F1 history articles on F1 Fanatic archive

Crashgate’s shadow still lingers five years on 28th September 2013, 11:31

The most notorious piece of cheating ever seen in Formula One took place on this day five years ago.

Why Vettel’s rivals may be disappointed in 2014 25th September 2013, 12:00

Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull’s rivals are hoping new engine rules in 2014 will help them catch up. But recent seasons give them little cause for optimism.

Italy’s 60-year wait for a new F1 champion goes on 19th August 2013, 11:17

Sixty years since Alberto Ascari won his second world title, the wait for Italy’s next world champion goes on.

The brains of Brawn come out on top again 24th June 2013, 12:05

Mercedes avoided a serious penalty on Friday as Ross Brawn once again emerged as the biggest winner in an encounter with the hand of FIA justice.

Today in 1973: Last-lap heartbreak in first Swedish GP 17th June 2013, 12:02

The first ever Swedish Grand Prix, held on this day 40 years, almost had a fairytale finish. But hopes of a home win were dashed on the last lap.

25 years ago today: Senna’s first win for McLaren 1st May 2013, 12:28

Ayrton Senna scored his first win for McLaren on this day 25 years ago – at the same track where he lost his life six years later.

Today in 1993: Senna’s last great race at Donington 11th April 2013, 22:03

F1’s only race at Donington Park saw a memorable first lap by Ayrton Senna, an great but unrewarded drive by Rubens Barrichello – and Tom Wheatcroft achieve his lifelong dream.

Ex-Fangio Mercedes W196 tipped to fetch high price 20th March 2013, 11:54

An F1 car raced by Juan Manuel Fangio is likely to become one of the most expensive cars ever sold when it is auctioned off in July.

F1 fans? classic Grand Prix videos: 1992 18th February 2013, 11:22

The moment thousands of fans broke onto the track at the end of the 1992 British Grand Prix is captured on video along with more highlights from that year.

F1 circuits history part 17: 2008-2012 14th February 2013, 13:13

There are 70 different circuits which have held rounds of the F1 world championship. F1 Fanatic’s circuits history series is brought up-to-date with the six newest tracks.