Mark Blundell articles on F1 Fanatic archive

F1 drivers who won at Le Mans 10th June 2009, 12:00

This weekend sees the 77th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours. The great race has been won by 117 different drivers and over half of them – 62 – also competed in the Formula 1 world championship at some point in their career. Many of them were race winners in F1, some were even […]

Ron Dennis doesn’t want a seat filler in 2008 5th December 2007, 7:00

I’ve read a lot of remarks by people who think that Ron Dennis will just stick any old driver in the second McLaren seat next year. The assumption seems to be that he’s already got Lewis Hamilton and all he needs and wants to do is stick a loyal but not super-quick number two in […]

F1 07 review: The worst moments 11th November 2007, 7:00

It’s been a season of thrilling highs and gut-wrenching lows. Yesterday I named the most exciting F1 moments in 2007 – here are the occasions that filled me with despair…

F1 in the news 51: Honda conspiracy 21st September 2007, 7:00

As if Formula 1 weren’t already waist-deep in scandal, now it’s being alleged that the Honda team is deliberately impairing the performance of Super Aguri. After all if Honda know anything, it’s how to make a car slower. Also this week the latest on the spy scandal and Heikki Kovalainen on how F1 drivers actually […]

ITV defends Canada F1 coverage 15th June 2007, 14:14

Angry F1 fans stormed the ITV forums after the broadcaster brought coverage of the Canadian Grand Prix to an abrupt end following Lewis Hamilton’s maiden Grand Prix win. There was no coverage of the press conference or much analysis at all of the British star’s first win, not to mention an action-packed race which also […]

1994 Spanish Grand Prix flashback 10th May 2007, 12:00

The 1994 Spanish Grand Prix was the second race after the deaths of Roland Ratzenberger and Ayrton Senna at Imola. While the media scrutinised the every move of the teams and the governing body, FIA President Max Mosley had rushed in a package of urgent changes to the cars aimed at slowing them down. The […]

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 […]

Ten rare and amazing F1 videos 5th February 2007, 9:00

There are plenty of great F1 videos on Youtube. But one does get rather sick of endless slow-motion crash footage set to Linkin Park. You have to rummage around to find the best F1 videos – and here they are – ten rare F1 clips that aren’t stolen from race broadcasts and season review videos. […]

The Nearly Men 13th March 2005, 20:03

The Grand Prix greats are household names – even in car-hating, vegetable-munching, solar-powered homes. Ayrton Senna, Juan Manuel Fangio and Jim Clark are legendary names throughout the world, and all three appear in our list of all-time greatest wins. But what about those drivers who never got to show their talent, had a career stuck […]