Johnny Herbert articles on F1 Fanatic archive

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…

100 F1 race winners part 9: 1993-2001 13th August 2008, 7:00

David Coulthard and Rubens Barrichello, who scored their first wins in 1995 and 2000 respectively, are the first active drivers in this series looking at F1′s 100 race winners. Plus two famous one-hit wonder of the mid-90s: Jean Alesi and Olivier Panis.

Formula 3000: a brief history (part 2) 22nd January 2008, 7:00

Ben Evans continues his look back at the turbulent history of F1′s former feeder category, Formula 3000. Strange tracks and bad accidents dogged the sport in the late ’80s / early ’90s, but these were the years when Johnny Hebert and Jean Alesi made their way into F1 via F3000.

Lapped legends: Philippe Adams 12th December 2007, 9:00

In the same way that accidents will always attract onlookers, so there is a degree of vicarious pleasure in observing an F1 team in its dying throes. What ridiculous sponsorship deals will they sign? Which drivers, thought retired, will pop-up for a cameo? At what point will they draw the line and shut the doors […]

Lapped legends: Taki Inoue 6th December 2007, 7:00

Starting a new regular feature today our columnist Ben Evans picks his favourite star from the back of the grid. And who better to start things off with than F1′s greatest slapstick comedian, Taki Inoue. Read about his brief career and watch video of some of his ‘highlights’ below…

GP2 Asia & Speedcar join F1 roster 17th September 2007, 20:34

Two more new support races will feature at certain F1 events next year: a NASCAR-alike tin top racing series dubbed Speedcar and the new Asian GP2 series. They will support the Malaysian and Bahrain Grands Prix in March and April respectively next year. The new Formula BMW Europe series has already been confirmed as supporting […]

European GP 2007 facts & statistics 23rd July 2007, 10:00

A crazy race threw up some interesting statistics – we had a rookie driver leading the race, a rare red flag and – give thanks – the first proper pass for the lead on the track!

F1′s missing engine – the Wankel 6th June 2007, 20:20

This year marks 40 years since Mazda started using the Wankel rotary engine in its road cars. It’s a classic example of an innovation that could have benefited enormously from being perfected in the white heat of technological progress that is Formula 1. What a shame it was never allowed to compete.

Formula 1:43 6th April 2007, 19:01

My brother’s been hunting down 1:43 scale F1 models for a few years and has built up a collection of around 100. Here are some my favourites – the most historically interesting cars and the nicest models. Have you got a Formula 1 related collection – models, programmes, posters…

1995 Australian Grand Prix flashback 15th March 2007, 9:00

This weekend all eyes turn to Melbourne as a new Grand Prix season finally gets underway. The race will see a lot of new beginnings – new drivers, new partnerships and a new, post-Schumacher era. Twelve years ago the Australian Grand Prix was quite different. It marked the end of the season and the 1995 […]