Environment articles on F1 Fanatic archive

Green F1: Right idea, wrong approach 1st June 2007, 13:00

Max Mosley is on a mission: F1 must became the vanguard of environmentally friendly car technology. Mosley wants F1 to be a showcase for the world’s car manufacturers to display their environmental credentials. And he wants a radical set of F1 rules for 2011 to enshrine that. It’s deeply divisive and controversial. I agree with […]

Debate: 2.2-litre V6 turbos for F1? 21st May 2007, 7:00

A turbo F1 car with a 2.2-litre V6 engine running on bio-ethanol, limited to 10,000 rpm and 770hp with traction control, four wheel drive and 13 seconds of power boost per lap. Does this sound like a realistic vision of the future of F1 to you?

‘Earth car’ marketing man leaves Honda 16th May 2007, 18:48

Alistair Watkins, Honda’s marketing director who oversaw the team radical ‘Earth Car’ design for the 2007, is leaving the team. Are the company going to ditch the environmental awareness concept created with Simon Fuller’s 19 Entertainment company? Related links F1 in the blogs special: Honda’s ‘Green’ livery Ignore the cynics: Honda’s ‘Green’ car is great […]

F1 in the blogs 25: Better than Chapman? 14th April 2007, 9:00

Colin Chapman produced some revolutionary cars each of which pushed F1 technology forward instantaneously in one huge leap. But the author of Post of the Week puts another designer forward as the greatest in motor racing history – and it’s not Gordon Murray, or even Adrian Newey. Plus the Felipe Massa backlash in the Italian […]

Debate: Your verdict on Max Mosley 22nd March 2007, 9:00

On 9th October 1991 Max Mosley defeated incumbent FIA President Jean Marie Balestre by 43 votes to 29. In the 16 years that have passed with Mosley at the helm the sport has changed dramatically in character. But has it changed for the better? Has Formula 1 been efficiently and professionally managed under Mosley’s stewardship? […]

The Ben Evans Column – A crucial year 14th March 2007, 12:00

2007 could be F1′s most important season for decades. With a revitalised driver market and no prospect of Michael Schumacher dominating, F1 has the opportunity to win over new fans, and bring back those that switched off in the years of Ferrari dominance. At the same time there is a sense that the sport is […]

F1Fanatic on the ‘Green’ Honda RA107 13th March 2007, 19:22

Well I donated some cash and pledged to fit a few low-energy lightbulbs, and here’s what I got for my trouble (see picture). I have to admit that, although it’s quite cool, I was hoping for a something bit more impressive – perhaps a note of thanks at least, or some data on how many […]

F1 in the news 24 16th February 2007, 9:00

This week’s F1 stories include the race fans suing a Grand Prix promoter and the Grand Prix promoters desperately trying to attract more race fans. Plus the surprising withdrawal of the Auto Union auction, Fernando Alonso has another row with the press, and who the hell is Hinny Rikinen?

I ?????? F1 13th February 2007, 9:00

Formula 1 may be flawed – but it’s still fantastic. As much as I gripe about the FIA’s dodgy decisions and Kimi Raikkonen’s unwaveringly tedious monotone, I’d sooner chew my arm off than miss a Grand Prix. Because not only is F1 a superb sport – it is a lot more than that. And so, […]

F1 in the blogs 16th December 2006, 18:22

F1 bloggers reacted to the sad news of Clay Regazzoni’s death this week. Also in the blogs – more Schumacher conspiracies, photographs from the FIA Gala, and is the sun setting on Rubens Barrichello’s career? Read on to find out…