Volker Weidler articles on F1 Fanatic archive

F1 drivers who won at Le Mans 10th June 2009, 12:00

This weekend sees the 77th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours. The great race has been won by 117 different drivers and over half of them – 62 – also competed in the Formula 1 world championship at some point in their career. Many of them were race winners in F1, some were even […]

F1′s missing engine – the Wankel 6th June 2007, 20:20

This year marks 40 years since Mazda started using the Wankel rotary engine in its road cars. It’s a classic example of an innovation that could have benefited enormously from being perfected in the white heat of technological progress that is Formula 1. What a shame it was never allowed to compete.