A1-Ring articles on F1 Fanatic archive

Why the Red Bull Ring belongs on your F1 bucket list 15th September 2014, 11:53

Veteran of the stands Steven Smith was in Austria for its return to the F1 calendar in June and says you should consider it for your next F1 trip.

Jarno Trulli leads first Toyota front row lockout (Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying) 25th April 2009, 13:04

Jarno Trulli leads the first ever one-two for Toyota with Timo Glock in second place. Chinese Grand Prix winner Sebastian Vettel edged Jenson Button for third by 0.03s. But Vettel’s team mate Mark Webber will start on the last row of the grid after being held up by Adrian Sutil.

How Hermann Tilke conquered the F1 calendar, 1996-2009 (Video) 5th February 2009, 7:00

Has Hermann Tilke ruined the F1 calendar? Let’s take a look at what he’s done for F1 track design in the last 14 years.

Formula 1′s lost nations: Austria 31st January 2009, 22:37

Last world champion: Niki Lauda, 1984 Last Grand Prix winner: Gerhard Berger, Hockenheimring, Benetton-Renault, 1997 Last Grand Prix starter: Alexander Wurz, Shanghai, Williams, 2007 Last Grand Prix: A1-Ring, 2003 Austria is the only European country on this list. It has had championship winners and dozens of Grands Prix, but no race and active driver today.

Would you boo at an F1 race? (Video) 28th August 2008, 7:00

Lewis Hamilton got an unsurprisingly hostile welcome from sections of the crowd at Valencia during last weekend’s European Grand Prix. (However there have been no reports of any repeat of the racist taunting directed at him in Spain earlier this year). Hamilton’s not the first driver to have been the target of a hostile crowd […]

F1 news review: McLaren pulled back into spy row 8th February 2008, 7:00

Top McLaren personnel Ron Dennis, Martin Whitmarsh, Paddy Lowe and Mike Coughlan (who is still ‘suspended’ rather than ‘fired’) are among those to face questioning from Italian magistrates conducting their own investigation into the spying case. Plus further developments in the Lewis Hamilton racism row, interviews with past F1 greats Stirling Moss and Dan Gurney, […]

Imperfect sporting moments 4th July 2007, 19:31

Having picked up on The Daily Telegraph’s 50 Perfect Sporting Moments last week, and suggested a few F1 inclusions, I could hardly ignore today’s 50 Imperfect Sporting Moments. This time just one F1 moment made the list. Any guesses? It was Michael Schumacher taking out Damon Hill in in 1994 championship decide at Adelaide. Once […]

Outrage over McLaren ‘team orders’ 28th May 2007, 15:35

McLaren are under investigation for allegedly using team orders to influence the outcome of yesterday’s race in favour of Fernando Alonso over Lewis Hamilton. Team orders were banned after the 2002 Austrian Grand Prix, when Ferrari ordered Rubens Barrichello to let Michael Schumacher win. McLaren ordered their drivers to hold station after the first round […]

Banned: McLaren’s rear brake pedal 24th May 2007, 10:00

Of the dozens of technologies banned by F1′s governing body through the years, McLaren’s rear brake pedal stands out as one of the most unjust bannings. It was banned early in 1998 as McLaren made a stunningly dominant start to the year. Following a protest by Ferrari the system, that had previously been declared legal, […]

The Crash Awards 17th April 2005, 19:40

Like it or not, crashes will always be a part of F1′s appeal, as any form of motorsport. They are especially fascinating in F1, because these drivers are supposed to be the world’s best. It is in celebration of the fact that this isn’t always the case that we reveal the F1Fanatic Crash Awards. Every […]