Nelson Piquet articles on F1 Fanatic archive
How an Indycar merger might affect F1 20th February 2008, 7:00
With the American open wheel racing seasons not far away it’s the time of year when we’ve come to expect rumours of a reunion between the warring factions in US racing: the Champ Car World Series and the Indy Racing League. But this time there seems to be genuine cause for optimism. Both series have [...]
F1 circuits history part 10: 1985-9 14th January 2008, 7:00
In the late 1980s it often seemed like good tracks were dropped for safety reasons, and less good tracks found their way onto the calendar because money talked. How else could you explain a circuit like the awful Phoenix street track holding three Grands Prix? Or why the slow and dull Hungaroring remains on the [...]
Which ‘blatantly illegal car’ won a championship? 26th December 2007, 7:00
I’ve long enjoyed Nigel Roebuck’s writings on Formula 1 and I’ll miss my weekly dose of the ‘Fifth Column’ and ‘Ask Nigel’ when he departs Autosport for Motor Sport next year. His final ‘Ask Nigels’ have been especially entertaining but this startling claim really caught my eye: Anyone in the paddock, for example, will tell [...]
Speeding Hamilton joins Fisichella, Button, Montoya… 19th December 2007, 21:15
Lewis Hamilton has had some unwanted negative publicity after being caught speeding in France. Although I can’t condone speeding, nor can I say ‘I’m holier than thou’ – I picked up a ticket of my own this year. Ironically enough I was returning from the Goodwood Festival of Speed at the time… Hamilton is not [...]
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 [...]
F1 in the blogs 46: I animate Alonso! 20th October 2007, 7:00
In the F1 blogs this week, the lighter side of the Alonso-Hamilton row… Plus meet the only five women to have entered a F1 race weekend, past champions on this year’s battle, and is Rubens Barrichello about to get dropped?
Heartbreak for Mansell in dramatic Adelaide finale 18th October 2007, 7:00
A string of chance occurrences harpooned Nigel Mansell’s title hopes and left Alain Prost a fortunate – though not undeserving – 1986 championship winner.
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.