Frank Williams articles on F1 Fanatic archive

New year’s resolutions for F1 drivers 2nd January 2008, 7:00

Having made my usual new year’s resolutions (about drinking less coffee and spending less time on writing F1 Fanatic) I dreamt up a few resolutions I’d like F1 drivers and other figures to take. Here are 20 resolutions I thought up – suggest some of your own in the comments box below…

Poll: Allow customer teams in F1? 27th November 2007, 9:00

This poll is closed. Results are as follows: Yes: 115 votes (50%) No: 107 votes (46%) I have no opinion: 9 (4%)

F1 07 review: Year in quotes 2nd November 2007, 9:00

It’s been a years of big news – and big talking. Here is how they year unfolded from the mouths of the people who made it what it was, from Lewis Hamilton to Bernie Ecclestone, and Martin Brundle to Kimi Raikkonen.

F1 driver line-up changes for 2008 16th June 2007, 10:58

Who will be driving for the top teams in 2008? Last year saw enormous changes in the driver market. Next year we’re likely to see most of the top drivers remaining where they are. But with BMW and Red Bull getting ever more competitive we could be in for a few surprises. And what about […]

Now Ron Dennis backs a 14 year-old too 17th May 2007, 13:00

Not wishing to be outdone by Frank Williams, Ron Dennis has also got behind an aspiring 14 year-old racer in the hopes of finding the next Lewis Hamilton. Kart racer Oliver Rowland has been taken on by the McLaren and Mercedes-Benz Young Drivers Support Programme. Hamilton joined the same programme in 1998 at the age […]

Has Frank Williams found his own Hamilton? 15th May 2007, 23:07

Last month Frank Williams told the press: Hamilton is still a baby, so to speak, but dishing out loads of trouble already. I mean that in the nicest possible way. I cry he’s not in a Williams but I rejoice for F1. I really do. But the Williams boss may already have found his own […]

F1 2007 preview: Williams 3rd March 2007, 9:00

Williams slumped to eighth in the 2006 world championship, two places and 24 points behind Toyota. Now the two teams have done a deal which will see Toyota use Williams’ gearbox technology and Williams use Toyota’s engines. It offers Williams the chance not only to bounce back from the disappointments of recent seasons – but […]

Banned! – Beryllium 8th February 2007, 9:00

The banning of Renault’s mass dampers last year and the Michelin tyres in 2003 generated substantial press interest and controversy. In contrast the banning of beryllium and its alloys from F1 cars and, in particular, their engines did not.

Top ten… F1 bombshells 19th December 2006, 21:37

What big F1 news story broke one year ago today? Have a guess… It was Fernando Alonso’s shock switch to McLaren for 2007 – a move that caught most, if not all, F1 followers completely unaware. Of course it’s not the first time in F1 history that a shock driver or team move has caught […]

Clay Regazzoni, 1939-2006 15th December 2006, 17:37

I was saddened today to hear of the death of former Grand Prix race winner Clay Regazzoni in a road traffic accident near Parma in Italy. Regazzoni had a fine Grand Prix career in the 1970s, winning pole position for his fourth race and winning his fifth, at Monza in his home country of Italy, […]