Marc Gene articles on F1 Fanatic archive

Unhappy Alonso could blow open 2008 driver market 7th August 2007, 9:00

McLaren has reportedly told Alonso he is free to leave the team at the end of the year if he wishes. Speculation has linked him with a return to Renault for 2008, and it remains to be seen who will drive for new 2008 entrants Prodrive.

Top ten… Minardi heroes 26th July 2007, 10:00

Watching Markus Winkelhock lead his first ever Grand Prix having qualified his un-competitive Spyker at the back of the grid had me reminiscing about backmarker heroes Minardi. The Italian team became cult heroes during their two decades in Formula 1. They were often the first to get lapped, but they also made some giant-killing performances […]

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 […]

French Grand Prix 2007 qualifying: Massa back on top 30th June 2007, 14:09

Ferrari bounced back in France with Felipe Massa breaking McLaren’s run of pole positions. The Brazilian will have the chance to resume his battle with Lewis Hamilton from earlier in the season as the Briton joins him on the front row. But Fernando Alonso’s hopes of responding to Hamilton’s recent victories were thwarted by gearbox […]

Audi defeats Peugeot in Le Mans 24 Hours 17th June 2007, 14:22

The Audi team won a dramatic Le Mans 24 Hours with Peugeot second on their return to the classic race. The diesel Audis held the first three positions early in the race. But Mike Rockenfeller crashed heavily in his stint and Dindo Capello later crashed out when a wheel came off his car. This left […]

F1 driver line-up changes for 2008 16th June 2007, 10:58

Who will be driving for the top teams in 2008? Last year saw enormous changes in the driver market. Next year we’re likely to see most of the top drivers remaining where they are. But with BMW and Red Bull getting ever more competitive we could be in for a few surprises. And what about […]

2007: Who goes where part 4 19th November 2006, 13:58

With most of the drivers in place for next year, let’s take a look at how the 2007 F1 season is shaping up. There are still two places left to fill: The question fo who will drive the second McLaren will be answered before Christmas according to Martin Whitmarsh, and there’s some speculation that it […]