A1 Grand Prix archive

A1GP in trouble as opening race is cancelled 17th October 2009, 11:47

A1 Grand Prix has cancelled its planned season opener at Surfers’ Paradise in Australia which was supposed to take place next week. This is the second year in a row A1 has cancelled its season-opening race – last year an event at Mugello was canned at the 11th hour. Several races in the 2008/09 calendar […]

Ireland win fourth season of A1 Grand Prix 3rd May 2009, 16:53

Adam Carroll took Ireland to victory in the fourth A1 Grand Prix championship with victory in both races at Brands Hatch today. It has been a turbulent season for the ‘World Cup of Motorsport’. The Brands Hatch event was originally scheduled as the season finale, but the organisers later moved the postponed Mexican race to […]

Eight non-F1 races I won?t miss in 2009 9th April 2009, 11:00

F1 is great – but it’s only on 17 times a year! On other weekends I look elsewhere to get my racing fix – whether I’m in the stands or on the sofa. Here are the races I’ll make sure to see in 2009 – what are you favourites?

A1GP adds Mexican round but Peraltada gets chopped 31st March 2009, 20:13

A1 Grand Prix has re-instated the Mexican round of the calendar as a new season finale. The championship will still visit Brands Hatch for the British round, but after that it will return to the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City on May 22nd-24th. However the distinctive Peraltada corner is to be drastically overhauled. The […]

How do the 2009 F1 cars compare to other single-seater racing cars? 3rd February 2009, 7:00

The 2009-style F1 cars have got a lukewarm reaction from fans – less than half of F1 Fanatic readers thought they looked good when we did a poll on it last week. To get to the heart of what’s gone wrong with F1 car aesthetics I thought we should compare them to top single-seaters from […]

Indonesian round cancelled, Mexican race moved (A1GP) 16th January 2009, 22:54

A1 Grand Prix’s attempt to bring its brand of racing to the streets of Indonesia have failed as the Lippo did not gain FIA approval in time: This follows notification this morning from the FIA that certain aspects of the track construction project, undertaken by the local promoter and organisers of the event, have failed […]

A1 and Superleague show F1 the way 24th November 2008, 11:00

A1 Grand Prix and Superleague Formula may not be your cup of tea but they can teach F1 a thing or two about using the internet to reach out to fans. Here’s a look at their enhanced race live timing systems for fans and official Youtube channels.

40 ways to survive the off-season p2/4 7th November 2008, 11:00

How are you coping with the F1 off-season? Here’s ten more ways to get through the months ahead.

“A1GP Season Review 2007/08 DVD” 5th October 2008, 11:01

A1 Grand Prix’s fourth season gets started in Zandvoort today. Although there are some questions over the future of the series its fan base is developing and there was a decent crowd at Brands Hatch when I visited for the season finale earlier this year. Next week they release their first DVD season review, covering […]

Four mistakes F1 must avoid 2nd October 2008, 12:00

Here are four ideas, which have been tried in other championships to make racing more entertaining, that don’t belong in F1.