Overtaking articles on F1 Fanatic archive
We are all weathermen now 23rd June 2008, 12:30
What has been the biggest talking point on the Live Blogs during the past three races? Plenty has been said about the state of Lewis Hamilton’s driving and Max Mosley’s libido, but I think the most popular question is this: “Is it going to rain?”
What F1 can learn from NASCAR II 22nd May 2008, 15:00
Regular F1 Fanatic commenter Robert McKay has written a guest article looking at what F1 can learn from NASCAR – a subject we’ve looked at here before. Here’s his take on America’s favourite motor sport. I’ve recently started watching Sky’s NASCAR coverage. Readers of Keith’s other blog, Maximum Motorsport, will know he’s a bit annoyed [...]
Poll results: Push-to-pass 2nd March 2008, 22:08
Most F1 fans would like to see the quality of racing improve. But how far should the governing body go in trying to make the sport better? Other series like A1 Grand Prix use ‘push to pass’ systems to give drivers a brief boost of power to let them overtake an opponent. Is this too [...]
2008: The new rules 25th February 2008, 11:00
Several major changes to the rules this year have attracted a lot of attention – the traction control ban, four-race gearboxes, and changes to qualifying. Which change are going to have the biggest impact on F1 this year? Here’s a quick look at some of the rules changes for 2008.
Nigel Roebuck hasn’t missed many races since he started covering Grands Prix in 1971, but when he skipped the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos for the first time, he wrote about relieved he was not to be going to Sao Paulo – and incurred the wrath of the most powerful man in Formula 1: When [...]
Good ideas on how to improve racing in F1 28th November 2007, 11:00
In an excellent article in last week’s Autosport (November 22nd) former Jordan and Stewart designer Gary Anderson tackles the question of how to improve racing – and overtaking – in Formula 1. It’s a brilliant technical mini-study that I strongly encourage you to read – here’s a brief outline of his suggestions.
Traction control ban: Better races, less safe, more controversy? 22nd November 2007, 9:00
It’s been interesting to see how the drivers and teams reacted to last week’s test at which most (if not all) the teams tried running the cars with the standard electronic control unit for 2008 installed and the removal of traction control. Questions have been raised over safety and how hard it will be to [...]
F1 07 review: Year in debates p3/3 15th November 2007, 9:00
The final selection of great debates from the 2007 season is below. Read from a selection of hundreds of comments including thoughts on where Alonso will be next year, whether the best man won the title, and whether scandal ruined the 2007 championship.
Time for grooves to go 25th September 2007, 9:00
Here’s proof that the FIA isn’t capable of joined-up thinking. 1998: Slick tyres are banned and grooved tyres introduced to control cornering speeds and make racing safer. 2006: A single tyre supplier is announced for 2008, to control cornering speeds and make racing safer. Does F1 really need both rules? No.
Mosley wants standardised F1 cars 24th September 2007, 22:34
Max Mosley’s words highlighted in bold in the FIA president’s latest letter to the teams spells out his position on green technologies, entertainment and costs as plainly as possible: All items on the cars which are not known, visible and understood by the public should be standardised and manufactured at minimal cost. The technical contest [...]