Overtaking articles on F1 Fanatic archive

FOTA consider new 2011 downforce cuts 13th April 2010, 12:37

The Formula One Teams’ Association is considering further restrictions on how much downforce F1 cars can generate as the 2010 cars are already producing almost as much downforce as they were in 2008. The changes introduced last year at the urging of the Overtaking Working Group have not succeeding in reducing downforce levels. FOTA is […]

Track or car design – what’s to blame for F1′s passing problem? (Poll) 10th November 2009, 7:00

Two F1 car designers have claimed F1 track designs need to be changed to increase overtaking – instead of making changes to the cars so they can follow each other more closely. Do you think tracks need to be changed more to create overtaking opportunities? Or does the problem still lie with the cars?

Soft tyre rule: exciting or artificial? (Poll) 17th April 2009, 12:00

This weekend the drivers will once again have to cope with the ??super soft? tyre. It made for interesting racing in Australia ?ǣ but should F1 be resorting to gimmicks like forcing drivers to use un-competitive tyres?

The state of Formula 1 in 2008 28th December 2008, 13:24

The 2008 Formula 1 season ended on a high on the track – but the shock withdrawal of Honda was a sting in the tail. With 2009 almost upon us it’s time to take stock of F1′s position as one season ends and a new year begins: the quality of the competition, the future of […]

What was the best F1 pass of 2008? 10th December 2008, 12:00

Overtaking can be rare in Formula 1. But when the planets align and someone actually gets close enough to make a move, a genuinely exciting pass is a thing to savour. Although next year sees new regulations designed to enhance passing opportunities there were some fine overtaking moves this year. We?ve seen double passes, wet […]

F1 2009: 10 questions for the off-season 5th November 2008, 9:00

As the 2008 F1 season ends on a high we now look forward to what should be one of the most fascinating off-seasons for many years. With radical changes to the technical rules, fraught political tension between the rule-makers and the teams, and two holes suddenly appearing in the calendar, these are the questions that […]

FOTA discusses F1 refuelling ban 14th October 2008, 10:38

Please please please please please

Peter Windsor vs Darrell Waltrip on F1 27th August 2008, 11:00

We’ve approached the difficult question of passing in F1 from several angles on F1 Fanatic. Last night I found a fascinating video from the American TV channel Speed where F1 journalist Peter Windsor and ex-NASCAR driver Darrel Waltrip approach the question from opposite ends of the motor racing spectrum:

Adjustable wings – a change too far? 28th July 2008, 7:00

The 2009 F1 rules are a source of great interest with several radical changes aimed at improving overtaking. Along with bring back slick tyres and reducing wing sizes, teams are expected to be allowed to use adjustable wings. I’m not a fan of the idea. What do you think of it? Cast your vote below…

Grand Prix Legends hit out at state of F1 22nd July 2008, 15:00

Anyone who’s shopped for F1 clothing, a model Formula 1 car or some other kind of memorabilia will likely have heard of Grand Prix Legends. Their adverts have been running on this site for some time. Their new catalogue dropped through my letter box today and I was surprised to see they’d given over five […]