Benetton articles on F1 Fanatic archive

Celebrity chef to drive 1996 Benetton B196 at Monte-Carlo (Pictures) 31st July 2009, 7:00

Celebrity news is not normally my thing, but I like “Saturday Kitchen” and I like F1 cars (you may have noticed) so this story squeaks in. TV chef James Martin is to indulge his passion for cars by driving a 1996 Benetton B196 in the Monaco Historic Grand Prix next year. The event for historic […]

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 […]

Michael Schumacher vs Adrian Newey, 1991-2008 (F1 in numbers) 8th March 2009, 10:27

Michael Schumacher?s biggest rival was not a driver but a designer: Adrian Newey. So said K last week in the comments on an article about which driver won the most races. Journeyer suggested a graph showing how the seven-times world champion compared with the man who designed title-winners for McLaren and Williams.

Kubica, Schumacher and Hamilton: Why they are ‘the ones who got away’ 11th June 2008, 11:00

Robert Kubica scored his maiden Grand Prix win for BMW this weekend. But if someone at Renault had been paying better attention four years ago he could have been driving for them instead. He’s not the only top driver to have slipped through the fingers of a top team early in his career. For a […]

Max Mosley accused of helping Michael Schumacher win 1994 championship 26th May 2008, 10:29

Max Mosley has been accused of helping Michael Schumacher win the 1994 world championship by advising his Benetton team on how to handle a dispute with the FIA. Benetton were investigated by the FIA following the fuel rig fire that engulfed Schumacher’s team mate Jos Verstappen’s car in the German Grand Prix. The FIA accused […]

Which Schumacher title was the best? 18th April 2008, 12:30

Michael Schumacher was back at the wheel of an F1 car this week. But sadly it seems we will not see him return to the track to take on Kimi Raikkonen in a Ferrari, and square up against new talent like Lewis Hamilton and Robert Kubica. He’s probably done enough winning in F1 and that […]

Giancarlo Fisichella: the driver debates 9th April 2008, 9:00

In the first driver debate we looked at Adrian Sutil. Today it’s the turn of his vastly more experienced team-mate Giancarlo Fisichella. The 35 year-old Italian will be present at his 200th Grand Prix in Spain in two weeks’ time. How do you rate his career?

Wurz to retire from F1 7th October 2007, 6:49

Alexander Wurz will retire from F1 at the end of the year. The Austrian’s future at Williams has been under doubt as he has struggled to match team mate Nico Rosberg’s pace. He made the decision to retire following the Canadian Grand Prix, where he finished third.

Debate: End of the line for Fisichella? 13th September 2007, 13:00

What next for Giancarlo Fisichella? The man who was once considered the most promising talent not to have a front-line seat has conspicuously failed to deliver since arriving at Renault in 2005. He’s lagging behind his junior team mate in the world championship standings and the team has not yet confirmed his position for next […]

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 […]