Riccardo Patrese 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.

20 years since Senna took out Prost at Suzuka 21st October 2010, 0:02

Ayrton Senna clinched the 1990 world championship in a deeply controversial Japanese Grand Prix. He rammed into rival Alain Prost at the first corner at Suzuka, taking both of them out of the race.

Michael Schumacher vs Adrian Newey, 1991-2008 (F1 in numbers) 8th March 2009, 10:27

Michael Schumacher?s biggest rival was not a driver but a designer: Adrian Newey. So said K last week in the comments on an article about which driver won the most races. Journeyer suggested a graph showing how the seven-times world champion compared with the man who designed title-winners for McLaren and Williams.

A brief history of pit stops in F1 (video) 29th August 2008, 7:00

Steve suggested I write an article about how pit stops have changed in F1 and, following the controversy over Ferrari’s pit stop at Valencia, I thought now would be a good time to take a look at it. When the world championship began in 1950 pit stops were fairly disorganised affairs. But as the sport […]

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 […]

Video: Monaco GP history 1974-2008 22nd May 2008, 7:00

Guest writer Journeyer concludes his two-part guide to the Monaco Grand Prix. If you thought part one yesterday was great, then you’ll love part two! This covers some of the more recent Monaco magical moments from the 1980s up to 2007:

2008 Turkish GP stats and facts 12th May 2008, 7:00

I’ve had a rummage through the data and pulled out some interesting statistics and facts on the Turkish Grand Prix. Have I missed anything? Post your findings in the comments. Plus the full drivers’ and constructors’ championship tables after round five.

The Ben Evans Column: Rubens Barrichello and Riccardo Patrese 2nd May 2008, 7:00

At the Turkish Grand Prix Rubens Barrichello will set a new record as the driver who has started the most Grand Prix, with 257 starts eclipsing Ricardo Patrese?s monumental 265 races. In many respects Barrichello and Patrese have had rather similar careers. Both enjoyed meteoric rises to F1 courtesy of some stellar performances in junior […]

Top ten… Brazilian Grands Prix (Video) 18th October 2007, 11:00

What better place to finish the season than Brazil? The country’s drivers have won more championships than any other nation bar Britain. And the South American atmosphere and punishing track is guaranteed to produce a great race. Here’s ten of the best Brazilian Grands Prix.