The Le Mans 24 Hours has been won by 64 different F1 drivers since it was first held in 1923. Last year the winning car was piloted by three former F1 racers – Alexander Wurz, Marc Gene and David Brabham. This year 1992 world champion Nigel Mansell is among the 24 F1 drivers taking part … Continue reading F1 drivers in the 2010 Le Mans 24 Hours
Greg – better known as Ned Flanders in the comments – makes his debut as an F1 Fanatic guest writer by picking ten of the oddest causes of driver retirements. Retiring from a motor race is often an unremarkable experience for an F1 driver. Although reliability has improved hugely in recent years, the sight of … Continue reading Top ten… Weirdest F1 retirements
With the first signs of the silly season getting started for 2010, I thought it would be a good time to start a new series of Friday debates on the subject of team driver pairings. Starting today, we?óÔé¼Ôäóll look at each of the teams and ask at which point in their history did they have … Continue reading The team mate debates: Toyota
Dozens of drivers were named by F1 Fanatic readers in the quest to find F1’s greatest underdog winner. Here’s the final ten to make your choice from – with videos of each race below to help you make up your mind…
Following the recent spate of dubious penalty decisions involving Sebastien Bourdais, Lewis Hamilton (at Fuji and Spa) and Felipe Massa, many F1 drivers have voiced a desire to see a permanent stewards appointed. Ideally they would like one with relevant, recent Grand Prix experience. So who could fit the bill? Here’s a few potential names.
David Coulthard and Rubens Barrichello, who scored their first wins in 1995 and 2000 respectively, are the first active drivers in this series looking at F1’s 100 race winners. Plus two famous one-hit wonder of the mid-90s: Jean Alesi and Olivier Panis.
Sebastien Bourdais had a big crash in testing at Barcelona on Wednesday. Happily he was unhurt but he may have dealt a blow to his standing in the team if the damage to the new STR3 forces the team to delay its introduction. Major crashes can affect F1 drivers in different ways. Even though drivers … Continue reading Video: How drivers react to big crashes
Four-times Formula 1 world champion Alain Prost has won the Trophee Andross ice-racing championship for a second year in succession. He claimed the title in his Toyota Auris in the Superbesse round last week. He is one of many French ex-F1 drivers to have participated in the event and one of his team mates is … Continue reading Alain Prost wins second consecutive Trophee Andros championship
The final instalment in our columnist Ben Evans’ look at the history of Formula 3000. In the 1990s the series briefly tasted success before grid numbers tailed off again. Although it could still occasionally provide great comedy moments and good racing, it was pensioned off at the end of 2004 to make way for GP2.
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 … Continue reading F1 blogs review: Auf wiedersehen Ralf
I’ve always thought it strange that most motor racing stops during the winter – precisely when driving conditions are at their most challenging. There’s precious little motor racing action aside from A1 Grand Prix at this time of year. But happily the French ice racing championship Andros Trophy is underway – and four times F1 … Continue reading Alain Prost goes ice racing
Two drivers on the grid today have just a single win to their names – Jarno Trulli and Jenson Button. That puts them among the 29 drivers to have only ever won one race. Here are ten of the best.
GP2 is the ultimate category for young drivers looking to get into F1 – and before that was F3000. But no driver that won the F3000 or GP2 championship has then won the F1 title. In this four part series we take a look at the 22 champions – and what became of their F1 … Continue reading The feeder formula champions (p2/4)
Are you a passionate, devoted fan of Panasonic Toyota Racing? Did you heart beat with anticipation during the unveiling of the TF107 last week? Will you tune in to the Australian Grand Prix in eight weeks’ time, praying for an all red-and-white front row? Probably not. According to last year’s FIA survey Toyota were the … Continue reading How do you solve a problem like Toyota?
Not only is the Monaco Grand Prix the most glamorous event on the motor racing calendar, it is also a living piece of F1 history. Drivers have gone to battle in the impossibly tight confines of the streets of Monte-Carlo since 1929. Nine non-championship events were run at Monaco from 1929 to 1937, followed by … Continue reading The Magic of Monaco