Jos Verstappen articles on F1 Fanatic archive

A brief history of pit stops in F1 (video) 29th August 2008, 7:00

Steve suggested I write an article about how pit stops have changed in F1 and, following the controversy over Ferrari’s pit stop at Valencia, I thought now would be a good time to take a look at it. When the world championship began in 1950 pit stops were fairly disorganised affairs. But as the sport […]

F1 blogs review: Auf wiedersehen Ralf 5th January 2008, 9:00

Several F1 bloggers picked up on the departure of Ralf Schumacher from Formula 1 this week. And as usual he didn’t get a very sympathetic farewell… Others criticised the stance of some drivers against the traction control ban, who said it might make racing in the wet too dangerous. Read the weekly round-up of the […]

Top ten… Most notorious backmarkers 11th October 2007, 7:00

Kazuki Nakajima makes his Grand Prix debut this weekend. Long time Grand Prix fans will remember the one occasion his father made a decisive move at the front of the field – by taking Ayrton Senna’s front wing off during the Brazilian Grand Prix while Senna was lapping him. But that’s by no means the […]

Top ten… Races of the 2000s 6th September 2007, 9:00

When F1 is at its very best there’s no other sport than can match it for excitement. And even despite some of the dodgy rules that seemed design to make racing impossibly there have been some cracking races this decade. Here’s ten of them – and no, they’re not all wet races either!

F1 in the News 46: Lewis McHamilton 3rd August 2007, 7:00

In the F1 news this week – is Lewis Hamilton really Scottish? No, I’m not joking… Plus a lap with Michael Schumacher, changes to the Sepang track, Nelson Piquet loses his licence, and lots more.

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.

Spyker officially drop Albers 10th July 2007, 10:15

Spyker boss Michel Mol has confirmed that Christijan Albers will no longer race for the team. The team are yet to announce a replacement driver for the Nurburgring round next week and any one of a number of racers could fill Albers’ place.

Albers out for next race? 8th July 2007, 21:54

Speculation is rife that Spyker are to drop Christijan Albers before the next race. Test drivers Christian Klien (Honda), Marc Gene (Ferrari) and Narain Karthikeyan (Williams) have been linked with Albers’ seat at the N??rburgring in two weeks’ time. All of them have at least one Grand Prix season to their names. But an outside […]

Video: Top 50 F1 Passes – Part I 15th January 2007, 9:00

So, the arrival of aerodynamics killed racing did it? Not a bit of it. F1Fanatic counts down the 50 greatest overtaking moves of the last 30 years, featuring such past pass masters as Gilles Villeneuve, Nigel Mansell, Juan Pablo Montoya and many more. The first ten videos are below – check back over the next […]

100 Greatest F1 Videos – Part III (80-71) 20th June 2006, 22:00

Today we have numbers 80-71 from out top 100 Formula One videos. Including a near miss at Monaco, terror at the Hockenheimring, and turbo heaven at Montreal. Read on for more. Tags f1 / formula one / grand prix / motor sport / video / f1 video