Adelaide articles on F1 Fanatic archive
Australian GP history 1985-1995 (Video) 24th March 2009, 7:00
F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer looks back on the history of the Australian Grand Prix. It’s back! F1 2009 is about to get under way, and so are we! I’m back for the new season, ready to share with you the history of the sport. Let’s kick things off with the season-opener, the Australian Grand [...]
F1′s shortest race: Adelaide 14-lap 1991 season finale 25th November 2008, 12:00
A stoppage due to rain made the 1991 Australian Grand Prix the shortest F1 race ever, at a little more than 32 miles.
The future of the Australian Grand Prix at Melbourne 3rd February 2008, 7:00
Bernie Ecclestone has been quoted in an Australian newspaper casting doubt on the future of the race: Maybe we don’t want to be in Australia. Our costs are very high in Australia and we get a lot less money. It’s bloody bad for us. We’ve got quite a few places on the list that would [...]
F1 circuits history part 10: 1985-9 14th January 2008, 7:00
In the late 1980s it often seemed like good tracks were dropped for safety reasons, and less good tracks found their way onto the calendar because money talked. How else could you explain a circuit like the awful Phoenix street track holding three Grands Prix? Or why the slow and dull Hungaroring remains on the [...]
2008 F1 calendar ‘more credible’ than 20 years ago? 11th December 2007, 7:00
I wrote at length about a revealing interview Max Mosley gave recently in which he made this remark: It’s a far more credible championship [calendar] than it was 20 years ago. That’s Mosley’s verdict on the modern Formula 1 calendar. Have a look at how the 2008 F1 calendar compares with the 1988 schedule and [...]
1986 Australian Grand Prix flashback 18th October 2007, 7:00
The last time three drivers headed into the last race of the year fighting for the championship it produced one of the most astonishing races ever seen. A string of chance occurrences harpooned Nigel Mansell’s title hopes and left Alain Prost a somewhat fortunate – though not undeserving – winner. Here’s how that sensational race [...]
Chinese GP 2007 facts and statistics 8th October 2007, 7:00
Ferrari scored their 200th Grand Prix win in China – check back later for a comprehensive look at their career history. Here are the rest of the facts and statistics from the Chinese Grand Prix.
Japanese GP 2007 statistics & facts 1st October 2007, 7:00
Hamilton moves into the championship lead – but what does he have to do to wrap up the title in Shanghai? Also the curse of Mark Webber strikes once more as the Australian again retires from a race he had led. And was that the longest safety car period ever? I need your help on [...]
Mosley: Schumacher would have lost ’94 title under modern rules 22nd August 2007, 7:00
James Allen claims in his new biography of Michael Schumacher that FIA president Max Mosley believes Schumacher would have been stripped of his 1994 world championship under the current F1 rules.
Debate: More street tracks good for F1? 16th August 2007, 7:00
Next year’s F1 calendar will include three street circuits – the most since the 1991 calendar took in Monte-Carlo, Adelaide and Pheonix. Are you glad to see F1 bringing the show right into the hearts of major cities? Or are street tracks slow and potentially unsafe gimmicks that belong in Champ Car and the Indy [...]