A1 Grand Prix articles on F1 Fanatic archive
One To Watch: Sebastien Buemi 27th August 2008, 7:00
Sebastien Buemi will drive for Toro Rosso during their three-day test in September as the team decide whether to give him an F1 seat for 2009.
A1 Grand Prix takes radical step to level playing field (A1GP) 20th August 2008, 20:24
A1 Grand Prix has taken further measures to help its less experienced and less capable teams narrow the gap to the front runners. In the 2008-2009 season it will make the telemetry available from the car that sets the fastest lap in practice and qualifying. But will it actually help the teams at the back [...]
A1 Grand Prix’s new generation could be a rival to Formula 1 15th July 2008, 7:00
When A1 Grand Prix first began in 2005 its organisers played down claims it might be a rival to Formula 1. With substantially less powerful cars and a roster consisting largely of inexperienced drivers, it wasn’t likely to lure viewers away from motor racing’s top flight. But signs are that could be about to change [...]
A1 Grand Prix tweaks 2008-09 car for sponsors (A1GP) 14th July 2008, 22:46
A1 Grand Prix has revised the look of its new Ferrari-designed 2008 car to increase the amount of space given over to sponsors. I think they’ve spoiled the lines of the original design a bit. But hey, money talks. A rule was brought into F1 to increase engine cover sizes after the 2002 season if [...]
Sebastian Vettel probably at Red Bull in 2009 – so who will be at Toro Rosso? 9th July 2008, 7:00
After announcing his retirement from Formula 1 at the British Grand Prix this weekend, David Coulthard heaped praise on up and coming Toro Rosso driver Sebastian Vettel saying he, “has everything a future F1 winner needs.” Vettel has long been tipped to take Coulthard’s seat at Red Bull. Coulthard’s words of praise probably were a [...]
FIA’s plans for Formula 2 shows Max Mosley wants war with Bernie Ecclestone 25th June 2008, 20:25
A surprise announcement from today’s FIA World Motor Sports Council today revealed the FIA wishes to set up a new feeder series to Formula 1. It will be called Formula 2, reviving the name used for a similar series until 1984, before it was replaced by Formula 3000 and, later, GP2. But why is the [...]
Ferrari A1GP car for 2008-09 season revealed 12th May 2008, 9:25
This is the first picture of Ferrari’s A1 Grand Prix car for the 2008-09 season. View a high-resolution image of the 2008 Ferrari A1GP car According to the A1 organsiers the car is based on Ferrari’s 2004 machine, the F2004. The two certainly bear a close similarity (see below for image and press release).
A1GP: Pictures from Brands Hatch 4th May 2008, 17:42
See below for some of my pictures from the Brands Hatch A1 Grand Prix weekend.
2008 Malaysian GP preview: rain & road 19th March 2008, 20:30
The prospects of a wet Malaysian Grand Prix are growing every day. And the new surface at Sepang will make the race even harder to predict.
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 [...]