s had a few of those himself, including a three-way fight with Graham Hill and Denny Hulme in 1968 (Hill won). Head over to the Auto … Continue reading Questions for Jackie Stewart
How many F1 books are titled as an afterthought? There are plenty of biographies on my bookshelf with cheesy titles like “Life in the Fast Lane” and “Driven to Win”. But “Winning is not Enough” is not just a casual pun. It’s a theme that runs right through the core of an autobiography of a … Continue reading “Winning is not enough: the autobiography” (Jackie Stewart, 2007)
In the F1 news this week Timo Glock is rumoured to be about to sign for Toyota for 2008, while expectations grow that Fernando Alonso will be back in Renault colours next year. Meanwhile F1 fans can give their feedback on the sport in the Pitpass survey and Switzerland elects to uphold its 52-year ban … Continue reading F1 in the news 54: Glock set for Toyota
Want to find out what the Fuji Speedway is like to visit? Check out this week’s top post. Plus, David Coulthard is wearing Colin McRae’s helmet as a tribute – check out the design, Stepneygate the film and history repeating itself in Macau.
An unofficial round of the F1 drivers’ championship is being fought in a Parisian courtroom today. And if the outcome of the hearing has a major effect on the championships one way or another, it would be a terrible way to decide the titles. There have been some disappointing championship finales in the past, though. … Continue reading Ten worst… Championship anti-climaxes
Rubens Barrichello should break the record for the longest ever Grand Prix career next year, assuming he starts another nine races. Seeing as Barrichello has extended his Honda contract for another year, it looks as though Riccardo Patrese’s record for longevity will indeed be eclipsed by the Brazilian. He’s been a world championship runner-up twice … Continue reading Debate: Rubens Barrichello