Monte-Carlo articles on F1 Fanatic archive

Monaco unmoved by Ecclestone comments 22nd July 2010, 14:01

The Automobile Club de Monaco has played down remarks attributed to Bernie Ecclestone by some media earlier this week. Ecclestone was claimed to have said the famous round could be dropped from the world championship. A statement issued by the event organisers said: The Automobile Club de Monaco does not intend to comment on the […]

Changing tracks: Monte-Carlo 14th May 2010, 17:00

Monaco has the longest unbroken run of years as a Grand Prix venue – having held an F1 race every year since 1955. Much of the track remains the same, but there have been changes in recent years – some of which were criticised for diminishing the challenge of this unique venue.

Alonso fastest in Monaco first practice 13th May 2010, 10:39

Fernando Alonso put Ferrari on top in the first practice session ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix. But Red Bull showed they aren’t far off the pace, with Sebastian Vettel lapping within one tenth of a second of Alonso’s time.

Ferrari aim to end nine-year Monaco drought (Monaco Grand Prix preview) 12th May 2010, 11:06

Can Ferrari win their first Monaco Grand Prix since 2001 this weekend? With the teams using softer tyres for the race – the same compounds used in Bahrain, where Ferrari won – this could be their best opportunity. But with a chance of rain and hectic qualifying session in prospect, we could be in for […]

Stewards take hard line on turn one 22nd May 2009, 16:16

The stewards at the Monaco Grand Prix have set an important precedent ahead of Sunday’s Grand Prix by giving eight GP2 drivers 25-second penalties for cutting the first corner on lap one. The tough penalty has played havoc with the finishing order of this morning’s feature race. Lucas di Grassi, Nico Hulkenberg, Javier Villa, Roldan […]

Unique Monaco offers opportunities for Brawn’s rivals (Monaco GP preview) 18th May 2009, 7:00

With a great sense of timing the F1 world, torn apart by rows over how much the teams should be allowed to spend, heads to round six at Monaco – where conspicuous consumption is a way of life. Whatever F1 does to itself, the Monaco Grand Prix will hopefully always remain one of its great […]

Ten ways to pick an F1 race to visit 20th February 2009, 11:00

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.

Bernie Ecclestone, racing driver 5th January 2009, 7:00

A thread on the Autosport forum about Bernie Ecclestone’s brief racing career caught my eye. Ecclestone dabbled in motorbike racing and Formula Three in the early 1950s. But his only entry in the F1 record books is for the 1958 Monaco Grand Prix – which he failed to qualify for. What’s the story behind the […]

Did you go to a race in 2008? 19th December 2008, 7:00

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:

2009 F1 calendar shortened 5th November 2008, 14:17

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 […]