Juan Manuel Fangio 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 […]

100 F1 race winners: statistics 15th August 2008, 7:00

To finish our look at the 100 different driver to have won a Grand Prix here’s a statistical breakdown of the different winners so far. Which country has won the most Grands Prix? What’s been the longest stretch without the same driver winning twice? Who won his home race the most? Find out below.

Ferrari’s 200 pole positions 21st June 2008, 19:58

Kimi Raikkonen achieved Ferrari’s 200th pole position in qualifying for tomorrow’s French Grand Prix. The Italian team are far ahead of their rivals in terms of total pole positions, with McLaren on 135 and Williams on 125. Here’s a complete breakdown of their achievement including every driver who scored a pole position for Ferrari.

The Times? free digital archive captures 45 years of Formula 1 history 13th June 2008, 19:39

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.

Spanish Grand Prix: memorable races 25th April 2008, 12:30

The response to my invitation for guest writers was fantastic and I’m very happy to share the first of these new articles today. Journeyer, a long-time contributor to the comments and Live Blogs on F1Fanatic, covers the history of the Spanish Grand Prix. Formula 1 has been around for 58 years now. With it goes […]

“Cars at Speed” (Robert Daley, 2007 reprint) 16th December 2007, 7:00

“Cars at Speed” – what a fantastic title. I’d like to think that if the TV programme “Top Gear” had been created in the 1950s it would have been called “Cars at Speed” and presented by plummy-voiced Raymond Baxter instead of rant-meister Jeremy Clarkson. But no, “Cars at Speed” is a book about motor racing […]

Brazilian GP 2007 facts & stats 22nd October 2007, 9:00

Kimi Raikkonen won his first title – and Lewis Hamilton joined the bitter collection of drivers to lose the championship lead in the final round. Plus another former F1 driver’s son made his F1 debut, and all the other interesting statistics from the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Kimi Raikkonen finally wins the F1 title 21st October 2007, 18:31

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 […]

Video: F1 title deciders 17th October 2007, 9:00

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…

History repeating: F1’s three-way title deciders 9th October 2007, 9:00

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.