Formula 1?óÔé¼Ôäós ten teams have formed a new group to represent their interests in the sport following a meeting at Ferrari?óÔé¼Ôäós Maranello headquarters. It looks like another move in the power games that have been going on between the sport?óÔé¼Ôäós regulators (the FIA), the commercial rights holders (FOM) and the teams, which intensified during the … Continue reading Why have the teams formed their own group and what does it mean for F1?
I wanted to ignore the inevitable Max Mosley stuff over the Spanish Grand Prix weekend and concentrate on the racing (at least, what little there was that passed for racing). Pressure continues to grow on the FIA president to quit with sporting bodies shunning him and the teams considering making an official statement criticising him, … Continue reading Inevitable Max Mosley post #11
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…
Max Mosley gave a revealing interview to The Guardian this week in which he said he was glad to see Kimi Raikkonen win the world championship following the spy scandal between McLaren and Ferrari. Plus the sports writers look back on 2007, Ralf Schumacher dumps his manager and Alexander Wurz looks to a career in … Continue reading F1 news review: Mosley backs Raikkonen
McLaren’s exclusion from the constructors’ championship was a just punishment according to Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo – but BMW team principal Mario Theissen doesn’t think his team really were second in 2007. McLaren could have been world champions this year had they not had all their points confiscated after being found guilty of bringing … Continue reading Montezemolo & Theissen disagree on McLaren’s exclusion
On the face of it, 2007 was a golden season for Ferrari. Nine wins and both championships went to the team even though many expected them to struggle following the departure of Michael Schumacher. But their triumph was not as emphatic as the raw figures suggest. The constructors’ championship was an inevitability after the expulsion … Continue reading F1 07 review: Ferrari
The sixth DVD in the Brunswick films collection tells the story of the odd 1975 season. Niki Lauda triumphed in a year that saw a spate of wet races and two events cut to half distance. As ever the DVD is rich with fascinating material and the only problem is that there isn’t more of … Continue reading “Formula One 1975: Lauda and Ferrari No. 1” (DVD)
The news that Prodrive will not be using McLaren’s chassis next year raises more questions about who will be racing in F1 in 2008. Ralf Schumacher is leaving Toyota but his F1 career may not yet be over. Alexander Wurz’s departure opens up a space at Williams. And of course there is the unresolved question … Continue reading Alonso and Prodrive central to 2008 driver market
Ralf Schumacher is being mocked once again – this time by animal rights activists… Plus BMW in good shape for 2008, problems for Prodrive, and vote for F1Fanatic.co.uk in the 2007 Weblog Awards.
What will the consequences of the espionage verdict be for Ferrari, the team whose information was stolen? And perhaps most importantly of all, where does the sport go from here? Further thoughts on the state of play following the spy scandal hearing.
McLaren are ahead in both championships with six races to go. But Ferrari are expected to have the upper hand in most of the remaining rounds as venues like Istanbul, Spa-Francorchamps and Interlagos play to their chassis’ strengths. Can either of their drivers win the championship? Is it time they started back one of them … Continue reading Debate: Will Ferrari surge to the titles?
Think of F1 racing in the 1970s and you imagine bizarre-looking cars with fat rear wheels, daubed in the gaudy colours of their sponsors. Unpredictable races, down-to the wire championship battles, and a different winner each weekend. In 1974, that wasn’t far from the truth, and this excellent DVD captures the spirit of those heady … Continue reading “Formula One 1974: Down to the last race” (DVD)
The Nurburgring plays host to the only round of the championship in Germany this year. The absence of Michael Schumacher is largely responsible but, depending who gets the second Spyker seat, there could conceivably be five home drivers on the grid. But the battle for wins is likely to be between the same four drivers … Continue reading European Grand Prix 2007 preview & TV times
Ferrari’s 60th anniversary celebrations came to a spectacular conclusion at the team’s Fiorano circuit in Maranello. Felipe Massa, Kimi Raikkonen and Luca Badoer were present along with former stars Michael Schumacher, Niki Lauda, Jody Scheckter, Rene Arnoux, Jean Alesi, Gerhard Berger and Andrea de Adamich. The F1 stars took a range of past and presented … Continue reading Pictures: Ferrari’s 60th year celebrations
There were plenty of conspiracy theories surrounding Michael Schumacher during his 16 years in the sport, from the supposed secret traction control system at Benetton to his outrageous parking stunt at Monaco this year. And for some, the circumstances of his departure from the sport was one final piece of Schumacher subterfuge. Did Ferrari chairman … Continue reading The (new) Michael Schumacher conspiracy
In the latest installment of our comprehensive 2006 review we picked the quotes that tell the story of the season. F1 drivers and personnel may be tight-lipped and PR-savvy, but these 22 on-the-record remarks show what they really thought of their rivals, their teams, and of course, the life and times of one Michael Schumacher.