BTCC articles on F1 Fanatic archive
F1 may not have a close title fight but these five do 15th September 2011, 13:09
If you’re looking for a close title battle, now’s the time to cast your gaze beyond F1.
Why you should watch… BTCC 24th April 2010, 8:49
Looking for a racing series to fill the F1-free weekends before the Spanish Grand Prix? The British Touring Car Championship is racing on the next two Sundays. Guest writer Allan Mooney tells you why you should tune in.
BBC F1 is great but motor sport coverage in Britain is getting worse 10th June 2009, 7:00
BBC F1 are doing a marvellous job in their first year back as F1′s broadcasters in Britain. That much is clear on the live blogs whenever fans outside Britain get a glimpse of BBC’s work and comment on how good it is. But although it’s great to finally see some improvement in Formula 1 broadcasting, [...]
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?
Good news from Aston Martin and Volvo 29th January 2009, 23:34
There has been a lot of doom and gloom for the motor racing fan since the end of last season. First Seat announced an abrupt withdrawal from the British Touring Car Championship – just as it finally seemed to be on the cusp of success with its diesel Leons.
Another disgraceful judgement which puts the future of British motor sport at risk 27th January 2009, 23:22
Croft in Yorkshire is the latest British motor racing circuit to have its future threatened by a stunningly unjust piece of lawmaking. The Yorkshire circuit, which re-opened in 1994, will have to pay almost £1m after losing an appeal against local residents who complained about the amount of noise at the circuit. It will also [...]
Four mistakes F1 must avoid 2nd October 2008, 12:00
The Formula One Teams Association (FOTA) is looking at making radical changes to how Grand Prix weekends are structured. So far they’ve come up with the oddball of idea of having a million-dollar prize for fastest lap on a Friday, which seems a bit… irrelevant. Ollie’s comment that it’s “just plain silly” is about the [...]
Fabrizio Giovanardi wins BTCC title at Brands Hatch 21st September 2008, 15:53
Fabrizio Giovanardi has won the British Touring Car Championship for a second consecutive year following the first race at Brands Hatch. Giovanardi only finished 14th in his Vauxhall Vectra after going off at Paddock Hill bend on the second lap. But with title rival Jason Plato finishing only fifth Giovanardi had amassed enough of a [...]
Why can’t they show F1 races at BTCC rounds? (BTCC) 15th July 2008, 20:18
The British Touring Car Championship has revealed the dates of its 2009 races. In the press release the series organisers explained the decision for releasing the dates of the race weekends before announcing where the races would actually be held: Inevitably our dates are largely driven by the desire to avoid as many F1 races [...]
Goodwood Festival of Speed – British Touring Car Championship 50th anniversary cars 12th July 2008, 17:33
Here’s a selection of pictures of some of the cars present at the 2008 Goodwood Festival of Speed celebrating the 50th anniversary of the British Touring Car Championship.