Patrick Tambay articles on F1 Fanatic archive

30 years ago: Villeneuve’s last and best F1 win 21st June 2011, 9:03

Gilles Villeneuve’s victory at Jarama on this day in 1981 was instantly recognised as one of the great Grand Prix wins.

On this day in 1981: F1’s fiasco at Zolder 17th May 2011, 8:54

F1 counted the cost of a tragic and shambolic Belgian Grand Prix weekend at Zolder 30 years ago today.

Australian GP history 1985-1995 (Video) 24th March 2009, 7:00

F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer looks back on the history of the Australian Grand Prix. It’s back! F1 2009 is about to get under way, and so are we! I’m back for the new season, ready to share with you the history of the sport. Let’s kick things off with the season-opener, the Australian Grand […]

100 F1 race winners part 7: 1977-1982 11th August 2008, 7:00

Jackie Stewart’s record of 27 victories stood for 14 years until Alain Prost surpassed his mark. The French driver would go on to win four championships and 51 races. Two other champions of the eighties covered in this part of the guide to F1 race winners are Alan Jones and Nelson Piquet. Jones won their […]

Alain Prost goes ice racing 3rd January 2008, 7:00

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 […]

Top ten… Most notorious backmarkers 11th October 2007, 7:00

Kazuki Nakajima makes his Grand Prix debut this weekend. Long time Grand Prix fans will remember the one occasion his father made a decisive move at the front of the field – by taking Ayrton Senna’s front wing off during the Brazilian Grand Prix while Senna was lapping him. But that’s by no means the […]

Ferrari score their 200th Grand Prix victory 8th October 2007, 11:00

Kimi Raikkonen’s victory in the Chinese Grand Prix was the 200th Grand Prix win for Ferrari. The great Italian team is the only outfit that was present in the first ever championship Grand Prix still competing in Formula One. Until 1988 the team was headed by founder Enzo Ferrari. But it has won more races […]

F1’s famous names return 20th June 2007, 7:00

The classic names of F1 are all returning to the sport: Senna, Mansell, Prost, Piquet, Lauda and more could all be a feature on the grid one day. A quick search threw up 20 such drivers in the lower echelons of motor sport that could break into F1. Can you think of any others? Two […]

Gilles Villeneuve: His victories remembered 8th May 2007, 9:00

Today marks 25 years since the death of Gilles Villeneuve. Enough has been written about the sad circumstances of his death at Zolder in qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix. Much has also been written about the spectacular moments for which he is so fondly remembered. Villeneuve drove every race to win. It was not […]

Formula 1:43 6th April 2007, 19:01

My brother’s been hunting down 1:43 scale F1 models for a few years and has built up a collection of around 100. Here are some my favourites – the most historically interesting cars and the nicest models. Have you got a Formula 1 related collection – models, programmes, posters…