Riccardo Patrese articles on F1 Fanatic archive

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.

Hunt wins amid Fuji tragedy 27th September 2007, 9:00

F1′s return to Fuji in 1977 saw a terrible crash which claimed the lives of two spectators. James Hunt won the race for McLaren.

Ten worst… Championship anti-climaxes 13th September 2007, 16:10

An unofficial round of the F1 drivers’ championship is being fought in a Parisian courtroom today. And if the outcome of the hearing has a major effect on the championships one way or another, it would be a terrible way to decide the titles. There have been some disappointing championship finales in the past, though. […]

The feeder formula champions (p1/4) 10th September 2007, 9:00

Formula 3000 and lately GP2 have been pushing young driver towards F1 for over two decades. And yet no F3000 or GP2 champion has ever gone on to win the sport’s ultimate prize – the Formula 1 World Championship. In this four part series we take a look at the 22 champions – and what […]

Debate: Rubens Barrichello 3rd September 2007, 9:00

Rubens Barrichello should break the record for the longest ever Grand Prix career next year, assuming he starts another nine races. Seeing as Barrichello has extended his Honda contract for another year, it looks as though Riccardo Patrese’s record for longevity will indeed be eclipsed by the Brazilian. He’s been a world championship runner-up twice […]

1989 Hungarian Grand Prix Flashback 2nd August 2007, 10:00

You don’t associate the Hungaroring with classic F1 races – but it was a thrilling Grand Prix at this very circuit that first got me hooked on Formula One back in 1989. Nigel Mansell stormed to victory in a Ferrari from 12th on the grid, passing rival after rival on a bone-dry track. He capped […]

Debate: Youth vs experience 30th July 2007, 7:00

With attention turning to the driver market for 2008, several of F1′s seasoned campaigners have already bagged contract extensions. Rubens Barrichello will stay with Honda – and should surpass Riccardo Patrese’s record number of career starts (256) early next year). David Coulthard is set for a fourth year at Red Bull – when many had […]

Top ten… F1 scandals 12th July 2007, 10:00

The eyes of the F1 world are fixed on the twists and turns of the Ferrari-McLaren espionage scandal. F1 is no stranger to controversy – here’s ten of the juiciest from recent years…

1992 British Grand Prix flashback 5th July 2007, 10:00

We’ve been promised Lewis-mania for Sunday. Britain’s prodigious F1 star has his homecoming before tens and thousands of enraptured fans. The Silverstone crowd knows how to get behind a heroic home driver – none more so than Nigel Mansell. He held the crowd in the palm of his hand every time he went there after […]

Watson surges to win from 17th in first Detroit race 14th June 2007, 7:00

Twenty-five years ago the F1 circus visited the United States three times in one season. The first ever Detroit Grand Prix was the second round in the USA that year.