Phoenix articles on F1 Fanatic archive

Circuit of the Americas: F1′s tenth home in the USA 13th November 2012, 12:31

The Circuit of the Americas will hold the United States Grand Prix for the first time this weekend. Will it be more successful than the nine venues which have gone before?

F1′s best street circuits part 1/3 (Video) 24th September 2008, 9:00

Journeyer usually takes a look at the F1 history of each track on the calendar – but with Singapore new to the world championship his retrospective this week looks at F1′s best and worst street circuits. The Singapore Grand Prix is coming up very soon and I’m going to be there; to say I’m very […]

USA Day: United States GP pictures 15th June 2008, 19:00

The United States Grand Prix has visited a range of venues from the great (Watkins Glen, Long Beach) to the less good (Las Vegas, Pheonix).

F1 blogs & more: Raikkonen retiring? 1st June 2008, 11:38

A selection of highlights from F1 blogs and news sites including speculation on Kimi Raikkonen retiring at the end of the year. Plus the latest on the new Valencia and Singapore street tracks, Lewis Hamilton samples a hard-tuned Porsche. and Niki Lauda appears on a chat show with a difference.

Return of the street fighters 19th May 2008, 7:00

For the first time since the 1980s Formula 1 has a trio of street circuits on the calendar. Monte-Carlo this weekend will be followed by the Valencia and Singapore street circuits later in the year. And Bernie Ecclestone has indicated he wants more street circuits in the future, including moving the French Grand Prix to […]

F1 circuits history part 11: 1990-3 15th January 2008, 7:00

In the early 1990s several tracks appeared on the F1 calendar that have remained a part of F1 ever since: the revised Interlagos circuit in Brazil, the Catalunya track in Spain, and France’s Circuit de Nevers in Magny-Cours, which has remained for 2008 despite the opposition of Bernie Ecclestone. Other tracks came and went: the […]

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 […]

Top ten… Team-mate crashes (Video) 1st November 2007, 7:00

Say what you like about Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton. However great the enmity between the pair was at least they never took each other off. Unlike this sorry collection of drivers from the front and back of the grid.

Ten worst… F1 tracks 4th October 2007, 7:00

The Shanghai International Circuit is next – and it’s my least favourite track on the calendar. Yes, most people hate the Hungaroring and I can see why – it’s narrow, tight, slow and produces terrible races. But Shanghai annoys me because it’s a missed opportunity. With the amount of money they spent they could have […]

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 […]