Zandvoort archive

Vettel to drive Red Bull at Zandvoort 2nd June 2010, 10:30

Zandvoort, the former home of the Dutch Grand Prix, will see a current F1 car in action this weekend as Sebastian Vettel demonstrates a Red Bull F1 car at the track. Red Bull are sponsoring the annual Masters of Formula Three race which takes place at the Dutch circuit this weekend. Recent winners of the […]

From Hawthorn to Hamilton? (Video) 18th October 2008, 13:00

‘From Hawthorn to Hamilton’ was the theme of this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. Tomorrow Lewis Hamilton could win the F1 title on the 50th anniversary of the first British driver to win the championship: Mike Hawthorn. Journeyer tells the story. An unpredictable season, with multiple winners and stunning upsets. But as we approach the […]

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 […]

F1 circuits history part 2: 1951-3 6th January 2008, 7:00

The second part of the guide to F1 circuits includes the infamous Nurburgring Nordschleife, and the home of the Dutch Grand Prix. It also includes the circuit at Buenos Aires where hundreds of thousands flocked to watch arguably the world championship’s first great – Juan Manuel Fangio.

Any sympathy for McLaren? 6th August 2007, 10:00

Ron Dennis and McLaren-Mercedes made an almighty mess of qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix. But even though I think the punishment meted out to Alonso was just, I have some sympathy for them team over what happened. It would be better for the sport if McLaren’s championship points were reinstated at the appeal hearing.

This weekend’s F1 alternative: DTM Zandvoort 27th July 2007, 13:00

Want to catch up with the latest exploits of F1 debut race leader Markus Winkelhock? Then don’t miss the seventh round of the German Touring Car Championship this weekend at the classic former F1 venue of Zandvoort – one of the top tracks on the touring car calendar. Other racing action for those of you […]

Banned! Ground effect 7th June 2007, 7:00

The last in our series looking at F1 technologies that were banned looks at one innovation that the governing body were surely right to get rid of. Indeed, had they stepped in more quickly to rid the sport of ground effect cars, a series of terrifying crashes might have been avoided – and lives might […]

Monaco Grand Prix 2007 facts & statistics 29th May 2007, 7:00

The Monaco Grand Prix threw up plenty of fascinating facts: The fewest retirements in 46 years, the first consecutive winners in over a decade, and yet more astonishing records for that man Lewis Hamilton. Plus McLaren and Ferrari’s domination continues – and Honda finally get on terms with Super Aguri.

This weekend’s F1 alternative: BTCC Thruxton 5th May 2007, 23:10

There’s no F1 race this weekend but there’s a whole world of F1 alternative to choose from. It’s a massive weekend for touring car racing with rounds of the World, German and British championships. Plus rallying in Argentina and the second round of the FIA GT series. But which to watch?

Banned! Gas turbine engines 8th March 2007, 12:00

Think of unconventional Formula 1 technology and you instantly think of Colin Chapman. The Lotus boss, who died 25 years ago, understood that innovation was not just positive for its own sake, but that it also had publicity value. His gas turbine powered 56B F1 car was plainly a case of the latter over the […]