Pia (aka Snoopy) was at the first round of the season in Australia and took some great pictures from the pits and snapped loads of the drivers including Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen and Michael Schumacher. Have a look at the pictures from Melbourne below.
A new season, a new generation of Formula 1 cars, and a routing of the opposition. This year?óÔé¼Ôäós Australian Grand Prix had much in common with the 1998 race. F1 Fanatic guest writer Andrew Tsvyk tells the story. During the presentation of McLaren?óÔé¼Ôäós newest Formula 1 challenger on January 16th, Ron Dennis announced his retirement … Continue reading Domination: the 1998 Australian GP
Lewis Hamilton may have thought that Toyota’s press release announcing it would not appeal Jarno Trulli’s 25 second penalty was the end of the matter. But according to a report in Auto Motor und Sport (translation here) Hamilton could still lose the third place he inherited from Trulli at Australia – and potentially a lot … Continue reading Hamilton’s third place under threat again (Update: FIA opening new investigation)
The late afternoon start for this year’s Australian Grand Prix gave a lovely colour to photographs from the race. Here’s a selection of pictures including home hero Mark Webber waving to the crowd from a fire truck before the race, the first-lap pile-up, and the jubilant scenes among the Brawn team after the race.
After months of anticipation the first race of 2009 was a contest to savour and a result to remember. Jenson Button may have led every lap but Sebastian Vettel kept him honest throughout the race – before a controversial late clash with Robert Kubica. Rubens Barrichello completed Brawn GP’s joy by taking second place, while … Continue reading Button wins for Brawn in spectacular start to season (Australian Grand Prix)
Robert Kubica and Sebastian Vettel clashed in dramatic fashion in the dying stages of the Australian Grand Prix. Kubica was catching Vettel and leader Jenson Button at the time and looked set to mount an improbable bid for victory – instead his race and Vettel’s ended in the barriers.
The first practice sessions at Melbourne gave us a chance to see the new F1 cars being driven in anger for the first time. Here’s a selection of pictures of each of the drivers getting to grips with the tricky new cars and the slippery Albert Park circuit this morning. If you’re in Melbourne for … Continue reading Australian GP Pictures: Practice
The F1 drivers have been kept busy since they arrived in Melbourne: playing football, poker training, and building F1 cars out of sand. Here’s a selection of pictures showing what some of the drivers and teams have been up to in Australia. Those ones of Nick Heidfeld at Melbourne zoo are just begging for a … Continue reading F1 arrives at Melbourne (pictures)
Follow every lap of the 2009 Australian Grand Prix weekend here on F1 Fanatic with the F1 live blogs. You can get an email reminder when any of the blogs is starting by filling in the forms below (you won’t get spammed and you don’t have to register for anything). We will be live blogging … Continue reading Australian Grand Prix live blogs
New cars, new rules – there are plenty of unknowns heading into the first race of 2009, but it looks like the weather won’t be one of them. The Australian Grand Prix is expected to see three days of dry weather. Melbourne will experience temperatures in the low 20s (C) each day according to the … Continue reading Australian Grand Prix weather forecast
Albert Park circuit in Melbourne mainly uses public roads, and the whole track has been photographed by Google Street View, giving us a ground-level view of the circuit where the 2009 F1 season begins next week. Here’s a corner-by-corner look at the Albert Park Circuit.
Several major F1 sponsors have cut their spending on the opening round of the season in Australia, facing its promoters with the prospect of losing significant amounts of money. According to the Herald Sun BMW has axed its ?é?ú450,000 (?óÔÇÜ?¼507,000) corporate hospitality budget for the race, joining Foster’s in cutting its spending on the race. … Continue reading Australian GP hit by sponsor withdrawals
With the 2009 F1 season almost upon us fans will be sorting out their plans to go to a Grand Prix. So how do you go about picking which race to go to? Here are ten ways to help make up your mind.
After looking at the 2009 F1 cars from various angles many people have remarked on how different many of the designs are. But if we take a look at the circuits alongside one another it seems F1 tracks are becoming increasingly similar.
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.
Did you visit a Grand Prix in 2008? If so, please take a moment to share your opinions about the experience with other fans who’ve been to the same venues:
The FIA has published an updated 2009 F1 calendar. The Chinese Grand Prix is now the third round instead of the 15th, and will be held in April. This means F1 will have visited the circuit twice within seven months, and next year’s Grand Prix may see different climactic conditions to what we have been … Continue reading 2009 F1 calendar shortened
The official 2009 F1 calendar has been published with the Canadian Grand Prix mysteriously absent. That?óÔé¼Ôäós not the only change for next year, with Abu Dhabi arriving on the calendar as the new season finale. Has the FIA and Bernie Ecclestone done a better job with the 2009 F1 calendar than the 2008 schedule? Compare … Continue reading 2009 F1 calendar: better than ’08? (Poll)
The first details of the 2009 F1 calendar were published today with the F1 schedule set to return to 19 races ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ a high it has only reached once before, in 2005. As was expected the French Grand Prix is remaining at Magny-Cours. The Australian Grand Prix also appears as a provisional fixture. However there … Continue reading Provisional 2009 F1 calendar has good news for France, bad for America
A provisional 2009 F1 calendar is expected to be announced tomorrow by Bernie Ecclestone according to Nigel Roebuck. Among the changes for 2009 will be the first Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, announced last year. And on Sunday rumours came to light that Magny-Cours, host of the French Grand Prix, will get a second stay of … Continue reading 2009 F1 calendar expected tomorrow with French round at Magny-Cours