Jean-Pierre Beltoise articles on F1 Fanatic archive

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.

100 F1 race winners part 5: 1968-1973 9th August 2008, 7:00

Ten more of F1’s 100 Grand Prix winners including champions Jochen Rindt, Emerson Fittipaldi and Mario Andretti. Plus the fiftieth driver to win a Formula 1 race – America’s Peter Revson.

Video: Monaco GP history 1929-73 21st May 2008, 7:00

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. […]

Alain Prost goes ice racing 3rd January 2008, 7:00

I’ve always thought it strange that most motor racing stops during the winter – precisely when driving conditions are at their most challenging. There’s precious little motor racing action aside from A1 Grand Prix at this time of year. But happily the French ice racing championship Andros Trophy is underway – and four times F1 […]

Top ten… One-hit wonders 27th September 2007, 7:00

Two drivers on the grid today have just a single win to their names – Jarno Trulli and Jenson Button. That puts them among the 29 drivers to have only ever won one race. Here are ten of the best.

F1’s famous names return 20th June 2007, 7:00

The classic names of F1 are all returning to the sport: Senna, Mansell, Prost, Piquet, Lauda and more could all be a feature on the grid one day. A quick search threw up 20 such drivers in the lower echelons of motor sport that could break into F1. Can you think of any others? Two […]

Beltoise scores his only win – and BRM’s last – at Monaco 24th May 2007, 7:00

The 1972 Monaco Grand Prix was in many ways a strange affair. It produced the debut victory for a man who would never win again and the circuit was in a state of flux.

“Formula One 1972: Fittipaldi’s Year” (DVD) 20th May 2007, 7:00

If you thought the four-week gap between the Bahrain and Spanish Grands Prix this year was interminable, in 1972 the first two rounds were two months apart! Emerson Fittipaldi would win the championship, becoming the youngest driver to do so until Fernando Alonso in 2005. This DVD gives a reasonably detailed account of the season […]