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Do the punishments fit the crimes? 18th August 2009, 10:00

It’s highly unusual to see the FIA’s international court of appeal soften a penalty that’s been handed down to a team. But that’s exactly what happened to Renault yesterday as their one-race ban was withdrawn and they were given just a $50,000 fine. In recent years we’ve seen multi-race bans, championship exclusions and $100m fines […]

Jenson Button’s career in video (Part 2) 18th June 2009, 7:00

F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer concludes his look at the career of championship leader Jenson Button. Jenson Button struggled to find some traction for his F1 career at first, being inconsistent in his first few years. But he soon began to show genuine potential, and he made the most of whatever opportunites he had to […]

Jenson Button’s career in video (Part 1) 17th June 2009, 7:00

F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer takes a look at some early video of Jenson Button in karts and F3 – and his debut in Formula 1. It may be June rather than July, but it’s still Silverstone, and it’s the British Grand Prix! And everyone’s attention will be on one man: Jenson Button. With a […]

Jenson Button: the driver debates 29th April 2008, 7:00

The subject of this week’s driver debate is Jenson Button, whose career has had more ups and downs than a malfunctioning elevator. How do you rate Jenson Button – and will he ever win another race?

You’re nine years too late, Jacques 30th January 2008, 9:00

Ex-F1 driver Jacques Villeneuve has split from his manager Craig Pollock. In a statement the 1997 world champion said: He has stuck with me through good times and bad, and I have a lot to thank him for. I think that’s incredibly charitable. If Villeneuve hadn’t followed Pollock’s half-baked idea nine years ago, to set […]

Debate: Who’s to blame at Honda? 4th October 2007, 9:00

Honda will end the year behind Super Aguri if they don’t out-score them by three points over the next two races. Given that they’ve only scored two so far, it’s not looking good. The season has been a catastrophe for the Japanese team and drivers Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello. What’s gone wrong? Who’s to […]

The feeder formula champions (p4/4) 13th September 2007, 7:00

Many of F1’s top drivers have entered the sport after winning the Formula 3000 or, more recently, GP2 championship. But no driver has ever won that junior title and then become F1 champion. In this four part series we take a look at the 22 champions including the driver who could be the first to […]

The feeder formula champions (p2/4) 11th September 2007, 7:00

GP2 is the ultimate category for young drivers looking to get into F1 – and before that was F3000. But no driver that won the F3000 or GP2 championship has then won the F1 title. In this four part series we take a look at the 22 champions – and what became of their F1 […]

Ferrari fight back for one-two at home 6th September 2007, 7:00

Over the final races of 2004 we often saw a very different Michael Schumacher. Was his crash at Monza the moment began to serious consider retiring from the sport?

Debate: Is it all over for Button? 9th August 2007, 7:00

Nigel Mansell has criticised fellow Briton Jenson Button, saying he’s wasted his F1 opportunity: Jenson should have won more races, he has under-performed and that is down to him. He had the opportunity and he didn’t take it – there won’t be any more. Do you agree with the 1992 world champion? Or are Button’s […]