John Watson articles on F1 Fanatic archive

30 years ago: Villeneuve’s last and best F1 win 21st June 2011, 9:03

Gilles Villeneuve’s victory at Jarama on this day in 1981 was instantly recognised as one of the great Grand Prix wins.

On this day in 1981: F1′s fiasco at Zolder 17th May 2011, 8:54

F1 counted the cost of a tragic and shambolic Belgian Grand Prix weekend at Zolder 30 years ago today.

What was the best underdog F1 win? Watch the videos and cast your vote… 1st March 2009, 22:58

Dozens of drivers were named by F1 Fanatic readers in the quest to find F1′s greatest underdog winner. Here’s the final ten to make your choice from – with videos of each race below to help you make up your mind…

Hamilton joins Senna, Prost, Schumacher and others who had F1 wins confiscated 9th September 2008, 13:00

Lewis Hamilton will have to hand over his Belgian Grand Prix winner’s trophy to Felipe Massa (appeal pending). It will be small comfort to him that plenty of other drivers have had wins taken off them in the past. Alain Prost, Michael Schumacher and others have lost race wins after the chequered flag. More encouragingly […]

Hunt wins amid Fuji tragedy 27th September 2007, 9:00

F1′s return to Fuji in 1977 saw a terrible crash which claimed the lives of two spectators. James Hunt won the race for McLaren.

Ten best… McLaren-Ferrari rows 2nd August 2007, 13:00

The espionage scandal may be the biggest row between the two giants of Formula 1, McLaren and Ferrari, but it’s certainly not the first. No, these two have been going at it for over three decades. Here’s ten of their earlier scraps.

Top ten… F1 scandals 12th July 2007, 10:00

The eyes of the F1 world are fixed on the twists and turns of the Ferrari-McLaren espionage scandal. F1 is no stranger to controversy – here’s ten of the juiciest from recent years…

Perfect sporting moments 29th June 2007, 10:00

The Daily Telegraph recently compiled a top 50 sporting moments and two F1 highlights featured in the list. They were: #31 – Fernando Alonso passing Michael Schumacher, Japanese Grand Prix 2005 #33 – Michael Schumacher winning the San Marino Grand Prix after the death of his mother, 2003 Memorable moments no doubt – but I […]

United States Grand Prix facts & statistics 18th June 2007, 7:00

ITV’s presenters mentioned Lewis Hamilton 16 times in the build-up to qualifying. How many times did the other British drivers get mentioned? David Coulthard got a single mention – and that was it. Poor Jenson Button and Anthony Davidson didn’t get a look in. Button also lost his record for being the youngest ever point […]

F1 in the blogs 31: The next Hamilton 16th June 2007, 7:00

This week’s highlights from the world of F1 blogging include James Hunt, Niki Lauda and John Watson in a rather unfair race, F1 through the eyes of a marshal and Ferrari fans lose patience with Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa. Plus, fins out what our Post of the Week is.