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2009 F1 calendar: better than ’08? (Poll) 8th October 2008, 11:00

The official 2009 F1 calendar has been published with the Canadian Grand Prix mysteriously absent. That?s 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 […]

European GP history 1984-2007 (video) 21st August 2008, 7:00

Here’s the second part of Journeyer’s video guide to the European Grand Prix. Read part one here. One reason that the European Grand Prix became a regular round of the championship can be summed up in two words: Michael Schumacher. His popularity was such that from 1995 Bernie Ecclestone decided to have 2 races in […]

European GP history 1950-1997 (video) 20th August 2008, 7:00

F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer is back with a two-part series on the history of the European Grand Prix. The European Grand Prix is an oddity. It’s unique in that it doesn’t necessarily represent a single country, but a whole continent. Various versions of the name have been in use ever since the world championship […]

Provisional 2009 F1 calendar has good news for France, bad for America 25th June 2008, 18:53

The first details of the 2009 F1 calendar were published today with the F1 schedule set to return to 19 races ?ǣ 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 […]

2009 F1 calendar expected tomorrow with French round at Magny-Cours 24th June 2008, 7:00

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 […]

Video: Best F1 passes of 2007 21st February 2008, 10:00

Last year I picked my favourite 50 F1 passes on video from the last three decades. I realised I’m long overdue updating it with some of the best picks from last year’s racing – featuring Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, Felipe Massa and more. Quick, watch them now before someone at FOM decides that having videos […]

Your F1 circuit remixes 31st January 2008, 7:00

Last week I invited readers to send in their plans to re-draw Formula 1 circuits. Thanks to everyone who e-mailled in with their circuit remixes – here’s a selection of the best…

F1 circuits history part 14: 1999-2002 18th January 2008, 7:00

At the end of 1990s Formula 1 began to look east. With the teams hit by ever-tighter restrictions on tobacco advertising, and eastern countries offering less tight restrictions, moving the sport beyond its traditional heartland made good commercial sense. The fact that it bolstered the sport’s claim to being a ‘world’ championship was merely a […]

F1 circuits history part 9: 1979-84 13th January 2008, 7:00

The major changes were happening to the F1 calendars in the early 1980s. Several attempts were made to find new homes for the United States Grand Prix after Watkins Glen and Long Beach were dropped. In addition to the several American circuits below F1 also looked at holding a race in New York, which came […]

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 […]