Jackie Stewart articles on F1 Fanatic archive
Button vs the best (F1 in numbers) 29th May 2009, 12:00
There’s a lot of discussion among F1 fans at the moment about how Brawn – and Jenson Button in particular – are dominating the championship. So how far ahead are Button and Brawn? Are we set for the kind of one-sided seasons we’ve seen in the past? Let’s see how they measure up against F1′s [...]
Button closes on ‘best start’ record 24th May 2009, 17:30
With five wins and a third place from the first six races, Jenson Button has made one of the best starts to the world championship ever seen in F1. His achievement equals Michael Schumacher’s in 2002, and is bettered only by Schumacher in 1994 and Nigel Mansell in 1992.
Will the F1 teams back a candidate in the FIA president election? 12th April 2009, 11:20
Before the season began the F1 teams’ association (FOTA) declared they wanted to co-operate with the FIA, as regulators of F1, and Formula One Management, as the commercial owners, to work for the good of the sport. Luca Montezemolo declared: Every sport needs a strong political authority and regulator because we are not in a [...]
F1’s greatest winners (F1 in numbers) 28th February 2009, 7:00
Since Giuseppe Farina’s victory in the first ever F1 world championship race at Silverstone in 1950, Formula 1 drivers have been locked in battle to see who can be the fastest for the longest, and win more races than anybody else. These are the seven drivers who have held the title of F1’s most prolific [...]
Williams to lose RBS sponsorship in 2010 25th February 2009, 20:16
RBS has confirmed its widely-expected move not to continue its sponsorship of the Williams F1 team beyond the end of its current contract. The deal expires at the end of the 2010 season. The bank is in serious financial trouble and is being supported by the UK government. As discussed yesterday brand ambassador and former [...]
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.
50 years of British champions in pictures (Autosport International 2009) 8th January 2009, 22:37
One of the first exhibitions I wanted to see at the Autosport International show today was the celebration of 50 years of British world champions. Sadly there was no car belonging to Mike Hawthorn, the first British world champion in 1958, because many early Ferrari F1 cars were used to build later racing machines. But [...]
Jackie Stewart’s criticism is persuasive but he can offer more than words 6th January 2009, 7:00
Sir Jackie Stewart’s interview in yesterday’s Times, spread across the inside back pages, is a must-read. Stewart’s criticism of Bernie Ecclestone and Max Mosley’s governance of Formula 1 is as rational as it is critical. His message is simple – they have stayed too long, they must be replaced – and it’s entirely persuasive. But [...]
Lewis Hamilton loses Sports Personality of the Year Award for a second year 14th December 2008, 21:00
He may be the youngest ever Formula 1 world champion but the British public snubbed Lewis Hamilton in the voting for Sports Personality of the Year 2008. Hamilton was beaten by cyclist Chris Hoy, who was supposed to be racing Hamilton in the Race of Champions at Wembley today. That event was cancelled due to [...]
Jackie Stewart on Singapore (Video) 25th September 2008, 7:00
Jackie Stewart discusses some of the big talking points ahead of the first ever Singapore Grand Prix – and the first ever night race: the challenges of racing at night, the threat of rain, and the safety concerns.