Ron Dennis articles on F1 Fanatic archive

Interview: F1 journalist Nigel Roebuck 25th February 2008, 9:00

Nigel Roebuck hasn’t missed many races since he started covering Grands Prix in 1971, but when he skipped the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos for the first time, he wrote about relieved he was not to be going to Sao Paulo ?σΤιΌΤΗ£ and incurred the wrath of the most powerful man in Formula 1: When […]

Was Dennis to blame in McLaren’s Hungary row? 4th February 2008, 9:24

At the heart of last year’s biggest controversy, the after-effects of which were still visible in the spectator enclosures at Barcelona this weekend, is a rather pathetic row about who swore at who in the heat of the moment. The explosive fall-out between Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso at the Hungarian Grand Prix set in […]

Pedro de la Rosa criticises McLaren driver equality 31st January 2008, 9:00

Some people (myself not included) are sceptical about whether Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen are going to get equal treatment at McLaren this year. So it was interesting to see Pedro de la Rosa not only confirm that they will get the same treatment but say he disagrees with the approach, in an interview for […]

F1 news review: Malaysia considers night race 25th January 2008, 7:00

F1 could have two races under floodlights in 2009 as the organisers of the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang look at hiring the same company used for this year’s Singapore Grand Prix, which will be the first to be held at night. Elsewhere Nigel Stepney gets a new job, Max Mosley and Jackie Stewart continue […]

F1 news review: Lewis Hamilton’s ?ι?ϊ70m deal 11th January 2008, 9:00

In the F1 news this week speculation over the value of Lewis Hamilton’s new McLaren contract, while Ferrari suggest the Briton will struggle without traction control this year. There’s also intrigue over the futures of two of the sport’s top team bosses – Jean Todt at Ferrari and Ron Dennis at McLaren. Read on for […]

McLaren reveal their 2008 F1 car: the MP4/23 (updated) 7th January 2008, 13:34

McLaren have revealed their 2008 Formula 1 challenger in Stuttgart. The team continues its partnership with Mercedes for a 14th consecutive season. The pair have won two drivers’ and one constructors’ title in that time. With 2008 marking ten years since the team did the double, they will be desperate to bounce back from an […]

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…

When did Ron Dennis say this? 30th December 2007, 7:00

Remembers this quote from McLaren’s Ron Dennis?: Did they have team uniform on? Then they were hardly spying, were they? I thought that if you are out of uniform then you are a spy but when you are in uniform you are ‘gathering intelligence!’ We are doing nothing that everybody else doesn’t do, except that […]

Lapped legends: Taki Inoue 6th December 2007, 7:00

Starting a new regular feature today our columnist Ben Evans picks his favourite star from the back of the grid. And who better to start things off with than F1′s greatest slapstick comedian, Taki Inoue. Read about his brief career and watch video of some of his ‘highlights’ below…

Ron Dennis doesn’t want a seat filler in 2008 5th December 2007, 7:00

I’ve read a lot of remarks by people who think that Ron Dennis will just stick any old driver in the second McLaren seat next year. The assumption seems to be that he’s already got Lewis Hamilton and all he needs and wants to do is stick a loyal but not super-quick number two in […]