By the end of this season Schumacher will have started four times as many races as Clark.
These two British champions raced decades apart but there are similarities between them.
Two British title-winners go head-to-head in the latest round of Champion of Champions.
Over the years we’ve seen how performing in front of a home crowd can inspire greatness in racing drivers. Can Mark Webber emulate great drivers of the past like Juan Manuel Fangio, Jim Clark and Ayrton Senna by winning his home Grand Prix? If he does expect a reaction from the Australian crowd similar to … Continue reading Top ten… Home Grand Prix wins
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 … Continue reading Button vs the best (F1 in numbers)
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.
Since Giuseppe Farina?óÔé¼Ôäós 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?óÔé¼Ôäós most prolific … Continue reading F1?óÔé¼Ôäós greatest winners (F1 in numbers)
F1 Fanatic guest writer Andrew Tsvyk looks back at a time when the F1 season started on January 1st.
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 … Continue reading 50 years of British champions in pictures (Autosport International 2009)
Kimi Raikkonen hasn’t lost a Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps since 2002. If he wins this year, he’ll match the achievements of Ayrton Senna and Jim Clark in winning four times in a row at Spa in F1. But he also hasn’t won a race since the Spanish Grand Prix in April. One of those streaks … Continue reading Kimi Raikkonen to win four in a row at Spa? (2008 Belgian Grand Prix preview)
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.
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)
The Times newspaper has made two centuries of its archives freely available on the internet. A vast amount of F1 history is contained in this excellent resource. Here are seven examples I found with a quick search but make sure you have a look at the archive too.
Lotus has produced a special version of its Elise dedicated to Jim Clark. Clark, widely regarded as one of the greatest Formula, won two championships for Lotus in 1963 and 1965. The Clark Type 25 Elise SC comes in the distinctive British Racing Green and yellow livery of the Type 25 Lotus Clark won his … Continue reading Lotus commemorates Jim Clark with car
In the F1 news this week Red Bull are auctioning one of their Formula 1 cars on eBay. Plus Mark Webber urges Melbourne to do what it can to keep the Australian Grand Prix, and a film festival will commemorate the 40th anniversary of Jim Clark’s death.
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.
The stats from the Belgian Grand Prix make depressing reading if you’re not a Ferrari fan. But while the red team wrapped up the constructors’ championship – appeals notwithstanding – the figures underline that the racing is hardly unpredictable these days. Only on three occasions has the driver leading at the end of lap one … Continue reading Belgian GP 2007 facts & statistics
Kimi Raikkonen and Ferrari have the most victories in their respective championships – but they’re not leading them. Plus, proof that the 2007-specification cars are now quicker than last year’s models despite the move to specification tyres. And which driver is once again leading the ‘most car failures’ table?